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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 538 565
Rank change year-on-year -36 +27  
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 33 113 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 1.32% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 88 41
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £319 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £575 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £46.89 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.50% +0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% +0.62%  

iSCSI 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

iSCSI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 27 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England -36 28 £428 +6.87% 18
London -33 15 £450 +8.43% 5
North West +26 5 £438 +25.00% 2
Lancashire - 3 £438 -
Preston - 3 £438 -
Yorkshire +22 2 £313 -40.47%
South East +14 2 £300 -28.35% 4
South West +4 2 £305 -25.60% 1
East of England -8 2 £419 +15.51% 2
City of London -9 2 - - 2
Bradford - 2 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Bristol - 2 £305 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £419 - 1
Renfrewshire +42 1 £285 -20.83%
Erskine +39 1 £285 -20.83%
Scotland +21 1 £285 -20.83% 1
Manchester +12 1 £525 +50.00% 1
Wales -4 1 - - 1
South Wales -6 1 - -
Milton Keynes -19 1 £300 -40.00%
Buckinghamshire -22 1 £300 -40.00%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 67 (73.63%) SAN
2 47 (51.65%) Cisco
3 40 (43.96%) VMware
4 38 (41.76%) Windows
5 37 (40.66%) NAS
6 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
7 31 (34.07%) Data Centre
8 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
9 28 (30.77%) Linux
10 27 (29.67%) Hyper-V
11 26 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (28.57%) Windows Server
12 24 (26.37%) NFS
12 24 (26.37%) EMC
12 24 (26.37%) Migration
13 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
14 22 (24.18%) Firewall
15 21 (23.08%) NetApp
15 21 (23.08%) HP
16 20 (21.98%) Unix
16 20 (21.98%) NetBackup
17 19 (20.88%) Fibre Channel
18 18 (19.78%) Dell
18 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
18 18 (19.78%) DNS
18 18 (19.78%) Solaris
19 17 (18.68%) EMC Navisphere
20 16 (17.58%) Finance
20 16 (17.58%) WAN
21 15 (16.48%) Wireless

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 12 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.40%) Apache
4 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) SAS
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.20%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.99%) Office 365
3 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (73.63%) SAN
2 37 (40.66%) NAS
3 22 (24.18%) Firewall
4 19 (20.88%) Fibre Channel
5 18 (19.78%) DNS
6 16 (17.58%) WAN
7 15 (16.48%) Wireless
8 14 (15.38%) LAN
8 14 (15.38%) VPN
9 13 (14.29%) DHCP
10 12 (13.19%) OSPF
10 12 (13.19%) SSH
11 11 (12.09%) Structured Cabling
12 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.89%) FTP
13 9 (9.89%) MPLS
14 8 (8.79%) BGP
14 8 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (8.79%) LDAP
15 7 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) HBase
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.10%) Riak
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (4.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Administrator
4 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) NetBackup Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (8.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Storage Administrator
8 7 (7.69%) IT Support
8 7 (7.69%) Network Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) SAN Administrator
8 7 (7.69%) SAN Storage Administrator
9 6 (6.59%) Architect
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco Support
9 6 (6.59%) IT Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.59%) Voice Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Voice Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.20%) COM
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
2 2 (2.20%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.20%) XSLT
3 1 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.10%) J2EE
3 1 (1.10%) JSON
3 1 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Data Centre
2 15 (16.48%) Enterprise Storage
3 13 (14.29%) Clustering
4 10 (10.99%) Replication
5 6 (6.59%) Derivative
6 5 (5.49%) Private Cloud
7 4 (4.40%) EMC VNX
8 3 (3.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (3.30%) Verilog
8 3 (3.30%) VHDL
9 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.10%) Grid Computing
10 1 (1.10%) IBM XIV
10 1 (1.10%) Online Banking
10 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.76%) Windows
2 28 (30.77%) Linux
3 26 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.98%) Unix
5 18 (19.78%) Solaris
6 15 (16.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.79%) CentOS
10 5 (5.49%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (5.49%) HPUX
10 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
11 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (3.30%) AIX
12 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
13 2 (2.20%) Debian
13 2 (2.20%) FreeBSD
13 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Migration
2 14 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (15.38%) High Availability
3 11 (12.09%) Network Management
4 10 (10.99%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.89%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.69%) DevOps
6 7 (7.69%) ITIL
6 7 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (6.59%) Investment Management
8 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.49%) CRM
8 5 (5.49%) Data Centre Operations
8 5 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.40%) Break/Fix
9 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.30%) Change Control
10 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.19%) Perl
3 9 (9.89%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.69%) Java
4 7 (7.69%) Korn
4 7 (7.69%) SQL
5 6 (6.59%) Python
5 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.30%) Tcl
7 2 (2.20%) C-shell
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) AWK
8 1 (1.10%) sed
8 1 (1.10%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (14.29%) CCNP
3 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) CCNA
5 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.30%) CCDP
8 3 (3.30%) CCIE
8 3 (3.30%) MCSE
9 2 (2.20%) CCSE
9 2 (2.20%) MCSA
10 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (29.67%) Hyper-V
3 26 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (26.37%) NFS
5 10 (10.99%) vSphere
5 10 (10.99%) XenApp
6 9 (9.89%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (8.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (8.79%) Veritas File System
8 7 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (5.49%) Firmware
10 4 (4.40%) KVM
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (3.30%) SRDF
11 3 (3.30%) Xen
12 2 (2.20%) DFS Replication
12 2 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (2.20%) Samba
12 2 (2.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (21.98%) NetBackup
2 17 (18.68%) EMC Navisphere
3 14 (15.38%) Nagios
4 9 (9.89%) SCCM
5 8 (8.79%) Puppet
5 8 (8.79%) SCOM
5 8 (8.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (7.69%) SCVMM
7 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (6.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (6.59%) vCenter Server
8 5 (5.49%) Ansible
8 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (5.49%) Salt
8 5 (5.49%) SCOrch
8 5 (5.49%) SCSM
9 4 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (3.30%) PowerCLI
10 3 (3.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Cisco
2 40 (43.96%) VMware
3 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.37%) EMC
5 21 (23.08%) HP
5 21 (23.08%) NetApp
6 18 (19.78%) Dell
7 14 (15.38%) Citrix
7 14 (15.38%) Oracle
7 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 11 (12.09%) Brocade
9 10 (10.99%) Symantec
10 9 (9.89%) Sun
10 9 (9.89%) Veritas
11 8 (8.79%) IBM
11 8 (8.79%) Palo Alto
12 7 (7.69%) 3PAR
12 7 (7.69%) Arista
13 6 (6.59%) Fortinet
13 6 (6.59%) SolarWinds
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