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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 84 90 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -40
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 42 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 1.63% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 11.23% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 45
Median daily rate £335 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £343 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £26.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+73.83% -10.08%

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
304 374 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.39% 14.47% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 191 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £231 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £15.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +6 9 £300 -26.15% 1
Renfrewshire +15 5 £345 -13.75% 1
Edinburgh +11 4 £450 +26.31% 3
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
3 30 (61.22%) VMware
4 29 (59.18%) Windows Server
5 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
6 23 (46.94%) Linux
7 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (42.86%) ITIL
8 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
9 20 (40.82%) SC Cleared
10 18 (36.73%) NAS
11 17 (34.69%) PowerShell
12 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (28.57%) vSphere
13 14 (28.57%) HP
13 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (26.53%) Software Distribution
14 13 (26.53%) DNS
14 13 (26.53%) Clustering
15 11 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (22.45%) DHCP
15 11 (22.45%) Citrix
15 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
15 11 (22.45%) Firewall
15 11 (22.45%) vRealize
15 11 (22.45%) PowerCLI
15 11 (22.45%) VSAN
16 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management

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 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) NAS
2 13 (26.53%) DNS
3 11 (22.45%) DHCP
3 11 (22.45%) Firewall
3 11 (22.45%) VSAN
4 7 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (14.29%) IPsec
5 6 (12.24%) HTTP
5 6 (12.24%) HTTPS
5 6 (12.24%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 6 (12.24%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) NAS Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Server Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Clustering
2 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.04%) Celerra
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.04%) HP Storage
7 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 29 (59.18%) Windows Server
3 23 (46.94%) Linux
4 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.29%) Solaris
7 6 (12.24%) Unix
8 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (6.12%) AIX
10 3 (6.12%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
12 1 (2.04%) CentOS
12 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) Software Distribution
3 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
4 9 (18.37%) Server Building
5 6 (12.24%) ITSM
5 6 (12.24%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (8.16%) OO
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (6.12%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.08%) Change Control
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
9 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.04%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) Jython
3 6 (12.24%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
2 20 (40.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.12%) MCSA
6 3 (6.12%) MCSE
7 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.04%) EMC Certification
8 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (28.57%) vSphere
4 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.12%) NFS
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Server
5 3 (6.12%) XenApp
6 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.08%) SRDF
6 2 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) PowerCLI
1 11 (22.45%) vRealize
2 7 (14.29%) Netcool
2 7 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 6 (12.24%) BladeLogic
3 6 (12.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 6 (12.24%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) SCOrch
4 5 (10.20%) WSUS
5 3 (6.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.08%) SnapMirror
7 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) VMware
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (28.57%) HP
4 11 (22.45%) Citrix
5 9 (18.37%) Dell
5 9 (18.37%) Veritas
6 7 (14.29%) EMC
7 6 (12.24%) BMC
7 6 (12.24%) CA
7 6 (12.24%) Cisco
7 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
8 5 (10.20%) NetApp
9 4 (8.16%) Brocade
10 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.12%) F5
10 3 (6.12%) IBM
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle
11 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.08%) Veeam
11 2 (4.08%) WatchGuard
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