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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 82 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.93% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 22.81% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
SAN
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
136 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.60% 8.46% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 41
Average daily rate £375 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
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 8 February 2016, 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 12 (57.14%) EMC
1 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
2 10 (47.62%) Solaris
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) AIX
4 8 (38.10%) IBM
4 8 (38.10%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 6 (28.57%) Veritas
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 6 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
7 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (23.81%) NAS
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) HPUX
7 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (19.05%) Perl
8 4 (19.05%) LDAP
8 4 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) NAS
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) LDAP
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) OSPF
4 2 (9.52%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) Informix
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) Consultant
3 7 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) EMC Storage Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) HP Storage Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Storage Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Server Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Design Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) IBM XIV
2 2 (9.52%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Solaris
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) AIX
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) HPUX
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Change Management
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Server Building
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 4 (19.05%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) SRDF
2 4 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (9.52%) PowerHA
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (23.81%) SCCM
3 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (19.05%) Puppet
4 3 (14.29%) SCOM
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) EMC
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco
5 6 (28.57%) Veritas
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) Sun