The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 84 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 43 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.65% 1.74% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 7.55% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 17
Average daily rate
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£330 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £461 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Average hourly rate £13.65 £13.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% -34.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
SAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
681 596 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.11% 23.02% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 218 182
Average daily rate £350 £364 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -57.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Berkshire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Berkshire region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 21 £400 +50.94% 7
Bracknell +13 10 £330 - 1
Slough -6 3 £388 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 49 (51.58%) Windows
1 49 (51.58%) VMware
2 35 (36.84%) Cisco
3 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
4 31 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (26.32%) Linux
6 24 (25.26%) IBM
7 23 (24.21%) DNS
7 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
8 21 (22.11%) MS Exchange
8 21 (22.11%) SQL
8 21 (22.11%) HP
8 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (21.05%) vSphere
10 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (17.89%) Firewall
12 16 (16.84%) IIS
13 15 (15.79%) ITIL
13 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (14.74%) Dell
14 14 (14.74%) EMC
15 13 (13.68%) Citrix
15 13 (13.68%) LAN
15 13 (13.68%) NAS
16 12 (12.63%) Clustering
16 12 (12.63%) Degree
16 12 (12.63%) Computer Science

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (22.11%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.84%) IIS
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.32%) IBM Notes
5 6 (6.32%) GroupWise
6 5 (5.26%) Apache
6 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.21%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.16%) Lync
8 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) DNS
2 17 (17.89%) Firewall
3 13 (13.68%) NAS
3 13 (13.68%) LAN
4 12 (12.63%) WAN
5 11 (11.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (10.53%) DHCP
6 10 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (9.47%) Ethernet
7 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.42%) VLAN
9 7 (7.37%) IMAP
9 7 (7.37%) VPN
9 7 (7.37%) POP3
9 7 (7.37%) SMTP
9 7 (7.37%) Internet
10 6 (6.32%) BGP
10 6 (6.32%) Network Security
10 6 (6.32%) NetScaler
11 5 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.26%) DB2
4 3 (3.16%) EDRMS
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Architect
3 9 (9.47%) Technical Architect
3 9 (9.47%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Consultant
4 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Administrator
5 7 (7.37%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Field Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) Middleware
2 6 (6.32%) HTML
2 6 (6.32%) SOAP
2 6 (6.32%) Hibernate
2 6 (6.32%) Ajax
2 6 (6.32%) JSON
2 6 (6.32%) REST
3 5 (5.26%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.16%) X-Windows
5 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.05%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Clustering
1 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.53%) User Experience
3 9 (9.47%) Blackberry
4 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) Replication
6 3 (3.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Kindle
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (51.58%) Windows
2 25 (26.32%) Linux
3 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.47%) UNIX
6 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.37%) AIX
8 5 (5.26%) SUSE
8 5 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (3.16%) Android
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.11%) Solaris
11 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) ITIL
2 10 (10.53%) Service Management
2 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.47%) Change Management
3 9 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.42%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.37%) Migration
6 6 (6.32%) OO
6 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.32%) Web Development
6 6 (6.32%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.16%) Line Management
9 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 3 (3.16%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.16%) High Availability
9 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) Java
2 10 (10.53%) Python
3 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.32%) Ruby
3 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.32%) Perl
3 6 (6.32%) C++
3 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
4 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 9 (9.47%) MCTS
4 7 (7.37%) MCITP
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.26%) CCNP
7 4 (4.21%) MCSE
7 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.16%) MCSA
8 3 (3.16%) MCP
9 2 (2.11%) CCIE
9 2 (2.11%) CCNA
9 2 (2.11%) CCA
9 2 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
2 31 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (21.05%) vSphere
4 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (4.21%) KVM
6 4 (4.21%) Firmware
6 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.16%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.11%) XenApp
9 1 (1.05%) XenServer
9 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.05%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.05%) Xen
9 1 (1.05%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.16%) WSUS
3 3 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.11%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.11%) SCCM
5 1 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.05%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) VMware
2 35 (36.84%) Cisco
3 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (25.26%) IBM
5 21 (22.11%) HP
6 14 (14.74%) Dell
6 14 (14.74%) EMC
7 13 (13.68%) Citrix
8 11 (11.58%) CheckPoint
9 8 (8.42%) CA
9 8 (8.42%) Oracle
10 7 (7.37%) NetApp
11 6 (6.32%) Novell
11 6 (6.32%) Hitachi
11 6 (6.32%) Lotus
12 5 (5.26%) Splunk
13 4 (4.21%) Symantec
14 3 (3.16%) Juniper
14 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
14 3 (3.16%) F5
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