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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 83 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 27 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 2.08% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 15.01% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 29
Median daily rate £315 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-19.18% +32.30%

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
253 353 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.59% 13.84% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 167 167
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £17.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -1 11 £270 -35.71% 3
Renfrewshire -4 9 £300 -26.82%
Edinburgh +15 4 £450 +28.57% 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
3 33 (53.23%) VMware
4 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
5 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
7 29 (46.77%) SQL
8 28 (45.16%) Linux
9 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (40.32%) NAS
10 25 (40.32%) ITIL
11 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
11 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
12 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
13 18 (29.03%) EMC
14 16 (25.81%) Citrix
14 16 (25.81%) DNS
14 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (24.19%) HP
15 15 (24.19%) Cisco
15 15 (24.19%) iSCSI
16 14 (22.58%) vSphere
17 13 (20.97%) Software Distribution
17 13 (20.97%) Clustering
17 13 (20.97%) DHCP
17 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
18 12 (19.35%) Firewall
18 12 (19.35%) vRealize
19 11 (17.74%) PowerCLI

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 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.32%) NAS
2 16 (25.81%) DNS
3 15 (24.19%) iSCSI
4 13 (20.97%) DHCP
5 12 (19.35%) Firewall
6 11 (17.74%) VSAN
7 7 (11.29%) IPsec
8 6 (9.68%) HTTP
8 6 (9.68%) HTTPS
9 4 (6.45%) WAN
10 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.84%) Skype
10 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.23%) LDAP
11 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (12.90%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 7 (11.29%) Administrator
2 7 (11.29%) NetBackup Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Server Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Clustering
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Celerra
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.61%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 28 (45.16%) Linux
4 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.13%) Solaris
7 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (11.29%) Unix
9 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (8.06%) AIX
11 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
12 2 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Software Distribution
3 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
3 9 (14.52%) Server Building
4 6 (9.68%) ITSM
4 6 (9.68%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (8.06%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.45%) OO
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.84%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.84%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.23%) DevOps
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.23%) Security Architecture
8 2 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) SQL
2 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.68%) Jython
3 6 (9.68%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C-shell
4 1 (1.61%) Korn
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
4 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.45%) MCSE
7 3 (4.84%) MCSA
8 2 (3.23%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
2 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.58%) vSphere
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) XenApp
5 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.84%) SRDF
5 3 (4.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.61%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.61%) Samba
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) vRealize
2 11 (17.74%) PowerCLI
3 10 (16.13%) NetBackup
4 8 (12.90%) EMC Navisphere
5 7 (11.29%) Netcool
5 7 (11.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (11.29%) Tivoli
6 6 (9.68%) BladeLogic
6 6 (9.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (9.68%) Puppet
6 6 (9.68%) SCOrch
7 5 (8.06%) WSUS
8 3 (4.84%) SCCM
9 2 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (3.23%) SCOM
9 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
9 2 (3.23%) SnapMirror
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.61%) Simpana
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) VMware
2 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (29.03%) EMC
4 16 (25.81%) Citrix
5 15 (24.19%) Cisco
5 15 (24.19%) HP
6 11 (17.74%) Veritas
7 10 (16.13%) Dell
8 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
9 6 (9.68%) BMC
9 6 (9.68%) CA
9 6 (9.68%) Oracle
10 4 (6.45%) IBM
11 3 (4.84%) NetApp
12 2 (3.23%) Avaya
12 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.23%) F5
12 2 (3.23%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.23%) Veeam
12 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
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