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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 110 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing NAS 15 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 4.20% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +10.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
NAS
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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
350 333 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.71% 12.67% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 142 145
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 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
Renfrewshire - 7 £420 -
Glasgow - 4 £325 - 2
Edinburgh -12 2 £340 -30.61%
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 45 (97.83%) SAN
2 31 (67.39%) SQL
3 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
4 23 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (50.00%) Clustering
4 23 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
5 22 (47.83%) Software Distribution
6 21 (45.65%) IPsec
6 21 (45.65%) Citrix
6 21 (45.65%) Veritas
6 21 (45.65%) Solaris
7 20 (43.48%) Linux
7 20 (43.48%) Tivoli
7 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
8 19 (41.30%) Netcool
9 14 (30.43%) Windows
10 13 (28.26%) Degree
10 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
11 11 (23.91%) Replication
11 11 (23.91%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (13.04%) Migration
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle
13 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
13 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
14 5 (10.87%) SCCM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) SAN
2 21 (45.65%) IPsec
3 4 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) ADSL
5 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
1 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.35%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Operations Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Build Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Backup Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) UNIX Support
5 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.17%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.17%) Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) Clustering
2 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
3 11 (23.91%) Replication
4 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.35%) BYOD
5 2 (4.35%) iPad
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Solaris
2 20 (43.48%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Software Distribution
2 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Demand Management
8 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.17%) Transition Management
8 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (4.35%) REXX
3 2 (4.35%) Tcl
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) Korn
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (43.48%) Tivoli
3 19 (41.30%) Netcool
4 5 (10.87%) SCCM
5 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.35%) SCOM
6 2 (4.35%) WSUS
7 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (2.17%) WMI
7 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.17%) Legato
7 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Citrix
1 21 (45.65%) Veritas
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) HP
5 4 (8.70%) Brocade
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) CA
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.17%) StorageTek
8 1 (2.17%) CommVault
8 1 (2.17%) Hitachi