Period
to 17 October 2018

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 October 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.

iSCSI
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 785 682
Rank change year-on-year +54 -103 +56
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 161 80 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.081% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 0.59% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 65 185
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.38% +9.14%
10th Percentile £307 £229 £300
90th Percentile £545 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +12.12% -12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
UK median hourly rate £22.50 - £13.50
10th Percentile £20.45 - £11.48
90th Percentile £36.75 - £45.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £13.50

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 13,616 13,536 16,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.63% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,254 10,048
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 726 838
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.13 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +25.00%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
England +57 151 £375 +2.74% 51
UK excluding London +46 113 £370 +12.12% 34
South East +55 69 £375 +7.14% 11
London +15 46 £430 +6.17% 17
North of England -26 17 £338 -5.26% 13
Midlands -23 9 £338 +5.47% 3
South West -16 7 £375 +22.95% 2
Scotland -17 7 £388 +34.78%
Yorkshire -11 6 £355 +60.45% 6
North West -18 6 £338 -14.29% 7
North East 0 5 £465 +21.97%
West Midlands -14 5 £358 +43.00% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £338 +0.75% 2
East of England -6 3 £335 -4.29% 5
Wales -14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 96 (59.63%) VMware
2 88 (54.66%) Windows
3 87 (54.04%) NFS
4 80 (49.69%) ITIL
5 79 (49.07%) SAN
6 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 60 (37.27%) Active Directory
8 58 (36.02%) Linux
8 58 (36.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (31.68%) NetApp
10 49 (30.43%) Cisco
11 45 (27.95%) Windows Server
12 42 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 42 (26.09%) Firewall
13 39 (24.22%) Hyper-V
14 37 (22.98%) NAS
15 36 (22.36%) HP
16 34 (21.12%) Fibre Channel
17 33 (20.50%) PowerShell
17 33 (20.50%) DNS
17 33 (20.50%) Disaster Recovery
18 32 (19.88%) Configuration Management
19 31 (19.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
21 29 (18.01%) SQL
22 28 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
23 27 (16.77%) VMware ESXi
23 27 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 27 (16.77%) Finance
24 26 (16.15%) Apache

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 26 (16.15%) Apache
2 15 (9.32%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.70%) JBoss
4 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.45%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.59%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.48%) IIS
7 3 (1.86%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.24%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (8.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (12.42%) Office 365
4 9 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.97%) IaaS
5 8 (4.97%) Yammer
6 3 (1.86%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (1.86%) PaaS
7 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (49.07%) SAN
2 42 (26.09%) Firewall
3 37 (22.98%) NAS
4 34 (21.12%) Fibre Channel
5 33 (20.50%) DNS
6 21 (13.04%) WAN
7 20 (12.42%) DHCP
8 19 (11.80%) VPN
9 17 (10.56%) LAN
9 17 (10.56%) VLAN
10 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
11 15 (9.32%) Wireless
12 14 (8.70%) SSL
13 13 (8.07%) Network Security
14 11 (6.83%) NetScaler
15 10 (6.21%) BGP
15 10 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (6.21%) IPsec
16 9 (5.59%) FCoE
16 9 (5.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.86%) Big Data
4 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 27 (16.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.24%) Banking
3 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.62%) French Language
3 1 (0.62%) Games
3 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (17.39%) Storage Engineer
2 27 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (9.94%) VMware Engineer
5 15 (9.32%) Consultant
6 11 (6.83%) Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Administrator
7 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Data Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Data Storage Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) NetApp Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) EMC Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Linux Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) LDAP
2 7 (4.35%) Middleware
3 4 (2.48%) .NET
3 4 (2.48%) Flash
3 4 (2.48%) LAMP
4 3 (1.86%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.24%) Web Services
6 1 (0.62%) Ajax
6 1 (0.62%) CGI
6 1 (0.62%) JSON
6 1 (0.62%) Memcached
6 1 (0.62%) REST
6 1 (0.62%) SOAP
6 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.04%) Clustering
3 12 (7.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 12 (7.45%) Replication
4 10 (6.21%) PKI
5 9 (5.59%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.97%) Fat Client
6 8 (4.97%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.73%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.48%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.48%) LPAR
8 4 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.86%) IBM Storwize
10 2 (1.24%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.62%) iSeries
11 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (54.66%) Windows
2 58 (36.02%) Linux
3 45 (27.95%) Windows Server
4 31 (19.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (16.15%) Data ONTAP
6 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.80%) Unix
8 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.73%) Solaris
11 5 (3.11%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.48%) CentOS
12 4 (2.48%) Debian
12 4 (2.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (2.48%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.62%) SUSE
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.69%) ITIL
2 33 (20.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (19.88%) Configuration Management
4 30 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (15.53%) Business Continuity
7 24 (14.91%) Capacity Management
8 20 (12.42%) Virtual Environments
9 18 (11.18%) Migration
9 18 (11.18%) Test Scripting
10 17 (10.56%) Data Protection
10 17 (10.56%) Performance Management
11 14 (8.70%) Change Control
11 14 (8.70%) High Availability
12 13 (8.07%) DevOps
12 13 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (6.83%) Change Management
13 11 (6.83%) Workflow
14 9 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.01%) SQL
3 15 (9.32%) Java
3 15 (9.32%) Perl
4 13 (8.07%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.45%) Shell Script
6 10 (6.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.73%) C
7 6 (3.73%) C-shell
7 6 (3.73%) Korn
8 4 (2.48%) PHP
8 4 (2.48%) Python
9 3 (1.86%) VB
9 3 (1.86%) VBScript
10 2 (1.24%) AWK
10 2 (1.24%) C#
10 2 (1.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 21 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.18%) NCDA
2 18 (11.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (10.56%) NCSIE
4 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (9.32%) VCP6
6 14 (8.70%) MCSE
7 13 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (6.83%) CCNP
8 11 (6.83%) NCIE
9 9 (5.59%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.97%) CCA
11 7 (4.35%) CCSE
12 5 (3.11%) Degree
12 5 (3.11%) RHCE
13 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.48%) MCITP
13 4 (2.48%) RHCSA
13 4 (2.48%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) SLA
2 9 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (54.04%) NFS
2 60 (37.27%) Active Directory
3 58 (36.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (24.22%) Hyper-V
5 27 (16.77%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (12.42%) vSphere
7 18 (11.18%) Firmware
7 18 (11.18%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (9.32%) Samba
8 15 (9.32%) XenApp
9 12 (7.45%) vCloud
9 12 (7.45%) XenDesktop
10 9 (5.59%) XenServer
11 8 (4.97%) DFS Replication
11 8 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (3.11%) Veritas File System
13 4 (2.48%) KVM
13 4 (2.48%) RHEV
13 4 (2.48%) Sendmail
13 4 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (13.66%) Puppet
2 18 (11.18%) Ansible
2 18 (11.18%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (9.94%) SCCM
4 13 (8.07%) NetBackup
4 13 (8.07%) SCOM
4 13 (8.07%) vRealize
5 11 (6.83%) Backup Exec
6 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (4.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (4.35%) vMotion
10 6 (3.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (3.11%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (3.11%) Nagios
11 5 (3.11%) WSUS
12 4 (2.48%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (2.48%) OpenView
12 4 (2.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (59.63%) VMware
2 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 51 (31.68%) NetApp
4 49 (30.43%) Cisco
5 36 (22.36%) HP
6 26 (16.15%) Red Hat
7 24 (14.91%) Dell
8 22 (13.66%) Citrix
9 20 (12.42%) CheckPoint
10 19 (11.80%) IBM
11 18 (11.18%) SolarWinds
12 15 (9.32%) EMC
13 14 (8.70%) Juniper
13 14 (8.70%) Veritas
14 12 (7.45%) Meraki
15 10 (6.21%) 3PAR
15 10 (6.21%) Forcepoint
15 10 (6.21%) Veeam
16 9 (5.59%) CommVault
16 9 (5.59%) Symantec