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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 97 105 92
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing NAS 24 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.44% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 3.70% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 13
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£306 £226 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -24.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £246 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
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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
319 297 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.57% 11.75% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 123 134
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £188 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £11.08 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +6 10 £438 -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (97.22%) SAN
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 23 (63.89%) Veritas
4 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 19 (52.78%) SQL
5 19 (52.78%) Solaris
6 18 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (50.00%) Software Distribution
7 17 (47.22%) Clustering
7 17 (47.22%) Citrix
8 16 (44.44%) Windows
8 16 (44.44%) Configuration Management
8 16 (44.44%) Tivoli
8 16 (44.44%) Netcool
8 16 (44.44%) IPsec
9 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
9 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
10 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.00%) EMC
11 9 (25.00%) UNIX
11 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (25.00%) VMware
12 8 (22.22%) Replication
12 8 (22.22%) IBM
13 7 (19.44%) Oracle
13 7 (19.44%) Symantec
14 6 (16.67%) SCCM
14 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
14 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (13.89%) Firewall

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (11.11%) CICS
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 35 (97.22%) SAN
2 16 (44.44%) IPsec
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) SSH
4 3 (8.33%) LDAP
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
1 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 2 (5.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Designer
2 7 (19.44%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Clustering
2 8 (22.22%) Replication
3 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 4 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.56%) iPad
5 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Celerra
6 1 (2.78%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.78%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 19 (52.78%) Solaris
3 16 (44.44%) Windows
4 9 (25.00%) UNIX
5 4 (11.11%) AIX
5 4 (11.11%) zOS
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 16 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Network Design
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) REXX
3 2 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) SRDF
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 16 (44.44%) Netcool
3 6 (16.67%) SCCM
4 4 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (5.56%) WSUS
5 2 (5.56%) SCOM
6 1 (2.78%) Ionix
6 1 (2.78%) Legato
6 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Veritas
2 17 (47.22%) Citrix
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.00%) EMC
4 9 (25.00%) VMware
5 8 (22.22%) IBM
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) Symantec
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 4 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) CA
8 2 (5.56%) Apple
8 2 (5.56%) Veeam
9 1 (2.78%) Lotus
9 1 (2.78%) CommVault
9 1 (2.78%) NetApp
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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