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 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 67 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 71 76 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.13% 2.72% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.83% 21.53% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 22
Average daily rate
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£310 £281 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.32% -31.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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
311 353 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.34% 12.63% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 190 103
Average daily rate £313 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 2015.

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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 27 £350 +7.69% 4
Renfrewshire +4 17 £310 -1.03%
Glasgow -4 11 £316 +5.41% 5
Inverclyde -4 6 £250 -
West Lothian - 4 £358 - 2
Dundee -7 1 £300 -
North Lanarkshire -8 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £465 -
Fife - 1 - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 56 (50.91%) Windows
2 47 (42.73%) VMware
3 36 (32.73%) EMC
3 36 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (30.91%) HP
5 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 32 (29.09%) ITIL
6 32 (29.09%) NAS
7 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (27.27%) SQL
8 30 (27.27%) Cisco
9 29 (26.36%) Security Cleared
10 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (21.82%) SC Cleared
12 23 (20.91%) Migration
12 23 (20.91%) Microsoft
12 23 (20.91%) Oracle
12 23 (20.91%) UNIX
13 22 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (19.09%) Solaris
14 21 (19.09%) Linux
15 20 (18.18%) Finance
15 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
16 19 (17.27%) Veritas
16 19 (17.27%) vSphere
17 18 (16.36%) NetBackup
17 18 (16.36%) Change Management
17 18 (16.36%) Citrix
18 15 (13.64%) LAN
18 15 (13.64%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.36%) JBoss
3 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.64%) Lync
5 3 (2.73%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) MS Office
2 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Summit
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.09%) NAS
2 15 (13.64%) LAN
3 12 (10.91%) Firewall
4 11 (10.00%) DNS
5 10 (9.09%) WAN
5 10 (9.09%) DHCP
6 9 (8.18%) iSCSI
7 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.36%) IPsec
9 6 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.55%) Network Security
11 3 (2.73%) Junos
11 3 (2.73%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.73%) IPv4
11 3 (2.73%) Internet
11 3 (2.73%) VoIP
11 3 (2.73%) WLAN
12 2 (1.82%) LDAP
12 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.91%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (0.91%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.91%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MSI
1 2 (1.82%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.82%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.82%) Subversion
1 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.91%) Toad
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Administrator
2 13 (11.82%) Analyst
3 11 (10.00%) Consultant
4 9 (8.18%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.36%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.36%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Backup Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Network Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) DBA
9 4 (3.64%) Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) SAN Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Server Administrator
9 4 (3.64%) Data Network Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) Flash
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.82%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.91%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.00%) Clustering
3 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.73%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.73%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.73%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.82%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.82%) Replication
7 2 (1.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.91%) PKI
8 1 (0.91%) Statistics
8 1 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.91%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.91%) Windows
2 36 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (20.91%) UNIX
5 22 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (19.09%) Solaris
6 21 (19.09%) Linux
7 11 (10.00%) AIX
7 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.45%) HPUX
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) ITIL
2 23 (20.91%) Migration
3 18 (16.36%) Change Management
4 13 (11.82%) Change Control
5 10 (9.09%) Service Management
6 9 (8.18%) Server Building
7 8 (7.27%) Software Distribution
7 8 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.36%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.55%) Project Management
10 5 (4.55%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.55%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.64%) Project Planning
11 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.64%) Validation
11 4 (3.64%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) Perl
3 7 (6.36%) Python
4 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (2.73%) Korn
6 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.82%) REXX
6 2 (1.82%) Tcl
6 2 (1.82%) VBScript
6 2 (1.82%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Java
7 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (26.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) Degree
4 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.73%) MCTS
6 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.91%) CCVP
7 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.91%) HND
7 1 (0.91%) CCSP
7 1 (0.91%) CCNP
7 1 (0.91%) CCNA
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) SLA
2 3 (2.73%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.27%) vSphere
4 11 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 10 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 7 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.45%) Terminal Server
8 5 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.64%) SRDF
10 3 (2.73%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.91%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (16.36%) NetBackup
2 12 (10.91%) SCCM
3 10 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (8.18%) Puppet
4 9 (8.18%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (6.36%) Tivoli
5 7 (6.36%) WSUS
6 6 (5.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (5.45%) Netcool
7 5 (4.55%) Backup Exec
7 5 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (4.55%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.73%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (1.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.82%) Legato
9 2 (1.82%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) VMware
2 36 (32.73%) EMC
3 34 (30.91%) HP
4 30 (27.27%) Cisco
5 23 (20.91%) Oracle
5 23 (20.91%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.27%) Veritas
7 18 (16.36%) Citrix
8 15 (13.64%) Red Hat
9 9 (8.18%) Brocade
10 7 (6.36%) CommVault
11 5 (4.55%) NetApp
11 5 (4.55%) Dell
11 5 (4.55%) IBM
11 5 (4.55%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.55%) Symantec
11 5 (4.55%) McAfee
12 4 (3.64%) F5
13 3 (2.73%) Dell Compellent
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