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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 75 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.69% 2.16% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.61% 24.77% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 23
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£282 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +2.27%
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
347 214 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.42% 8.71% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 97 105
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £158 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.31% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.32 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £32.10 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Glasgow +11 21 £300 - 1
Edinburgh -32 19 £350 -12.50% 2
Aberdeen +8 8 £150 -50.00% 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 69 (51.11%) Windows
2 54 (40.00%) VMware
3 53 (39.26%) Security Cleared
4 52 (38.52%) SC Cleared
5 51 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 50 (37.04%) Linux
7 45 (33.33%) HP
8 39 (28.89%) EMC
8 39 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (28.15%) Active Directory
10 37 (27.41%) Citrix
11 35 (25.93%) SQL
11 35 (25.93%) UNIX
12 34 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (22.96%) SQL Server
14 30 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (21.48%) NAS
16 26 (19.26%) Oracle
17 25 (18.52%) ITIL
17 25 (18.52%) DNS
18 24 (17.78%) AIX
19 22 (16.30%) DHCP
20 21 (15.56%) Clustering
20 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 20 (14.81%) Red Hat
22 19 (14.07%) Veritas
22 19 (14.07%) SCCM
23 18 (13.33%) Solaris
23 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
24 17 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (8.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.93%) CICS
4 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.22%) IIS
8 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.74%) WordPress
9 1 (0.74%) Lync
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.48%) NAS
2 25 (18.52%) DNS
3 22 (16.30%) DHCP
4 14 (10.37%) Firewall
5 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.93%) IPsec
6 8 (5.93%) VLAN
7 6 (4.44%) VPN
8 5 (3.70%) LAN
8 5 (3.70%) WAN
8 5 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.96%) Network Security
9 4 (2.96%) Wireless
10 3 (2.22%) Connectrix
10 3 (2.22%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.74%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.41%) DB2
4 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.74%) MSI
1 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.74%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (11.11%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.74%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (9.63%) Analyst
1 13 (9.63%) Consultant
2 12 (8.89%) Administrator
3 8 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (5.93%) Designer
4 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Designer
5 5 (3.70%) Architect
5 5 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 4 (2.96%) Test Analyst
6 4 (2.96%) Programme Manager
6 4 (2.96%) Support Analyst
6 4 (2.96%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (2.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.22%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (2.22%) Tester
7 3 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 3 (2.22%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.37%) Middleware
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
3 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.70%) JSP
3 5 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.22%) Web Services
4 3 (2.22%) CSS
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Streams
6 1 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.74%) Flash
6 1 (0.74%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Clustering
2 11 (8.15%) Thin Client
2 11 (8.15%) Fat Client
3 10 (7.41%) Replication
4 8 (5.93%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.93%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (5.19%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.96%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.22%) Open Source
8 2 (1.48%) Celerra
8 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.48%) PKI
8 2 (1.48%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.74%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.74%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (51.11%) Windows
2 50 (37.04%) Linux
3 35 (25.93%) UNIX
4 34 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (17.78%) AIX
7 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (13.33%) Solaris
9 13 (9.63%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.93%) zOS
10 8 (5.93%) SUSE
11 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.96%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.22%) HPUX
14 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.52%) ITIL
2 14 (10.37%) Software Distribution
3 13 (9.63%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.15%) Service Management
5 9 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 8 (5.93%) Project Management
7 7 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.70%) Change Management
10 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.96%) CRM
10 4 (2.96%) Network Design
10 4 (2.96%) Six Sigma
10 4 (2.96%) Lean Six Sigma
11 3 (2.22%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.22%) ITIL V3
12 2 (1.48%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (1.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.93%) VB
3 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.96%) C#
4 4 (2.96%) Java
5 3 (2.22%) Perl
6 2 (1.48%) VBA
6 2 (1.48%) C-shell
6 2 (1.48%) VBScript
6 2 (1.48%) C
6 2 (1.48%) Korn
7 1 (0.74%) Python
7 1 (0.74%) REXX
7 1 (0.74%) Tcl
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (39.26%) Security Cleared
2 52 (38.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.15%) ISTQB
5 9 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.44%) Degree
7 6 (4.44%) MCTS
8 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.22%) MCSE
10 2 (1.48%) CCNA
10 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.74%) MCP
11 1 (0.74%) CISSP
11 1 (0.74%) MCSA
11 1 (0.74%) CCNP
11 1 (0.74%) MCITP
11 1 (0.74%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) COBIT
1 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (28.15%) Active Directory
3 17 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (11.85%) vSphere
5 15 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.15%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (5.93%) SRDF
8 4 (2.96%) XenApp
9 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.22%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.22%) KVM
9 3 (2.22%) RHEV
10 2 (1.48%) vCloud
10 2 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) SCCM
2 17 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (11.85%) Netcool
4 14 (10.37%) Tivoli
5 9 (6.67%) NetBackup
5 9 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (4.44%) WSUS
6 6 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (2.96%) Legato
9 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.48%) SCOM
10 2 (1.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.48%) Ionix
10 2 (1.48%) nmon
11 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.74%) EMC Navisphere
11 1 (0.74%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 54 (40.00%) VMware
2 51 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 45 (33.33%) HP
4 39 (28.89%) EMC
5 37 (27.41%) Citrix
6 26 (19.26%) Oracle
7 20 (14.81%) Red Hat
8 19 (14.07%) Veritas
9 14 (10.37%) Symantec
9 14 (10.37%) IBM
10 12 (8.89%) Cisco
10 12 (8.89%) NetApp
11 8 (5.93%) CommVault
12 7 (5.19%) AppSense
13 6 (4.44%) Brocade
13 6 (4.44%) Dell
14 5 (3.70%) Juniper
15 4 (2.96%) Apple
15 4 (2.96%) Meru Networks
16 3 (2.22%) McAfee