The table below looks at the statistics for iSCSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSCSI over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
iSCSI
Rank 234 223 234
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 9 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 1.58% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 9
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£338 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £375 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.46 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £21.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £25.00 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.46 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.02% +7.14%
iSCSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

iSCSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

iSCSI Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

iSCSI
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSCSI across the South East region.

iSCSI Daily Rate Trend in the South East

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI across the South East region.

iSCSI Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSCSI across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

iSCSI Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

iSCSI
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Berkshire +6 2 £350 -
East Sussex -11 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
iSCSI
England

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing iSCSI 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 iSCSI.

1 35 (85.37%) VMware
2 29 (70.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (58.54%) Linux
4 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
5 21 (51.22%) Windows
6 19 (46.34%) NFS
7 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
8 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
8 17 (41.46%) Fibre Channel
8 17 (41.46%) SAN
8 17 (41.46%) NetApp
9 14 (34.15%) HP
10 12 (29.27%) Cisco
10 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
11 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
11 11 (26.83%) CentOS
11 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
12 10 (24.39%) Apache
12 10 (24.39%) LDAP
13 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
13 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
14 8 (19.51%) Citrix
14 8 (19.51%) Perl
14 8 (19.51%) Squid
14 8 (19.51%) LAMP
14 8 (19.51%) Postfix
14 8 (19.51%) Sendmail
14 8 (19.51%) NAS
14 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing iSCSI 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 iSCSI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) Apache
2 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
3 7 (17.07%) SAS
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Fibre Channel
1 17 (41.46%) SAN
2 10 (24.39%) LDAP
3 8 (19.51%) NAS
4 7 (17.07%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
5 6 (14.63%) DHCP
6 5 (12.20%) FCoE
6 5 (12.20%) DNS
7 4 (9.76%) Internet
8 3 (7.32%) VLAN
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
9 2 (4.88%) BIG-IP
10 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.44%) MPLS
10 1 (2.44%) DSL
10 1 (2.44%) WAN
10 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQLPlus
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Linux Support
3 6 (14.63%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Storage Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) SAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) LAMP
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Life Science
2 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Linux
2 21 (51.22%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
3 11 (26.83%) CentOS
4 7 (17.07%) UNIX
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.76%) Solaris
7 4 (9.76%) AIX
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.88%) HPUX
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Network Design
2 4 (9.76%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
3 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) CRM
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) Document Management
4 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.44%) Time Management
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Perl
2 7 (17.07%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.76%) C
4 4 (9.76%) PHP
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) Python
4 4 (9.76%) Korn
4 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) AWK
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (12.20%) CCA
5 5 (12.20%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (7.32%) CCNA
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.32%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) VTSP
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (70.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (46.34%) NFS
4 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (19.51%) Squid
5 8 (19.51%) Postfix
5 8 (19.51%) Sendmail
6 5 (12.20%) VMware Server
6 5 (12.20%) vSphere
6 5 (12.20%) VMware ESX
7 3 (7.32%) vCloud
7 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.88%) Xen
8 2 (4.88%) XenServer
9 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.44%) XenApp
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.44%) KVM
9 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.44%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 5 (12.20%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
4 2 (4.88%) Nagios
4 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.88%) WSUS
5 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.44%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.44%) Puppet
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Storage Server
5 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) NetApp
3 14 (34.15%) HP
4 12 (29.27%) Cisco
4 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) Citrix
7 6 (14.63%) Juniper
7 6 (14.63%) Veeam
8 4 (9.76%) Veritas
8 4 (9.76%) Hitachi
8 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 4 (9.76%) IBM
8 4 (9.76%) WatchGuard
9 3 (7.32%) Dell
10 2 (4.88%) Oracle
10 2 (4.88%) Avaya
10 2 (4.88%) Symantec
10 2 (4.88%) Brocade
10 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
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