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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 55 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.19% 2.84% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 12.07% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
SAN
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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
83 116 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.96% 23.53% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 17
Average daily rate £275 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 September 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) 3PAR
3 4 (66.67%) F5
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CLARiiON
3 4 (66.67%) Debian
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) EMC
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Debian
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) 3PAR
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) F5
3 4 (66.67%) EMC
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Dell Compellent
4 3 (50.00%) Dell