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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 72 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 56 53 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.01% 2.14% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 20.87% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 23
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£300 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £463 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
320 254 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.51% 10.28% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 104 116
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 19 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
Renfrewshire -5 21 £333 -6.33% 1
Glasgow -1 17 £288 +4.54% 4
Edinburgh -24 8 £400 - 1
Aberdeen +13 6 £150 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £275 - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 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 61 (47.66%) Windows
2 52 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 51 (39.84%) SC Cleared
3 51 (39.84%) Linux
4 50 (39.06%) VMware
5 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
6 43 (33.59%) HP
7 42 (32.81%) Active Directory
7 42 (32.81%) Citrix
8 41 (32.03%) SQL
9 37 (28.91%) UNIX
10 35 (27.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (25.00%) EMC
12 30 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (23.44%) NAS
13 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
13 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (19.53%) Oracle
15 24 (18.75%) ITIL
15 24 (18.75%) DNS
16 23 (17.97%) Clustering
17 21 (16.41%) Veritas
18 20 (15.63%) DHCP
18 20 (15.63%) Solaris
18 20 (15.63%) SCCM
18 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 19 (14.84%) Red Hat
19 19 (14.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 18 (14.06%) Configuration Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 11 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.25%) CICS
4 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.34%) IIS
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.56%) Lync
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.78%) Apache
8 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (8.59%) MS Excel
1 11 (8.59%) MS Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.44%) NAS
2 24 (18.75%) DNS
3 20 (15.63%) DHCP
4 14 (10.94%) Firewall
4 14 (10.94%) IPsec
5 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.25%) VLAN
7 6 (4.69%) WAN
8 5 (3.91%) LAN
9 4 (3.13%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.13%) Network Security
9 4 (3.13%) Wireless
9 4 (3.13%) VPN
10 2 (1.56%) Connectrix
11 1 (0.78%) MPLS
11 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) DB2
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.56%) MSI
1 2 (1.56%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (10.16%) Administrator
2 12 (9.38%) Consultant
3 9 (7.03%) Analyst
4 8 (6.25%) Designer
4 8 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) UNIX Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.13%) Architect
7 4 (3.13%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.34%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.34%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (2.34%) Tester
8 3 (2.34%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.34%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.34%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.38%) Middleware
2 7 (5.47%) .NET
3 5 (3.91%) HTML
3 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.91%) JSP
4 3 (2.34%) Web Services
5 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.78%) Flash
6 1 (0.78%) J2EE
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Clustering
2 10 (7.81%) Replication
3 9 (7.03%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.03%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.91%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.91%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.56%) Open Source
7 2 (1.56%) Celerra
7 2 (1.56%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.78%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (47.66%) Windows
2 51 (39.84%) Linux
3 37 (28.91%) UNIX
4 30 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (15.63%) Solaris
6 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (14.06%) AIX
9 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.25%) zOS
11 7 (5.47%) SUSE
12 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.75%) ITIL
2 18 (14.06%) Configuration Management
3 17 (13.28%) Software Distribution
4 11 (8.59%) Mentoring
5 10 (7.81%) Service Management
6 9 (7.03%) Line Management
7 8 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 7 (5.47%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.69%) Change Management
10 4 (3.13%) Network Design
10 4 (3.13%) CRM
10 4 (3.13%) Project Management
10 4 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.34%) Six Sigma
11 3 (2.34%) Lean Six Sigma
11 3 (2.34%) ITIL V3
11 3 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.34%) Coaching
12 2 (1.56%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) VB
3 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.91%) Perl
5 4 (3.13%) Korn
5 4 (3.13%) Java
5 4 (3.13%) C#
6 3 (2.34%) C-shell
7 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.56%) VBA
7 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.56%) REXX
7 2 (1.56%) Tcl
8 1 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 51 (39.84%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.59%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.47%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.69%) MCTS
6 6 (4.69%) Degree
7 5 (3.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCNP
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.13%) COBIT
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 42 (32.81%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.72%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (9.38%) vSphere
6 11 (8.59%) VMware ESX
7 9 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (6.25%) SRDF
9 4 (3.13%) XenApp
10 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.56%) RHEV
11 2 (1.56%) vCloud
11 2 (1.56%) KVM
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.78%) Samba
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (15.63%) SCCM
2 19 (14.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (12.50%) Netcool
3 16 (12.50%) Tivoli
4 9 (7.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (5.47%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.69%) WSUS
7 5 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.91%) Legato
7 5 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.34%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.34%) SCOM
8 3 (2.34%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.56%) nmon
9 2 (1.56%) Ionix
9 2 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 50 (39.06%) VMware
2 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
3 43 (33.59%) HP
4 42 (32.81%) Citrix
5 32 (25.00%) EMC
6 25 (19.53%) Oracle
7 21 (16.41%) Veritas
8 19 (14.84%) Red Hat
9 14 (10.94%) IBM
10 12 (9.38%) Symantec
10 12 (9.38%) NetApp
11 10 (7.81%) Cisco
12 8 (6.25%) CommVault
13 7 (5.47%) AppSense
14 6 (4.69%) Brocade
14 6 (4.69%) Dell
15 5 (3.91%) Juniper
16 4 (3.13%) Meru Networks
16 4 (3.13%) Apple
17 2 (1.56%) JBoss
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