The table below looks at the statistics for iSCSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSCSI over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iSCSI
Rank 142 127 122
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.033% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.27% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£338 - £228
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
iSCSI
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

iSCSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

iSCSI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

iSCSI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

iSCSI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

iSCSI
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSCSI across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

iSCSI Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

iSCSI Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

iSCSI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 5 £200 -
iSCSI
England

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing iSCSI 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 iSCSI.

1 15 (93.75%) SAN
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (87.50%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco
4 12 (75.00%) Firewall
4 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (62.50%) Business Continuity
5 10 (62.50%) UNIX
5 10 (62.50%) EMC
5 10 (62.50%) Citrix
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 9 (56.25%) IIS
6 9 (56.25%) Terminal Services
6 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
6 9 (56.25%) Replication
6 9 (56.25%) XenApp
7 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (50.00%) NAS
7 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 8 (50.00%) Celerra
7 8 (50.00%) VPLS
7 8 (50.00%) Migration
7 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
7 8 (50.00%) Clustering

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing iSCSI 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 iSCSI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) SAN
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (50.00%) NAS
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (50.00%) VPLS
4 8 (50.00%) DMZ
4 8 (50.00%) MPLS
4 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 8 (50.00%) BGP
4 8 (50.00%) Wireless
4 8 (50.00%) Internet
4 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) VLAN
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) SSH
8 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
8 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Replication
2 8 (50.00%) Celerra
2 8 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) CMDB
4 1 (6.25%) Life Science
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) CentOS
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (43.75%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Terminal Services
3 9 (56.25%) XenApp
4 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (12.50%) NFS
6 1 (6.25%) Xen
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.25%) Samba
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (6.25%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
2 1 (6.25%) Opsview
2 1 (6.25%) MOM
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) EMC
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
5 8 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (50.00%) Nortel
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) NetApp
7 4 (25.00%) Avaya
8 3 (18.75%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) Opsware
10 1 (6.25%) Veeam
10 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
10 1 (6.25%) SAP
10 1 (6.25%) Dell