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 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 53 97
Rank change year-on-year -44 +44  
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 114 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 3.88% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 20.21% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 63 24
Median daily rate £375 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN 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%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 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 +11 5 £375 +10.29%
Edinburgh +1 5 £475 +26.66% 1
Glasgow -6 5 £415 +18.57% 3
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Aberdeen - 1 £473 -
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN 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 SAN.

1 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (37.50%) Cisco
3 18 (37.50%) EMC
4 15 (31.25%) ITIL
4 15 (31.25%) Windows
4 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 15 (31.25%) NAS
5 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.17%) Citrix
6 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
7 12 (25.00%) Unix
8 11 (22.92%) SQL
8 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
9 10 (20.83%) HP
9 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (20.83%) iSCSI
9 10 (20.83%) NetBackup
10 9 (18.75%) EMC Navisphere
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 9 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (16.67%) Change Control
11 8 (16.67%) Change Management
12 7 (14.58%) DNS
12 7 (14.58%) AIX

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 7 (14.58%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) NAS
2 10 (20.83%) iSCSI
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) DHCP
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) Skype
6 4 (8.33%) VPN
7 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.17%) BGP
8 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.17%) LDAP
8 2 (4.17%) OSPF
8 2 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (4.17%) VSAN
8 2 (4.17%) VXLAN
8 2 (4.17%) WAN
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Administrator
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) NetBackup Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) IT Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Replication
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (6.25%) HP Storage
4 3 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (25.00%) Unix
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
5 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (14.58%) AIX
8 4 (8.33%) Solaris
9 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.17%) CentOS
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Change Control
2 8 (16.67%) Change Management
3 6 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (10.42%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) Time Management
7 2 (4.17%) Coaching
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.17%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) C
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.08%) C-shell
6 1 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) CCNP
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) EMC Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (4.17%) MCSA
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) QA
4 1 (2.08%) ISO 22301
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 9 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (12.50%) XenApp
5 4 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.25%) Terminal Server
6 3 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.17%) NFS
7 2 (4.17%) RHEV
7 2 (4.17%) SRDF
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
8 1 (2.08%) Samba
8 1 (2.08%) vCloud
8 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) NetBackup
2 9 (18.75%) EMC Navisphere
3 5 (10.42%) SCCM
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (6.25%) SCOM
4 3 (6.25%) SCVMM
4 3 (6.25%) vMotion
5 2 (4.17%) Control-M
5 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (4.17%) Rundeck
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.17%) vRealize
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.08%) Simpana
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 18 (37.50%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) EMC
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 10 (20.83%) HP
5 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.50%) Oracle
7 5 (10.42%) IBM
8 4 (8.33%) Veeam
9 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.25%) NetApp
9 3 (6.25%) Veritas
10 2 (4.17%) Avaya
11 1 (2.08%) Brocade
11 1 (2.08%) Dell
11 1 (2.08%) F5
11 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.08%) Sophos
11 1 (2.08%) Symantec