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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 70 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 75 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.84% 1.84% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.37% 16.22% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £286 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
SAN
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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
351 259 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.30% 11.35% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 139
Average daily rate £349 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +12 30 £420 +5.00% 2
Glasgow -6 16 £325 - 4
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 62 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 55 (39.29%) NAS
3 54 (38.57%) SC Cleared
4 52 (37.14%) Veritas
5 51 (36.43%) SQL
5 51 (36.43%) Linux
5 51 (36.43%) Windows
6 50 (35.71%) Solaris
7 46 (32.86%) Active Directory
7 46 (32.86%) VMware
8 39 (27.86%) Clustering
9 38 (27.14%) Citrix
10 37 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (24.29%) EMC
12 33 (23.57%) HP
13 29 (20.71%) UNIX
13 29 (20.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 29 (20.71%) Configuration Management
14 27 (19.29%) Netcool
14 27 (19.29%) Tivoli
14 27 (19.29%) Software Distribution
15 26 (18.57%) IPsec
15 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
15 26 (18.57%) SCCM
16 25 (17.86%) Oracle
17 24 (17.14%) Migration
18 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (14.29%) Replication
20 19 (13.57%) Red Hat
21 18 (12.86%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.29%) Lync
3 4 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.86%) IIS
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.43%) Apache
5 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Office
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Office 365
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 55 (39.29%) NAS
2 26 (18.57%) IPsec
3 17 (12.14%) DNS
4 14 (10.00%) Firewall
5 13 (9.29%) WAN
5 13 (9.29%) DHCP
6 12 (8.57%) LAN
7 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.57%) LDAP
9 4 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.86%) Junos
9 4 (2.86%) Network Security
10 3 (2.14%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.14%) SSH
10 3 (2.14%) VPN
11 2 (1.43%) VLAN
12 1 (0.71%) Intranet
12 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Informix
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.71%) StarTeam
1 1 (0.71%) Subversion
1 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.71%) MSI
1 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (6.43%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (12.14%) Consultant
2 15 (10.71%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (7.14%) Architect
4 8 (5.71%) Administrator
5 7 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (5.00%) Operations Manager
6 6 (4.29%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (4.29%) DBA
6 6 (4.29%) Designer
7 5 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.86%) Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Server Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (2.86%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) Oracle Streams
2 5 (3.57%) Middleware
3 4 (2.86%) Web Services
4 3 (2.14%) .NET
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) Flash
5 1 (0.71%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) XSL
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.71%) CSS
5 1 (0.71%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.86%) Clustering
2 20 (14.29%) Replication
3 9 (6.43%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.86%) iPad
5 4 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.14%) Open Source
6 3 (2.14%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.43%) Linux
1 51 (36.43%) Windows
2 50 (35.71%) Solaris
3 29 (20.71%) UNIX
4 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.14%) AIX
8 9 (6.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.71%) HPUX
10 4 (2.86%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.71%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) Configuration Management
2 27 (19.29%) Software Distribution
3 24 (17.14%) Migration
4 17 (12.14%) ITIL
5 16 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.43%) Service Management
7 8 (5.71%) Change Management
7 8 (5.71%) Business Continuity
7 8 (5.71%) Business Continuity Management
8 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.29%) ETL
9 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.29%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.57%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.86%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) SQL
2 12 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.00%) VB
4 3 (2.14%) Perl
5 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.43%) C
5 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.43%) Korn
5 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) C-shell
6 1 (0.71%) XPath
6 1 (0.71%) MUMPS
6 1 (0.71%) REXX
6 1 (0.71%) Tcl
6 1 (0.71%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 54 (38.57%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.57%) Degree
4 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.29%) MCTS
5 5 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.43%) MCSE
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.43%) CCNA
6 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) QA
1 4 (2.86%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (7.86%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (7.14%) vSphere
6 6 (4.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.14%) KVM
8 3 (2.14%) vCloud
8 3 (2.14%) RHEV
8 3 (2.14%) XenApp
8 3 (2.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.43%) NFS
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.71%) Firmware
10 1 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 29 (20.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (19.29%) Netcool
2 27 (19.29%) Tivoli
3 26 (18.57%) SCCM
4 13 (9.29%) SCOM
5 8 (5.71%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.29%) Data Guard
7 5 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.43%) Legato
9 2 (1.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.71%) Puppet
10 1 (0.71%) WSUS
10 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (37.14%) Veritas
2 46 (32.86%) VMware
3 38 (27.14%) Citrix
4 34 (24.29%) EMC
5 33 (23.57%) HP
6 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
7 25 (17.86%) Oracle
8 19 (13.57%) Red Hat
9 18 (12.86%) NetApp
10 13 (9.29%) IBM
11 11 (7.86%) Cisco
12 10 (7.14%) Symantec
12 10 (7.14%) Dell
12 10 (7.14%) 3PAR
13 7 (5.00%) Brocade
14 6 (4.29%) CommVault
15 5 (3.57%) F5
16 4 (2.86%) McAfee
16 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
16 4 (2.86%) Juniper