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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 84 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 36 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 1.97% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 7.34% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 26
Average daily rate
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£330 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +24.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bracknell +3 10 £275 -24.65%
Slough +6 8 £285 -0.86% 1
Reading -12 6 £400 +23.07% 2
Newbury - 2 £450 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Ascot - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 30 (40.00%) VMware
3 28 (37.33%) Cisco
4 25 (33.33%) EMC
5 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
5 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
6 20 (26.67%) Linux
7 16 (21.33%) SQL
7 16 (21.33%) HP
7 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (18.67%) IBM
9 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
9 14 (18.67%) NAS
10 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
10 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
10 13 (17.33%) NetApp
11 12 (16.00%) WAN
12 11 (14.67%) LAN
12 11 (14.67%) Clustering
13 10 (13.33%) ITIL
14 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
14 9 (12.00%) UNIX
15 8 (10.67%) Migration
16 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
16 7 (9.33%) DNS
16 7 (9.33%) SLA
16 7 (9.33%) Citrix

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) IIS
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.33%) Lync
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) NAS
2 12 (16.00%) WAN
3 11 (14.67%) LAN
4 7 (9.33%) DNS
5 6 (8.00%) DHCP
6 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.67%) Firewall
7 3 (4.00%) Internet
7 3 (4.00%) VPN
7 3 (4.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.00%) LDAP
8 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.67%) Intranet
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (1.33%) POP3
9 1 (1.33%) SMTP
9 1 (1.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) EDRMS
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Consultant
3 10 (13.33%) Architect
3 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Administrator
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Storage Administrator
6 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) SAN Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.67%) Storage Architect
7 2 (2.67%) SAN Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Flash
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.33%) Ajax
2 1 (1.33%) JSON
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Clustering
2 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.67%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) Linux
3 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.00%) UNIX
7 6 (8.00%) AIX
8 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.00%) Solaris
11 2 (2.67%) Android
11 2 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.33%) SUSE
12 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.00%) Change Management
5 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.67%) Service Management
5 5 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Workflow
7 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.67%) Change Control
8 2 (2.67%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Java
2 5 (6.67%) Python
3 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) AWK
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.67%) MCTS
5 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.33%) RHCE
7 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCITP
7 1 (1.33%) CCA
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.33%) vSphere
4 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.33%) NFS
5 3 (4.00%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.00%) XenApp
5 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.67%) NLBS
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.33%) XenServer
7 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.33%) Xen
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.33%) Samba
7 1 (1.33%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.33%) SCCM
4 3 (4.00%) SCOM
4 3 (4.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.33%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) VMware
2 28 (37.33%) Cisco
3 25 (33.33%) EMC
4 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.33%) HP
6 14 (18.67%) IBM
7 13 (17.33%) NetApp
8 7 (9.33%) Citrix
9 6 (8.00%) Oracle
10 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.67%) Brocade
11 3 (4.00%) ServiceNow
11 3 (4.00%) Dell
12 2 (2.67%) Sun
12 2 (2.67%) Juniper
12 2 (2.67%) CA
12 2 (2.67%) Hitachi
12 2 (2.67%) Fujitsu
12 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.33%) Symantec
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