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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 64 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10  
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.65% 2.70% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.36% 18.52% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 21
Median daily rate £340 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.04% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -10 10 £315 -22.69%
Glasgow 0 9 £325 -11.26%
Edinburgh +19 7 £413 -8.33% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 35 (64.81%) VMware
2 30 (55.56%) Windows
3 29 (53.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
5 22 (40.74%) ITIL
5 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
6 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
7 18 (33.33%) SQL
8 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
8 17 (31.48%) EMC
8 17 (31.48%) NAS
9 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (29.63%) Linux
9 16 (29.63%) DNS
10 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 15 (27.78%) vSphere
11 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
11 14 (25.93%) Cisco
12 13 (24.07%) DHCP
12 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
13 12 (22.22%) vRealize
14 11 (20.37%) PowerCLI
14 11 (20.37%) VSAN
14 11 (20.37%) Citrix
14 11 (20.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (18.52%) iSCSI
15 10 (18.52%) NetBackup
15 10 (18.52%) HP

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 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) NAS
2 16 (29.63%) DNS
3 13 (24.07%) DHCP
4 11 (20.37%) VSAN
5 10 (18.52%) iSCSI
6 8 (14.81%) Firewall
7 4 (7.41%) Skype
7 4 (7.41%) WAN
8 2 (3.70%) LDAP
8 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.85%) HTTP
9 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (9.26%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Administrator
2 8 (14.81%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 7 (12.96%) NetBackup Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Server Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Backup Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) SCCM Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Unix Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.85%) LAMP
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Clustering
2 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) Celerra
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.85%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
3 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (29.63%) Linux
4 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (16.67%) Unix
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.26%) AIX
8 4 (7.41%) Solaris
9 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Change Control
3 5 (9.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Service Management
5 3 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.70%) DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) High Availability
6 2 (3.70%) Server Building
6 2 (3.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.85%) QMS
7 1 (1.85%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.85%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.85%) Time Management
7 1 (1.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) C-shell
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) Jython
3 1 (1.85%) Korn
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (9.26%) MCSE
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.70%) EMC Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (53.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (27.78%) vSphere
4 5 (9.26%) XenApp
5 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.56%) SRDF
6 3 (5.56%) Terminal Server
6 3 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.70%) NFS
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.85%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.85%) Samba
8 1 (1.85%) vCloud
8 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) vRealize
2 11 (20.37%) PowerCLI
3 10 (18.52%) NetBackup
4 8 (14.81%) EMC Navisphere
5 5 (9.26%) WSUS
6 4 (7.41%) SCCM
7 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (5.56%) SCOM
7 3 (5.56%) SCVMM
8 2 (3.70%) SnapMirror
9 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.85%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.85%) Puppet
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.85%) Simpana
9 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) VMware
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 17 (31.48%) EMC
4 14 (25.93%) Cisco
5 11 (20.37%) Citrix
6 10 (18.52%) HP
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle
7 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
8 5 (9.26%) Dell
8 5 (9.26%) NetApp
9 4 (7.41%) Veritas
10 2 (3.70%) Avaya
10 2 (3.70%) Brocade
10 2 (3.70%) IBM
10 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.70%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.70%) Veeam
10 2 (3.70%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.85%) Isilon