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 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.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 145 127
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18  
Contract jobs citing NAS 1 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.046% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 1.77% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Median daily rate £285 £359 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.55% +43.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -7.05% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.55 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +115.04% -10.00%  

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 242 564 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.16% 19.20% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 285 134
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £33.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +18.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

NAS
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 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 23 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
Renfrewshire +49 1 £285 -21.91%
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (88.24%) SAN
2 11 (64.71%) EMC
2 11 (64.71%) NetBackup
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) iSCSI
4 9 (52.94%) EMC Navisphere
4 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Change Control
5 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
5 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (17.65%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) NetApp

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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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) SAN
2 10 (58.82%) iSCSI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) NetBackup Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
1 5 (29.41%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) NetBackup
2 9 (52.94%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) EMC
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (5.88%) Open-E
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Synology