The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 30 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.61% 0.55% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 4.00% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £272 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £284 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.07
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +24.56%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
114 50 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.47% 13.85% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 23
Average daily rate £335 £273 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.93% -17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) DHCP
2 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) MS Office
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) SCCM
6 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) MCSE
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) EMC
7 4 (22.22%) Nortel
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) vSphere
8 3 (16.67%) Hadoop

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DHCP
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) IPv6
5 2 (11.11%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Server Support
3 3 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Server Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCSE
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOrch
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) EMC
4 4 (22.22%) Nortel
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) F5
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint