Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 183 124
Rank change year-on-year +25 -59 -50
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.54% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 4.75% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 30
Scotland median daily rate £413 £278 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.65% -16.54% -7.64%
10th Percentile £293 £230 £250
90th Percentile £575 £460 £439
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £26.25
UK median hourly rate £42.85 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +22.43% +3.70% +29.81%

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 550 631 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.40% 11.42% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 388 255
Scotland median daily rate £425 £324 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.17% -11.96% +5.14%
10th Percentile £195 £188 £160
90th Percentile £581 £502 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 35
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £44.35 £20.70 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Scotland

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Scotland

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Scotland

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Scotland

SAN
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 SAN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 10 £469 +56.25% 4
Glasgow +15 5 £550 +107.55% 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £363 -
Stirling - 1 £125 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SAN.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (50.00%) EMC
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco
8 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) Dell
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (25.00%) Solaris
9 5 (25.00%) Perl
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (20.00%) VMware NSX
10 4 (20.00%) Replication
10 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
10 4 (20.00%) vSphere
10 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle
10 4 (20.00%) IBM

SAN
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 3 (15.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) DMZ
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Broadband
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) IT Support
3 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Solaris
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) DevOps
1 3 (15.00%) High Availability
1 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (10.00%) BCP
2 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
2 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Information Security
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Kanban
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) VCAP
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) CCSP
3 1 (5.00%) CCVP
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) NCSC
2 1 (5.00%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) VMware NSX
4 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (10.00%) Firmware
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Server
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (5.00%) NFS
7 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) PowerCLI
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (10.00%) vRealize
1 2 (10.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) SnapMirror
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) EMC
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Dell
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Hitachi
7 2 (10.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Sonus