The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 55 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 79 53 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.82% 2.14% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.25% 23.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 25
Average daily rate
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£280 £408 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.28% +56.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £307 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
355 229 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.68% 9.24% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 102 118
Average daily rate £310 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Glasgow +10 22 £288 - 1
Edinburgh -32 15 £325 -23.52% 1
Aberdeen +14 9 £150 -50.00% 4
North Lanarkshire - 2 £275 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (50.38%) Windows
2 54 (40.60%) VMware
2 54 (40.60%) Security Cleared
3 53 (39.85%) SC Cleared
4 52 (39.10%) Linux
5 51 (38.35%) Microsoft
6 44 (33.08%) HP
7 43 (32.33%) Active Directory
8 42 (31.58%) Citrix
9 39 (29.32%) SQL
9 39 (29.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (27.82%) UNIX
11 35 (26.32%) EMC
12 34 (25.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (21.80%) NAS
13 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
13 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (19.55%) Oracle
14 26 (19.55%) DNS
15 24 (18.05%) ITIL
16 23 (17.29%) DHCP
16 23 (17.29%) Clustering
17 21 (15.79%) Solaris
17 21 (15.79%) AIX
17 21 (15.79%) Veritas
18 20 (15.04%) Red Hat
18 20 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (15.04%) SCCM
19 19 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.77%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.02%) CICS
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.76%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.26%) IIS
8 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.50%) Lync
9 1 (0.75%) WordPress
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Office
1 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.80%) NAS
2 26 (19.55%) DNS
3 23 (17.29%) DHCP
4 14 (10.53%) Firewall
5 12 (9.02%) IPsec
6 10 (7.52%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.02%) VLAN
8 6 (4.51%) VPN
8 6 (4.51%) LAN
8 6 (4.51%) WAN
9 4 (3.01%) Network Security
9 4 (3.01%) Wireless
9 4 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.26%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.50%) Connectrix
11 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) DB2
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.75%) MSI
1 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.75%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (9.77%) Administrator
2 12 (9.02%) Analyst
2 12 (9.02%) Consultant
3 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (6.02%) Designer
4 6 (4.51%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (3.01%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (3.01%) Architect
5 4 (3.01%) Test Analyst
5 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
5 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (3.01%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (3.01%) Server Engineer
6 3 (2.26%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (2.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (2.26%) Performance Tester
6 3 (2.26%) Tester
6 3 (2.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (2.26%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) Middleware
2 6 (4.51%) .NET
3 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.76%) JSP
3 5 (3.76%) HTML
4 4 (3.01%) Web Services
5 3 (2.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) Flash
6 1 (0.75%) EDI
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Clustering
2 11 (8.27%) Thin Client
2 11 (8.27%) Fat Client
3 10 (7.52%) Replication
4 8 (6.02%) Mainframe
4 8 (6.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.76%) EqualLogic
5 5 (3.76%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.26%) Open Source
7 2 (1.50%) Celerra
7 2 (1.50%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.38%) Windows
2 52 (39.10%) Linux
3 37 (27.82%) UNIX
4 34 (25.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (15.79%) Solaris
6 21 (15.79%) AIX
7 20 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (9.02%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.02%) zOS
11 7 (5.26%) SUSE
12 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.26%) HPUX
15 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Configuration Management
3 16 (12.03%) Software Distribution
4 11 (8.27%) Service Management
5 9 (6.77%) Performance Testing
6 7 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.51%) Project Management
7 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.51%) Change Management
7 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.01%) CRM
8 4 (3.01%) Network Design
8 4 (3.01%) Six Sigma
8 4 (3.01%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (2.26%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.26%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.50%) Software Testing
10 2 (1.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.02%) VB
3 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.01%) Perl
4 4 (3.01%) C#
4 4 (3.01%) Java
5 3 (2.26%) Korn
6 2 (1.50%) C-shell
6 2 (1.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.50%) VBA
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) REXX
7 1 (0.75%) Tcl
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (40.60%) Security Cleared
2 53 (39.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.27%) ISTQB
5 9 (6.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.51%) Degree
7 6 (4.51%) MCTS
8 5 (3.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.26%) MCSE
10 2 (1.50%) CCNA
10 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.75%) CISSP
11 1 (0.75%) MCSA
11 1 (0.75%) CCNP
11 1 (0.75%) MCP
11 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.75%) MCITP
11 1 (0.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) COBIT
1 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (32.33%) Active Directory
2 39 (29.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
3 16 (12.03%) vSphere
3 16 (12.03%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (8.27%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.02%) SRDF
6 4 (3.01%) XenApp
7 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.26%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.26%) vCloud
7 3 (2.26%) KVM
7 3 (2.26%) RHEV
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) SCCM
2 19 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (13.53%) Netcool
4 16 (12.03%) Tivoli
5 9 (6.77%) NetBackup
5 9 (6.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (4.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (4.51%) WSUS
7 5 (3.76%) Legato
7 5 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (3.01%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (2.26%) SCOM
9 3 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.26%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.50%) Ionix
10 2 (1.50%) nmon
11 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 54 (40.60%) VMware
2 51 (38.35%) Microsoft
3 44 (33.08%) HP
4 42 (31.58%) Citrix
5 35 (26.32%) EMC
6 26 (19.55%) Oracle
7 21 (15.79%) Veritas
8 20 (15.04%) Red Hat
9 14 (10.53%) IBM
10 13 (9.77%) Symantec
10 13 (9.77%) NetApp
11 12 (9.02%) Cisco
12 8 (6.02%) CommVault
13 7 (5.26%) Dell
13 7 (5.26%) AppSense
14 6 (4.51%) Brocade
15 5 (3.76%) Juniper
16 4 (3.01%) Apple
16 4 (3.01%) Meru Networks
17 3 (2.26%) McAfee
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