The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 84 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 39 65 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 1.99% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 21.04% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 41
Median daily rate £355 £315 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% +11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +15.60%
SAN
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
312 309 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.76% 9.46% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 196
Median daily rate £350 £315 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £14.18 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.50 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -7 15 £350 +11.11% 1
Edinburgh -8 15 £388 +10.71% 1
Glasgow +9 6 £350 +7.69%
Stirling +3 2 £425 -8.60%
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SAN.

1 76 (52.05%) HP
2 71 (48.63%) Security Cleared
3 68 (46.58%) Linux
4 67 (45.89%) Windows
5 64 (43.84%) Unix
6 58 (39.73%) ITIL
7 56 (38.36%) Microsoft
7 56 (38.36%) DNS
7 56 (38.36%) SC Cleared
8 52 (35.62%) SQL
8 52 (35.62%) Windows Server
9 50 (34.25%) SQL Server
9 50 (34.25%) VMware
10 48 (32.88%) Active Directory
11 46 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (26.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (26.03%) Citrix
15 37 (25.34%) DHCP
16 34 (23.29%) PowerShell
17 29 (19.86%) Oracle
18 28 (19.18%) AIX
18 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
19 25 (17.12%) Red Hat
20 24 (16.44%) Migration
20 24 (16.44%) WAN
20 24 (16.44%) Hyper-V
21 23 (15.75%) iSCSI
21 23 (15.75%) Finance
22 22 (15.07%) EMC

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (13.70%) Apache
2 15 (10.27%) OpenStack
3 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.05%) IIS
8 2 (1.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Office 365
2 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.37%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.37%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.68%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (38.36%) DNS
2 37 (25.34%) DHCP
3 24 (16.44%) WAN
4 23 (15.75%) iSCSI
5 22 (15.07%) TCP/IP
6 17 (11.64%) NAS
7 12 (8.22%) Firewall
8 8 (5.48%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (5.48%) LAN
9 4 (2.74%) HTTP
9 4 (2.74%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.74%) SMTP
10 3 (2.05%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.05%) LDAP
10 3 (2.05%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.05%) VPN
11 2 (1.37%) VoIP
11 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.68%) FCoE
12 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.42%) ObjectStore
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.05%) MySQL
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) HBase
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.74%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.05%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.05%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 23 (15.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Law
3 4 (2.74%) Back Office
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (13.01%) Administrator
2 17 (11.64%) Storage Engineer
2 17 (11.64%) Unix Engineer
3 13 (8.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) Architect
5 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.85%) Unix Administrator
7 9 (6.16%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.48%) Wintel Specialist
9 6 (4.11%) Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Backup Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Data Centre Manager
11 4 (2.74%) Migration Project Manager
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 4 (2.74%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) .NET
2 9 (6.16%) Middleware
3 7 (4.79%) HTML
4 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.74%) JSP
6 3 (2.05%) LAMP
7 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.68%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Clustering
2 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.42%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.42%) PKI
3 5 (3.42%) Replication
4 4 (2.74%) HP Storage
4 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.37%) LPAR
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.58%) Linux
2 67 (45.89%) Windows
3 64 (43.84%) Unix
4 52 (35.62%) Windows Server
5 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (26.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (19.18%) AIX
8 21 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (13.01%) Solaris
10 13 (8.90%) HPUX
11 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.05%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.68%) Android
14 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.73%) ITIL
2 24 (16.44%) Migration
3 19 (13.01%) Unit Testing
4 18 (12.33%) Change Management
5 14 (9.59%) Change Control
6 12 (8.22%) High Availability
6 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
7 10 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.48%) Project Management
9 8 (5.48%) Risk Management
9 8 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.48%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.79%) Conflict Management
11 6 (4.11%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (4.11%) Validation
11 6 (4.11%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.42%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (3.42%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.62%) SQL
2 34 (23.29%) PowerShell
3 20 (13.70%) Bash Shell
3 20 (13.70%) Korn
3 20 (13.70%) Perl
4 19 (13.01%) C-shell
4 19 (13.01%) Shell Script
5 18 (12.33%) VBScript
6 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.48%) VB
8 5 (3.42%) Java
9 4 (2.74%) C#
10 3 (2.05%) Jython
10 3 (2.05%) Python
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (48.63%) Security Cleared
2 56 (38.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.22%) MCSA
4 12 (8.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (6.85%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.16%) Degree
7 6 (4.11%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.74%) CCNA
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.05%) MCTS
10 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.37%) ISEB
10 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.68%) HND
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) MCSE
11 1 (0.68%) OCA
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) SLA
2 5 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 48 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 46 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 21 (14.38%) vSphere
5 19 (13.01%) Samba
6 17 (11.64%) Terminal Services
6 17 (11.64%) XenApp
7 8 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.79%) SRDF
9 6 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.42%) vCloud
10 5 (3.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (2.74%) NFS
11 4 (2.74%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.05%) RHEV
13 2 (1.37%) Firmware
13 2 (1.37%) KVM
13 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.37%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (6.85%) SCCM
3 9 (6.16%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.48%) SCOM
5 5 (3.42%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.42%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.74%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.74%) WSUS
7 3 (2.05%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.05%) Puppet
7 3 (2.05%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.37%) Hyperic
8 2 (1.37%) vMotion
9 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 76 (52.05%) HP
2 56 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 50 (34.25%) VMware
4 38 (26.03%) Citrix
5 29 (19.86%) Oracle
6 25 (17.12%) Red Hat
7 22 (15.07%) EMC
8 19 (13.01%) Cisco
9 18 (12.33%) IBM
10 10 (6.85%) 3PAR
11 9 (6.16%) Brocade
11 9 (6.16%) CA
12 6 (4.11%) NetApp
13 5 (3.42%) Dell
13 5 (3.42%) Symantec
13 5 (3.42%) Veritas
14 4 (2.74%) AppSense
14 4 (2.74%) arcserve
14 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.74%) CommVault