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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 80 55
Rank change year-on-year +17 -25  
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.59% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.33% 6.67% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Median daily rate £413 £413 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £358 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 75 135 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.44% 8.91% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 46
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Edinburgh

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (30.00%) SRDF
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) NFS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL

SAN
Top Related 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) SRDF
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (20.00%) NFS
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) vCloud
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (10.00%) Open-E
5 1 (10.00%) Synology