The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.36% 1.21% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 7.45% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £399 £500 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.25% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £358 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.62% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.20 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £23.15
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +40.38%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
145 188 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.12% 16.22% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 76 26
Average daily rate £388 £398 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.10 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.45% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.23 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £35.60 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Buckinghamshire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Buckinghamshire region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes +2 11 £398 -20.50% 2
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
3 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) HP
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) Unix
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (40.00%) Clustering
6 7 (35.00%) EMC
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) Internet
6 7 (35.00%) NAS
7 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
7 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (30.00%) IBM
7 6 (30.00%) SMTP
7 6 (30.00%) AIX
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 5 (25.00%) SLA
8 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (20.00%) Symantec

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
4 2 (10.00%) Apache
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
1 7 (35.00%) NAS
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) SMTP
3 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) Broadband
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) IPsec
5 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) SMS
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Web Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Transformation Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) JMS
1 4 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) AppFabric
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Clustering
2 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 4 (20.00%) HACMP
4 3 (15.00%) LPAR
4 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.00%) CESG
6 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Unix
3 6 (30.00%) AIX
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) DoDAF
2 4 (20.00%) High Availability
2 4 (20.00%) MODAF
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) RUP
3 3 (15.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) OWASP
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) AWK
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) sed
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Scheme
4 2 (10.00%) OSCP
4 2 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VCP5
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (20.00%) Veritas File System
5 2 (10.00%) Sendmail
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) OpenView
1 4 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.00%) cPanel
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) Oracle
4 7 (35.00%) EMC
5 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (30.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (20.00%) StorageTek
6 4 (20.00%) Sun
6 4 (20.00%) Symantec
6 4 (20.00%) Veritas
7 3 (15.00%) NetApp
8 2 (10.00%) Brocade
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco
9 1 (5.00%) SAP
9 1 (5.00%) Sitecore