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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iSCSI
Rank 487 509 503
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 91 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.099% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.74% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 31 25
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £265 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £258 £350
% change year-on-year
+50.48% -26.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £18.00

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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 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
England +18 89 £400 -5.88% 51
London +4 39 £445 +4.70% 26
South East -2 26 £388 +46.22% 8
Hampshire -11 11 £300 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £215 - 5
North West - 8 £400 - 7
Berkshire +6 7 £300 +16.50% 1
Reading - 7 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £215 - 5
City of London +14 4 £375 - 5
East of England +9 4 £510 +104.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £423 - 1
Manchester - 4 - - 2
East Sussex 0 3 £425 +30.76%
Leeds - 3 £215 - 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £424 - 1
Brighton - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £510 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £400 - 5
North East - 2 £300 -
South West -19 1 £313 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £550 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 126 (79.25%) VMware
2 124 (77.99%) Windows
3 103 (64.78%) SAN
4 99 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 82 (51.57%) Fibre Channel
6 67 (42.14%) Active Directory
7 64 (40.25%) Linux
8 63 (39.62%) NFS
9 57 (35.85%) NetApp
10 51 (32.08%) Cisco
11 50 (31.45%) Microsoft
12 48 (30.19%) HP
13 47 (29.56%) Hyper-V
14 46 (28.93%) Citrix
15 44 (27.67%) DNS
15 44 (27.67%) NAS
16 41 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 40 (25.16%) MS Exchange
17 40 (25.16%) VMware ESX
18 38 (23.90%) DHCP
19 36 (22.64%) Clustering
20 34 (21.38%) EMC
20 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (20.13%) ITIL
22 31 (19.50%) Replication
23 29 (18.24%) WAN
23 29 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
23 29 (18.24%) vSphere
24 27 (16.98%) LAN
25 26 (16.35%) SQL

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (25.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.21%) IIS
3 20 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.77%) Apache
8 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.14%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (3.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (3.14%) SAS
8 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.52%) Lync
10 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) RMDS
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.26%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (64.78%) SAN
2 82 (51.57%) Fibre Channel
3 44 (27.67%) DNS
3 44 (27.67%) NAS
4 38 (23.90%) DHCP
5 29 (18.24%) WAN
6 27 (16.98%) LAN
7 26 (16.35%) Firewall
8 25 (15.72%) FCoE
9 22 (13.84%) VoIP
10 19 (11.95%) BIG-IP
10 19 (11.95%) TCP/IP
11 17 (10.69%) VPN
12 16 (10.06%) VLAN
12 16 (10.06%) Multicast
13 15 (9.43%) Ethernet
14 12 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (5.66%) Wireless
17 8 (5.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.52%) HBase
3 3 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.63%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (12.58%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Games
3 8 (5.03%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) German Language
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.21%) Analyst
2 15 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 13 (8.18%) Architect
5 11 (6.92%) Network Engineer
6 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.29%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Network Support
7 9 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Consultant
8 8 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.40%) Test Specialist
9 7 (4.40%) Administrator
9 7 (4.40%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.77%) XML
2 5 (3.14%) REST
2 5 (3.14%) Rendezvous
2 5 (3.14%) Middleware
2 5 (3.14%) XSLT
2 5 (3.14%) SOAP
2 5 (3.14%) HTML
3 4 (2.52%) LAMP
4 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.64%) Clustering
2 31 (19.50%) Replication
3 14 (8.81%) Online Games
4 10 (6.29%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.40%) Celerra
6 6 (3.77%) PDA
7 5 (3.14%) Open Source
7 5 (3.14%) Life Science
8 4 (2.52%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.52%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.26%) Symmetrix
10 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.26%) CMDB
11 1 (0.63%) HP StorageWorks
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) NHS
11 1 (0.63%) DTV
11 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 124 (77.99%) Windows
2 64 (40.25%) Linux
3 41 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (10.69%) Solaris
7 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
8 15 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (8.18%) AIX
10 11 (6.92%) CentOS
11 9 (5.66%) UNIX
12 8 (5.03%) Ubuntu
13 5 (3.14%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.52%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.89%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.89%) Debian
16 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.13%) ITIL
2 18 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (10.69%) Migration
4 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.81%) Software Testing
5 14 (8.81%) Change Control
6 12 (7.55%) Service Delivery
6 12 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (6.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 10 (6.29%) Benchmarking
9 9 (5.66%) Software Deployment
9 9 (5.66%) Capacity Management
10 8 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.40%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.77%) OO
12 6 (3.77%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (3.14%) Protective Monitoring
13 5 (3.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.35%) SQL
2 16 (10.06%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.81%) Perl
4 9 (5.66%) Java
5 6 (3.77%) C
6 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.14%) Python
6 5 (3.14%) Ruby
7 4 (2.52%) C++
7 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.63%) C-shell
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) REXX
9 1 (0.63%) Tcl
9 1 (0.63%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) C#
9 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.32%) CCNA
3 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.06%) MCSE
5 15 (9.43%) CCNP
6 14 (8.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (8.18%) Security Cleared
8 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.77%) MCITP
10 6 (3.77%) RHCE
10 6 (3.77%) CCDP
11 5 (3.14%) RHCT
11 5 (3.14%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.89%) NCDA
12 3 (1.89%) MCP
13 2 (1.26%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.26%) MCSA
13 2 (1.26%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (42.14%) Active Directory
3 63 (39.62%) NFS
4 47 (29.56%) Hyper-V
5 40 (25.16%) VMware ESX
6 29 (18.24%) vSphere
7 20 (12.58%) Xen
8 15 (9.43%) XenApp
9 10 (6.29%) XenDesktop
9 10 (6.29%) KVM
10 9 (5.66%) vCloud
11 8 (5.03%) Terminal Services
11 8 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (5.03%) SRDF
12 7 (4.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (2.52%) XenServer
14 3 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (1.26%) Ceph
15 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) Backup Exec
2 12 (7.55%) SCCM
3 11 (6.92%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (6.92%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (6.29%) Puppet
5 6 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.77%) SCOM
6 5 (3.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.52%) Nagios
7 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (2.52%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.89%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.89%) WSUS
9 2 (1.26%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.63%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 126 (79.25%) VMware
2 57 (35.85%) NetApp
3 51 (32.08%) Cisco
4 50 (31.45%) Microsoft
5 48 (30.19%) HP
6 46 (28.93%) Citrix
7 34 (21.38%) EMC
8 24 (15.09%) Dell
9 21 (13.21%) F5
10 19 (11.95%) IBM
10 19 (11.95%) Juniper
11 15 (9.43%) Oracle
12 14 (8.81%) Veritas
13 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
13 10 (6.29%) Intel
14 9 (5.66%) Symantec
14 9 (5.66%) Brocade
15 8 (5.03%) 3PAR
16 6 (3.77%) Avaya
16 6 (3.77%) SolarWinds
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