The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 39 38 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 2 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.04% 0.54% 7.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 3.85% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £273 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £231 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £315 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 52 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.27% 14.05% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 47
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 35
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
Cambridgeshire

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 August 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 August 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Nortel
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 3 (21.43%) Juniper
6 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LAN
1 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) IPv6
5 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Server Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Nortel
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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