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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 91 81 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 39 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 1.54% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 6.84% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 30
Average daily rate
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£422 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £280 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £625 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+64.10% -27.77%
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
653 570 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.84% 22.54% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 196 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £134.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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
Slough +5 8 £400 +21.21% 4
Reading -3 4 £485 +14.11% 6
Maidenhead +4 3 £347 -
Bracknell -4 3 £388 +38.39%
Newbury -5 1 £488 -13.33%
Wokingham - 1 - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) VMware
3 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
4 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) DNS
5 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
6 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (32.08%) HP
6 17 (32.08%) Firewall
7 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
7 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (28.30%) Cisco
9 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (22.64%) EMC
10 12 (22.64%) IBM
10 12 (22.64%) ITIL
11 11 (20.75%) Oracle
11 11 (20.75%) Linux
11 11 (20.75%) vSphere
12 10 (18.87%) IIS
12 10 (18.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (18.87%) MCITP
13 9 (16.98%) Clustering
13 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (16.98%) Tivoli
13 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
13 9 (16.98%) Degree
14 8 (15.09%) IMAP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.87%) IIS
3 7 (13.21%) GroupWise
3 7 (13.21%) IBM Notes
4 6 (11.32%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
6 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.66%) Lync
8 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.89%) Apache
8 1 (1.89%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Maximo
1 3 (5.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) DNS
2 17 (32.08%) Firewall
3 8 (15.09%) IMAP
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (15.09%) POP3
3 8 (15.09%) SMTP
3 8 (15.09%) DHCP
4 7 (13.21%) WAN
4 7 (13.21%) LAN
4 7 (13.21%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (13.21%) VLAN
5 6 (11.32%) NAS
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.43%) VoIP
7 4 (7.55%) VPN
8 3 (5.66%) SNMP
8 3 (5.66%) SSL
8 3 (5.66%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (7.55%) DB2
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Field Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Administrator
3 7 (13.21%) Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Storage Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Junior
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
1 1 (1.89%) XSL
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.98%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) AS400
3 3 (5.66%) EqualLogic
3 3 (5.66%) iSeries
4 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.75%) Linux
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.32%) AIX
6 6 (11.32%) UNIX
7 3 (5.66%) zOS
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.77%) SUSE
9 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (13.21%) Service Management
3 7 (13.21%) Migration
3 7 (13.21%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Project Governance
5 3 (5.66%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.77%) Change Control
6 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.77%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.77%) Line Management
6 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.89%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) VBScript
3 2 (3.77%) Korn
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.87%) MCITP
3 9 (16.98%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) MCTS
5 5 (9.43%) MCSE
6 4 (7.55%) CCNP
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.66%) MCSA
7 3 (5.66%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (1.89%) CCIE
8 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.75%) vSphere
4 8 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) XenApp
5 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.66%) Samba
6 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.77%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Tivoli
3 6 (11.32%) SCCM
4 5 (9.43%) HP SIM
5 4 (7.55%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (5.66%) vMotion
6 3 (5.66%) WSUS
7 2 (3.77%) yum
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.89%) Netcool
8 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.89%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.89%) Ansible
8 1 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) VMware
2 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.08%) HP
4 15 (28.30%) Cisco
5 12 (22.64%) EMC
5 12 (22.64%) IBM
6 11 (20.75%) Oracle
7 8 (15.09%) 3PAR
7 8 (15.09%) Citrix
8 7 (13.21%) Dell
8 7 (13.21%) Novell
8 7 (13.21%) Lotus
9 5 (9.43%) Brocade
9 5 (9.43%) NetApp
9 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
9 5 (9.43%) F5
10 4 (7.55%) ProCurve
10 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
11 3 (5.66%) Remedy
11 3 (5.66%) SAP