The first table below looks at the demand for SAN 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 SAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 66 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 61 56 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 2.39% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.71% 18.79% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 41
Average daily rate £363 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 298 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.30% 12.72% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 145 169
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £37.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SAN
UK

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Scotland region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Scotland region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SAN
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 SAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -25 25 £356 -8.06% 3
Renfrewshire -4 12 £367 -6.56%
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Glasgow +4 4 £243 -17.79% 4
Lanarkshire +2 1 - -
West Lothian -4 1 £375 -1.31%
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Inverclyde - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SAN 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 SAN.

1 67 (62.04%) Windows
2 49 (45.37%) Linux
3 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 38 (35.19%) Security Cleared
5 35 (32.41%) SC Cleared
5 35 (32.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (32.41%) EMC
6 34 (31.48%) HP
7 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (29.63%) VMware
9 29 (26.85%) UNIX
9 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (25.93%) Solaris
10 28 (25.93%) AIX
11 26 (24.07%) NAS
12 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
13 24 (22.22%) Veritas
14 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
15 21 (19.44%) ITIL
16 20 (18.52%) Red Hat
16 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (17.59%) vSphere
17 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (17.59%) Finance
18 18 (16.67%) Firewall
18 18 (16.67%) Clustering
18 18 (16.67%) Netcool
18 18 (16.67%) DNS
19 17 (15.74%) Oracle
19 17 (15.74%) OpenView Configuration Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SAN 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 SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.70%) WordPress
4 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.70%) CICS
4 4 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Office
2 7 (6.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.07%) NAS
2 18 (16.67%) Firewall
2 18 (16.67%) DNS
3 14 (12.96%) DHCP
4 9 (8.33%) LAN
5 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.48%) Network Security
6 6 (5.56%) WAN
7 5 (4.63%) VPN
8 4 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.78%) Junos
9 3 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.85%) VoIP
10 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.93%) MPLS
11 1 (0.93%) Connectrix
11 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (12.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (6.48%) DB2
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (17.59%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (13.89%) Administrator
2 14 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (11.11%) Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 11 (10.19%) UNIX Administrator
5 6 (5.56%) Consultant
5 6 (5.56%) Architect
6 5 (4.63%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.70%) Designer
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Storage Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (1.85%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Middleware
2 6 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) CSS
4 2 (1.85%) EDI
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.93%) J2EE
5 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Clustering
2 9 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.33%) CLARiiON
2 9 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.56%) Replication
4 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) PKI
5 4 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.78%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Open Source
7 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.93%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.93%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.93%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.04%) Windows
2 49 (45.37%) Linux
3 35 (32.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (26.85%) UNIX
6 28 (25.93%) Solaris
6 28 (25.93%) AIX
7 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (9.26%) Windows XP
8 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (7.41%) Windows 7
10 7 (6.48%) SUSE
11 4 (3.70%) zOS
12 2 (1.85%) HPUX
12 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) Tru64
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Software Distribution
3 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.48%) Migration
4 7 (6.48%) Change Management
5 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (5.56%) Service Management
5 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.63%) Project Management
6 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.78%) Six Sigma
8 3 (2.78%) Time Management
8 3 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (2.78%) Network Design
9 2 (1.85%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.85%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.85%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.85%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.19%) SQL
3 10 (9.26%) Perl
4 8 (7.41%) VBScript
4 8 (7.41%) VB
5 7 (6.48%) Korn
6 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.85%) C-shell
7 2 (1.85%) C
7 2 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 35 (32.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.85%) MCSD
6 1 (0.93%) VCP5
6 1 (0.93%) CISSP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) VCP4
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) MCTS
6 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
3 19 (17.59%) vSphere
4 17 (15.74%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (12.04%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (5.56%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.70%) SRDF
9 3 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.85%) Cronacle
10 2 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.85%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.85%) XenApp
10 2 (1.85%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.85%) NFS
10 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.85%) KVM
11 1 (0.93%) vCloud
11 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (16.67%) Netcool
2 17 (15.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (15.74%) Tivoli
3 11 (10.19%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (9.26%) SCCM
4 10 (9.26%) Legato
5 8 (7.41%) NetBackup
6 7 (6.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (3.70%) WSUS
8 4 (3.70%) SCOM
8 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.85%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.85%) Nagios
9 2 (1.85%) nmon
10 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.93%) EMC Navisphere
10 1 (0.93%) Ionix
10 1 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 35 (32.41%) EMC
3 34 (31.48%) HP
4 32 (29.63%) VMware
5 24 (22.22%) Veritas
6 20 (18.52%) Red Hat
7 17 (15.74%) Oracle
8 15 (13.89%) Citrix
9 14 (12.96%) Cisco
10 11 (10.19%) NetApp
11 10 (9.26%) IBM
12 9 (8.33%) CommVault
13 8 (7.41%) Dell
14 6 (5.56%) Sun
14 6 (5.56%) Symantec
15 5 (4.63%) McAfee
16 4 (3.70%) Northgate
16 4 (3.70%) 3PAR
16 4 (3.70%) F5
17 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
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