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 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 73 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.02% 2.01% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 15.29% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
223 157 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.53% 13.14% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 42
Average daily rate £389 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.58% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.80 £27.00
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 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
Milton Keynes -4 13 £500 +37.93% 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) EMC
3 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 12 (41.38%) UNIX
4 12 (41.38%) NetApp
4 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (37.93%) IBM
6 10 (34.48%) Finance
7 9 (31.03%) Brocade
8 8 (27.59%) Clustering
8 8 (27.59%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (27.59%) Migration
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.69%) NAS
10 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
10 6 (20.69%) Solaris
10 6 (20.69%) Change Management
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.24%) Citrix
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
11 5 (17.24%) LAN
11 5 (17.24%) Windows NT
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
11 5 (17.24%) MCSE
11 5 (17.24%) WLAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (17.24%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (20.69%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) WLAN
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Broadband
4 2 (6.90%) SSH
5 1 (3.45%) ADSL
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) DMZ
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Storage Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.90%) IBM Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Migration Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) EMC Centera
3 1 (3.45%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) UNIX
3 8 (27.59%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.69%) Solaris
5 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
5 5 (17.24%) Windows NT
6 4 (13.79%) HPUX
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (10.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.34%) SUSE
8 2 (6.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Change Management
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
1 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Bourne shell
2 2 (6.90%) Korn
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.79%) Terminal Services
4 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.90%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Samba
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) BladeLogic
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) YaST
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (6.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) EMC
3 12 (41.38%) NetApp
4 11 (37.93%) IBM
5 9 (31.03%) Brocade
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Citrix
7 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
8 4 (13.79%) Intel
9 3 (10.34%) Hitachi
9 3 (10.34%) Veritas
9 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
9 3 (10.34%) HP
10 2 (6.90%) Symantec
10 2 (6.90%) Sun
11 1 (3.45%) Oracle
11 1 (3.45%) Cisco
11 1 (3.45%) Altiris