The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Contract jobs citing SAN 139 91 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.54% 1.45% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.99% 12.62% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 72 85
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£413 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £244 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £573 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £355
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+23.63% +1.85%
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
732 721 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.36% 11.52% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 511 631
Average daily rate £405 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -55.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 136 (62.10%) Windows
2 129 (58.90%) VMware
3 84 (38.36%) Cisco
4 78 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 65 (29.68%) Active Directory
5 65 (29.68%) Finance
6 62 (28.31%) NetApp
7 59 (26.94%) Microsoft
7 59 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (26.48%) EMC
9 56 (25.57%) NAS
10 48 (21.92%) HP
11 47 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (20.55%) Linux
13 43 (19.63%) Oracle
13 43 (19.63%) Citrix
14 41 (18.72%) LAN
15 40 (18.26%) MS Exchange
16 37 (16.89%) WAN
16 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
17 36 (16.44%) vSphere
18 33 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (14.61%) Clustering
19 32 (14.61%) ITIL
19 32 (14.61%) IBM
20 30 (13.70%) UNIX
20 30 (13.70%) Migration
21 29 (13.24%) Firewall
21 29 (13.24%) DNS
22 28 (12.79%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 40 (18.26%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.94%) IIS
4 11 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.65%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.74%) Apache
7 6 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.91%) Lync
12 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.83%) RMDS
2 4 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.65%) Office 365
2 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (25.57%) NAS
2 41 (18.72%) LAN
3 37 (16.89%) WAN
4 29 (13.24%) Firewall
4 29 (13.24%) DNS
5 19 (8.68%) DHCP
5 19 (8.68%) TCP/IP
5 19 (8.68%) Fibre Channel
6 15 (6.85%) VLAN
7 11 (5.02%) VPN
8 10 (4.57%) WLAN
9 8 (3.65%) MPLS
10 7 (3.20%) Wireless
10 7 (3.20%) Ethernet
10 7 (3.20%) Internet
10 7 (3.20%) FCoE
10 7 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (3.20%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.74%) VoIP
11 6 (2.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.20%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.37%) DTS
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.37%) QlikView
9 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.91%) HBase
10 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MSI
1 1 (0.46%) ERwin
General
1 65 (29.68%) Finance
2 26 (11.87%) Banking
3 9 (4.11%) Back Office
4 7 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.28%) Legal
7 4 (1.83%) Local Government
8 3 (1.37%) Publishing
8 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.91%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.35%) Administrator
2 35 (15.98%) Architect
3 23 (10.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 22 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.59%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (7.76%) Storage Engineer
7 15 (6.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 14 (6.39%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (5.94%) Project Manager
10 12 (5.48%) DBA
11 11 (5.02%) Server Engineer
12 10 (4.57%) Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) Network Engineer
13 9 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 7 (3.20%) Consultant
15 7 (3.20%) SQL DBA
15 7 (3.20%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) Middleware
2 7 (3.20%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.83%) Rendezvous
3 4 (1.83%) XML
3 4 (1.83%) .NET
3 4 (1.83%) HTML
4 3 (1.37%) Web Services
4 3 (1.37%) XSLT
4 3 (1.37%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.91%) CGI
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) SOAP
6 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.46%) Itk
6 1 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.61%) Clustering
2 16 (7.31%) Replication
3 12 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.02%) Symmetrix
4 11 (5.02%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.02%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.11%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.74%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.28%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.83%) Celerra
8 4 (1.83%) PDA
8 4 (1.83%) NHS
8 4 (1.83%) Handset
9 3 (1.37%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.37%) HACMP
10 2 (0.91%) CMDB
10 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 136 (62.10%) Windows
2 59 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (20.55%) Linux
5 33 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (13.70%) UNIX
7 26 (11.87%) Solaris
8 25 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.11%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.65%) AIX
11 4 (1.83%) HPUX
11 4 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.83%) SUSE
12 3 (1.37%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.46%) Debian
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.61%) ITIL
2 30 (13.70%) Migration
3 17 (7.76%) Project Management
4 15 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (6.39%) Change Management
6 9 (4.11%) PRINCE2
7 8 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (3.65%) Workflow
8 7 (3.20%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.20%) Information Security
8 7 (3.20%) Business Continuity
9 6 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.74%) Change Control
9 6 (2.74%) SOA
9 6 (2.74%) Service Management
9 6 (2.74%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.28%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.28%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.79%) SQL
2 12 (5.48%) C
3 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.65%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.20%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.74%) Korn
6 6 (2.74%) Perl
7 4 (1.83%) VBScript
7 4 (1.83%) Java
8 3 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.37%) Python
9 2 (0.91%) VB
9 2 (0.91%) PHP
10 1 (0.46%) C#
10 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.13%) MCSE
3 19 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.02%) CCNA
5 10 (4.57%) NCDA
5 10 (4.57%) NCIE
6 9 (4.11%) CCNP
6 9 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.65%) MCITP
8 7 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.83%) MCSA
12 3 (1.37%) CCIE
12 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.37%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.91%) Degree
13 2 (0.91%) CCA
14 1 (0.46%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) HL7
3 1 (0.46%) DICOM
System Software
1 78 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (29.68%) Active Directory
3 36 (16.44%) vSphere
4 23 (10.50%) XenApp
5 21 (9.59%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.94%) NFS
6 13 (5.94%) Xen
7 12 (5.48%) VMware Server
8 11 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.11%) SRDF
10 8 (3.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (3.20%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.74%) KVM
13 5 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (1.37%) vCloud
15 3 (1.37%) XenDesktop
15 3 (1.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 18 (8.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 15 (6.85%) Tivoli
3 13 (5.94%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.11%) SCCM
4 9 (4.11%) SCOM
4 9 (4.11%) Data Guard
5 6 (2.74%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.83%) Puppet
7 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.37%) OpenView
7 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.91%) WSUS
8 2 (0.91%) MOM
8 2 (0.91%) Legato
8 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.46%) EMC Navisphere
9 1 (0.46%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 129 (58.90%) VMware
2 84 (38.36%) Cisco
3 62 (28.31%) NetApp
4 59 (26.94%) Microsoft
5 58 (26.48%) EMC
6 48 (21.92%) HP
7 43 (19.63%) Oracle
7 43 (19.63%) Citrix
8 32 (14.61%) IBM
9 18 (8.22%) Red Hat
10 16 (7.31%) 3PAR
11 14 (6.39%) Brocade
12 9 (4.11%) Juniper
12 9 (4.11%) CommVault
13 7 (3.20%) AppSense
13 7 (3.20%) Veritas
13 7 (3.20%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.20%) Dell
14 6 (2.74%) Symantec
14 6 (2.74%) Sybase
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