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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.92% 1.55% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 6.38% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 9
Average daily rate £300 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 - £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 94 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.71% 24.35% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 37
Average daily rate £300 £305 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 11 (52.38%) HP
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (33.33%) NetApp
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (28.57%) XenApp
7 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
7 6 (28.57%) Backup Exec
7 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (28.57%) FTP
7 6 (28.57%) MCSE
7 6 (28.57%) IIS
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 3 (14.29%) Citrix
10 3 (14.29%) LAN
10 3 (14.29%) Brocade
11 2 (9.52%) ITIL
11 2 (9.52%) UNIX
12 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) FTP
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) DBA
6 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Network Management
2 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
2 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Scrum
2 1 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (28.57%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) XenApp
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) KVM
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 6 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) NetApp
4 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat