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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 3.45% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.31% 34.55% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +73.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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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
98 110 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.17% 9.97% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 43
Average daily rate £375 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Linux
3 25 (58.14%) VMware
4 23 (53.49%) UNIX
5 22 (51.16%) EMC
6 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
9 15 (34.88%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (34.88%) Finance
10 14 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (32.56%) Red Hat
11 13 (30.23%) AIX
11 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
13 10 (23.26%) HP
14 9 (20.93%) IBM
14 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (20.93%) Oracle
14 9 (20.93%) DB2
14 9 (20.93%) vSphere
14 9 (20.93%) WebSphere
15 8 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (18.60%) NAS
15 8 (18.60%) SRDF
15 8 (18.60%) Replication
15 8 (18.60%) Banking
15 8 (18.60%) zOS
15 8 (18.60%) CICS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (20.93%) WebSphere
2 8 (18.60%) CICS
3 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.98%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) NAS
2 7 (16.28%) DHCP
2 7 (16.28%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) Connectrix
4 3 (6.98%) Network Security
5 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) DB2
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Administrator
2 8 (18.60%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (18.60%) Designer
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) J2EE
2 1 (2.33%) Flash
2 1 (2.33%) EDI
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Mainframe
1 8 (18.60%) Replication
1 8 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (6.98%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Linux
3 23 (53.49%) UNIX
4 14 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (30.23%) AIX
6 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (18.60%) zOS
9 7 (16.28%) SUSE
10 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
11 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Network Design
3 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Perl
2 2 (4.65%) Korn
2 2 (4.65%) C-shell
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) COBIT
1 4 (9.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (34.88%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
5 9 (20.93%) vSphere
6 8 (18.60%) SRDF
7 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) NetBackup
3 4 (9.30%) WSUS
3 4 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.65%) SCOM
5 2 (4.65%) nmon
5 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) ARCserve
6 1 (2.33%) Legato
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) VMware
2 22 (51.16%) EMC
3 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (32.56%) Red Hat
5 10 (23.26%) HP
6 9 (20.93%) Oracle
6 9 (20.93%) IBM
7 6 (13.95%) Symantec
8 5 (11.63%) Brocade
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 4 (9.30%) CommVault
9 4 (9.30%) NetApp
9 4 (9.30%) Dell
10 2 (4.65%) JBoss
11 1 (2.33%) Veritas
11 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
11 1 (2.33%) McAfee