Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for iSCSI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSCSI over the 6 months to 18 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.

iSCSI
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 672 732
Rank change year-on-year -118 +60 +1
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 99 216 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 1.32% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 178 112
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.54% +0.32%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £264
90th Percentile £475 £575 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £360 £387
% change year-on-year -7.64% -6.98% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
UK median hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.25% +68.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -66.25% +68.42%

iSCSI 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14034 16407 15981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.53% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8536 9905 9237
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 843 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.97 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

iSCSI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing iSCSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iSCSI.

Contractor daily rate trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSCSI over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI.

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSCSI within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England -69 91 £363 -3.33% 12
UK excluding London -35 57 £333 -7.64% 10
London -56 41 £376 -11.65% 2
North of England +22 19 £356 +1.79% 1
East of England -18 13 £343 -8.67% 1
South East -6 9 £350 -6.67% 4
North East +48 8 £381 +15.53%
Midlands +27 7 £320 - 2
Scotland -6 7 £288 -20.14%
Yorkshire +14 6 £221 -55.75%
East Midlands +11 6 £335 -
North West +11 5 £394 -1.56% 1
South West +9 2 £435 +16.00% 2
West Midlands +32 1 £250 -21.88% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for iSCSI.

1 68 (68.69%) SAN
2 64 (64.65%) VMware
3 56 (56.57%) Windows
4 50 (50.51%) Cisco
5 48 (48.48%) Active Directory
6 41 (41.41%) Linux
7 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
8 36 (36.36%) Firewall
8 36 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (35.35%) DNS
10 34 (34.34%) HP
11 32 (32.32%) NAS
12 29 (29.29%) Data Centre
13 28 (28.28%) Windows Server
13 28 (28.28%) Hyper-V
13 28 (28.28%) TCP/IP
13 28 (28.28%) WAN
13 28 (28.28%) ITIL
14 27 (27.27%) Citrix
14 27 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
15 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
16 22 (22.22%) Security Cleared
16 22 (22.22%) FCoE
16 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (21.21%) Solaris
18 20 (20.20%) NFS
18 20 (20.20%) NetApp
18 20 (20.20%) High Availability

iSCSI
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.17%) SharePoint
3 14 (14.14%) Apache
3 14 (14.14%) JBoss
3 14 (14.14%) Skype for Business
4 13 (13.13%) iPlanet
4 13 (13.13%) Tomcat
4 13 (13.13%) WebLogic
5 11 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (10.10%) OpenStack
7 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (6.06%) MQSeries
8 6 (6.06%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (5.05%) IIS
10 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.08%) Office 365
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.02%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (68.69%) SAN
2 36 (36.36%) Firewall
3 35 (35.35%) DNS
4 32 (32.32%) NAS
5 28 (28.28%) TCP/IP
5 28 (28.28%) WAN
6 27 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
7 22 (22.22%) FCoE
8 19 (19.19%) DHCP
9 13 (13.13%) LAN
10 11 (11.11%) Wireless
11 10 (10.10%) LDAP
11 10 (10.10%) VLAN
12 8 (8.08%) BGP
12 8 (8.08%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (7.07%) Skype
14 6 (6.06%) Network Security
14 6 (6.06%) OSPF
14 6 (6.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
1 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Advertising
3 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Administrator
6 7 (7.07%) NetBackup Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) SAN Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Solaris Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Storage Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Storage Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) J2EE
2 6 (6.06%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.01%) JSON
4 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.29%) Data Centre
2 19 (19.19%) Clustering
3 11 (11.11%) Replication
4 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.06%) PKI
6 5 (5.05%) Derivative
7 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.03%) Grid Computing
9 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
10 1 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
10 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (56.57%) Windows
2 41 (41.41%) Linux
3 28 (28.28%) Windows Server
4 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (21.21%) Solaris
5 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (19.19%) Unix
7 14 (14.14%) AIX
7 14 (14.14%) HPUX
7 14 (14.14%) SUSE
8 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (5.05%) CentOS
11 3 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.01%) Debian
13 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) ITIL
2 20 (20.20%) High Availability
3 15 (15.15%) Migration
4 12 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 10 (10.10%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (10.10%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (7.07%) CRM
7 7 (7.07%) Requirements Management
8 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.04%) Change Management
9 4 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.04%) Test Planning
10 3 (3.03%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.19%) Bash Shell
2 17 (17.17%) Perl
2 17 (17.17%) PowerShell
3 16 (16.16%) Korn
4 14 (14.14%) C-shell
4 14 (14.14%) SQL
5 13 (13.13%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.06%) VBScript
7 4 (4.04%) Java
8 3 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) AWK
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) MCSE
4 8 (8.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (7.07%) Degree
6 6 (6.06%) MCSA
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.04%) A+ Certification
8 4 (4.04%) CCNA
8 4 (4.04%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (4.04%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.04%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCNP
10 1 (1.01%) CCA
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (28.28%) Hyper-V
4 27 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (20.20%) NFS
6 18 (18.18%) vSphere
7 12 (12.12%) Samba
8 11 (11.11%) XenApp
8 11 (11.11%) XenDesktop
9 10 (10.10%) DFS Replication
10 8 (8.08%) KVM
10 8 (8.08%) Terminal Services
10 8 (8.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (5.05%) VMware NSX
12 5 (5.05%) XenServer
13 4 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (1.01%) vCloud
14 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) NetBackup
2 14 (14.14%) SCCM
3 12 (12.12%) SCOM
4 10 (10.10%) Backup Exec
4 10 (10.10%) Puppet
5 9 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (9.09%) vCenter Server
6 8 (8.08%) EMC Navisphere
7 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (6.06%) Ansible
8 6 (6.06%) OpenView
9 5 (5.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (5.05%) vMotion
9 5 (5.05%) WSUS
10 4 (4.04%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (4.04%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 64 (64.65%) VMware
2 50 (50.51%) Cisco
3 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
4 34 (34.34%) HP
5 27 (27.27%) Citrix
6 20 (20.20%) NetApp
7 18 (18.18%) Red Hat
8 17 (17.17%) Dell
9 16 (16.16%) EMC
10 14 (14.14%) IBM
10 14 (14.14%) Oracle
10 14 (14.14%) Veritas
11 13 (13.13%) F5
11 13 (13.13%) Sun
12 11 (11.11%) 3PAR
12 11 (11.11%) Juniper
13 9 (9.09%) EqualLogic
13 9 (9.09%) Symantec
14 8 (8.08%) PlateSpin
15 7 (7.07%) Veeam