Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 126 104
Rank change year-on-year -31 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 48 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 1.27% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.74% 10.66% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 60
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +9.85% -5.71%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £272
90th Percentile £528 £600 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.63 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.63 £24.38
% change year-on-year +56.10% +5.13% -10.55%

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 549 591 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.36% 11.88% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 316 428
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +6.25% +3.03%
10th Percentile £158 £148 £210
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 24
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.13 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -6.25% +76.47%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.53 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.50 £47.18 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%

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 November 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 November 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 -14 27 £450 +18.03% 2
Renfrewshire -10 14 £383 +25.41%
Glasgow -17 4 £385 -
Aberdeen +10 1 £450 +5.88%
Stirling - 1 £125 -
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 26 (54.17%) Linux
2 20 (41.67%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
4 16 (33.33%) ITIL
5 15 (31.25%) Unix
5 15 (31.25%) DNS
5 15 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
7 13 (27.08%) HP
8 11 (22.92%) Apache
8 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.83%) XenApp
9 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
9 10 (20.83%) WAN
9 10 (20.83%) Citrix
9 10 (20.83%) Shell Script
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.75%) DHCP
10 9 (18.75%) Solaris
10 9 (18.75%) Perl
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) iSCSI
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 8 (16.67%) Kanban
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (16.67%) 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 11 (22.92%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) SAS
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Datadog
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) DNS
2 10 (20.83%) WAN
3 9 (18.75%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) iSCSI
4 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.25%) Firewall
6 3 (6.25%) SMS
7 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.08%) HTTP
8 1 (2.08%) LAN
8 1 (2.08%) NAS
8 1 (2.08%) SNMP
8 1 (2.08%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (8.33%) Administrator
2 4 (8.33%) Consultant
2 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (4.17%) Analyst
4 2 (4.17%) Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Network Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) Storage Technician
5 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.08%) Developer
5 1 (2.08%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Replication
3 7 (14.58%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.42%) Private Cloud
5 4 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
6 3 (6.25%) PMI
7 2 (4.17%) Clustering
7 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
8 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Linux
2 20 (41.67%) Windows
3 15 (31.25%) Unix
4 9 (18.75%) Solaris
4 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.33%) AIX
8 3 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (4.17%) HPUX
10 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Kanban
5 7 (14.58%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 6 (12.50%) DevOps
6 6 (12.50%) Server Management
7 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (8.33%) Migration
8 4 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.25%) Change Management
9 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.25%) Runbook
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
1 10 (20.83%) Shell Script
2 9 (18.75%) Perl
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) C-shell
3 7 (14.58%) Korn
3 7 (14.58%) VBScript
4 5 (10.42%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.25%) RHCE
3 2 (4.17%) CISSP
3 2 (4.17%) OCP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) XenApp
3 8 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (14.58%) Samba
4 7 (14.58%) Terminal Services
5 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (8.33%) NFS
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.25%) vSphere
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.25%) XenServer
8 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (2.08%) Docker
9 1 (2.08%) Firmware
9 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.08%) iptables
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) PowerCLI
2 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.17%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) HP
2 10 (20.83%) Citrix
3 8 (16.67%) NetApp
4 7 (14.58%) Centrify
4 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
4 7 (14.58%) VMware
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle
6 3 (6.25%) Brocade
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas
8 1 (2.08%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.08%) Charles River
8 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) New Relic
8 1 (2.08%) Splunk