The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for iSCSI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSCSI over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

iSCSI
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 157 187
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30  
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 1.47% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 10
Median daily rate - £425 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.99%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £358 £350
% change year-on-year -12.58% +2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% +0.62%  

iSCSI is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 342 476 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.36% 14.07% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 375 546
Median daily rate £425 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

iSCSI
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing iSCSI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for iSCSI in the City of London

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iSCSI in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for iSCSI in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for iSCSI.

1 12 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) OSPF
4 6 (50.00%) BGP
4 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) Wireless
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 6 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
4 6 (50.00%) Investment Management
4 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (50.00%) Network Management
4 6 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (50.00%) VXLAN
4 6 (50.00%) Arista
5 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (33.33%) SCOM

iSCSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) OSPF
2 6 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 6 (50.00%) VPN
2 6 (50.00%) VXLAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Support
2 6 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) IT Support
2 6 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Support
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Voice Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Voice Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Derivative
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCNA
1 6 (50.00%) CCNP
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) NFS
5 1 (8.33%) Firmware
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
1 4 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (16.67%) SCSM
4 1 (8.33%) Ansible
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (8.33%) Salt
4 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Arista
2 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 6 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Huawei
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) VMware