Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 110 95
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 61 61 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 1.65% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.21% 9.52% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 55
Scotland median daily rate £400 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -18.13% +14.94%
10th Percentile £234 £254 £284
90th Percentile £600 £422 £448
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.55 £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -47.60% +21.82% -7.56%

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 544 641 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.26% 17.35% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 374 333
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £150 £198 £189
90th Percentile £539 £458 £452
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 20
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% -1.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.94 £57.50 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% -4.44% +12.50%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +2 44 £500 +11.11% 4
Glasgow -17 7 £369 +22.92% 6
Renfrewshire +13 4 £303 -7.63%
Aberdeen - 3 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £125 -
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 36 (59.02%) Windows
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (55.74%) VMware
3 28 (45.90%) Finance
4 27 (44.26%) Windows Server
5 26 (42.62%) Linux
6 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
7 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
8 18 (29.51%) vSphere
8 18 (29.51%) Puppet
8 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (24.59%) Ansible
11 15 (24.59%) Configuration Management
12 14 (22.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
12 14 (22.95%) Ruby
13 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
13 13 (21.31%) TDD
13 13 (21.31%) Validation
13 13 (21.31%) EMC
14 12 (19.67%) Unix
14 12 (19.67%) ITIL
15 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
15 11 (18.03%) Virtual Team

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 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) JBoss
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) Office 365
4 3 (4.92%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) DHCP
1 8 (13.11%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 6 (9.84%) Skype
4 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
4 5 (8.20%) LAN
4 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
4 5 (8.20%) VoIP
5 4 (6.56%) NAS
5 4 (6.56%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) BGP
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.64%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.64%) HTTP
7 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.64%) Network Security
7 1 (1.64%) OSPF
7 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Server Specialist
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) LDAP
1 1 (1.64%) Middleware
1 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
1 11 (18.03%) Virtual Team
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Replication
3 5 (8.20%) EMC VNX
3 5 (8.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.92%) IBM XIV
5 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.64%) Clustering
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (59.02%) Windows
2 27 (44.26%) Windows Server
3 26 (42.62%) Linux
4 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (19.67%) Unix
7 5 (8.20%) Solaris
8 3 (4.92%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) SUSE
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.64%) HPUX
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Configuration Management
2 14 (22.95%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
3 13 (21.31%) TDD
3 13 (21.31%) Validation
4 12 (19.67%) ITIL
5 10 (16.39%) Coaching
5 10 (16.39%) Project Management
6 9 (14.75%) Open Source
6 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.11%) Asset Management
8 7 (11.48%) Migration
9 6 (9.84%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.20%) DevOps
10 5 (8.20%) ITIL V3
11 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
11 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity
11 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.95%) Ruby
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
3 4 (6.56%) Python
4 3 (4.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) VB
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) MCSA
1 6 (9.84%) MCSE
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) HND
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ACSA
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (6.56%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.51%) vSphere
3 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.28%) Firmware
7 2 (3.28%) NFS
7 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.64%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) Puppet
2 15 (24.59%) Ansible
2 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.84%) SCCM
3 6 (9.84%) SCOM
4 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.28%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.28%) Packer
5 2 (3.28%) vRealize
6 1 (1.64%) Control-M
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.64%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) VMware
2 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.31%) EMC
4 7 (11.48%) Cisco
5 6 (9.84%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) Brocade
6 5 (8.20%) Symantec
7 4 (6.56%) Citrix
7 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 4 (6.56%) Veritas
8 3 (4.92%) Dell
8 3 (4.92%) Lotus
8 3 (4.92%) NetApp
8 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.92%) Veeam
9 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.28%) Google
9 2 (3.28%) Juniper
9 2 (3.28%) Meru Networks