The first table below looks at the demand for NAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 112 110 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing NAS 14 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 0.43% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 3.36% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 17
Average daily rate £533 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.29% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 298 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.30% 12.72% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 145 169
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £37.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NAS
UK

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

NAS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

NAS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

NAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NAS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

NAS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

NAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

NAS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

NAS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Inverclyde - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing NAS 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 NAS.

1 26 (100.00%) SAN
2 23 (88.46%) Linux
3 19 (73.08%) Windows
4 18 (69.23%) AIX
5 17 (65.38%) Solaris
6 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
7 14 (53.85%) Veritas
8 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (50.00%) Tivoli
8 13 (50.00%) Clustering
8 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
9 12 (46.15%) Netcool
9 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
10 10 (38.46%) UNIX
11 8 (30.77%) Oracle
11 8 (30.77%) EMC
11 8 (30.77%) Banking
12 7 (26.92%) Finance
13 6 (23.08%) HP
13 6 (23.08%) IBM
14 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
14 5 (19.23%) MS Office
14 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
14 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing NAS 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 NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 4 (15.38%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) DB2
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Support
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.85%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.85%) EMC Centera
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Celerra
4 1 (3.85%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 18 (69.23%) AIX
4 17 (65.38%) Solaris
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (38.46%) UNIX
7 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
8 4 (15.38%) zOS
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
2 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) SRDF
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 12 (46.15%) Netcool
2 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (7.69%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Legato
4 1 (3.85%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) Ionix
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Veritas
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) EMC
4 6 (23.08%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) NetApp
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (7.69%) Sybase
8 1 (3.85%) CommVault
8 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
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