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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 99 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 26 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 1.80% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 8.05% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £625 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.65 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.33% -26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
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
726 646 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.16% 22.41% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 207
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 9 £425 +6.25% 12
Slough -4 5 £413 +25.00% 2
Newbury -4 4 £300 -47.82%
Bracknell +4 3 £375 +33.92%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) VMware
3 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
4 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (32.35%) Firewall
5 21 (30.88%) Cisco
5 21 (30.88%) DNS
6 19 (27.94%) MS Exchange
6 19 (27.94%) HP
6 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.00%) Linux
8 16 (23.53%) SQL
8 16 (23.53%) IIS
9 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
9 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (19.12%) IBM
10 13 (19.12%) Clustering
10 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (17.65%) vSphere
11 12 (17.65%) LAN
11 12 (17.65%) Oracle
11 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 11 (16.18%) WAN
12 11 (16.18%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (14.71%) NAS
13 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (14.71%) ITIL
13 10 (14.71%) Citrix
13 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (27.94%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.53%) IIS
3 7 (10.29%) IBM Notes
3 7 (10.29%) GroupWise
3 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (7.35%) Lync
6 4 (5.88%) Apache
6 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) 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
2 2 (2.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) Firewall
2 21 (30.88%) DNS
3 12 (17.65%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) WAN
4 11 (16.18%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (14.71%) NAS
5 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (13.24%) VPN
6 9 (13.24%) DHCP
7 8 (11.76%) POP3
7 8 (11.76%) SMTP
7 8 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (11.76%) VLAN
7 8 (11.76%) IMAP
8 7 (10.29%) Network Security
9 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
10 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.35%) VoIP
10 5 (7.35%) BGP
11 4 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) DB2
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.94%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Consultant
2 9 (13.24%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Administrator
3 8 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Storage Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) HTML
1 4 (5.88%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.41%) REST
2 3 (4.41%) SOAP
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.41%) Ajax
2 3 (4.41%) JSON
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 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Replication
4 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) AS400
5 2 (2.94%) iSeries
6 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.47%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.76%) AIX
7 6 (8.82%) UNIX
8 5 (7.35%) SUSE
9 4 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.94%) Solaris
11 2 (2.94%) zOS
12 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) ITIL
1 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 7 (10.29%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.82%) Migration
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
6 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.41%) OO
7 3 (4.41%) Project Management
7 3 (4.41%) Web Development
7 3 (4.41%) Operations Management
7 3 (4.41%) High Availability
7 3 (4.41%) Project Governance
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.94%) Line Management
9 1 (1.47%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
3 3 (4.41%) C++
3 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) Python
3 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.41%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) Korn
4 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.24%) MCTS
2 9 (13.24%) Degree
3 8 (11.76%) MCITP
4 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.35%) CCNP
5 5 (7.35%) MCSE
6 4 (5.88%) MCSA
7 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) MCP
8 2 (2.94%) CCIE
9 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (17.65%) vSphere
4 8 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (5.88%) XenApp
5 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.41%) Firmware
6 3 (4.41%) Samba
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.47%) Xen
7 1 (1.47%) NLBS
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (8.82%) Tivoli
3 5 (7.35%) SCCM
4 4 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (4.41%) vMotion
5 3 (4.41%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.47%) yum
7 1 (1.47%) Netcool
7 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) VMware
2 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.88%) Cisco
4 19 (27.94%) HP
5 13 (19.12%) IBM
6 12 (17.65%) Oracle
7 10 (14.71%) Citrix
7 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
8 9 (13.24%) 3PAR
9 7 (10.29%) EMC
9 7 (10.29%) Novell
9 7 (10.29%) Lotus
10 6 (8.82%) Dell
11 4 (5.88%) CA
11 4 (5.88%) F5
11 4 (5.88%) Splunk
11 4 (5.88%) NetApp
11 4 (5.88%) Brocade
11 4 (5.88%) ProCurve
12 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
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