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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 82 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs citing SAN 44 82 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 3.06% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.07% 20.92% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 28
Average daily rate
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£310 £293 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -26.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -8.00%
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
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh -15 12 £310 -22.50% 1
Renfrewshire -3 9 £343 +22.32%
Glasgow -11 7 £325 +8.33%
Inverclyde -4 5 £250 -
West Lothian - 4 £358 -
Stirling - 1 £465 -
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 52 (51.49%) Windows
2 43 (42.57%) VMware
3 37 (36.63%) SQL
4 34 (33.66%) Active Directory
5 32 (31.68%) EMC
5 32 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (30.69%) Linux
7 30 (29.70%) NAS
8 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (26.73%) UNIX
8 27 (26.73%) Solaris
9 26 (25.74%) Oracle
9 26 (25.74%) ITIL
9 26 (25.74%) HP
9 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
10 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (23.76%) Migration
11 23 (22.77%) SC Cleared
12 22 (21.78%) Veritas
12 22 (21.78%) Citrix
13 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
14 18 (17.82%) Cisco
15 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (16.83%) Clustering
15 17 (16.83%) NetBackup
15 17 (16.83%) vSphere
16 16 (15.84%) LAN
16 16 (15.84%) Change Management
17 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
17 15 (14.85%) SQL Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.96%) Lync
2 3 (2.97%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Office
2 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Summit
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.70%) NAS
2 16 (15.84%) LAN
3 13 (12.87%) DHCP
3 13 (12.87%) DNS
4 12 (11.88%) Firewall
5 11 (10.89%) WAN
6 10 (9.90%) IPsec
7 7 (6.93%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (5.94%) LDAP
9 5 (4.95%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.96%) Internet
11 3 (2.97%) IPv4
11 3 (2.97%) VoIP
11 3 (2.97%) WLAN
11 3 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.97%) Network Security
11 3 (2.97%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.97%) Junos
12 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) TKPROF
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.99%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (0.99%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.98%) Toad
1 2 (1.98%) MSI
1 2 (1.98%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.98%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.98%) Subversion
1 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Analyst
2 11 (10.89%) Administrator
3 9 (8.91%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Backup Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Consultant
5 6 (5.94%) Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.94%) Network Analyst
5 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) DBA
6 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.96%) Data Centre Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Data Network Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) HTML
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
1 2 (1.98%) XML
1 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
1 2 (1.98%) Application Packaging
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.99%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.83%) Clustering
3 12 (11.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.96%) Replication
5 4 (3.96%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.96%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.98%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.99%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Statistics
7 1 (0.99%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.99%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.99%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 52 (51.49%) Windows
2 32 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (30.69%) Linux
4 27 (26.73%) UNIX
4 27 (26.73%) Solaris
5 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (10.89%) AIX
8 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.94%) HPUX
10 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) ITIL
2 24 (23.76%) Migration
3 16 (15.84%) Change Management
4 14 (13.86%) Server Building
5 12 (11.88%) Service Management
6 11 (10.89%) Software Distribution
7 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.92%) Change Control
9 7 (6.93%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.95%) Performance Testing
12 4 (3.96%) Load Balancing
12 4 (3.96%) Workflow
12 4 (3.96%) Project Management
12 4 (3.96%) Problem Management
12 4 (3.96%) Patch Management
13 3 (2.97%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (2.97%) Six Sigma
13 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.95%) Perl
4 4 (3.96%) VB
4 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.97%) Korn
6 2 (1.98%) REXX
6 2 (1.98%) Tcl
6 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.98%) Java
7 1 (0.99%) C
7 1 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (22.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.85%) Degree
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.97%) MCTS
6 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.98%) CCNA
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.98%) OCP
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.99%) CCVP
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.99%) MCP
7 1 (0.99%) HND
7 1 (0.99%) MCSE
7 1 (0.99%) CCSP
7 1 (0.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 34 (33.66%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.83%) vSphere
4 13 (12.87%) VMware ESX
5 10 (9.90%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.95%) NFS
7 5 (4.95%) SRDF
7 5 (4.95%) Terminal Server
8 4 (3.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.98%) Samba
10 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) NetBackup
2 13 (12.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (8.91%) Tivoli
3 9 (8.91%) SCCM
4 8 (7.92%) Netcool
4 8 (7.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (5.94%) Data Guard
5 6 (5.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (4.95%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.95%) WSUS
7 3 (2.97%) Legato
7 3 (2.97%) Puppet
7 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.98%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.99%) WMI
9 1 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.99%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (42.57%) VMware
2 32 (31.68%) EMC
3 26 (25.74%) Oracle
3 26 (25.74%) HP
4 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 22 (21.78%) Veritas
5 18 (17.82%) Cisco
6 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.87%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.93%) CommVault
9 6 (5.94%) NetApp
9 6 (5.94%) Symantec
9 6 (5.94%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.95%) McAfee
10 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.96%) AppSense
11 4 (3.96%) F5
12 3 (2.97%) Crossbeam
12 3 (2.97%) TippingPoint
12 3 (2.97%) Riverbed