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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 50 63 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 30 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.19% 1.16% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 14.13% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £291 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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
120 92 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.77% 8.18% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 39
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 23 (45.10%) VMware
2 21 (41.18%) NAS
3 19 (37.25%) Windows
3 19 (37.25%) EMC
4 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (33.33%) Migration
5 17 (33.33%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) Linux
7 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
7 14 (27.45%) SCCM
8 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (23.53%) Replication
8 12 (23.53%) Solaris
9 11 (21.57%) SQL
9 11 (21.57%) Oracle
9 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
9 11 (21.57%) Veritas
9 11 (21.57%) SCOM
10 10 (19.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (19.61%) HP
11 9 (17.65%) IBM
12 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
12 8 (15.69%) DNS
12 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
12 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (15.69%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
14 6 (11.76%) AIX
14 6 (11.76%) Change Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) NAS
2 8 (15.69%) DNS
3 5 (9.80%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) LDAP
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) SSH
4 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 3 (5.88%) LAN
4 3 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Informix
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Consultant
2 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Operations Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Designer
4 4 (7.84%) Build Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX Support
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Senior UNIX Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) Flash
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Replication
2 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.84%) iPad
3 4 (7.84%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) UNIX
3 15 (29.41%) Linux
4 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (23.53%) Solaris
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.76%) AIX
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.80%) HPUX
8 4 (7.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (19.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.76%) Change Management
3 6 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 6 (11.76%) Business Continuity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL
6 2 (3.92%) BCP
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Coaching
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL V2
7 1 (1.96%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (1.96%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) C
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
3 2 (3.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) MCTS
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.69%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.92%) NFS
6 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) SCCM
2 11 (21.57%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) Legato
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) VMware
2 19 (37.25%) EMC
3 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
4 11 (21.57%) Oracle
4 11 (21.57%) Veritas
5 10 (19.61%) HP
6 9 (17.65%) IBM
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.76%) NetApp
9 4 (7.84%) Symantec
9 4 (7.84%) Apple
10 3 (5.88%) Brocade
10 3 (5.88%) Veeam
10 3 (5.88%) Hitachi
11 2 (3.92%) Sun
11 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.96%) F5
12 1 (1.96%) Dell
12 1 (1.96%) Cisco