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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 102 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 27 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 1.54% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 6.43% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.65 £17.88 £25.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -29.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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
774 669 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.87% 24.00% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 249 186
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Reading +5 13 £400 +49.53% 9
Bracknell +8 5 - -
Newbury -5 3 £300 -20.00% 1
Slough -4 2 £325 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) VMware
3 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
5 27 (32.14%) Cisco
6 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (26.19%) DNS
8 20 (23.81%) HP
8 20 (23.81%) Firewall
9 19 (22.62%) IBM
9 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
9 19 (22.62%) SQL
10 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 17 (20.24%) IIS
12 16 (19.05%) Linux
12 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (17.86%) vSphere
14 13 (15.48%) Clustering
14 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
15 12 (14.29%) Dell
15 12 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (13.10%) EMC
16 11 (13.10%) Citrix
16 11 (13.10%) ITIL
16 11 (13.10%) LAN
16 11 (13.10%) CheckPoint
17 10 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.24%) IIS
3 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 7 (8.33%) GroupWise
5 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.76%) Apache
7 3 (3.57%) Lync
7 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.19%) DNS
2 20 (23.81%) Firewall
3 12 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (13.10%) LAN
5 10 (11.90%) WAN
5 10 (11.90%) NAS
5 10 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.71%) DHCP
6 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.52%) POP3
7 8 (9.52%) SMTP
7 8 (9.52%) IMAP
7 8 (9.52%) Network Security
8 7 (8.33%) VLAN
8 7 (8.33%) Ethernet
9 6 (7.14%) VoIP
9 6 (7.14%) VPN
10 5 (5.95%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (5.95%) Internet
10 5 (5.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) DB2
4 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Network Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Administrator
3 8 (9.52%) Field Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Middleware
1 6 (7.14%) HTML
2 5 (5.95%) REST
2 5 (5.95%) Ajax
2 5 (5.95%) JSON
2 5 (5.95%) Hibernate
2 5 (5.95%) SOAP
3 4 (4.76%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.57%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.19%) LINQ
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) XSL
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Clustering
2 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.95%) User Experience
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Replication
6 2 (2.38%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.14%) UNIX
6 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.95%) AIX
7 4 (4.76%) SUSE
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.38%) Solaris
9 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.10%) ITIL
2 10 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (10.71%) Service Management
4 7 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.33%) Change Management
5 6 (7.14%) Migration
5 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.95%) Web Development
6 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.95%) OO
6 5 (5.95%) Project Management
7 3 (3.57%) Project Governance
7 3 (3.57%) High Availability
7 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.57%) Operations Management
8 2 (2.38%) Line Management
8 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.95%) Ruby
3 5 (5.95%) Perl
3 5 (5.95%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) C++
3 5 (5.95%) Python
3 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.38%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.90%) MCTS
3 9 (10.71%) Degree
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.52%) MCITP
5 7 (8.33%) CCNP
6 4 (4.76%) MCSE
6 4 (4.76%) VCP4
6 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.57%) MCP
7 3 (3.57%) MCSA
7 3 (3.57%) CCIE
8 2 (2.38%) CCNA
8 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.19%) CCA
9 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.86%) vSphere
4 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.76%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (3.57%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.57%) Firmware
6 3 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.57%) KVM
7 1 (1.19%) XenApp
7 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.19%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.19%) NLBS
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.19%) Xen
7 1 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.57%) HP SIM
3 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.19%) Netcool
4 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (46.43%) VMware
2 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.14%) Cisco
4 20 (23.81%) HP
5 19 (22.62%) IBM
6 12 (14.29%) Dell
7 11 (13.10%) EMC
7 11 (13.10%) Citrix
7 11 (13.10%) CheckPoint
8 9 (10.71%) Oracle
9 7 (8.33%) CA
9 7 (8.33%) Novell
9 7 (8.33%) Lotus
10 5 (5.95%) Hitachi
11 4 (4.76%) Symantec
11 4 (4.76%) Splunk
11 4 (4.76%) F5
12 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.57%) NetApp
12 3 (3.57%) Juniper