The table below looks at the statistics for SAN 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 SAN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 72 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 1.80% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 19.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £258 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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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
135 121 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.37% 9.45% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 28
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £522 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £11.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% -64.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SAN 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 SAN.

1 24 (61.54%) VMware
2 21 (53.85%) EMC
3 19 (48.72%) Windows
4 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (33.33%) ITIL
6 12 (30.77%) Migration
6 12 (30.77%) Oracle
6 12 (30.77%) Cisco
6 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (28.21%) Change Management
7 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (25.64%) HP
8 10 (25.64%) UNIX
9 9 (23.08%) Linux
9 9 (23.08%) SQL
9 9 (23.08%) Finance
10 8 (20.51%) Solaris
10 8 (20.51%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
11 7 (17.95%) LAN
11 7 (17.95%) DHCP
11 7 (17.95%) NetBackup
11 7 (17.95%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.95%) vSphere
12 6 (15.38%) Puppet
12 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
12 6 (15.38%) SCCM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SAN 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 SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.13%) Lync
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 7 (17.95%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) Firewall
4 4 (10.26%) NAS
4 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (7.69%) LDAP
6 2 (5.13%) VoIP
6 2 (5.13%) WLAN
6 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Server Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Data Network Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) CLARiiON
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) iSeries
5 1 (2.56%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.64%) UNIX
5 9 (23.08%) Linux
6 8 (20.51%) Solaris
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.38%) AIX
9 5 (12.82%) HPUX
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000
11 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Migration
3 11 (28.21%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.56%) Transition Management
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Coaching
7 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.56%) Time Management
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.56%) Demand Management
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) OCP
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) vSphere
3 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.26%) SRDF
5 3 (7.69%) NFS
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.13%) Samba
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) NetBackup
1 7 (17.95%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (15.38%) Puppet
3 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (7.69%) WSUS
5 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.56%) SCOM
6 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) VMware
2 21 (53.85%) EMC
3 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco
3 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 10 (25.64%) HP
5 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.38%) Brocade
6 5 (12.82%) CommVault
6 5 (12.82%) Veritas
7 3 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (7.69%) IBM
8 2 (5.13%) Dell
8 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Splunk
9 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.56%) Symantec