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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iSCSI
Rank 147 139 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 9 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.032% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 0.25% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£488 - £253
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £388 £265
% change year-on-year
-17.41% +46.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £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
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 7 £488 - 3
Cheshire - 1 £408 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
iSCSI
England

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) SAN
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (70.59%) NAS
4 12 (70.59%) Fibre Channel
4 12 (70.59%) Citrix
5 11 (64.71%) Terminal Services
5 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 11 (64.71%) IIS
5 11 (64.71%) Replication
6 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
6 10 (58.82%) Celerra
6 10 (58.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 10 (58.82%) VMware ESX
6 10 (58.82%) Clustering
6 10 (58.82%) Migration
6 10 (58.82%) Business Continuity
6 10 (58.82%) Solaris
6 10 (58.82%) UNIX
6 10 (58.82%) EMC
6 10 (58.82%) Cisco
6 10 (58.82%) Wireless
7 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
7 9 (52.94%) Firewall
7 9 (52.94%) XenApp
8 8 (47.06%) Change Control
8 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (64.71%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) SAN
2 12 (70.59%) NAS
2 12 (70.59%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (58.82%) Wireless
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) DMZ
5 8 (47.06%) Internet
5 8 (47.06%) MPLS
5 8 (47.06%) OSPF
5 8 (47.06%) BGP
5 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
5 8 (47.06%) WAN
5 8 (47.06%) VPLS
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) VLAN
9 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Replication
2 10 (58.82%) Clustering
2 10 (58.82%) Celerra
3 3 (17.65%) Life Science
4 2 (11.76%) CMDB
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Solaris
2 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
1 10 (58.82%) Business Continuity
2 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 8 (47.06%) Change Control
2 8 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (64.71%) Terminal Services
4 10 (58.82%) VMware ESX
4 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (58.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 9 (52.94%) XenApp
6 2 (11.76%) NFS
7 1 (5.88%) vSphere
7 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.88%) iptables
7 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.88%) Xen
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (5.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.88%) Opsview
2 1 (5.88%) MOM
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 12 (70.59%) Citrix
4 10 (58.82%) EMC
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
6 8 (47.06%) SolarWinds
6 8 (47.06%) Nortel
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) Avaya
8 3 (17.65%) HP
9 2 (11.76%) NetApp
9 2 (11.76%) Opsware
10 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
10 1 (5.88%) Veeam
10 1 (5.88%) Dell
10 1 (5.88%) SAP