The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 77 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Contract jobs citing LAN 26 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.18% 1.43% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.21% 12.58% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
Median daily rate £225 £358 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.06% +15.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £383 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 89 151 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.48% 11.40% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 45
Median daily rate £300 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for LAN.

1 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 23 (63.89%) Cisco
3 22 (61.11%) Firewall
4 19 (52.78%) Wireless
5 11 (30.56%) BGP
6 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (25.00%) MPLS
7 9 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 8 (22.22%) VPN
9 7 (19.44%) Internet
9 7 (19.44%) CCNA
9 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
9 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
10 6 (16.67%) Network Design
10 6 (16.67%) F5
10 6 (16.67%) EIGRP
10 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) HP
10 6 (16.67%) OSPF
10 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.89%) SNMP
11 5 (13.89%) Unix
11 5 (13.89%) SSH
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) Network Security
12 4 (11.11%) Mitel

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 22 (61.11%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) Wireless
4 11 (30.56%) BGP
5 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.00%) MPLS
7 8 (22.22%) VPN
8 7 (19.44%) Internet
9 6 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 6 (16.67%) OSPF
10 5 (13.89%) Network Security
10 5 (13.89%) SNMP
10 5 (13.89%) SSH
11 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (8.33%) DHCP
11 3 (8.33%) HSRP
11 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
11 3 (8.33%) VLAN
11 3 (8.33%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) IT Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Junior
5 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Support
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
2 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
3 6 (16.67%) Network Design
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.56%) Case Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.56%) Kanban
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) DevOps
6 1 (2.78%) ERP
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.78%) Project Governance
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) CCNP
5 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CCSA
7 1 (2.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cacti
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (16.67%) F5
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) Mitel
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.78%) Brocade
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee