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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 77 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 2.30% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.03% 18.99% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 5
Average daily rate
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£305 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -12.00%
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
128 158 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.82% 12.12% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 89 27
Average daily rate £318 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 19 (61.29%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) EMC
3 16 (51.61%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) Oracle
4 12 (38.71%) UNIX
4 12 (38.71%) Migration
5 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Solaris
7 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 9 (29.03%) HP
7 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.81%) Change Management
8 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
8 8 (25.81%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) DHCP
8 8 (25.81%) DNS
9 7 (22.58%) LAN
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
9 7 (22.58%) NetBackup
9 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
10 6 (19.35%) vSphere
10 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Veritas
10 6 (19.35%) Cisco
10 6 (19.35%) AIX
11 5 (16.13%) HPUX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (6.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DHCP
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
3 5 (16.13%) LDAP
3 5 (16.13%) WAN
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.90%) NAS
5 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) WLAN
7 1 (3.23%) ADSL
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Administrator
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Network Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Senior UNIX Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) UNIX Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 11 (35.48%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Solaris
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (19.35%) AIX
8 5 (16.13%) HPUX
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Control
4 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) BCP
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) SEO
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.45%) OCP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
3 6 (19.35%) vSphere
4 5 (16.13%) NFS
4 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
5 4 (12.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SRDF
7 2 (6.45%) Samba
8 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) NetBackup
2 5 (16.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (6.45%) WSUS
5 2 (6.45%) Puppet
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) EMC
3 12 (38.71%) Oracle
4 9 (29.03%) HP
5 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco
6 6 (19.35%) Veritas
7 4 (12.90%) CommVault
8 3 (9.68%) NetApp
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.45%) Sun
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.45%) Brocade
10 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.23%) F5
10 1 (3.23%) Splunk
10 1 (3.23%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint