Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 771 489 729
Rank change year-on-year -282 +240 +12
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 50 47 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 1.11% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 44
10th Percentile £300 £313 £169
25th Percentile £375 £350 £272
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £405 £394
Median % change year-on-year +28.40% +2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £573 £500 £488
90th Percentile £619 £511 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £368
% change year-on-year +1.59% +7.14% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
10th Percentile £25.55 £31.15 £25.25
25th Percentile £31.63 £31.25 £33.63
Median hourly rate £37.25 £32.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.62% -18.75% +77.78%
75th Percentile £47.25 £37.00 £69.06
90th Percentile £57.15 £39.00 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% -

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 9,551 4,231 11,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.23% 13.15% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,168 2,663 6,949
10th Percentile £213 £208 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £448 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% -
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 187 602
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.13 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.40
Median % change year-on-year -30.16% +24.02% +37.30%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.70 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33% +24.60%

iSCSI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing iSCSI.

Daily rate trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing iSCSI over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing iSCSI.

Hourly rate trend for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing iSCSI over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for iSCSI in the UK

iSCSI
Top 8 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 26 October 2021. 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 -231 44 £520 +28.40% 17
London -196 32 £520 +5.32% 7
UK excluding London -183 12 £400 +1.59% 13
Work from Home -214 12 £520 +4.00% 3
South East -103 8 £350 -13.58% 3
North West -56 2 £400 +14.29% 1
North of England -82 2 £400 +14.29% 4
East of England - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 42 (84.00%) Windows
1 42 (84.00%) VMware
2 35 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (60.00%) NFS
4 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
5 28 (56.00%) SAN
5 28 (56.00%) Linux
5 28 (56.00%) NetApp
6 26 (52.00%) NAS
7 23 (46.00%) Azure
7 23 (46.00%) SQL Server
7 23 (46.00%) EMC
8 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
9 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
10 20 (40.00%) Cisco
10 20 (40.00%) SQL
11 19 (38.00%) DNS
11 19 (38.00%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (36.00%) Clustering
12 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
13 17 (34.00%) Oracle
13 17 (34.00%) WAN
13 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
14 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
14 16 (32.00%) Tomcat
14 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
14 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2016
15 15 (30.00%) Dell
15 15 (30.00%) Citrix
15 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365

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 (32.00%) MS Exchange
1 16 (32.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (26.00%) IIS
3 11 (22.00%) WebSphere
4 10 (20.00%) Apache
5 7 (14.00%) Confluence
5 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.00%) Azure
2 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (14.00%) GCP
3 7 (14.00%) GitHub
3 7 (14.00%) IaaS
4 6 (12.00%) AWS
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.00%) PaaS
6 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (56.00%) SAN
2 26 (52.00%) NAS
3 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (38.00%) DNS
4 19 (38.00%) Fibre Channel
5 17 (34.00%) WAN
6 14 (28.00%) Firewall
7 10 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 10 (20.00%) SSL
8 9 (18.00%) FCoE
8 9 (18.00%) HTTP
9 8 (16.00%) DHCP
9 8 (16.00%) LAN
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (14.00%) Multicast
11 5 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (8.00%) FTP
12 4 (8.00%) Internet
12 4 (8.00%) Network Security
13 3 (6.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) HBase
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
1 7 (14.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Social Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 4 (8.00%) Back Office
4 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 4 (8.00%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Games
6 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Architect
2 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.00%) VMware Architect
6 4 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Middleware
2 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Clustering
2 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
4 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (6.00%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (4.00%) IBM Storwize
6 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.00%) NHS
6 2 (4.00%) Replication
7 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) PKI
7 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 28 (56.00%) Linux
3 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (26.00%) Unix
7 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.00%) Solaris
10 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Capacity Planning
1 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (18.00%) Architectural Design
2 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.00%) Benchmarking
5 6 (12.00%) Patch Management
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) ITIL
6 5 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.00%) High Availability
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (8.00%) MCITP
4 4 (8.00%) MCSA
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.00%) MCP
5 3 (6.00%) MCSE
6 2 (4.00%) CCA
6 2 (4.00%) CCNP
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) MCTS
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 22301
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) NIST
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (60.00%) NFS
3 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (14.00%) KVM
5 7 (14.00%) SRDF
5 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (14.00%) vSphere
5 7 (14.00%) Xen
6 5 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (6.00%) XenApp
9 2 (4.00%) Docker
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (2.00%) Samba
10 1 (2.00%) vCloud
10 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) Puppet
1 13 (26.00%) Terraform
2 12 (24.00%) Ansible
2 12 (24.00%) SCCM
3 10 (20.00%) FortiGate
4 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (12.00%) SCOM
6 5 (10.00%) vRealize
7 4 (8.00%) vCenter Server
8 3 (6.00%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
8 3 (6.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (6.00%) SCVMM
9 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (4.00%) vMotion
10 1 (2.00%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 42 (84.00%) VMware
2 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (56.00%) NetApp
4 23 (46.00%) EMC
5 20 (40.00%) Cisco
6 17 (34.00%) Oracle
7 15 (30.00%) Citrix
7 15 (30.00%) Dell
8 11 (22.00%) F5
9 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (18.00%) HP
10 9 (18.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (14.00%) Google
12 6 (12.00%) IBM
13 5 (10.00%) Symantec
14 4 (8.00%) EqualLogic
14 4 (8.00%) Splunk
14 4 (8.00%) Veritas
15 3 (6.00%) Ivanti
15 3 (6.00%) McAfee