The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 82 59 109
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +50
Contract jobs citing SAN 48 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 2.49% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 9.58% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 13
Average daily rate £400 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £180 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £404 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -32.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 647 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.31% 26.04% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 206 215
Average daily rate £280 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
South East

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 19 £413 +65.00% 3
Slough +16 7 £330 -
Newbury 0 4 £575 +53.33%
Bracknell -4 4 £280 +12.00% 1
Maidenhead -4 4 - -
Windsor - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 64 (68.82%) Windows
2 45 (48.39%) VMware
3 40 (43.01%) Cisco
4 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
5 34 (36.56%) HP
6 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (33.33%) DNS
8 30 (32.26%) LAN
9 28 (30.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
10 27 (29.03%) Linux
11 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (27.96%) Firewall
12 24 (25.81%) EMC
13 22 (23.66%) VPN
13 22 (23.66%) UNIX
13 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
14 20 (21.51%) IIS
14 20 (21.51%) WAN
14 20 (21.51%) SCCM
15 19 (20.43%) NetBackup
15 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
15 19 (20.43%) SQL
16 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
16 18 (19.35%) NetApp
16 18 (19.35%) Symantec
17 17 (18.28%) ITIL
18 16 (17.20%) MS Exchange
18 16 (17.20%) vSphere
19 15 (16.13%) LDAP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (21.51%) IIS
2 16 (17.20%) MS Exchange
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (12.90%) Tomcat
5 10 (10.75%) Apache
6 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.30%) MS Office
4 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) DNS
2 30 (32.26%) LAN
3 26 (27.96%) Firewall
4 22 (23.66%) VPN
5 20 (21.51%) WAN
6 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
7 15 (16.13%) MPLS
7 15 (16.13%) LDAP
8 14 (15.05%) Internet
9 13 (13.98%) NAS
9 13 (13.98%) DHCP
10 11 (11.83%) HTTP
11 8 (8.60%) SMTP
12 6 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (4.30%) SSL
14 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (3.23%) OSPF
14 3 (3.23%) BGP
15 2 (2.15%) H.323
15 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.08%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.53%) Finance
3 5 (5.38%) Japanese Language
4 4 (4.30%) French Language
4 4 (4.30%) German Language
4 4 (4.30%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.15%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Consultant
2 12 (12.90%) Team Leader
3 11 (11.83%) Architect
3 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 8 (8.60%) Operations Team Leader
4 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
5 7 (7.53%) Storage Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 6 (6.45%) Server Support
6 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.45%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Administrator
7 5 (5.38%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) Flash
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.08%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.38%) Replication
3 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.08%) FMCG
4 1 (1.08%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.08%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (68.82%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (29.03%) Linux
4 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (23.66%) UNIX
5 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (12.90%) Solaris
7 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.53%) HPUX
9 5 (5.38%) AIX
10 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.15%) CentOS
11 1 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) ITIL
2 12 (12.90%) Project Management
2 12 (12.90%) Problem Management
3 8 (8.60%) PRINCE2
3 8 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.53%) Service Management
4 7 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (7.53%) Capacity Management
5 6 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.45%) Migration
6 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.30%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.30%) Change Control
8 3 (3.23%) Network Management
8 3 (3.23%) Transition Management
8 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.23%) Security Management
9 2 (2.15%) Change Management
9 2 (2.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.08%) AWK
4 1 (1.08%) Korn
4 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.23%) MCSE
4 3 (3.23%) MCDBA
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) RHCE
6 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) CCNA
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CCSA
6 1 (1.08%) MCTS
6 1 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (30.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.20%) vSphere
4 7 (7.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.45%) NLBS
5 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.30%) NFS
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.23%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.23%) KVM
8 2 (2.15%) XenApp
8 2 (2.15%) Xen
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.08%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.08%) XenServer
9 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) SCCM
2 19 (20.43%) NetBackup
3 15 (16.13%) WSUS
4 14 (15.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (5.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (5.38%) SCOM
6 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
6 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.15%) Foglight
7 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.15%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.15%) Puppet
8 1 (1.08%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.08%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.08%) Legato
Vendors
1 45 (48.39%) VMware
2 40 (43.01%) Cisco
3 34 (36.56%) HP
4 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.81%) EMC
6 18 (19.35%) NetApp
6 18 (19.35%) Symantec
7 15 (16.13%) Brocade
8 14 (15.05%) CheckPoint
9 13 (13.98%) Red Hat
10 12 (12.90%) IBM
11 11 (11.83%) Oracle
11 11 (11.83%) Citrix
12 10 (10.75%) Sun
12 10 (10.75%) Blue Coat
13 6 (6.45%) McAfee
14 3 (3.23%) F5
14 3 (3.23%) Fujitsu
15 2 (2.15%) Barracuda Networks
15 2 (2.15%) Mercator
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