The table below looks at the statistics for iSCSI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 544 501 513
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +12
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 68 85 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.19% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 48
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £27.46 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.02% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £17.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £25.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.46 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.02% +7.14%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

iSCSI
Jobs Demand Trend

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

iSCSI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

iSCSI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSCSI within the UK.

iSCSI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

iSCSI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSCSI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

iSCSI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI within the UK.

iSCSI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

iSCSI Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iSCSI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the UK 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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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
England -30 62 £400 +6.66% 31
London +18 44 £400 +12.67% 7
City of London +29 10 £450 +38.46% 2
South East -11 9 £338 -12.90% 3
South West -43 5 £250 -41.17% 2
Scotland -10 4 £453 +64.78% 1
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Wiltshire -8 3 £250 -50.00%
Swindon - 3 £250 -
Berkshire +6 2 £350 -
Brighton -9 2 - -
East Sussex -11 2 - -
Reading +13 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire +3 1 £210 -23.63% 3
Leeds 0 1 £210 -16.00% 2
Yorkshire -2 1 £210 -23.63% 4
North West -6 1 - - 5
East of England -20 1 - - 7
West Midlands -21 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Hertfordshire -23 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £275 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 112 (74.17%) VMware
2 95 (62.91%) Windows
3 82 (54.30%) SAN
4 80 (52.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 78 (51.66%) HP
6 75 (49.67%) Active Directory
7 73 (48.34%) NFS
8 66 (43.71%) Fibre Channel
9 61 (40.40%) Linux
10 59 (39.07%) Cisco
11 56 (37.09%) Microsoft
12 54 (35.76%) NetApp
12 54 (35.76%) DNS
13 46 (30.46%) Firewall
14 43 (28.48%) Citrix
15 40 (26.49%) TCP/IP
15 40 (26.49%) MS Exchange
16 35 (23.18%) DHCP
17 34 (22.52%) ITIL
17 34 (22.52%) Hyper-V
18 33 (21.85%) VPN
18 33 (21.85%) EMC
19 31 (20.53%) Dell
19 31 (20.53%) Clustering
20 30 (19.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 30 (19.87%) VLAN
21 29 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
22 28 (18.54%) PowerShell
22 28 (18.54%) Exchange Server 2010
22 28 (18.54%) VMware ESX

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (26.49%) MS Exchange
2 28 (18.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.60%) Apache
4 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.62%) IIS
5 9 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.96%) SAS
6 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.65%) Lync
8 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.66%) nginx
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 11 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.97%) MS Office
3 4 (2.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.32%) RMDS
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) SaaS
1 3 (1.99%) Joyent
1 3 (1.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (54.30%) SAN
2 66 (43.71%) Fibre Channel
3 54 (35.76%) DNS
4 46 (30.46%) Firewall
5 40 (26.49%) TCP/IP
6 35 (23.18%) DHCP
7 33 (21.85%) VPN
8 30 (19.87%) VLAN
9 25 (16.56%) NAS
10 19 (12.58%) WAN
11 18 (11.92%) LDAP
11 18 (11.92%) LAN
11 18 (11.92%) FCoE
12 15 (9.93%) Multicast
13 10 (6.62%) SNMP
14 9 (5.96%) VoIP
15 7 (4.64%) Internet
15 7 (4.64%) SSL
16 6 (3.97%) Ethernet
17 5 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.95%) MySQL
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.99%) Redis
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.32%) HBase
5 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.32%) MSI
3 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.32%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.64%) Games
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.25%) Analyst
2 17 (11.26%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.60%) Architect
4 14 (9.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (8.61%) Administrator
6 12 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Network Support
9 7 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Linux Support
10 6 (3.97%) Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.31%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) LAMP
2 6 (3.97%) XML
2 6 (3.97%) HTML
3 4 (2.65%) .NET
4 3 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.99%) JSON
4 3 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.99%) Web Services
5 2 (1.32%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.32%) Middleware
5 2 (1.32%) XSLT
5 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.66%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Clustering
2 26 (17.22%) Replication
3 13 (8.61%) EqualLogic
4 10 (6.62%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.96%) Hedge funds
6 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.64%) Online Games
8 5 (3.31%) Celerra
8 5 (3.31%) Open Source
8 5 (3.31%) CLARiiON
9 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.99%) New Media
10 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.32%) CESG
12 1 (0.66%) IBM XIV
12 1 (0.66%) Life Science
12 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 95 (62.91%) Windows
2 61 (40.40%) Linux
3 29 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.92%) Ubuntu
4 18 (11.92%) CentOS
5 15 (9.93%) Solaris
6 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.95%) UNIX
7 12 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (7.28%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.65%) AIX
11 3 (1.99%) SmartOS
11 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.99%) Debian
11 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.32%) HPUX
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) ITIL
2 15 (9.93%) Service Management
3 10 (6.62%) Migration
3 10 (6.62%) ITSM
3 10 (6.62%) Capacity Management
3 10 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (6.62%) DevOps
4 7 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.64%) Network Design
5 6 (3.97%) Incident Management
5 6 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (3.31%) Low Latency
6 5 (3.31%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (3.31%) Change Control
6 5 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.65%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (1.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.54%) PowerShell
2 26 (17.22%) SQL
3 20 (13.25%) Perl
4 13 (8.61%) VB
5 12 (7.95%) Java
6 10 (6.62%) VBA
7 9 (5.96%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.96%) C
8 7 (4.64%) Python
9 6 (3.97%) PHP
10 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.31%) Korn
11 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.99%) Ruby
12 3 (1.99%) C++
13 2 (1.32%) REXX
13 2 (1.32%) Tcl
13 2 (1.32%) VBScript
13 2 (1.32%) C-shell
14 1 (0.66%) AWK
Qualifications
1 30 (19.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 27 (17.88%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (17.22%) CCNA
3 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
4 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.91%) MCSE
5 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.62%) CCA
6 10 (6.62%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (5.96%) MCITP
8 8 (5.30%) RHCE
9 7 (4.64%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.64%) RHCT
10 6 (3.97%) CCNP
10 6 (3.97%) VCP5
10 6 (3.97%) NCDA
11 5 (3.31%) VCP4
11 5 (3.31%) Degree
12 4 (2.65%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (52.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (49.67%) Active Directory
3 73 (48.34%) NFS
4 34 (22.52%) Hyper-V
5 28 (18.54%) VMware ESX
6 24 (15.89%) vSphere
7 22 (14.57%) XenApp
8 13 (8.61%) vCloud
9 10 (6.62%) Xen
10 9 (5.96%) VMware Server
10 9 (5.96%) XenServer
10 9 (5.96%) Postfix
11 8 (5.30%) Squid
11 8 (5.30%) Sendmail
12 6 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (3.31%) KVM
14 3 (1.99%) Docker
14 3 (1.99%) SRDF
14 3 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (11.92%) Backup Exec
2 16 (10.60%) SCCM
3 14 (9.27%) MIMEsweeper
3 14 (9.27%) MAILsweeper
4 11 (7.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 10 (6.62%) NetBackup
5 10 (6.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (4.64%) Puppet
7 5 (3.31%) WSUS
7 5 (3.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.31%) Tivoli
7 5 (3.31%) Nagios
8 4 (2.65%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (2.65%) SCOM
9 3 (1.99%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.99%) Opsview
9 3 (1.99%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.99%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.99%) OpenView
Vendors
1 112 (74.17%) VMware
2 78 (51.66%) HP
3 59 (39.07%) Cisco
4 56 (37.09%) Microsoft
5 54 (35.76%) NetApp
6 43 (28.48%) Citrix
7 33 (21.85%) EMC
8 31 (20.53%) Dell
9 25 (16.56%) IBM
10 24 (15.89%) Oracle
11 19 (12.58%) Juniper
12 18 (11.92%) Red Hat
13 16 (10.60%) Symantec
14 14 (9.27%) F5
15 13 (8.61%) Websense
16 11 (7.28%) Brocade
17 9 (5.96%) WatchGuard
18 8 (5.30%) Veeam
19 6 (3.97%) Veritas
20 5 (3.31%) 3PAR
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago