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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 57 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Contract jobs citing SAN 16 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.22% 2.00% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.49% 19.01% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 15
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +17.64%
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
97 121 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.42% 10.50% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 52
Average daily rate £313 £398 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% +59.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) VMware
3 21 (51.22%) Linux
4 20 (48.78%) UNIX
5 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (41.46%) EMC
7 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
8 14 (34.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (34.15%) NAS
9 13 (31.71%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
11 9 (21.95%) HP
11 9 (21.95%) Symantec
11 9 (21.95%) SCCM
12 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (19.51%) Finance
12 8 (19.51%) Replication
12 8 (19.51%) IBM
12 8 (19.51%) DNS
13 7 (17.07%) AIX
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
14 6 (14.63%) SCOM
14 6 (14.63%) Veritas
14 6 (14.63%) Oracle
14 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
15 5 (12.20%) DHCP
15 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.76%) CICS
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) NAS
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.32%) LDAP
4 3 (7.32%) Firewall
4 3 (7.32%) SSH
5 2 (4.88%) Connectrix
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Designer
1 8 (19.51%) Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Flash
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Replication
2 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.32%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 20 (48.78%) UNIX
4 14 (34.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (17.07%) AIX
7 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (12.20%) SUSE
8 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
9 4 (9.76%) zOS
9 4 (9.76%) Solaris
9 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) ITIL
1 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.44%) Network Design
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) Korn
3 2 (4.88%) C-shell
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) COBIT
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (31.71%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
4 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.76%) SRDF
5 4 (9.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) SCOM
3 4 (9.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.88%) nmon
5 2 (4.88%) WSUS
5 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.44%) ARCserve
6 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) EMC
3 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
4 9 (21.95%) HP
4 9 (21.95%) Symantec
5 8 (19.51%) IBM
6 6 (14.63%) Veritas
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle
7 5 (12.20%) Brocade
8 4 (9.76%) NetApp
9 3 (7.32%) Cisco
9 3 (7.32%) Dell
9 3 (7.32%) CommVault
10 2 (4.88%) Veeam
10 2 (4.88%) Apple