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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 114 89 66
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 1.39% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 6.00% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £467 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.65 £17.88 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -11.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.50% +3.00%
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 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 27 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 10 £400 +23.07% 8
Newbury -3 4 £300 -25.00%
Bracknell +9 3 - -
Slough -5 1 - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) VMware
3 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 22 (32.35%) Cisco
4 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.94%) Firewall
6 18 (26.47%) SQL
6 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.00%) DNS
7 17 (25.00%) HP
8 16 (23.53%) IIS
9 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (20.59%) MS Exchange
11 13 (19.12%) IBM
11 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
11 13 (19.12%) Clustering
12 12 (17.65%) Linux
12 12 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (14.71%) NAS
14 10 (14.71%) MCTS
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle
14 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
14 10 (14.71%) LAN
14 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
15 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (13.24%) Service Management
15 9 (13.24%) Citrix
15 9 (13.24%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 16 (23.53%) IIS
2 14 (20.59%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.29%) GroupWise
3 7 (10.29%) IBM Notes
4 6 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (5.88%) Apache
5 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.41%) Lync
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Firewall
2 17 (25.00%) DNS
3 12 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (14.71%) LAN
4 10 (14.71%) NAS
5 9 (13.24%) WAN
6 8 (11.76%) POP3
6 8 (11.76%) SMTP
6 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (11.76%) IMAP
7 7 (10.29%) Network Security
8 6 (8.82%) VoIP
8 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.35%) VPN
9 5 (7.35%) DHCP
9 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
9 5 (7.35%) Internet
9 5 (7.35%) VLAN
9 5 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (7.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) DB2
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.41%) EDRMS
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (13.24%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Administrator
2 8 (11.76%) Field Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) HTML
2 4 (5.88%) SOAP
2 4 (5.88%) Middleware
2 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.88%) Ajax
2 4 (5.88%) JSON
2 4 (5.88%) REST
2 4 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) XSL
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Clustering
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) User Experience
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.47%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Linux
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.35%) AIX
6 4 (5.88%) SUSE
6 4 (5.88%) UNIX
6 4 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Solaris
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 8 (11.76%) ITIL
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
4 7 (10.29%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (8.82%) Change Management
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.88%) OO
7 4 (5.88%) Project Management
7 4 (5.88%) Web Development
8 3 (4.41%) Operations Management
8 3 (4.41%) High Availability
8 3 (4.41%) Project Governance
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.94%) Line Management
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.88%) Perl
3 4 (5.88%) C++
3 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.88%) Python
3 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.71%) MCTS
3 9 (13.24%) Degree
4 8 (11.76%) MCITP
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.82%) CCNP
7 4 (5.88%) MCSE
7 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.41%) MCSA
8 3 (4.41%) MCP
8 3 (4.41%) CCIE
9 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
10 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.47%) CCNA
10 1 (1.47%) CCA
10 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) vSphere
4 6 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (4.41%) Firmware
7 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.47%) XenApp
8 1 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.47%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.47%) Xen
8 1 (1.47%) NLBS
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.47%) KVM
8 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (4.41%) vMotion
2 3 (4.41%) HP SIM
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.47%) Netcool
3 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) VMware
2 22 (32.35%) Cisco
2 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.00%) HP
4 13 (19.12%) IBM
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle
5 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
6 9 (13.24%) Citrix
7 8 (11.76%) EMC
8 7 (10.29%) Dell
8 7 (10.29%) Lotus
8 7 (10.29%) Novell
9 4 (5.88%) CA
9 4 (5.88%) Hitachi
9 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.88%) F5
9 4 (5.88%) Splunk
10 3 (4.41%) BMC
10 3 (4.41%) Remedy
10 3 (4.41%) NetApp
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