Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 107 87
Rank change year-on-year -19 -20 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 62 76 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.23% 1.75% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 10.53% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 61 63
Scotland median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% +6.46%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £438 £452
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 - -
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £24.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year +5.13% -9.72% +6.93%

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 607 722 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.61% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 434 305
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
% change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +4 36 £388 - 4
Renfrewshire +16 12 £305 -10.29%
Glasgow -25 5 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 - - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £425 -
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
3 36 (58.06%) VMware
4 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
5 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
6 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (33.87%) Linux
8 20 (32.26%) Cisco
9 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
9 19 (30.65%) Finance
9 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (29.03%) ITIL
11 17 (27.42%) EMC
12 16 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (25.81%) vSphere
13 15 (24.19%) Citrix
14 14 (22.58%) DHCP
14 14 (22.58%) DNS
15 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
15 13 (20.97%) Puppet
15 13 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
17 11 (17.74%) SCCM
17 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
17 11 (17.74%) Firewall
18 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
18 10 (16.13%) HP
18 10 (16.13%) Ansible

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 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
1 9 (14.52%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.68%) IIS
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.90%) Office 365
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.84%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) DHCP
1 14 (22.58%) DNS
2 11 (17.74%) Firewall
3 9 (14.52%) NAS
3 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.29%) iSCSI
4 7 (11.29%) Skype
5 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
5 5 (8.06%) VPN
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.45%) VoIP
6 4 (6.45%) Wireless
7 3 (4.84%) BGP
7 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.84%) Network Security
7 3 (4.84%) OSPF
7 3 (4.84%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (4.84%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (4.84%) VLAN
7 3 (4.84%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Law
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) Analyst
2 7 (11.29%) NetBackup Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Administrator
4 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.23%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
1 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Virtual Team
3 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.68%) EMC VNX
5 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
5 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.45%) Replication
6 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
6 3 (4.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (3.23%) Clustering
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (66.13%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (33.87%) Linux
6 16 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.06%) Unix
7 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.84%) AIX
10 2 (3.23%) CentOS
10 2 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
3 10 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.52%) Asset Management
4 9 (14.52%) TDD
4 9 (14.52%) Validation
5 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.68%) Coaching
6 6 (9.68%) Open Source
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) High Availability
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.06%) Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
8 4 (6.45%) Database Tuning
8 4 (6.45%) DevOps
9 3 (4.84%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (4.84%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.13%) Ruby
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) VBScript
5 4 (6.45%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) MCSA
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) MCSE
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.06%) CCNA
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
5 3 (4.84%) ACSA
5 3 (4.84%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (4.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CCENT
6 2 (3.23%) MCITP
6 2 (3.23%) MCTS
7 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.61%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (6.45%) SLA
3 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (25.81%) vSphere
4 11 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (8.06%) Terminal Services
7 5 (8.06%) XenApp
8 4 (6.45%) VMware NSX
9 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
10 2 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.61%) OpenAM
11 1 (1.61%) RHEV
11 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (20.97%) Puppet
2 11 (17.74%) SCCM
3 10 (16.13%) Ansible
4 8 (12.90%) NetBackup
5 7 (11.29%) EMC Navisphere
5 7 (11.29%) SCOM
6 6 (9.68%) WSUS
7 5 (8.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
8 4 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (4.84%) Control-M
9 3 (4.84%) Rundeck
9 3 (4.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (3.23%) Packer
10 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
11 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
11 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (1.61%) Simpana
11 1 (1.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (58.06%) VMware
2 20 (32.26%) Cisco
3 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 17 (27.42%) EMC
5 15 (24.19%) Citrix
6 10 (16.13%) HP
7 7 (11.29%) Sophos
7 7 (11.29%) Symantec
8 6 (9.68%) Dell
8 6 (9.68%) Veeam
9 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
9 5 (8.06%) Veritas
10 4 (6.45%) Apple
10 4 (6.45%) Google
10 4 (6.45%) Juniper
10 4 (6.45%) Lotus
11 3 (4.84%) Brocade
11 3 (4.84%) Meru Networks
11 3 (4.84%) NetApp