The table below looks at the statistics for iSCSI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSCSI over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
iSCSI
Rank 536 584 573
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -11
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 117 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.99% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 36 37
Median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £27.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% +45.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £37.50 £18.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £40.60 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £27.46
% change year-on-year
-66.25% +45.69%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

iSCSI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing iSCSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England +60 115 £382 +1.86% 10
London +28 47 £400 +8.10% 4
North West +24 20 £400 - 3
South East +9 16 £400 +3.35% 2
Tyne and Wear - 15 £331 -
North East - 15 £331 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £331 -
Yorkshire +17 9 £350 +16.66%
Manchester +3 9 £425 - 3
Surrey +15 8 £400 -
City of London +14 7 £400 +15.10% 2
East of England +13 7 £375 +50.00% 1
Lancashire - 6 £325 -
Staines - 6 £400 -
Lancaster - 6 £325 -
West Yorkshire +13 5 £200 -33.33%
Leeds +10 5 £200 -33.33%
Scotland +9 5 £410 +36.66%
Renfrewshire -18 5 £410 +46.42%
Erskine -27 5 £410 +46.42%
South Yorkshire - 4 £513 -
Norfolk +3 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £500 -
Warrington - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Essex - 3 £375 -
Chelmsford - 3 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
Hampshire -4 2 £335 +8.06%

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for iSCSI.

1 174 (73.42%) VMware
2 158 (66.67%) SAN
3 142 (59.92%) Linux
4 140 (59.07%) Windows
5 136 (57.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 98 (41.35%) Active Directory
7 88 (37.13%) ITIL
8 87 (36.71%) Windows Server
9 85 (35.86%) DNS
9 85 (35.86%) TCP/IP
9 85 (35.86%) Microsoft
10 78 (32.91%) HP
11 72 (30.38%) Apache
12 69 (29.11%) WAN
13 68 (28.69%) NFS
14 65 (27.43%) Hyper-V
15 64 (27.00%) Fibre Channel
16 63 (26.58%) Unix
17 61 (25.74%) Bash Shell
17 61 (25.74%) NAS
18 60 (25.32%) Security Cleared
19 59 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 59 (24.89%) NetApp
20 58 (24.47%) Perl
21 56 (23.63%) Solaris
21 56 (23.63%) Cisco
21 56 (23.63%) Windows Server 2008
22 51 (21.52%) SQL Server
23 50 (21.10%) Oracle
23 50 (21.10%) SQL

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills 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 72 (30.38%) Apache
2 41 (17.30%) MS Exchange
3 26 (10.97%) OpenStack
4 23 (9.70%) IIS
5 21 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (7.59%) Tomcat
7 17 (7.17%) SAS
8 16 (6.75%) Skype for Business
9 15 (6.33%) Oracle Coherence
9 15 (6.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 15 (6.33%) WebSphere
10 14 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (5.91%) SharePoint
11 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (2.53%) Confluence
15 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.33%) Office 365
2 13 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.84%) GitHub
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 158 (66.67%) SAN
2 85 (35.86%) DNS
2 85 (35.86%) TCP/IP
3 69 (29.11%) WAN
4 64 (27.00%) Fibre Channel
5 61 (25.74%) NAS
6 44 (18.57%) DHCP
7 36 (15.19%) FCoE
7 36 (15.19%) VLAN
8 34 (14.35%) Firewall
9 33 (13.92%) HTTP
10 32 (13.50%) LAN
11 25 (10.55%) Multicast
12 22 (9.28%) LDAP
12 22 (9.28%) MPLS
13 13 (5.49%) VPN
14 10 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (4.22%) Wireless
15 9 (3.80%) HTTPS
15 9 (3.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.24%) MySQL
3 15 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 14 (5.91%) HBase
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.84%) DB2
9 1 (0.42%) Big Data
9 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.42%) OLAP
9 1 (0.42%) OLTP
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.42%) Redis
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (8.02%) ClearCase
1 19 (8.02%) StarTeam
2 15 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.95%) JIRA
5 5 (2.11%) Ant
6 4 (1.69%) Maven
6 4 (1.69%) MSI
6 4 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.42%) GCC
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 30 (12.66%) Finance
2 15 (6.33%) Banking
3 4 (1.69%) Back Office
4 2 (0.84%) Games
4 2 (0.84%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) German Language
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (17.30%) Architect
2 34 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (11.81%) Linux Engineer
4 27 (11.39%) Unix Engineer
5 26 (10.97%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (10.55%) Administrator
7 19 (8.02%) Consultant
8 15 (6.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.91%) Technical Architect
10 13 (5.49%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 13 (5.49%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (4.64%) Storage Engineer
13 9 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.80%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.80%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.80%) Technical Consultant
14 8 (3.38%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.81%) Middleware
2 26 (10.97%) LAMP
3 15 (6.33%) HTML
3 15 (6.33%) Rendezvous
3 15 (6.33%) XML
3 15 (6.33%) XSLT
4 8 (3.38%) libvirt
4 8 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.69%) COM
6 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.84%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.42%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (9.28%) Replication
2 17 (7.17%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.80%) Clustering
4 9 (3.80%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.38%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.11%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.11%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.69%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.69%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.27%) Fintech
9 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) BBC
10 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.84%) User Experience
10 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 142 (59.92%) Linux
2 140 (59.07%) Windows
3 87 (36.71%) Windows Server
4 63 (26.58%) Unix
5 59 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (23.63%) Solaris
6 56 (23.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (10.55%) Ubuntu
9 22 (9.28%) CentOS
10 13 (5.49%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (4.64%) HPUX
13 10 (4.22%) Debian
14 8 (3.38%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (2.95%) Windows 8
16 6 (2.53%) AIX
17 5 (2.11%) VMS
18 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.84%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (37.13%) ITIL
2 39 (16.46%) Configuration Management
3 38 (16.03%) Unit Testing
4 31 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (10.55%) Migration
7 24 (10.13%) Benchmarking
8 22 (9.28%) Virtual Environments
9 16 (6.75%) Open Source
10 15 (6.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 14 (5.91%) Data Management
12 13 (5.49%) ITSM
12 13 (5.49%) Load Balancing
13 12 (5.06%) DevOps
14 10 (4.22%) Time Management
15 9 (3.80%) High Availability
15 9 (3.80%) Software Distribution
15 9 (3.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 8 (3.38%) Kernel Tuning
16 8 (3.38%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 61 (25.74%) Bash Shell
2 58 (24.47%) Perl
3 50 (21.10%) SQL
4 45 (18.99%) Korn
5 42 (17.72%) C-shell
6 37 (15.61%) PowerShell
7 30 (12.66%) Shell Script
8 28 (11.81%) JavaScript
9 26 (10.97%) Python
10 21 (8.86%) Java
11 10 (4.22%) PHP
12 9 (3.80%) C
13 7 (2.95%) Jython
14 4 (1.69%) C++
15 1 (0.42%) Ruby
15 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 46 (19.41%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (9.70%) Degree
5 17 (7.17%) CCNP
6 16 (6.75%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.06%) CCNA
8 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (3.80%) RHCA
9 9 (3.80%) RHCE
10 8 (3.38%) RHCSA
11 7 (2.95%) MCSE
12 6 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.11%) MCSA
14 4 (1.69%) SAP Certification
15 2 (0.84%) CCDP
15 2 (0.84%) CCIE
15 2 (0.84%) MCP
16 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.69%) ISO22301
4 3 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 136 (57.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (41.35%) Active Directory
3 68 (28.69%) NFS
4 65 (27.43%) Hyper-V
5 40 (16.88%) KVM
6 38 (16.03%) Samba
7 32 (13.50%) vSphere
8 29 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (11.39%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (10.97%) Xen
10 26 (10.97%) XenApp
11 24 (10.13%) SRDF
12 18 (7.59%) VMware ESX
13 15 (6.33%) iptables
13 15 (6.33%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (3.80%) XenServer
15 7 (2.95%) Dovecot
15 7 (2.95%) Sendmail
15 7 (2.95%) Squid
16 5 (2.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (12.24%) Puppet
2 27 (11.39%) SCOM
3 26 (10.97%) SCCM
4 16 (6.75%) NetBackup
5 15 (6.33%) HAProxy
6 11 (4.64%) vRealize
7 10 (4.22%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 9 (3.80%) Nagios
9 8 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (3.38%) SCVMM
9 8 (3.38%) vMotion
9 8 (3.38%) WSUS
10 7 (2.95%) Ansible
10 7 (2.95%) BladeLogic
10 7 (2.95%) Cacti
10 7 (2.95%) SCOrch
11 6 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (2.11%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 174 (73.42%) VMware
2 85 (35.86%) Microsoft
3 78 (32.91%) HP
4 59 (24.89%) NetApp
5 56 (23.63%) Cisco
6 50 (21.10%) Oracle
7 49 (20.68%) Citrix
8 44 (18.57%) Dell
9 40 (16.88%) EMC
10 38 (16.03%) Red Hat
11 30 (12.66%) Symantec
12 24 (10.13%) Intel
13 22 (9.28%) IBM
14 15 (6.33%) DataSynapse
14 15 (6.33%) TIBCO
14 15 (6.33%) Veeam
15 14 (5.91%) Sybase
16 10 (4.22%) SolarWinds
17 9 (3.80%) CA
17 9 (3.80%) EqualLogic