Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 111 59
Rank change year-on-year -51 -52 +39
Contract jobs citing SAN 38 48 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.72% 1.23% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 10.91% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 104
Scotland median daily rate £295 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% -9.33% +9.89%
10th Percentile £234 £250 £302
90th Percentile £475 £446 £445
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £390
% change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £27.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -19.09% -27.63% +26.67%

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 614 440 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.59% 11.28% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 237 471
Scotland median daily rate £325 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.68% +5.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £213
90th Percentile £510 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £31.93 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.45% -20.19% +18.87%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.93 £14.21
90th Percentile £31.20 £50.00 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 19 £288 -36.11% 3
Glasgow -29 10 £363 +3.57%
Renfrewshire -45 8 £284 -12.69%
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) VMware
3 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (39.47%) ITIL
6 14 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 13 (34.21%) DHCP
7 13 (34.21%) DNS
8 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
10 10 (26.32%) SQL
10 10 (26.32%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (23.68%) XenDesktop
11 9 (23.68%) vRealize
12 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
12 8 (21.05%) EMC
12 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
12 8 (21.05%) Unix
13 7 (18.42%) Service Management
13 7 (18.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (18.42%) vSphere
13 7 (18.42%) Puppet

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 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.63%) nginx
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Datadog
3 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) DHCP
1 13 (34.21%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) iSCSI
2 6 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (15.79%) VSAN
3 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.26%) IPv4
5 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) BGP
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Server Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
1 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) EMC VNX
2 3 (7.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) IBM XIV
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (21.05%) Unix
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.53%) AIX
8 3 (7.89%) Solaris
9 2 (5.26%) SUSE
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Service Management
3 6 (15.79%) Security Management
3 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Change Control
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Kanban
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Validation
7 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) VB
4 3 (7.89%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.68%) XenDesktop
4 7 (18.42%) vSphere
5 6 (15.79%) VMware NSX
5 6 (15.79%) XenApp
5 6 (15.79%) XenServer
6 5 (13.16%) NFS
7 2 (5.26%) Firmware
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.63%) Docker
8 1 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.63%) iptables
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) vRealize
2 7 (18.42%) Puppet
3 6 (15.79%) PowerCLI
3 6 (15.79%) SafeCom
4 4 (10.53%) Ansible
5 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.63%) Nagios
6 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) EMC
4 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 6 (15.79%) ThinPrint
6 5 (13.16%) Cisco
6 5 (13.16%) NetApp
7 4 (10.53%) HP
8 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.89%) Brocade
8 3 (7.89%) Dell
8 3 (7.89%) IBM
9 2 (5.26%) Ivanti
10 1 (2.63%) Aruba
10 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle
10 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) Veritas