The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.73% 1.57% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 20.83% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.69% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £216 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £307 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.27%
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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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.11% 7.54% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 33
Average daily rate £288 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £115 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Glasgow region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) HP
4 14 (43.75%) Citrix
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 12 (37.50%) Windows
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle
7 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
8 9 (28.13%) VMware
8 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (25.00%) SQL
9 8 (25.00%) UNIX
10 7 (21.88%) EMC
10 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (18.75%) VB
11 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
11 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.63%) Cisco
12 5 (15.63%) .NET
12 5 (15.63%) HTML
12 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
12 5 (15.63%) JSP
12 5 (15.63%) Solaris
12 5 (15.63%) Linux
12 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (15.63%) SCCM
12 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) IPsec
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Tester
2 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
2 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Defect Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) IT Support
4 1 (3.13%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
1 5 (15.63%) JSP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) UNIX
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Solaris
4 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) AIX
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
2 3 (9.38%) Coaching
2 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) ETL
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) VB
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) VBA
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) C-shell
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.38%) MCTS
9 1 (3.13%) CCNA
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Samba
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.13%) Netcool
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) HP
2 14 (43.75%) Citrix
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 7 (21.88%) EMC
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 4 (12.50%) Juniper
8 4 (12.50%) Apple
8 4 (12.50%) Meru Networks
9 3 (9.38%) IBM
9 3 (9.38%) Veritas
10 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.25%) Symantec
10 2 (6.25%) NetApp
11 1 (3.13%) McAfee
11 1 (3.13%) Veeam
11 1 (3.13%) Brocade
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