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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
iSCSI
Rank 520 526 532
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 75 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.81% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 19
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£363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £431 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £250 £344
% change year-on-year
+55.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
England -14 72 £363 -14.70% 26
London -1 32 £363 -14.70% 14
South East -10 13 £388 +50.48% 2
North West +1 10 £300 - 2
Yorkshire - 9 £215 - 1
Manchester -1 8 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £215 - 1
Berkshire +4 4 £300 +16.50% 1
City of London +3 4 £475 +10.14% 5
Leeds - 4 £215 -
Reading - 4 £300 -
Hertfordshire +1 3 £510 - 1
East of England -18 3 £510 +104.00% 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £424 -
Sheffield - 2 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
North East - 2 £300 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £281 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £430 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -
Gloucester - 1 £313 -
Guildford - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Redditch - - - -

iSCSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (78.32%) Windows
2 109 (76.22%) VMware
3 88 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (57.34%) SAN
5 77 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
6 71 (49.65%) Active Directory
7 66 (46.15%) NFS
8 53 (37.06%) NetApp
9 52 (36.36%) HP
10 51 (35.66%) Linux
10 51 (35.66%) Hyper-V
11 48 (33.57%) DNS
12 47 (32.87%) Cisco
13 46 (32.17%) Microsoft
13 46 (32.17%) Citrix
14 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (25.87%) NAS
16 35 (24.48%) vSphere
16 35 (24.48%) DHCP
17 34 (23.78%) MS Exchange
17 34 (23.78%) EMC
17 34 (23.78%) VMware ESX
17 34 (23.78%) Clustering
17 34 (23.78%) Replication
18 33 (23.08%) ITIL
19 29 (20.28%) Dell
20 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (18.88%) SQL
21 27 (18.88%) SQL Server
22 26 (18.18%) WAN

iSCSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (23.78%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.69%) IIS
3 18 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.99%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
6 8 (5.59%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.90%) Apache
7 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.20%) Lync
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (3.50%) OpenStack
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (2.10%) SAS
10 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) RMDS
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (57.34%) SAN
2 77 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
3 48 (33.57%) DNS
4 37 (25.87%) NAS
5 35 (24.48%) DHCP
6 26 (18.18%) WAN
7 25 (17.48%) LAN
7 25 (17.48%) Firewall
8 22 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 21 (14.69%) VPN
10 18 (12.59%) FCoE
11 17 (11.89%) Multicast
12 16 (11.19%) VLAN
13 15 (10.49%) Ethernet
14 11 (7.69%) VoIP
15 9 (6.29%) LDAP
15 9 (6.29%) BIG-IP
16 8 (5.59%) Wireless
17 7 (4.90%) SMTP
17 7 (4.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) MySQL
3 4 (2.80%) HBase
3 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MSI
2 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) Subversion
2 2 (1.40%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.40%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (13.29%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Games
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (11.19%) Architect
2 14 (9.79%) Analyst
3 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (6.99%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 8 (5.59%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.90%) Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Network Support
8 6 (4.20%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.20%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) XML
2 5 (3.50%) Rendezvous
2 5 (3.50%) Middleware
2 5 (3.50%) XSLT
2 5 (3.50%) SOAP
2 5 (3.50%) HTML
2 5 (3.50%) REST
3 4 (2.80%) LAMP
3 4 (2.80%) .NET
4 2 (1.40%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.40%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.78%) Clustering
1 34 (23.78%) Replication
2 16 (11.19%) Online Games
3 8 (5.59%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.90%) Celerra
5 6 (4.20%) EqualLogic
5 6 (4.20%) PDA
6 5 (3.50%) Life Science
7 4 (2.80%) Open Source
7 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.40%) CESG
8 2 (1.40%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) DTV
9 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.70%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 112 (78.32%) Windows
2 51 (35.66%) Linux
3 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (12.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (11.19%) Solaris
8 13 (9.09%) CentOS
9 12 (8.39%) Windows 7
9 12 (8.39%) UNIX
10 8 (5.59%) Ubuntu
11 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
12 5 (3.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.80%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
14 3 (2.10%) AIX
14 3 (2.10%) Debian
15 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.08%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Change Control
2 15 (10.49%) Migration
3 12 (8.39%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.29%) Benchmarking
4 9 (6.29%) Software Deployment
4 9 (6.29%) Capacity Management
4 9 (6.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.20%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (4.20%) ITSM
7 6 (4.20%) Workflow
8 5 (3.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.50%) Service Management
8 5 (3.50%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.80%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) SQL
2 17 (11.89%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.59%) Java
4 7 (4.90%) Python
5 6 (4.20%) Perl
5 6 (4.20%) VB
6 5 (3.50%) C
6 5 (3.50%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.80%) VBA
8 3 (2.10%) C++
9 2 (1.40%) PHP
9 2 (1.40%) VBScript
9 2 (1.40%) REXX
9 2 (1.40%) Tcl
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) C#
10 1 (0.70%) Korn
10 1 (0.70%) C-shell
10 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.99%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (11.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (11.19%) MCSE
3 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (10.49%) CCNA
5 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.29%) CCNP
8 7 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.20%) MCITP
9 6 (4.20%) RHCE
10 5 (3.50%) RHCT
11 3 (2.10%) CCDP
11 3 (2.10%) MCP
11 3 (2.10%) Degree
11 3 (2.10%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.10%) NCDA
12 2 (1.40%) VTSP
12 2 (1.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (49.65%) Active Directory
3 66 (46.15%) NFS
4 51 (35.66%) Hyper-V
5 35 (24.48%) vSphere
6 34 (23.78%) VMware ESX
7 19 (13.29%) Xen
8 13 (9.09%) XenApp
9 12 (8.39%) vCloud
10 11 (7.69%) KVM
11 9 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (5.59%) XenServer
12 8 (5.59%) XenDesktop
12 8 (5.59%) Terminal Services
13 7 (4.90%) SRDF
13 7 (4.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (2.80%) VMware Server
14 4 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.39%) SCCM
1 12 (8.39%) Puppet
1 12 (8.39%) Backup Exec
2 10 (6.99%) MIMEsweeper
2 10 (6.99%) MAILsweeper
3 8 (5.59%) SCOM
4 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (4.20%) Cobbler
5 5 (3.50%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (2.80%) WSUS
6 4 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.80%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.80%) Nagios
7 3 (2.10%) OpenView
8 2 (1.40%) Opsview
8 2 (1.40%) FreeIPA
8 2 (1.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 109 (76.22%) VMware
2 53 (37.06%) NetApp
3 52 (36.36%) HP
4 47 (32.87%) Cisco
5 46 (32.17%) Microsoft
5 46 (32.17%) Citrix
6 34 (23.78%) EMC
7 29 (20.28%) Dell
8 19 (13.29%) IBM
9 17 (11.89%) Oracle
10 16 (11.19%) Juniper
11 14 (9.79%) F5
12 10 (6.99%) Red Hat
13 9 (6.29%) Symantec
13 9 (6.29%) Intel
13 9 (6.29%) Brocade
14 7 (4.90%) Websense
15 5 (3.50%) CheckPoint
15 5 (3.50%) TIBCO
15 5 (3.50%) DataSynapse
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