The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 78 82
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 1.48% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 12.99% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Median daily rate £475 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +22.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 89 154 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.47% 11.43% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 47
Median daily rate £300 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Edinburgh

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Edinburgh

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Change Control
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) NFS
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) OSPF
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 2 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) VXLAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Change Control
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 22301
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) NFS
4 2 (16.67%) RHEV
4 2 (16.67%) SRDF
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (8.33%) vCloud
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Control-M
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Rundeck
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (16.67%) vRealize
2 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) EMC
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
5 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (8.33%) Open-E
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (8.33%) Synology