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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 92 104 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 35 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 1.07% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 3.99% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 22
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £295 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £486 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £343
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +23.63%
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
615 751 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.38% 26.82% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 322 234
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 33
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +7 17 £415 -14.43% 10
Bracknell +2 6 £298 -23.09%
Slough +10 5 £365 -11.51% 2
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 42 (60.00%) VMware
3 38 (54.29%) Windows Server
4 31 (44.29%) Linux
5 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 25 (35.71%) Cisco
7 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (32.86%) Data Centre
9 22 (31.43%) EMC
10 21 (30.00%) HP
10 21 (30.00%) Firewall
11 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
11 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 20 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
12 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
13 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
14 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 15 (21.43%) IBM
14 15 (21.43%) Ethernet
14 15 (21.43%) Oracle
15 14 (20.00%) ITIL
15 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (18.57%) NAS
17 12 (17.14%) SQL
17 12 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (17.14%) vSphere
18 11 (15.71%) Migration
18 11 (15.71%) Unix

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 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.71%) Live Communications Server
5 3 (4.29%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) Apache
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Line 500
2 1 (1.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) CloudBees
4 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) Firewall
2 20 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 15 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 13 (18.57%) NAS
6 11 (15.71%) DNS
7 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (11.43%) DHCP
7 8 (11.43%) WAN
8 7 (10.00%) LAN
9 6 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.14%) FCoE
11 4 (5.71%) VoIP
11 4 (5.71%) VPN
12 3 (4.29%) IMAP
12 3 (4.29%) MPLS
12 3 (4.29%) SMTP
12 3 (4.29%) Wireless
13 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.71%) MS Access
4 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.57%) Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) SAN Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
2 1 (1.43%) MAPI
2 1 (1.43%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.86%) Clustering
3 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 5 (7.14%) e-Health
4 5 (7.14%) FlexPod
5 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.71%) Replication
5 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.29%) EMC VNX
6 3 (4.29%) Statistics
7 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.86%) iPad
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 38 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 31 (44.29%) Linux
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.71%) Unix
6 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.57%) Solaris
7 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.14%) CentOS
8 5 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.86%) Android
9 2 (2.86%) NetWare
9 2 (2.86%) SUSE
10 1 (1.43%) AIX
10 1 (1.43%) Debian
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 5 (7.14%) High Availability
4 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.71%) Change Management
5 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.71%) CRM
5 4 (5.71%) Presales
6 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
6 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) Python
4 2 (2.86%) C
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (15.71%) CCNA
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.86%) MCP
7 8 (11.43%) MCSA
8 7 (10.00%) CCNP
9 5 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (7.14%) NCDA
10 4 (5.71%) Degree
11 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.86%) MCITP
12 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (2.86%) VCP5
13 1 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (1.43%) MCTS
13 1 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
13 1 (1.43%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 12 (17.14%) vSphere
5 3 (4.29%) KVM
5 3 (4.29%) NFS
5 3 (4.29%) vCloud
5 3 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) Docker
7 1 (1.43%) Postfix
7 1 (1.43%) qmail
7 1 (1.43%) RHEV
7 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.43%) Varnish
7 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.43%) Xen
7 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.14%) Puppet
3 4 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.71%) Netcool
3 4 (5.71%) Unicenter
3 4 (5.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (4.29%) Nagios
4 3 (4.29%) vMotion
5 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.86%) cPanel
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.43%) Cacti
6 1 (1.43%) Control-M
6 1 (1.43%) SCCM
6 1 (1.43%) SCOM
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) VMware
2 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.71%) Cisco
4 22 (31.43%) EMC
5 21 (30.00%) HP
6 15 (21.43%) IBM
6 15 (21.43%) Oracle
7 10 (14.29%) Dell
8 9 (12.86%) Hitachi
8 9 (12.86%) Intel
9 8 (11.43%) Veritas
10 7 (10.00%) NetApp
11 6 (8.57%) Citrix
11 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
12 5 (7.14%) Brocade
12 5 (7.14%) CA
13 4 (5.71%) Meridio
13 4 (5.71%) SAP
13 4 (5.71%) Symantec
14 3 (4.29%) Sun