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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 78 70 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing NAS 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 3.60% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
131 111 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.04% 9.09% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 35
Average daily rate £380 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £119 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 22 (95.65%) SAN
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (43.48%) Replication
4 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (39.13%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
6 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) SCCM
8 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity Management
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle
8 6 (26.09%) Veritas
8 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
9 5 (21.74%) EMC
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
10 4 (17.39%) SCOM
10 4 (17.39%) Veeam
10 4 (17.39%) iPad
10 4 (17.39%) LAN
10 4 (17.39%) WAN
10 4 (17.39%) DNS
10 4 (17.39%) HP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) LAN
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) LDAP
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) SSH
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) ADSL
5 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Build Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
1 4 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Replication
2 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (17.39%) iPad
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (34.78%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity Management
3 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Demand Management
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (39.13%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) Veritas
4 5 (21.74%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) Veeam
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Apple
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco
8 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.35%) Brocade
8 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.35%) F5