Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 137 84
Rank change year-on-year -45 -53 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 22 45 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.94% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 8.26% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 79
Scotland median daily rate £413 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -7.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £248 £250 £288
90th Percentile £553 £443 £435
UK median daily rate £410 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +3.80% +1.94% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.63 -
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £26.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year +48.57% +10.53% -20.83%

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 578 545 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.59% 11.41% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 275 514
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £191 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £523 £445
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 September 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 September 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 -7 13 £438 +25.00% 1
Glasgow -14 6 £325 -21.69% 5
Renfrewshire -33 2 £425 +30.77% 1
Stirling - 1 £125 - 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) NetApp
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) Unix
8 4 (18.18%) AIX
8 4 (18.18%) DHCP
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) EMC
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
8 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (13.64%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (13.64%) vSphere
9 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)

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 (13.64%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) SAS
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Datadog
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.64%) SMS
3 2 (9.09%) IPv4
3 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.55%) BGP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) OSPF
4 1 (4.55%) SNMP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.55%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Technician
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) E-Business Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Head of IT Operations
4 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Python Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) EMC VNX
2 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Unix
5 4 (18.18%) AIX
6 3 (13.64%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (13.64%) Solaris
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) HPUX
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.55%) VMS
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Kanban
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CISSP
1 2 (9.09%) RHCE
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (13.64%) NFS
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (4.55%) Docker
6 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Firmware
6 1 (4.55%) iptables
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.55%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) EMC
5 4 (18.18%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) Brocade
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (9.09%) Ivanti
7 2 (9.09%) Veritas
8 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
8 1 (4.55%) Charles River
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) IBM
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) Splunk
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec