The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 51 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.55% 0.75% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 3.54% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 33
Median daily rate £400 £378 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £293 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
500 537 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.03% 21.08% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 290 276
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +23 28 £400 +5.96% 2
Newbury +11 4 £375 -
Bracknell +4 3 £235 -37.88%
Maidenhead - 2 £535 -
Slough +11 1 £320 -37.25%
Wokingham - 1 - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 48 (57.14%) Linux
2 41 (48.81%) Cisco
3 39 (46.43%) IBM
4 37 (44.05%) VMware
5 36 (42.86%) NetApp
5 36 (42.86%) Windows
6 35 (41.67%) EMC
7 31 (36.90%) Unix
8 29 (34.52%) AIX
8 29 (34.52%) Solaris
8 29 (34.52%) Data Centre
9 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (29.76%) Oracle
11 20 (23.81%) HP
11 20 (23.81%) Clustering
11 20 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (22.62%) Mainframe
13 18 (21.43%) LAN
13 18 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (20.24%) IBM Mainframe
14 17 (20.24%) Red Hat
14 17 (20.24%) Shell Script
14 17 (20.24%) EMC VNX
15 16 (19.05%) EMC VMAX
16 15 (17.86%) Law
16 15 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (16.67%) Firewall
18 13 (15.48%) Tivoli
18 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
19 12 (14.29%) High Availability

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.57%) IIS
2 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) LAN
2 15 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (16.67%) Firewall
4 11 (13.10%) MPLS
4 11 (13.10%) WAN
5 10 (11.90%) BGP
6 7 (8.33%) VPN
7 6 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (7.14%) DNS
7 6 (7.14%) VLAN
8 5 (5.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (5.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (5.95%) NAS
9 4 (4.76%) DHCP
9 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.57%) FCoE
10 3 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.57%) Internet
10 3 (3.57%) Network Security
11 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.38%) DB2
3 2 (2.38%) MS Access
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
General
1 15 (17.86%) Law
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Architect
2 12 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Linux Support
5 6 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Linux Specialist
6 5 (5.95%) Network Security Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Security Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Storage Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Middleware
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.38%) J2EE
3 2 (2.38%) JSP
4 1 (1.19%) Flash
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.52%) Data Centre
2 20 (23.81%) Clustering
3 19 (22.62%) Mainframe
4 17 (20.24%) EMC VNX
4 17 (20.24%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (19.05%) EMC VMAX
6 6 (7.14%) PKI
7 2 (2.38%) e-Health
7 2 (2.38%) FlexPod
7 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 2 (2.38%) Statistics
8 1 (1.19%) AS400
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.19%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.19%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.19%) iSeries
8 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.14%) Linux
2 36 (42.86%) Windows
3 31 (36.90%) Unix
4 29 (34.52%) AIX
4 29 (34.52%) Solaris
5 18 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) High Availability
1 12 (14.29%) ITIL
2 8 (9.52%) Compliance Management
3 7 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
4 6 (7.14%) Network Design
4 6 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.76%) Change Management
6 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.57%) Project Management
7 3 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (2.38%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) C
3 2 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) DV Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) RHCE
4 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) CCIE
6 2 (2.38%) CCNP
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.19%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.71%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (9.52%) KVM
4 8 (9.52%) vSphere
5 6 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.95%) Firmware
7 3 (3.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.38%) vCloud
9 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 13 (15.48%) Tivoli
3 9 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Netcool
6 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.38%) vMotion
6 2 (2.38%) vRealize
7 1 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.19%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.19%) OpenView
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.19%) SCCM
7 1 (1.19%) SCOM
7 1 (1.19%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Cisco
2 39 (46.43%) IBM
3 37 (44.05%) VMware
4 36 (42.86%) NetApp
5 35 (41.67%) EMC
6 25 (29.76%) Oracle
7 20 (23.81%) HP
8 17 (20.24%) Red Hat
9 11 (13.10%) Veritas
10 10 (11.90%) F5
10 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.71%) CheckPoint
12 8 (9.52%) 3PAR
13 6 (7.14%) Palo Alto
13 6 (7.14%) TIBCO
14 4 (4.76%) BMC
15 3 (3.57%) Intel Security
16 2 (2.38%) Brocade
16 2 (2.38%) CA
16 2 (2.38%) Symantec