Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 114 71
Rank change year-on-year -24 -43 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 60 51 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.20% 1.41% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 10.14% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 85
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -12.26% +10.71%
10th Percentile £236 £214 £308
90th Percentile £600 £436 £445
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £395
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £34.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -41.01% -8.55% +27.20%

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 587 503 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.77% 13.93% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 279 433
Scotland median daily rate £338 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% -2.54% +10.15%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £214
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -38.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +13.64%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +3 38 £575 +27.78% 2
Glasgow -31 10 £314 +4.58% 7
Renfrewshire -22 8 £284 -11.33%
Aberdeen +5 2 £450 -4.76% 1
Stirling - 1 £125 - 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 36 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 33 (55.00%) VMware
4 31 (51.67%) Linux
4 31 (51.67%) Windows Server
5 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 28 (46.67%) Finance
6 26 (43.33%) PowerShell
7 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (38.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (30.00%) Puppet
10 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (30.00%) vSphere
10 18 (30.00%) ITIL
11 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (25.00%) Ansible
13 14 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
13 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
13 14 (23.33%) Ruby
14 13 (21.67%) TDD
14 13 (21.67%) Validation
14 13 (21.67%) DNS
14 13 (21.67%) Unix
14 13 (21.67%) DHCP
15 11 (18.33%) SQL
15 11 (18.33%) SQL Server

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 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Office 365
4 2 (3.33%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DHCP
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 6 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (10.00%) VSAN
3 5 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 4 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (5.00%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) Firewall
6 2 (3.33%) IPv4
6 2 (3.33%) NAS
6 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.33%) Skype
6 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.67%) HTTP
7 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Administrator
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Middleware
1 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Virtual Team
2 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Replication
2 6 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.00%) IBM XIV
3 3 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Linux
2 31 (51.67%) Windows Server
3 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (38.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (21.67%) Unix
7 5 (8.33%) Solaris
8 4 (6.67%) AIX
9 3 (5.00%) SUSE
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.67%) HPUX
11 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
2 14 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (21.67%) TDD
3 13 (21.67%) Validation
4 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
5 10 (16.67%) Coaching
6 9 (15.00%) Open Source
7 8 (13.33%) Project Management
7 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.33%) Service Management
8 7 (11.67%) Asset Management
8 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (10.00%) Security Management
10 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.33%) DevOps
11 4 (6.67%) Change Management
11 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) PowerShell
2 14 (23.33%) Ruby
3 11 (18.33%) SQL
4 4 (6.67%) Python
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) Perl
5 3 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) HND
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (6.67%) QA
3 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.00%) vSphere
3 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 6 (10.00%) XenApp
4 6 (10.00%) XenServer
5 3 (5.00%) NFS
5 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.33%) Firmware
6 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) Puppet
2 15 (25.00%) Ansible
3 14 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (15.00%) vRealize
5 6 (10.00%) PowerCLI
5 6 (10.00%) SafeCom
6 2 (3.33%) Packer
6 2 (3.33%) SCOM
6 2 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.67%) SCCM
7 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) VMware
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.33%) EMC
4 10 (16.67%) Citrix
5 9 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.00%) ThinPrint
7 5 (8.33%) HP
8 4 (6.67%) Brocade
8 4 (6.67%) IBM
8 4 (6.67%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco
9 3 (5.00%) Dell
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) Ivanti
10 2 (3.33%) Lotus
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle
11 1 (1.67%) Aruba
11 1 (1.67%) SAP
11 1 (1.67%) Veritas