The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 76 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing NAS 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 3.70% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+56.86% +25.92%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 108 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.67% 8.62% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 44
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NAS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NAS across the Edinburgh region.

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NAS.

1 21 (95.45%) SAN
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (40.91%) Replication
5 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (31.82%) SCCM
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 7 (31.82%) Veritas
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle
7 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
7 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity Management
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (22.73%) UNIX
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) EMC
9 4 (18.18%) IBM
9 4 (18.18%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) LDAP
9 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) Solaris
9 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
9 4 (18.18%) Apple

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Architect
1 4 (18.18%) Consultant
1 4 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 4 (18.18%) Designer
1 4 (18.18%) Build Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX Support
3 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.55%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Replication
2 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (18.18%) iPad
4 3 (13.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Solaris
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (36.36%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
3 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) SCOM
3 3 (13.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Veritas
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
5 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) Veeam
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (18.18%) Apple
5 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade