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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 119 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing NAS 9 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 3.41% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £413 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
NAS
UK

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
310 352 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.61% 13.59% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 180 117
Average daily rate £325 £351 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £16.00 £9.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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
Renfrewshire - 4 £435 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 - 3
Edinburgh -12 1 - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 25 (96.15%) SAN
2 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (50.00%) Solaris
4 13 (50.00%) Software Distribution
5 12 (46.15%) Server Building
5 12 (46.15%) Citrix
5 12 (46.15%) IPsec
5 12 (46.15%) Clustering
6 11 (42.31%) Tivoli
6 11 (42.31%) Configuration Management
6 11 (42.31%) Veritas
6 11 (42.31%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) Windows
7 10 (38.46%) Netcool
7 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
8 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Degree
9 7 (26.92%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
11 5 (19.23%) Migration
12 4 (15.38%) UNIX
12 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
12 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (11.54%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) SAN
2 12 (46.15%) IPsec
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) ADSL
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
1 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 2 (7.69%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
4 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Clustering
2 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.69%) Replication
6 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Solaris
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 12 (46.15%) Server Building
3 11 (42.31%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Workflow
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.85%) Transition Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) REXX
3 2 (7.69%) Tcl
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
4 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (42.31%) Tivoli
3 10 (38.46%) Netcool
4 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (3.85%) WMI
6 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.85%) Legato
6 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Citrix
2 11 (42.31%) Veritas
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) CommVault
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) StorageTek
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Brocade
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam
6 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) F5
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