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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 72 94 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -39
Contract jobs citing SAN 63 47 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 1.48% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.03% 15.11% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 37
Median daily rate £338 £314 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%
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
393 311 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.14% 9.79% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 127 199
Median daily rate £334 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.67 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -3 28 £326 -5.65%
Edinburgh 0 18 £350 - 1
Glasgow +8 9 £350 +9.80% 3
Stirling +5 3 £463 -0.53% 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 98 (55.06%) Security Cleared
2 95 (53.37%) HP
3 88 (49.44%) Linux
4 82 (46.07%) SC Cleared
5 79 (44.38%) Unix
6 78 (43.82%) Microsoft
7 76 (42.70%) Windows
8 64 (35.96%) ITIL
9 62 (34.83%) Windows Server
10 60 (33.71%) DNS
11 56 (31.46%) Active Directory
12 55 (30.90%) SQL
13 54 (30.34%) SQL Server
14 53 (29.78%) VMware
15 50 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 43 (24.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 41 (23.03%) PowerShell
19 39 (21.91%) DHCP
19 39 (21.91%) Citrix
20 33 (18.54%) iSCSI
21 31 (17.42%) MS Excel
22 30 (16.85%) Oracle
22 30 (16.85%) AIX
22 30 (16.85%) EMC
22 30 (16.85%) Change Control
23 28 (15.73%) Performance Tuning
23 28 (15.73%) Red Hat
24 27 (15.17%) Change Management
25 26 (14.61%) NAS

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 (11.24%) Apache
2 16 (8.99%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.62%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.25%) JBoss
6 3 (1.69%) IIS
7 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Office 365
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.12%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (33.71%) DNS
2 39 (21.91%) DHCP
3 33 (18.54%) iSCSI
4 26 (14.61%) NAS
5 25 (14.04%) WAN
6 23 (12.92%) TCP/IP
7 18 (10.11%) Firewall
8 9 (5.06%) HTTP
8 9 (5.06%) LAN
9 8 (4.49%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (2.25%) LDAP
10 4 (2.25%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.25%) SMTP
10 4 (2.25%) VPN
11 3 (1.69%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.12%) VoIP
12 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (30.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.81%) ObjectStore
3 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.69%) MySQL
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.25%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.69%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 22 (12.36%) Finance
2 5 (2.81%) Law
3 4 (2.25%) Back Office
3 4 (2.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (11.80%) Administrator
1 21 (11.80%) Storage Engineer
2 20 (11.24%) Consultant
3 17 (9.55%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (7.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 12 (6.74%) Storage Consultant
5 12 (6.74%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (6.18%) Architect
6 11 (6.18%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.62%) Unix Administrator
8 9 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.49%) Wintel Specialist
10 7 (3.93%) Backup Consultant
10 7 (3.93%) Backup Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.81%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.25%) AIX Consultant
13 4 (2.25%) Migration Project Manager
13 4 (2.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.87%) Middleware
2 10 (5.62%) .NET
3 7 (3.93%) HTML
4 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.25%) JSP
6 3 (1.69%) LAMP
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.56%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.56%) XML
7 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.49%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.37%) Clustering
5 6 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.81%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.81%) PKI
6 5 (2.81%) Replication
7 4 (2.25%) HP Storage
7 4 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.69%) Celerra
8 3 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.69%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.12%) LPAR
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (49.44%) Linux
2 79 (44.38%) Unix
3 76 (42.70%) Windows
4 62 (34.83%) Windows Server
5 46 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (24.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (16.85%) AIX
8 24 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (10.67%) Solaris
10 13 (7.30%) HPUX
11 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.56%) Android
14 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.96%) ITIL
2 30 (16.85%) Change Control
3 28 (15.73%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (15.17%) Change Management
5 24 (13.48%) Migration
6 19 (10.67%) Mentoring
6 19 (10.67%) Unit Testing
7 12 (6.74%) High Availability
8 11 (6.18%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.06%) Software Distribution
10 8 (4.49%) ITSM
10 8 (4.49%) Project Management
10 8 (4.49%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.49%) TOGAF
11 7 (3.93%) Conflict Management
12 6 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.37%) Server Building
12 6 (3.37%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.90%) SQL
2 41 (23.03%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.92%) Perl
4 21 (11.80%) Shell Script
5 20 (11.24%) Bash Shell
5 20 (11.24%) Korn
6 19 (10.67%) C-shell
7 18 (10.11%) VBScript
8 15 (8.43%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.06%) Python
10 8 (4.49%) Jython
10 8 (4.49%) VB
11 5 (2.81%) Java
12 4 (2.25%) C#
13 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (55.06%) Security Cleared
2 82 (46.07%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.30%) DV Cleared
4 13 (7.30%) MCSA
4 13 (7.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (6.18%) Degree
6 6 (3.37%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.25%) CCNA
8 4 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.12%) ISEB
9 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.12%) MCTS
10 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.56%) OCA
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) SLA
2 7 (3.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 56 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 50 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.48%) Hyper-V
3 24 (13.48%) vSphere
4 19 (10.67%) Samba
5 17 (9.55%) Terminal Services
5 17 (9.55%) XenApp
6 9 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.93%) SRDF
7 7 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.37%) vCloud
9 5 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.81%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.69%) Firmware
10 3 (1.69%) RHEV
11 2 (1.12%) KVM
11 2 (1.12%) NFS
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.12%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) SCCM
2 14 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.06%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (5.06%) Puppet
4 8 (4.49%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (4.49%) SCOM
4 8 (4.49%) SCOrch
4 8 (4.49%) WSUS
5 5 (2.81%) EMC Navisphere
5 5 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.81%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.25%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (2.25%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.69%) vMotion
8 2 (1.12%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 95 (53.37%) HP
2 78 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 53 (29.78%) VMware
4 39 (21.91%) Citrix
5 30 (16.85%) EMC
5 30 (16.85%) Oracle
6 28 (15.73%) Red Hat
7 24 (13.48%) Cisco
8 18 (10.11%) IBM
9 14 (7.87%) CA
10 13 (7.30%) 3PAR
11 11 (6.18%) Brocade
11 11 (6.18%) Dell
12 10 (5.62%) Symantec
13 8 (4.49%) BMC
14 5 (2.81%) Veritas
15 4 (2.25%) AppSense
15 4 (2.25%) arcserve
15 4 (2.25%) CommVault
15 4 (2.25%) NetApp