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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 89 101 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -52
Contract jobs citing SAN 30 23 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 0.92% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 3.57% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 27
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£415 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £493 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 9 £375 +7.14% 12
Slough +4 7 £375 - 3
Newbury -1 3 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £380 -
Bracknell -10 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 33 (55.00%) VMware
3 21 (35.00%) Data Centre
4 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
5 19 (31.67%) Linux
5 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (30.00%) Cisco
7 17 (28.33%) HP
7 17 (28.33%) Firewall
7 17 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (26.67%) EMC
8 16 (26.67%) Oracle
9 14 (23.33%) ITIL
10 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
10 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (18.33%) NAS
11 11 (18.33%) VLAN
11 11 (18.33%) Citrix
12 10 (16.67%) DNS
12 10 (16.67%) UNIX
12 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (16.67%) SCCM
13 9 (15.00%) vSphere
13 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (15.00%) Tivoli
13 9 (15.00%) Clustering
13 9 (15.00%) LAN
13 9 (15.00%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.33%) Lync
4 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.33%) GroupWise
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.67%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Maximo
2 3 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) Firewall
2 11 (18.33%) VLAN
2 11 (18.33%) NAS
3 10 (16.67%) DNS
4 9 (15.00%) LAN
5 8 (13.33%) WAN
5 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (11.67%) VPN
7 5 (8.33%) SNMP
7 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.33%) DHCP
7 5 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (6.67%) Network Security
8 4 (6.67%) SSL
9 3 (5.00%) VoIP
9 3 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (3.33%) Skype
10 2 (3.33%) IMAP
10 2 (3.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) DB2
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Consultant
2 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Junior
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
1 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) XSL
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) EMC VNX
4 5 (8.33%) AS400
4 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (8.33%) iSeries
5 3 (5.00%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) iPad
7 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.67%) UNIX
5 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.67%) AIX
7 5 (8.33%) zOS
8 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 2 (3.33%) SUSE
9 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.67%) Android
10 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Service Management
3 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (6.67%) Change Control
5 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.00%) Project Governance
7 2 (3.33%) Release Management
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.33%) Network Design
7 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
1 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.67%) VBScript
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.33%) Korn
4 1 (1.67%) XPath
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) MCITP
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.67%) MCSE
5 3 (5.00%) CCIE
5 3 (5.00%) Sun Certification
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) MCSA
6 2 (3.33%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) CCDP
7 1 (1.67%) IBM Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.00%) vSphere
4 6 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.67%) XenApp
6 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.00%) Samba
7 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.67%) NFS
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.67%) SRDF
9 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 9 (15.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 6 (10.00%) SCOM
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (5.00%) SCDPM
5 3 (5.00%) WSUS
6 2 (3.33%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (3.33%) yum
6 2 (3.33%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.67%) Puppet
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) VMware
2 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) Cisco
4 17 (28.33%) HP
5 16 (26.67%) EMC
5 16 (26.67%) Oracle
6 11 (18.33%) Citrix
7 9 (15.00%) IBM
8 8 (13.33%) NetApp
8 8 (13.33%) 3PAR
9 6 (10.00%) Brocade
9 6 (10.00%) Symantec
9 6 (10.00%) SAP
10 5 (8.33%) BMC
10 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
11 4 (6.67%) ProCurve
11 4 (6.67%) Dell
12 3 (5.00%) Remedy
12 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (5.00%) F5
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