Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 133 123
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10 -10
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 10.78% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 37
Scotland median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +24.03%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £230
90th Percentile £564 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £388 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -0.64% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £40.70 - £25.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.18 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.93% +159.88% -49.25%

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 565 501 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.07% 10.83% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 267 335
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £121 £138 £150
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.47% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 24
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £17.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +0.41% -18.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.25 £11.96
90th Percentile £41.59 £44.13 £35.94
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.10% -9.30%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 13 £513 -2.38% 1
Renfrewshire -12 10 £488 +27.45% 1
Aberdeen -4 4 £405 -10.00%
West Lothian +4 2 £350 -
Glasgow +16 1 - - 4
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) WAN
4 12 (37.50%) Unix
4 12 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (37.50%) Bash Shell
4 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (31.25%) EMC
6 10 (31.25%) Perl
6 10 (31.25%) DevOps
7 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
7 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
7 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (28.13%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) CCNP
8 8 (25.00%) CCNA
8 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (25.00%) Avamar
9 7 (21.88%) Public Sector
9 7 (21.88%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (21.88%) PowerCLI
9 7 (21.88%) VMware NSX
9 7 (21.88%) Kanban
9 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
9 7 (21.88%) LAN

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 6 (18.75%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) nginx
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) WAN
2 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 6 (18.75%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) Firewall
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (21.88%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Platform Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) ICT Manager
5 2 (6.25%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Server Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Unix Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) PMI
4 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Unix
4 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) CentOS
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) DevOps
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
5 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
5 7 (21.88%) Kanban
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 5 (15.63%) Data Management
6 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Storage Management
7 4 (12.50%) BCP
7 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.50%) Server Management
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Active Listening
8 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
8 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
9 2 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 10 (31.25%) Perl
3 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
4 7 (21.88%) Python
5 4 (12.50%) C-shell
5 4 (12.50%) Korn
5 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CCNA
1 8 (25.00%) CCNP
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) VCAP
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (21.88%) VMware NSX
4 6 (18.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (12.50%) Samba
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Avamar
2 7 (21.88%) PowerCLI
3 4 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) EMC
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 4 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) NetApp
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) IBM