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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 78 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.081% 0.091% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.79% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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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
94 127 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.65% 11.51% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 42
Average daily rate £320 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £185 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) EMC
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
1 8 (100.00%) CICS
1 8 (100.00%) zOS
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Replication
1 8 (100.00%) SRDF
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Middleware
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) CICS
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Designer
2 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (37.50%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Replication
1 8 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) SRDF
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) EMC