The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 114 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.42% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £390 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £425 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
340 226 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.36% 9.23% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 102 117
Average daily rate £313 £363 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.66 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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
Edinburgh -15 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
NAS
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NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (96.55%) SAN
2 25 (86.21%) Linux
3 17 (58.62%) Windows
4 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 16 (55.17%) Veritas
5 15 (51.72%) Tivoli
5 15 (51.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (51.72%) Software Distribution
6 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
6 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (48.28%) Netcool
6 14 (48.28%) Clustering
7 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 13 (44.83%) Solaris
8 12 (41.38%) AIX
9 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 11 (37.93%) EMC
9 11 (37.93%) Citrix
10 10 (34.48%) Oracle
10 10 (34.48%) UNIX
10 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
10 10 (34.48%) IPsec
11 8 (27.59%) Finance
11 8 (27.59%) Replication
11 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (27.59%) Mainframe
11 8 (27.59%) DB2
11 8 (27.59%) CICS
11 8 (27.59%) IBM
11 8 (27.59%) zOS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (27.59%) CICS
1 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) IPsec
3 5 (17.24%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) DB2
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Designer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Designer
3 5 (17.24%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Clustering
2 8 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (27.59%) Mainframe
2 8 (27.59%) Replication
3 3 (10.34%) CLARiiON
3 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.90%) Celerra
4 2 (6.90%) Symmetrix
5 1 (3.45%) EMC Centera
5 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) Solaris
4 12 (41.38%) AIX
5 10 (34.48%) UNIX
6 8 (27.59%) zOS
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Software Distribution
2 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) REXX
3 1 (3.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) SRDF
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) Tivoli
1 15 (51.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (48.28%) Netcool
3 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.90%) Legato
3 2 (6.90%) Ionix
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Veritas
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) EMC
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 10 (34.48%) Oracle
5 8 (27.59%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) Symantec
7 3 (10.34%) VMware
7 3 (10.34%) HP
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
8 2 (6.90%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) CA
9 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.45%) Lotus
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
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