Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 777 710
Rank change year-on-year +120 -67 +16
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 217 129 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 0.96% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 89 129
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -8.39% -0.64%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £513 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year +9.49% -8.67% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
10th Percentile £30.63 - £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 - £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50

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 12,752 13,440 14,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,664 8,312 8,893
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £609 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 678 749
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.76 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.13%

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 17 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSCSI over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Top 15 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 17 January 2019. 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 +81 199 £375 +4.90% 52
UK excluding London +72 178 £375 +9.49% 37
South East +79 106 £370 +1.37% 14
London -9 35 £400 +6.67% 16
South West -3 24 £409 - 7
North of England 0 22 £355 -5.33% 6
Midlands +3 11 £350 +4.48% 3
Scotland +8 8 £385 +26.23% 1
North East -1 8 £455 -1.89%
North West -5 8 £344 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +6 6 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -13 6 £355 +173.08% 2
Wales - 6 £350 -
West Midlands -13 5 £400 +60.00% 1
East of England -7 1 £410 +28.13% 6

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing iSCSI 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 with a requirement for iSCSI.

1 112 (51.61%) Windows
2 104 (47.93%) VMware
3 89 (41.01%) SAN
4 87 (40.09%) ITIL
5 86 (39.63%) NFS
6 85 (39.17%) Cisco
7 77 (35.48%) Firewall
8 65 (29.95%) Microsoft
9 64 (29.49%) Active Directory
9 64 (29.49%) Linux
10 63 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 60 (27.65%) Windows Server
12 59 (27.19%) NetApp
13 53 (24.42%) Citrix
14 51 (23.50%) NAS
14 51 (23.50%) Fibre Channel
15 48 (22.12%) LAN
16 46 (21.20%) TCP/IP
17 45 (20.74%) Wireless
18 44 (20.28%) Disaster Recovery
18 44 (20.28%) Microsoft Azure
19 41 (18.89%) BGP
19 41 (18.89%) DNS
20 40 (18.43%) WAN
20 40 (18.43%) Configuration Management
21 39 (17.97%) VPN
22 38 (17.51%) VoIP
22 38 (17.51%) Finance
23 37 (17.05%) OSPF
23 37 (17.05%) HP

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 35 (16.13%) Apache
2 25 (11.52%) Skype for Business
3 14 (6.45%) JBoss
4 13 (5.99%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.15%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.84%) IIS
7 4 (1.84%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) Confluence
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (12.90%) Office 365
4 21 (9.68%) IaaS
5 14 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (4.61%) Amazon Glacier
8 9 (4.15%) Yammer
9 5 (2.30%) PaaS
10 3 (1.38%) SaaS
11 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 89 (41.01%) SAN
2 77 (35.48%) Firewall
3 51 (23.50%) Fibre Channel
3 51 (23.50%) NAS
4 48 (22.12%) LAN
5 46 (21.20%) TCP/IP
6 45 (20.74%) Wireless
7 41 (18.89%) BGP
7 41 (18.89%) DNS
8 40 (18.43%) WAN
9 39 (17.97%) VPN
10 38 (17.51%) VoIP
11 37 (17.05%) OSPF
12 35 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (14.75%) VLAN
14 29 (13.36%) MPLS
15 28 (12.90%) FCoE
16 26 (11.98%) IPsec
17 23 (10.60%) DHCP
18 21 (9.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.15%) MySQL
3 7 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.30%) Big Data
4 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.84%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.38%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) MSI
3 2 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.92%) WiX
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (17.51%) Finance
2 4 (1.84%) Banking
3 2 (0.92%) Advertising
3 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Automotive
4 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (15.21%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.75%) Linux Engineer
3 29 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (12.44%) Storage Engineer
5 26 (11.98%) VMware Engineer
6 21 (9.68%) Consultant
7 11 (5.07%) Analyst
7 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (4.61%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Administrator
10 8 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) NetApp Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.23%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.30%) Backup Engineer
12 5 (2.30%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.15%) .NET
1 9 (4.15%) Middleware
2 5 (2.30%) Flash
2 5 (2.30%) LDAP
3 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.84%) LAMP
3 4 (1.84%) Node.js
4 3 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 29 (13.36%) Clustering
3 21 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.83%) PKI
5 13 (5.99%) Fat Client
5 13 (5.99%) Thin Client
6 12 (5.53%) HP Storage
7 9 (4.15%) Replication
7 9 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.84%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Derivative
10 1 (0.46%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Storwize
10 1 (0.46%) iSeries
10 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 112 (51.61%) Windows
2 64 (29.49%) Linux
3 60 (27.65%) Windows Server
4 34 (15.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (10.60%) Data ONTAP
5 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.37%) Unix
7 12 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.07%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.61%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.30%) Solaris
11 4 (1.84%) CentOS
12 3 (1.38%) Debian
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.09%) ITIL
2 44 (20.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (18.43%) Configuration Management
4 37 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 35 (16.13%) Data Protection
6 34 (15.67%) Capacity Management
7 29 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (11.52%) Business Continuity
8 25 (11.52%) DevOps
9 24 (11.06%) Test Scripting
10 22 (10.14%) Change Control
11 18 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (8.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (7.83%) Load Balancing
13 16 (7.37%) Migration
14 15 (6.91%) High Availability
15 14 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
16 13 (5.99%) Application Packaging
16 13 (5.99%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.05%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.59%) SQL
3 23 (10.60%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.14%) Bash Shell
5 15 (6.91%) Java
6 13 (5.99%) Perl
7 8 (3.69%) C-shell
7 8 (3.69%) Korn
7 8 (3.69%) Python
7 8 (3.69%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.69%) VB
8 6 (2.76%) AWK
8 6 (2.76%) sed
9 5 (2.30%) C
10 4 (1.84%) C#
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (15.21%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (14.29%) CCNP
3 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.29%) NCDA
4 18 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (7.83%) NCSIE
5 17 (7.83%) VCP6
6 15 (6.91%) DV Cleared
6 15 (6.91%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (5.07%) MCSE
8 11 (5.07%) NCIE
9 9 (4.15%) CCA
9 9 (4.15%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (4.15%) SNIA Certification
10 6 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.30%) CCNA
11 5 (2.30%) Degree
12 4 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (39.63%) NFS
2 64 (29.49%) Active Directory
3 63 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (17.05%) Hyper-V
5 35 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (15.67%) XenApp
7 28 (12.90%) vSphere
8 24 (11.06%) XenDesktop
9 16 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (6.91%) vCloud
11 13 (5.99%) Firmware
11 13 (5.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (5.99%) XenServer
12 11 (5.07%) Samba
13 9 (4.15%) DFS Replication
13 9 (4.15%) VMware NSX
14 4 (1.84%) BIND 9
14 4 (1.84%) KVM
14 4 (1.84%) Postfix
14 4 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (12.44%) Ansible
2 26 (11.98%) Puppet
3 24 (11.06%) vRealize
4 23 (10.60%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (8.76%) SCCM
6 16 (7.37%) NetBackup
7 15 (6.91%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (5.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (5.99%) SCOM
9 12 (5.53%) vCenter Server
10 11 (5.07%) vMotion
11 10 (4.61%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (4.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 9 (4.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (4.15%) Tivoli
12 9 (4.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 8 (3.69%) SCOrch
14 5 (2.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 104 (47.93%) VMware
2 85 (39.17%) Cisco
3 65 (29.95%) Microsoft
4 59 (27.19%) NetApp
5 53 (24.42%) Citrix
6 37 (17.05%) EMC
6 37 (17.05%) HP
7 35 (16.13%) Dell
8 32 (14.75%) SolarWinds
9 31 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 28 (12.90%) Red Hat
11 19 (8.76%) Brocade
11 19 (8.76%) Veritas
12 14 (6.45%) Palo Alto
13 12 (5.53%) Nimble Storage
14 11 (5.07%) Oracle
15 10 (4.61%) Symantec
16 9 (4.15%) IBM
17 8 (3.69%) Centrify
17 8 (3.69%) Meraki