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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 54 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 103 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.57% 1.59% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.76% 14.65% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 24
Median daily rate £345 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £189 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+19.37% +79.16%
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
549 314 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.01% 10.84% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 142 179
Median daily rate £330 £337 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 19
Median hourly rate £38.00 £31.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.68% +51.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.75 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -7 52 £330 -5.71%
Glasgow +4 15 £335 +7.20% 1
Edinburgh -11 15 £387 +20.93%
West Lothian - 2 £388 -
Stirling +2 1 £500 +12.61%
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 88 (55.00%) HP
2 87 (54.38%) Security Cleared
3 80 (50.00%) Windows
4 79 (49.38%) Linux
5 76 (47.50%) Microsoft
6 74 (46.25%) SC Cleared
7 69 (43.13%) Unix
8 66 (41.25%) Windows Server
9 59 (36.88%) DNS
10 58 (36.25%) Active Directory
10 58 (36.25%) ITIL
11 57 (35.63%) VMware
12 55 (34.38%) SQL
13 53 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (31.88%) SQL Server
15 49 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 45 (28.13%) DHCP
16 45 (28.13%) PowerShell
17 37 (23.13%) Citrix
18 33 (20.63%) MS Excel
19 32 (20.00%) AIX
19 32 (20.00%) vSphere
20 30 (18.75%) EMC
21 28 (17.50%) Red Hat
21 28 (17.50%) Hyper-V
21 28 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
22 26 (16.25%) iSCSI
23 25 (15.63%) Change Management
23 25 (15.63%) Oracle

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 22 (13.75%) OpenStack
2 13 (8.13%) Apache
3 8 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.25%) IIS
7 2 (1.25%) JBoss
7 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) Office 365
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.63%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (36.88%) DNS
2 45 (28.13%) DHCP
3 26 (16.25%) iSCSI
4 24 (15.00%) NAS
5 19 (11.88%) Firewall
6 16 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.00%) WAN
7 9 (5.63%) HTTP
8 8 (5.00%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.13%) LAN
10 4 (2.50%) LDAP
10 4 (2.50%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.50%) SMTP
11 3 (1.88%) VPN
12 2 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.25%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.63%) FCoE
13 1 (0.63%) Multicast
13 1 (0.63%) Spanning Tree
13 1 (0.63%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.88%) ObjectStore
6 2 (1.25%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) HBase
7 1 (0.63%) Informix
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) HP UFT
1 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.25%) StarTeam
General
1 19 (11.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Back Office
3 4 (2.50%) Law
4 3 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (14.38%) Consultant
2 21 (13.13%) Storage Engineer
3 18 (11.25%) Administrator
3 18 (11.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 12 (7.50%) Storage Consultant
4 12 (7.50%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Unix Administrator
5 11 (6.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Architect
6 10 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.38%) Backup Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) Wintel Specialist
9 4 (2.50%) AIX Consultant
9 4 (2.50%) Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Backup Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) NetBackup Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Server Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) Middleware
2 8 (5.00%) .NET
3 5 (3.13%) HTML
4 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.88%) JSP
5 3 (1.88%) LAMP
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.13%) PKI
7 5 (3.13%) Replication
8 4 (2.50%) Clustering
8 4 (2.50%) HP Storage
8 4 (2.50%) LPAR
8 4 (2.50%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.88%) Celerra
9 3 (1.88%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.88%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.88%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (50.00%) Windows
2 79 (49.38%) Linux
3 69 (43.13%) Unix
4 66 (41.25%) Windows Server
5 51 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (20.00%) AIX
8 23 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (11.88%) Solaris
10 14 (8.75%) HPUX
11 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.88%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.25%) ITIL
2 28 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
3 25 (15.63%) Change Management
4 24 (15.00%) Change Control
5 19 (11.88%) Mentoring
6 17 (10.63%) Migration
7 12 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 11 (6.88%) Conflict Management
8 11 (6.88%) Risk Management
9 8 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.00%) High Availability
9 8 (5.00%) ITSM
9 8 (5.00%) Software Distribution
9 8 (5.00%) TOGAF
10 6 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.75%) Project Management
10 6 (3.75%) Server Building
10 6 (3.75%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.38%) SQL
2 45 (28.13%) PowerShell
3 17 (10.63%) Shell Script
4 16 (10.00%) Perl
4 16 (10.00%) VBScript
5 13 (8.13%) Bash Shell
5 13 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.13%) Korn
6 12 (7.50%) C-shell
7 9 (5.63%) Python
8 8 (5.00%) Jython
9 7 (4.38%) VB
10 4 (2.50%) Java
11 3 (1.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 87 (54.38%) Security Cleared
2 74 (46.25%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (11.88%) MCSA
4 19 (11.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (8.13%) Degree
6 10 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.88%) CCNA
8 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) CCNP
10 1 (0.63%) ISEB
10 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCSE
10 1 (0.63%) OCA
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (36.25%) Active Directory
2 53 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (20.00%) vSphere
4 28 (17.50%) Hyper-V
5 17 (10.63%) XenApp
6 15 (9.38%) Terminal Services
7 12 (7.50%) Samba
8 8 (5.00%) SRDF
8 8 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.50%) PowerHA
11 4 (2.50%) vCloud
12 3 (1.88%) Firmware
12 3 (1.88%) RHEV
13 2 (1.25%) KVM
13 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.63%) UAG
14 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) SCCM
2 12 (7.50%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (5.63%) Puppet
5 8 (5.00%) BladeLogic
5 8 (5.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 8 (5.00%) WSUS
6 6 (3.75%) SCOM
7 5 (3.13%) EMC Navisphere
7 5 (3.13%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.88%) vMotion
10 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.63%) OpenView
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 88 (55.00%) HP
2 76 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 57 (35.63%) VMware
4 37 (23.13%) Citrix
5 30 (18.75%) EMC
6 28 (17.50%) Red Hat
7 25 (15.63%) Oracle
8 20 (12.50%) Cisco
9 18 (11.25%) IBM
10 14 (8.75%) CA
11 13 (8.13%) 3PAR
12 12 (7.50%) Dell
13 10 (6.25%) Symantec
14 8 (5.00%) BMC
14 8 (5.00%) Brocade
15 6 (3.75%) Veritas
16 4 (2.50%) AppSense
16 4 (2.50%) arcserve
16 4 (2.50%) Lumension
17 3 (1.88%) Veeam