The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 517 569
Rank change year-on-year -45 +52  
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 32 105 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 1.34% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 81 45
Median daily rate £435 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £613 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +17.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5986 7857 7508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.85% 15.94% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 12740 12161
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 856 1030
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

iSCSI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing iSCSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for iSCSI in England

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSCSI in England

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSCSI in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSCSI in England

iSCSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSCSI in England

iSCSI
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
London -22 17 £450 +7.14% 4
North of England +43 10 £420 +27.27% 4
North West +29 5 £438 +25.00% 2
North East +58 3 £420 +29.23% 2
Yorkshire +17 2 £313 -40.47%
South West 0 2 £305 -25.60%
South East -2 2 £300 -22.58% 5
East of England -11 1 £450 +28.57% 3
iSCSI
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for iSCSI.

1 62 (77.50%) SAN
2 40 (50.00%) Windows
2 40 (50.00%) VMware
3 38 (47.50%) Cisco
4 37 (46.25%) Active Directory
5 34 (42.50%) Data Centre
6 30 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 30 (37.50%) NAS
7 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 27 (33.75%) Linux
8 27 (33.75%) Migration
9 26 (32.50%) HP
9 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
10 24 (30.00%) NFS
10 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (27.50%) Unix
12 21 (26.25%) NetApp
13 20 (25.00%) Firewall
13 20 (25.00%) Solaris
13 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (23.75%) DNS
14 19 (23.75%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (23.75%) High Availability
15 18 (22.50%) WAN
15 18 (22.50%) Dell
15 18 (22.50%) Wireless
16 17 (21.25%) Citrix
17 16 (20.00%) Red Hat
17 16 (20.00%) Oracle
17 16 (20.00%) Finance

iSCSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.50%) Apache
4 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.25%) OpenStack
6 4 (5.00%) IIS
6 4 (5.00%) iPlanet
6 4 (5.00%) JBoss
6 4 (5.00%) SAS
6 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.75%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.50%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.50%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (77.50%) SAN
2 30 (37.50%) NAS
3 20 (25.00%) Firewall
4 19 (23.75%) DNS
4 19 (23.75%) Fibre Channel
5 18 (22.50%) WAN
5 18 (22.50%) Wireless
6 13 (16.25%) DHCP
6 13 (16.25%) LAN
7 12 (15.00%) VPN
8 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
9 10 (12.50%) OSPF
9 10 (12.50%) SSH
9 10 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
10 9 (11.25%) FCoE
10 9 (11.25%) FTP
10 9 (11.25%) LDAP
11 8 (10.00%) BGP
11 8 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (8.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.50%) HBase
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) Riak
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.75%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Administrator
2 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Unix Administrator
6 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
7 7 (8.75%) IT Support
7 7 (8.75%) SAN Administrator
7 7 (8.75%) SAN Storage Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco Support
8 6 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Support Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) J2EE
2 3 (3.75%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.50%) COM
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.50%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (42.50%) Data Centre
2 15 (18.75%) Clustering
2 15 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (12.50%) Replication
4 6 (7.50%) Derivative
5 5 (6.25%) Private Cloud
6 4 (5.00%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (3.75%) Grid Computing
7 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (3.75%) Verilog
7 3 (3.75%) VHDL
8 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.25%) IBM XIV
9 1 (1.25%) PKI
9 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) Linux
3 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
4 22 (27.50%) Unix
5 20 (25.00%) Solaris
6 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (10.00%) CentOS
8 8 (10.00%) HPUX
9 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.25%) AIX
10 5 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (5.00%) SUSE
11 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.50%) Debian
12 2 (2.50%) FreeBSD
12 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Migration
2 19 (23.75%) High Availability
3 14 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 9 (11.25%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (11.25%) Network Management
6 8 (10.00%) ITIL
7 7 (8.75%) DevOps
8 6 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.50%) CRM
8 6 (7.50%) Investment Management
9 5 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.00%) Break/Fix
10 4 (5.00%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
11 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.50%) Perl
3 11 (13.75%) Bash Shell
4 9 (11.25%) Korn
5 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.75%) Java
6 7 (8.75%) SQL
7 6 (7.50%) Python
8 4 (5.00%) C-shell
9 3 (3.75%) Tcl
10 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.25%) AWK
11 1 (1.25%) sed
11 1 (1.25%) VB
11 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.00%) CCNP
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) CCNA
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.50%) CCDP
8 2 (2.50%) CCIE
8 2 (2.50%) CCSE
8 2 (2.50%) MCSA
8 2 (2.50%) MCSE
9 1 (1.25%) Degree
9 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 30 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 24 (30.00%) NFS
3 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.75%) vSphere
5 10 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (12.50%) XenApp
6 9 (11.25%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (10.00%) Veritas File System
8 7 (8.75%) KVM
8 7 (8.75%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (6.25%) DFS Replication
9 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
10 4 (5.00%) Firmware
10 4 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Samba
11 3 (3.75%) SRDF
11 3 (3.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) Nagios
2 10 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 9 (11.25%) SCCM
4 8 (10.00%) EMC Navisphere
4 8 (10.00%) Puppet
4 8 (10.00%) SCOM
4 8 (10.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 7 (8.75%) SCVMM
6 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (7.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (7.50%) vCenter Server
7 5 (6.25%) Ansible
7 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (6.25%) Salt
7 5 (6.25%) SCOrch
7 5 (6.25%) SCSM
8 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (3.75%) OpenView
9 3 (3.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) VMware
2 38 (47.50%) Cisco
3 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (32.50%) HP
5 21 (26.25%) NetApp
6 18 (22.50%) Dell
7 17 (21.25%) Citrix
8 16 (20.00%) Oracle
8 16 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 15 (18.75%) EMC
10 12 (15.00%) Sun
10 12 (15.00%) Veritas
11 11 (13.75%) Brocade
12 10 (12.50%) Symantec
13 8 (10.00%) 3PAR
13 8 (10.00%) IBM
13 8 (10.00%) Palo Alto
14 7 (8.75%) Arista
15 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
15 6 (7.50%) SolarWinds