Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 747 683
Rank change year-on-year -21 -64 +35
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 113 99 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.76% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 159
UK median daily rate £417 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £300
90th Percentile £619 £491 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £360
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.50% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £46.89 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.28% +21.80% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.25 £41.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £29.75 £51.47 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -31.03% +12.99% +10.00%

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 13,737 12,977 16,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.66% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,444 7,822 10,235
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 767 791
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 July 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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Top 12 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 July 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 -1 106 £417 +4.31% 22
London -28 66 £425 +6.25% 8
UK excluding London -32 46 £350 +11.11% 15
South East -13 22 £364 -9.00% 5
East of England +15 7 £335 -20.00% 2
Midlands -3 6 £325 +85.71% 1
Scotland -53 6 £450 +57.89%
East Midlands +3 3 £325 +85.71%
South West -3 3 £325 +6.56% 2
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
North West -20 2 £229 -8.50%
North of England -27 2 £229 -39.00% 4

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 74 (65.49%) VMware
2 66 (58.41%) NFS
3 62 (54.87%) Windows
4 57 (50.44%) SAN
5 54 (47.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 50 (44.25%) Fibre Channel
6 50 (44.25%) Microsoft
7 46 (40.71%) Active Directory
8 45 (39.82%) NetApp
9 44 (38.94%) Linux
10 41 (36.28%) ITIL
11 39 (34.51%) Cisco
12 38 (33.63%) HP
13 36 (31.86%) Replication
14 35 (30.97%) NAS
15 34 (30.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (27.43%) VMware ESXi
17 30 (26.55%) Hyper-V
17 30 (26.55%) EMC
18 29 (25.66%) Firewall
18 29 (25.66%) 3PAR
19 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (24.78%) Windows Server
19 28 (24.78%) Migration
20 27 (23.89%) DNS
20 27 (23.89%) PowerShell
21 26 (23.01%) High Availability
22 25 (22.12%) Data Centre
22 25 (22.12%) Dell
22 25 (22.12%) Veritas

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 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
3 13 (11.50%) Skype for Business
4 10 (8.85%) OpenStack
5 6 (5.31%) Apache
5 6 (5.31%) IIS
6 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
6 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.65%) JBoss
8 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.77%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (9.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (30.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (12.39%) Office 365
4 8 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.08%) Yammer
5 4 (3.54%) IaaS
6 3 (2.65%) PaaS
7 2 (1.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (50.44%) SAN
2 50 (44.25%) Fibre Channel
3 35 (30.97%) NAS
4 29 (25.66%) Firewall
5 27 (23.89%) DNS
6 21 (18.58%) DHCP
7 20 (17.70%) VLAN
8 18 (15.93%) FCoE
9 16 (14.16%) VPN
10 15 (13.27%) WAN
11 13 (11.50%) LAN
11 13 (11.50%) NetScaler
11 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
12 12 (10.62%) Wireless
13 9 (7.96%) BGP
13 9 (7.96%) Network Security
13 9 (7.96%) SSL
14 8 (7.08%) Skype
15 7 (6.19%) OSPF
16 6 (5.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) MySQL
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.77%) HBase
4 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.77%) Bugzilla
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) Maven
2 2 (1.77%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.77%) Billing
4 2 (1.77%) Private Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Consultant
1 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Analyst
3 13 (11.50%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Architect
6 8 (7.08%) Storage Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Data Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Data Storage Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) EMC Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) EMC Storage Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Storage Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Linux Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Linux Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) LDAP
2 4 (3.54%) LAMP
2 4 (3.54%) XML
3 3 (2.65%) HTML
3 3 (2.65%) Middleware
3 3 (2.65%) Web Services
4 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.77%) Ajax
4 2 (1.77%) CGI
4 2 (1.77%) JSON
4 2 (1.77%) Memcached
4 2 (1.77%) REST
4 2 (1.77%) SOAP
4 2 (1.77%) XSLT
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) Flash
5 1 (0.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.86%) Replication
2 25 (22.12%) Data Centre
3 20 (17.70%) Clustering
4 15 (13.27%) EMC VNX
5 14 (12.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (11.50%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (7.96%) Private Cloud
9 8 (7.08%) Fat Client
9 8 (7.08%) PKI
9 8 (7.08%) Thin Client
10 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
10 7 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (4.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (3.54%) LPAR
13 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.77%) Derivative
13 2 (1.77%) Wiki
14 1 (0.88%) Tandem
14 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (54.87%) Windows
2 44 (38.94%) Linux
3 28 (24.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.81%) Unix
5 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.85%) Solaris
8 6 (5.31%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (3.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.65%) CentOS
10 3 (2.65%) Debian
10 3 (2.65%) SUSE
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.88%) VMS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.28%) ITIL
2 28 (24.78%) Migration
3 26 (23.01%) High Availability
4 17 (15.04%) Capacity Management
4 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (14.16%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (12.39%) Configuration Management
6 14 (12.39%) Virtual Environments
7 13 (11.50%) Data Migration
8 12 (10.62%) Data Management
8 12 (10.62%) Security Hardening
9 11 (9.73%) Data Security
10 10 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (7.96%) Change Management
11 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.96%) ITIL V3
12 8 (7.08%) Application Packaging
12 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
13 7 (6.19%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) PowerShell
2 15 (13.27%) Perl
2 15 (13.27%) SQL
3 10 (8.85%) Bash Shell
3 10 (8.85%) C
3 10 (8.85%) VBScript
4 9 (7.96%) Python
5 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.42%) Java
6 5 (4.42%) VB
7 4 (3.54%) AWK
7 4 (3.54%) sed
8 2 (1.77%) PHP
8 2 (1.77%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) C#
9 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (7.08%) CCA
4 8 (7.08%) MCSE
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.19%) Degree
6 6 (5.31%) CCNP
6 6 (5.31%) CCSE
7 5 (4.42%) MCSA
7 5 (4.42%) RHCE
7 5 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.54%) RHCSA
8 4 (3.54%) RHCVA
9 3 (2.65%) MCITP
9 3 (2.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.88%) MCT
10 1 (0.88%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 8 (7.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (58.41%) NFS
2 54 (47.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (40.71%) Active Directory
4 31 (27.43%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (26.55%) Hyper-V
6 16 (14.16%) XenApp
7 15 (13.27%) vSphere
8 13 (11.50%) XenDesktop
9 10 (8.85%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (7.96%) DFS Replication
10 9 (7.96%) XenServer
11 8 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (7.08%) Samba
12 7 (6.19%) Veritas File System
13 6 (5.31%) KVM
14 5 (4.42%) Firmware
14 5 (4.42%) Terminal Services
14 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (3.54%) RHEV
15 4 (3.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCCM
2 14 (12.39%) NetBackup
3 13 (11.50%) EMC VPLEX
4 12 (10.62%) Backup Exec
5 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (9.73%) vMotion
6 10 (8.85%) Puppet
7 8 (7.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (7.08%) SCOM
8 5 (4.42%) Ansible
8 5 (4.42%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (4.42%) Nagios
8 5 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (4.42%) vRealize
9 4 (3.54%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.54%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (3.54%) OpenView
9 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (65.49%) VMware
2 50 (44.25%) Microsoft
3 45 (39.82%) NetApp
4 39 (34.51%) Cisco
5 38 (33.63%) HP
6 30 (26.55%) EMC
7 29 (25.66%) 3PAR
8 25 (22.12%) Dell
8 25 (22.12%) Veritas
9 21 (18.58%) Citrix
9 21 (18.58%) IBM
10 16 (14.16%) Brocade
11 15 (13.27%) Red Hat
12 14 (12.39%) CheckPoint
13 12 (10.62%) SolarWinds
14 11 (9.73%) Oracle
15 9 (7.96%) CommVault
15 9 (7.96%) EqualLogic
15 9 (7.96%) Juniper
15 9 (7.96%) Symantec