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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 93 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing NAS 28 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 5.20% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
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£347 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-13.13% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+54.76% +3.70%
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
353 250 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 11.17% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Edinburgh +2 9 £450 -21.73%
Glasgow -9 3 £451 +57.03% 1
West Lothian - - - -
NAS
UK

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (98.21%) SAN
2 36 (64.29%) SQL
3 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 34 (60.71%) Veritas
4 29 (51.79%) Solaris
4 29 (51.79%) Linux
4 29 (51.79%) Clustering
5 27 (48.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
5 27 (48.21%) Software Distribution
6 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
6 26 (46.43%) Configuration Management
6 26 (46.43%) IPsec
6 26 (46.43%) Citrix
6 26 (46.43%) Tivoli
6 26 (46.43%) Netcool
7 17 (30.36%) Windows
8 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (26.79%) VMware
9 14 (25.00%) Replication
10 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
12 8 (14.29%) SCCM
12 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity
12 8 (14.29%) Degree
12 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
12 8 (14.29%) Migration

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 55 (98.21%) SAN
2 26 (46.43%) IPsec
3 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 4 (7.14%) LDAP
3 4 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) SSH
4 3 (5.36%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.79%) DHCP
5 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
1 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.79%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Designer
3 4 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Operations Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (5.36%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.57%) UNIX Support
5 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.79%) Systems Support
6 1 (1.79%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Applications Support
6 1 (1.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (1.79%) Administrator
6 1 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (51.79%) Clustering
2 14 (25.00%) Replication
3 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (7.14%) iPad
5 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (51.79%) Solaris
1 29 (51.79%) Linux
2 17 (30.36%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) UNIX
4 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Software Distribution
2 26 (46.43%) Configuration Management
3 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
4 8 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) Service Management
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.79%) Change Management
7 1 (1.79%) Workflow
7 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) VB
3 1 (1.79%) REXX
3 1 (1.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (48.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 26 (46.43%) Tivoli
2 26 (46.43%) Netcool
3 8 (14.29%) SCCM
4 4 (7.14%) SCOM
5 3 (5.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Veritas
2 26 (46.43%) Citrix
3 15 (26.79%) VMware
4 8 (14.29%) Oracle
4 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.71%) HP
6 5 (8.93%) EMC
6 5 (8.93%) Symantec
7 4 (7.14%) Brocade
7 4 (7.14%) Veeam
7 4 (7.14%) IBM
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.14%) Apple
8 3 (5.36%) NetApp
8 3 (5.36%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) CA
9 1 (1.79%) Hitachi