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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 82 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing NAS 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.75% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 6.47% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
NAS
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
143 139 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.01% 11.60% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 77 23
Average daily rate £340 £385 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 May 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 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (14.29%) Transition Management
6 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
6 1 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) ADSL
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Build Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Transition Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
2 1 (14.29%) Veeam
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint