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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 21 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.42% 2.09% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 18.57% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
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£340 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £293 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £482 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+43.15% -12.03%
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
156 140 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.58% 11.25% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 29
Average daily rate £340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 27 (56.25%) VMware
2 23 (47.92%) EMC
3 20 (41.67%) Windows
4 18 (37.50%) Linux
5 17 (35.42%) Migration
6 16 (33.33%) UNIX
6 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (31.25%) SQL
7 15 (31.25%) Oracle
7 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (27.08%) HP
10 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (25.00%) Solaris
10 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (22.92%) Change Management
12 10 (20.83%) DHCP
12 10 (20.83%) DNS
12 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
13 9 (18.75%) AIX
13 9 (18.75%) NAS
14 8 (16.67%) ITIL
14 8 (16.67%) Finance
15 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
15 7 (14.58%) HPUX
15 7 (14.58%) NetApp
15 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
15 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (12.50%) SCCM
16 6 (12.50%) Cisco

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (8.33%) IIS
1 4 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.17%) Lync
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DHCP
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 9 (18.75%) NAS
3 5 (10.42%) WAN
3 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 4 (8.33%) LDAP
5 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (4.17%) Internet
6 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 2 (4.17%) WLAN
6 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.08%) ADSL
7 1 (2.08%) MPLS
7 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Informix
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
1 7 (14.58%) Consultant
1 7 (14.58%) Administrator
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) UNIX Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Replication
1 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) BYOD
4 2 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Linux
3 16 (33.33%) UNIX
4 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Solaris
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (18.75%) AIX
7 7 (14.58%) HPUX
7 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.33%) Ubuntu
8 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Migration
2 11 (22.92%) Change Management
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.33%) Service Management
4 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity Management
5 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.17%) Change Control
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) BCP
7 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.08%) SOA
7 1 (2.08%) SEO
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.17%) OCP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.08%) HND
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
4 5 (10.42%) NFS
4 5 (10.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (10.42%) vSphere
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Samba
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.08%) vCloud
7 1 (2.08%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) Legato
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) VMware
2 23 (47.92%) EMC
3 15 (31.25%) Oracle
3 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 13 (27.08%) HP
5 7 (14.58%) NetApp
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.42%) Veritas
8 3 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (6.25%) CommVault
9 2 (4.17%) Sun
9 2 (4.17%) Brocade
9 2 (4.17%) Apple
9 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.17%) F5
10 1 (2.08%) Splunk
10 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.08%) Symantec