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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 100 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 24 52 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.63% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 16.99% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 36
Median daily rate £330 £328 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +23.63%
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
349 306 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.81% 9.60% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 125 172
Median daily rate £330 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -30 10 £320 +2.40% 2
Edinburgh +2 9 £400 +8.47% 1
Glasgow +7 5 £318 +3.25% 4
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 74 (53.62%) HP
2 70 (50.72%) Windows
3 67 (48.55%) Security Cleared
4 65 (47.10%) Linux
5 60 (43.48%) SQL
6 58 (42.03%) SQL Server
7 57 (41.30%) Active Directory
8 56 (40.58%) ITIL
8 56 (40.58%) Windows Server
9 53 (38.41%) Microsoft
10 51 (36.96%) Unix
10 51 (36.96%) SC Cleared
11 50 (36.23%) DNS
12 49 (35.51%) VMware
13 45 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (30.43%) Citrix
15 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 37 (26.81%) DHCP
17 36 (26.09%) PowerShell
18 29 (21.01%) Oracle
19 28 (20.29%) MS Excel
20 27 (19.57%) AIX
21 25 (18.12%) Red Hat
22 24 (17.39%) Migration
22 24 (17.39%) Solaris
23 23 (16.67%) EMC
23 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
23 23 (16.67%) NAS
24 22 (15.94%) Finance

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 15 (10.87%) OpenStack
2 14 (10.14%) Apache
3 9 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.17%) IIS
8 2 (1.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Office 365
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.45%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.72%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (36.23%) DNS
2 37 (26.81%) DHCP
3 23 (16.67%) NAS
4 19 (13.77%) iSCSI
5 18 (13.04%) WAN
6 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
7 14 (10.14%) Firewall
8 9 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (5.80%) LAN
10 6 (4.35%) HTTP
11 5 (3.62%) HTTPS
11 5 (3.62%) IPsec
12 4 (2.90%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.90%) SMTP
13 3 (2.17%) LDAP
13 3 (2.17%) Unified Communications
13 3 (2.17%) VPN
14 2 (1.45%) VoIP
14 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (42.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.62%) ObjectStore
3 5 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.17%) MySQL
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.72%) HBase
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.90%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.17%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Back Office
2 4 (2.90%) Banking
2 4 (2.90%) Law
3 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (13.77%) Administrator
2 12 (8.70%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (8.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 12 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) Architect
3 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (7.25%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Unix Administrator
5 9 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.80%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (5.07%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Backup Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Data Centre Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Migration Project Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 4 (2.90%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) Middleware
2 10 (7.25%) .NET
3 7 (5.07%) HTML
4 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.90%) JSP
6 3 (2.17%) LAMP
7 1 (0.72%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) XML
7 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.70%) Clustering
3 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.62%) PKI
5 5 (3.62%) Replication
6 4 (2.90%) HP Storage
7 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.72%) iPad
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (50.72%) Windows
2 65 (47.10%) Linux
3 56 (40.58%) Windows Server
4 51 (36.96%) Unix
5 42 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (19.57%) AIX
8 24 (17.39%) Solaris
9 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (9.42%) HPUX
11 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.72%) Android
13 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) ITIL
2 24 (17.39%) Migration
3 15 (10.87%) Change Management
3 15 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 13 (9.42%) Unit Testing
5 12 (8.70%) High Availability
6 11 (7.97%) Software Distribution
7 9 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.80%) Change Control
8 8 (5.80%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.80%) Server Building
8 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.80%) TOGAF
8 8 (5.80%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (5.07%) Conflict Management
9 7 (5.07%) Project Management
10 6 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (43.48%) SQL
2 36 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 18 (13.04%) VBScript
4 14 (10.14%) Bash Shell
4 14 (10.14%) Korn
4 14 (10.14%) Perl
5 13 (9.42%) C-shell
6 12 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.97%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.80%) VB
9 5 (3.62%) Java
9 5 (3.62%) Jython
9 5 (3.62%) Python
10 4 (2.90%) C#
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (48.55%) Security Cleared
2 51 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.70%) MCSA
4 12 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (7.97%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.07%) Degree
7 6 (4.35%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.90%) CCNA
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.17%) MCTS
10 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.45%) ISEB
10 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.72%) HND
11 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 45 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 20 (14.49%) vSphere
5 17 (12.32%) Terminal Services
5 17 (12.32%) XenApp
6 13 (9.42%) Samba
7 8 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (5.07%) SRDF
9 5 (3.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.90%) NFS
10 4 (2.90%) vCloud
11 3 (2.17%) RHEV
11 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.45%) KVM
12 2 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.72%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) PowerCLI
2 12 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 9 (6.52%) SCCM
4 8 (5.80%) SCOM
5 5 (3.62%) BladeLogic
5 5 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (3.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.62%) Netcool
5 5 (3.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.62%) Puppet
5 5 (3.62%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.62%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.62%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.90%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.90%) WSUS
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 74 (53.62%) HP
2 53 (38.41%) Microsoft
3 49 (35.51%) VMware
4 42 (30.43%) Citrix
5 29 (21.01%) Oracle
6 25 (18.12%) Red Hat
7 23 (16.67%) EMC
8 20 (14.49%) Cisco
9 17 (12.32%) IBM
10 11 (7.97%) CA
11 10 (7.25%) Veritas
12 9 (6.52%) 3PAR
12 9 (6.52%) Brocade
13 6 (4.35%) Dell
14 5 (3.62%) BMC
14 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
14 5 (3.62%) F5
14 5 (3.62%) Symantec
15 4 (2.90%) Lumension
15 4 (2.90%) NetApp