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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 95 72
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing SAN 39 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.77% 1.15% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.48% 5.37% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 25
Median daily rate £425 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £515 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +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
460 540 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.91% 21.43% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 279 236
Median daily rate £363 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +24 15 £425 +15.25% 4
Bracknell - 9 £475 -
Wokingham - 4 £473 - 2
Slough -1 1 £425 -4.49% 2
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 37 (45.68%) Linux
3 35 (43.21%) HP
4 32 (39.51%) EMC
4 32 (39.51%) Oracle
5 29 (35.80%) Security Cleared
6 28 (34.57%) Active Directory
6 28 (34.57%) Windows Server
7 27 (33.33%) VMware
8 25 (30.86%) Cisco
9 23 (28.40%) Clustering
10 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (27.16%) Microsoft
10 22 (27.16%) SQL
10 22 (27.16%) Data Centre
11 21 (25.93%) IBM
12 20 (24.69%) NetApp
12 20 (24.69%) Veritas
12 20 (24.69%) DV Cleared
12 20 (24.69%) NetBackup
13 19 (23.46%) AIX
14 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
14 18 (22.22%) MS Exchange
15 17 (20.99%) ITIL
15 17 (20.99%) Unix
16 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
16 16 (19.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 15 (18.52%) Netcool
17 15 (18.52%) Firewall

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.88%) IIS
3 8 (9.88%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (2.47%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Office
2 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Firewall
2 13 (16.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (13.58%) Ethernet
3 11 (13.58%) LAN
3 11 (13.58%) WAN
4 10 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (11.11%) DNS
5 9 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 8 (9.88%) DHCP
7 7 (8.64%) FCoE
7 7 (8.64%) MPLS
7 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.41%) BGP
9 5 (6.17%) VPN
10 4 (4.94%) NAS
11 3 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (3.70%) Internet
11 3 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.52%) MS Access
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
1 5 (6.17%) Law
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Linux Support
5 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (7.41%) Linux Specialist
6 6 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Support Specialist
7 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) NetApp Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Support
9 3 (3.70%) Network Support
9 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) J2EE
2 2 (2.47%) JSP
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) Flash
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Clustering
2 22 (27.16%) Data Centre
3 10 (12.35%) Statistics
4 8 (9.88%) Fat Client
4 8 (9.88%) Thin Client
5 6 (7.41%) e-Health
5 6 (7.41%) FlexPod
6 5 (6.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (6.17%) Mainframe
7 4 (4.94%) PKI
8 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
8 3 (3.70%) Device Driver
8 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
8 3 (3.70%) EMC VNX
8 3 (3.70%) iPad
8 3 (3.70%) Replication
9 2 (2.47%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.23%) CLARiiON
10 1 (1.23%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 37 (45.68%) Linux
3 28 (34.57%) Windows Server
4 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (23.46%) AIX
6 17 (20.99%) Unix
7 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
8 15 (18.52%) Solaris
9 13 (16.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
11 6 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (3.70%) Android
12 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.23%) VMS
14 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) ITIL
2 14 (17.28%) Problem Management
3 13 (16.05%) High Availability
4 10 (12.35%) Compliance Management
5 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.17%) Project Management
7 4 (4.94%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.94%) Network Design
8 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.70%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.47%) Change Management
9 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.47%) Target Operating Model
9 2 (2.47%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.47%) Translating Business Requirements
10 1 (1.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.47%) C
4 2 (2.47%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (35.80%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.69%) DV Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) RHCE
3 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (4.94%) CCNP
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.70%) CCIE
7 3 (3.70%) CCNA
7 3 (3.70%) Degree
7 3 (3.70%) MCP
7 3 (3.70%) NCDA
8 2 (2.47%) MCSA
8 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 6 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (34.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.58%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (12.35%) KVM
4 10 (12.35%) vSphere
5 7 (8.64%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.70%) Firmware
8 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) NetBackup
2 16 (19.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (18.52%) Netcool
4 11 (13.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (9.88%) Unicenter
5 8 (9.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 6 (7.41%) Tivoli
6 6 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.23%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.23%) OpenView
7 1 (1.23%) SCCM
7 1 (1.23%) SCOM
7 1 (1.23%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) HP
2 32 (39.51%) EMC
2 32 (39.51%) Oracle
3 27 (33.33%) VMware
4 25 (30.86%) Cisco
5 22 (27.16%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.93%) IBM
7 20 (24.69%) NetApp
7 20 (24.69%) Veritas
8 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
9 10 (12.35%) Citrix
10 8 (9.88%) Intel Security
10 8 (9.88%) Meridio
11 7 (8.64%) F5
12 6 (7.41%) CA
13 5 (6.17%) 3PAR
13 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
14 4 (4.94%) BMC
14 4 (4.94%) Brocade
14 4 (4.94%) Palo Alto