The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Glasgow region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 21 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.55% 0.91% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.26% 17.07% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 41 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.99% 5.32% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 18 25
Average daily rate £324 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SAN
Scotland

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) HP
3 14 (51.85%) Citrix
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
5 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
7 6 (22.22%) UNIX
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) EMC
8 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
8 5 (18.52%) VB
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) JSP
8 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (14.81%) Meru Networks
9 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Applications

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 4 (14.81%) Wireless
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Defect Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
1 5 (18.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
2 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VB
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
4 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
9 1 (3.70%) MCP
9 1 (3.70%) MCSE
9 1 (3.70%) MCSA
9 1 (3.70%) CCNA
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) Netcool
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) HP
2 14 (51.85%) Citrix
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) EMC
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 4 (14.81%) Apple
5 4 (14.81%) Meru Networks
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) Veeam