The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 118 106
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Contract jobs citing NAS 16 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.92% 4.23% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 8
Median daily rate £285 £390 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +13.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £273 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £445 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £347
% change year-on-year -9.06% +15.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +131.08% -53.75%  

NAS 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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NAS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NAS in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NAS in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Renfrewshire +11 9 £298 -23.71%
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 £175 -
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NAS 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 Scotland region with a requirement for NAS.

1 17 (89.47%) SAN
2 11 (57.89%) NetBackup
3 10 (52.63%) iSCSI
3 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) EMC
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) EMC Navisphere
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
7 5 (26.32%) Change Control
8 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (15.79%) VMware
9 3 (15.79%) Service Management
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
9 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) SAN
2 10 (52.63%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) NetBackup Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
1 5 (26.32%) Change Control
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Server Building
5 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Jython
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
2 3 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) NetBackup
2 8 (42.11%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) EMC
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) BMC
6 1 (5.26%) CA
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.26%) Open-E
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Synology