Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 702 725
Rank change year-on-year -44 +23 -11
Contract jobs citing iSCSI 129 160 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.08% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 128 101
UK median daily rate £353 £394 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.48% +0.96% +0.65%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £450 £575 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £375 £387
% change year-on-year -8.67% -3.10% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.75% +23.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -58.75% +33.33%

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 13,577 14,770 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,382 8,958 8,767
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 749 925
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 16 January 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
Top 14 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 16 January 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 -38 126 £355 -11.25% 47
UK excluding London -8 73 £343 -8.67% 32
London -56 56 £375 -10.45% 19
South East -12 28 £365 -4.26% 12
East of England +1 20 £320 -14.67% 4
North of England -1 13 £375 +3.45% 3
Midlands +9 8 £335 +4.69% 3
East Midlands +9 7 £350 - 1
North West 0 6 £375 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +17 4 £130 -70.29%
North East +39 3 £464 +40.53%
Scotland -16 3 £305 -25.61%
South West +9 1 - - 6
West Midlands +7 1 £250 -21.88% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 82 (63.57%) Windows
1 82 (63.57%) VMware
2 79 (61.24%) Microsoft
3 60 (46.51%) Active Directory
3 60 (46.51%) SAN
4 53 (41.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 52 (40.31%) ITIL
6 51 (39.53%) Linux
6 51 (39.53%) Cisco
7 49 (37.98%) NFS
8 48 (37.21%) NetApp
9 45 (34.88%) HP
9 45 (34.88%) Firewall
10 42 (32.56%) Fibre Channel
11 41 (31.78%) DNS
12 33 (25.58%) Windows Server
13 31 (24.03%) Hyper-V
14 30 (23.26%) DHCP
14 30 (23.26%) TCP/IP
15 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (22.48%) VMware ESXi
16 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
16 27 (20.93%) Citrix
17 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (19.38%) IBM
19 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
19 24 (18.60%) WAN
19 24 (18.60%) SCOM
19 24 (18.60%) NAS
19 24 (18.60%) vSphere

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 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.83%) Skype for Business
3 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.53%) Apache
5 10 (7.75%) JBoss
6 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.98%) OpenStack
7 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
7 8 (6.20%) WebLogic
8 7 (5.43%) iPlanet
8 7 (5.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (3.88%) IIS
11 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.55%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.78%) SAS
12 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.75%) Office 365
4 5 (3.88%) IaaS
4 5 (3.88%) PaaS
5 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.10%) SaaS
6 2 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 60 (46.51%) SAN
2 45 (34.88%) Firewall
3 42 (32.56%) Fibre Channel
4 41 (31.78%) DNS
5 30 (23.26%) DHCP
5 30 (23.26%) TCP/IP
6 24 (18.60%) NAS
6 24 (18.60%) WAN
7 21 (16.28%) FCoE
8 18 (13.95%) VPN
9 15 (11.63%) LAN
10 14 (10.85%) BGP
11 12 (9.30%) IPsec
11 12 (9.30%) OSPF
11 12 (9.30%) SSL
12 11 (8.53%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (8.53%) Skype
13 10 (7.75%) HSRP
13 10 (7.75%) Network Security
14 9 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
6 1 (0.78%) OLTP
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (19.38%) Analyst
2 15 (11.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 15 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.30%) Storage Specialist
4 9 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 9 (6.98%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Architect
5 8 (6.20%) Consultant
5 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Implementation Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Technical Leader
5 8 (6.20%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Storage Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Administrator
7 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.20%) Web Services
3 5 (3.88%) J2EE
4 4 (3.10%) Middleware
4 4 (3.10%) Node.js
4 4 (3.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Replication
2 18 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 17 (13.18%) Clustering
4 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.65%) PKI
7 5 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.33%) Derivative
10 2 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.78%) BYOD
11 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 51 (39.53%) Linux
3 33 (25.58%) Windows Server
4 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.63%) Data ONTAP
7 13 (10.08%) Solaris
8 9 (6.98%) Unix
9 8 (6.20%) AIX
9 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.43%) HPUX
10 7 (5.43%) SUSE
11 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.10%) CentOS
13 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.31%) ITIL
2 16 (12.40%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (9.30%) Capacity Management
5 11 (8.53%) High Availability
5 11 (8.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (7.75%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.98%) Test Planning
8 8 (6.20%) Migration
9 7 (5.43%) Change Management
9 7 (5.43%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.65%) Change Control
11 5 (3.88%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
11 5 (3.88%) ITSM
11 5 (3.88%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.28%) PowerShell
1 21 (16.28%) SQL
2 13 (10.08%) Bash Shell
3 10 (7.75%) VBScript
4 8 (6.20%) Java
5 7 (5.43%) C-shell
5 7 (5.43%) Korn
5 7 (5.43%) Perl
6 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.10%) PHP
7 4 (3.10%) Python
7 4 (3.10%) Ruby
8 3 (2.33%) C
9 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (13.95%) MCSE
4 17 (13.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.75%) Degree
6 10 (7.75%) MCSA
7 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (4.65%) VCP6
9 5 (3.88%) CCNP
10 4 (3.10%) A+ Certification
10 4 (3.10%) CCNA
10 4 (3.10%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.33%) CCSE
11 3 (2.33%) NCDA
11 3 (2.33%) NCSIE
12 2 (1.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.10%) GAAP
3 4 (3.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) SAS 70
System Software
1 60 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 53 (41.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (37.98%) NFS
4 31 (24.03%) Hyper-V
5 29 (22.48%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (18.60%) vSphere
7 18 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (13.18%) XenApp
9 11 (8.53%) Terminal Services
10 10 (7.75%) vCloud
11 9 (6.98%) DFS Replication
12 8 (6.20%) XenDesktop
13 7 (5.43%) Samba
14 5 (3.88%) VMware NSX
15 4 (3.10%) XenServer
16 3 (2.33%) Firmware
17 2 (1.55%) KVM
17 2 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 2 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (18.60%) SCOM
2 21 (16.28%) SCCM
3 18 (13.95%) Backup Exec
4 14 (10.85%) HP Data Protector
4 14 (10.85%) NetBackup
5 11 (8.53%) Puppet
5 11 (8.53%) vCenter Server
6 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (6.98%) vMotion
8 8 (6.20%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (6.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (5.43%) Ansible
10 6 (4.65%) vRealize
11 5 (3.88%) Terraform
12 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (3.10%) OVSD
12 4 (3.10%) SCSM
13 3 (2.33%) EMC Navisphere
13 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (63.57%) VMware
2 79 (61.24%) Microsoft
3 51 (39.53%) Cisco
4 48 (37.21%) NetApp
5 45 (34.88%) HP
6 27 (20.93%) Citrix
7 25 (19.38%) IBM
8 21 (16.28%) Juniper
9 17 (13.18%) Dell
10 16 (12.40%) Symantec
11 14 (10.85%) 3PAR
11 14 (10.85%) EqualLogic
12 13 (10.08%) F5
12 13 (10.08%) Red Hat
13 11 (8.53%) Veeam
13 11 (8.53%) Veritas
14 10 (7.75%) Oracle
14 10 (7.75%) SolarWinds
15 9 (6.98%) CommVault
15 9 (6.98%) Huawei