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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 53 90 57
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -33
Contract jobs citing SAN 115 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.89% 1.49% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.14% 14.80% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 26 37
Median daily rate £345 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.38 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-33.21% +84.21%
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
571 304 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.30% 10.08% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 119 206
Median daily rate £330 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £158 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -5 54 £340 +5.83%
Edinburgh +1 20 £350 +16.66%
Glasgow +14 18 £350 +9.80% 3
Stirling +6 3 £463 -0.53% 1
West Lothian +8 1 £388 +8.39%
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 103 (55.68%) Security Cleared
2 100 (54.05%) HP
3 87 (47.03%) Linux
4 86 (46.49%) SC Cleared
5 85 (45.95%) Windows
5 85 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 78 (42.16%) Unix
7 71 (38.38%) Windows Server
8 68 (36.76%) ITIL
8 68 (36.76%) DNS
9 65 (35.14%) Active Directory
10 60 (32.43%) SQL
10 60 (32.43%) SQL Server
11 59 (31.89%) VMware
12 55 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 54 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 52 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (25.41%) PowerShell
15 47 (25.41%) DHCP
16 41 (22.16%) Citrix
17 37 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 33 (17.84%) iSCSI
19 32 (17.30%) AIX
20 31 (16.76%) Hyper-V
20 31 (16.76%) vSphere
21 30 (16.22%) Change Control
21 30 (16.22%) Oracle
21 30 (16.22%) EMC
22 29 (15.68%) Red Hat
23 28 (15.14%) Performance Tuning

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 22 (11.89%) OpenStack
2 20 (10.81%) Apache
3 10 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.62%) IIS
7 2 (1.08%) JBoss
7 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Office 365
2 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.08%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (36.76%) DNS
2 47 (25.41%) DHCP
3 33 (17.84%) iSCSI
4 25 (13.51%) NAS
5 24 (12.97%) WAN
6 23 (12.43%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.73%) Firewall
8 9 (4.86%) HTTP
9 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
9 8 (4.32%) LAN
10 4 (2.16%) LDAP
10 4 (2.16%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.16%) SMTP
10 4 (2.16%) VPN
11 3 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.62%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.08%) VoIP
13 1 (0.54%) FCoE
13 1 (0.54%) IPv4
13 1 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.70%) ObjectStore
3 5 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.62%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) HBase
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.16%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.16%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.62%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.62%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 21 (11.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.16%) Back Office
2 4 (2.16%) Law
3 3 (1.62%) Banking
3 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (11.35%) Consultant
2 20 (10.81%) Storage Engineer
3 19 (10.27%) Administrator
3 19 (10.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 17 (9.19%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (6.49%) Storage Consultant
5 12 (6.49%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Architect
6 11 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.41%) Unix Administrator
8 8 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.32%) Wintel Specialist
9 7 (3.78%) Backup Consultant
9 7 (3.78%) Backup Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Analyst
11 5 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.70%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.70%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.16%) Migration Project Manager
12 4 (2.16%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.57%) Middleware
2 10 (5.41%) .NET
3 7 (3.78%) HTML
4 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.16%) JSP
6 3 (1.62%) LAMP
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.54%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.54%) Web Services
7 1 (0.54%) XML
7 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.32%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.24%) Clustering
5 6 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.70%) PKI
6 5 (2.70%) Replication
7 4 (2.16%) HP Storage
7 4 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.62%) Celerra
8 3 (1.62%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.62%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.62%) LPAR
8 3 (1.62%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (47.03%) Linux
2 85 (45.95%) Windows
3 78 (42.16%) Unix
4 71 (38.38%) Windows Server
5 54 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (17.30%) AIX
8 23 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (10.27%) Solaris
10 13 (7.03%) HPUX
11 10 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.16%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.54%) Android
14 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.76%) ITIL
2 30 (16.22%) Change Control
3 28 (15.14%) Performance Tuning
4 25 (13.51%) Change Management
5 23 (12.43%) Migration
6 19 (10.27%) Mentoring
6 19 (10.27%) Unit Testing
7 12 (6.49%) Risk Management
8 11 (5.95%) Conflict Management
8 11 (5.95%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.41%) High Availability
10 9 (4.86%) Project Management
10 9 (4.86%) Software Distribution
11 8 (4.32%) ITSM
11 8 (4.32%) TOGAF
12 7 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (3.24%) Server Building
13 6 (3.24%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.43%) SQL
2 47 (25.41%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.43%) Perl
4 22 (11.89%) Shell Script
5 20 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 20 (10.81%) Korn
6 19 (10.27%) C-shell
7 18 (9.73%) VBScript
8 15 (8.11%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.86%) Python
10 8 (4.32%) Jython
10 8 (4.32%) VB
11 5 (2.70%) Java
12 4 (2.16%) C#
13 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (55.68%) Security Cleared
2 86 (46.49%) SC Cleared
3 23 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (10.27%) MCSA
4 19 (10.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.03%) DV Cleared
6 12 (6.49%) Degree
7 6 (3.24%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.16%) CCNA
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.08%) ISEB
10 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.08%) MCTS
11 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) CCNP
11 1 (0.54%) HND
11 1 (0.54%) OCA
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) SLA
2 6 (3.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.62%) QA
System Software
1 65 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 55 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (16.76%) Hyper-V
3 31 (16.76%) vSphere
4 19 (10.27%) Samba
4 19 (10.27%) XenApp
5 17 (9.19%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.78%) SRDF
7 7 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.16%) vCloud
10 3 (1.62%) Firmware
10 3 (1.62%) PowerHA
10 3 (1.62%) RHEV
11 2 (1.08%) KVM
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) SCCM
2 14 (7.57%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (4.86%) Puppet
4 8 (4.32%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (4.32%) SCOM
4 8 (4.32%) SCOrch
4 8 (4.32%) WSUS
5 5 (2.70%) EMC Navisphere
5 5 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.70%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.16%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (2.16%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.62%) vMotion
8 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 100 (54.05%) HP
2 85 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 59 (31.89%) VMware
4 41 (22.16%) Citrix
5 30 (16.22%) EMC
5 30 (16.22%) Oracle
6 29 (15.68%) Red Hat
7 24 (12.97%) Cisco
8 21 (11.35%) IBM
9 14 (7.57%) CA
10 13 (7.03%) 3PAR
11 12 (6.49%) Dell
12 10 (5.41%) Symantec
13 8 (4.32%) BMC
13 8 (4.32%) Brocade
14 5 (2.70%) Veritas
15 4 (2.16%) AppSense
15 4 (2.16%) arcserve
15 4 (2.16%) CommVault
15 4 (2.16%) Lumension