The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 City of London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 117 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 98 107 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.48% 1.70% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.91% 11.89% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 72 124
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
759 900 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.45% 14.26% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 607 722
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SAN
London

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 94 (53.41%) Windows
2 92 (52.27%) VMware
3 72 (40.91%) EMC
4 68 (38.64%) NetApp
5 64 (36.36%) Cisco
5 64 (36.36%) Linux
6 56 (31.82%) NAS
7 53 (30.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 53 (30.11%) SQL
8 51 (28.98%) Microsoft
9 49 (27.84%) Active Directory
9 49 (27.84%) Clustering
9 49 (27.84%) Finance
10 48 (27.27%) Citrix
11 46 (26.14%) HP
11 46 (26.14%) ITIL
12 41 (23.30%) Solaris
13 39 (22.16%) UNIX
13 39 (22.16%) Oracle
13 39 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
15 32 (18.18%) WAN
16 30 (17.05%) Banking
17 29 (16.48%) DNS
18 28 (15.91%) MS Exchange
19 27 (15.34%) Red Hat
20 26 (14.77%) IBM
21 25 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 24 (13.64%) LAN
22 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 28 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (9.09%) IIS
4 14 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (6.82%) SharePoint
6 11 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
8 9 (5.11%) Apache
9 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
10 6 (3.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (3.41%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (2.84%) WebLogic
11 5 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.57%) Lync
13 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.57%) CICS
13 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Project
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) RMDS
2 3 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.57%) Magento
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
1 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (31.82%) NAS
2 32 (18.18%) WAN
3 29 (16.48%) DNS
4 24 (13.64%) LAN
4 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.93%) Firewall
6 15 (8.52%) Fibre Channel
7 13 (7.39%) DHCP
8 11 (6.25%) FCoE
9 10 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (5.68%) Multicast
10 9 (5.11%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.98%) VPN
11 7 (3.98%) Wireless
12 6 (3.41%) HTTP
13 5 (2.84%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.84%) VoIP
14 4 (2.27%) Network Security
14 4 (2.27%) Unified Communications
15 3 (1.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.41%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.41%) HBase
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 49 (27.84%) Finance
2 30 (17.05%) Banking
3 13 (7.39%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.68%) Law
5 6 (3.41%) Back Office
6 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.70%) Legal
8 2 (1.14%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (18.18%) Architect
2 27 (15.34%) Administrator
3 26 (14.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
6 15 (8.52%) Consultant
7 11 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
8 10 (5.68%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.55%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.98%) Lead Architect
11 7 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) UNIX Administrator
11 7 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
12 6 (3.41%) UNIX Engineer
12 6 (3.41%) Storage Manager
13 5 (2.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 4 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 4 (2.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.80%) Middleware
2 10 (5.68%) XML
3 7 (3.98%) HTML
4 6 (3.41%) XSLT
4 6 (3.41%) Rendezvous
5 4 (2.27%) Flash
6 2 (1.14%) CSS
6 2 (1.14%) .NET
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.57%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.84%) Clustering
2 13 (7.39%) Replication
3 11 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 9 (5.11%) EqualLogic
4 9 (5.11%) EMC Centera
5 8 (4.55%) CLARiiON
6 7 (3.98%) Fixed Income
7 6 (3.41%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.41%) iPad
7 6 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.27%) Symmetrix
8 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.70%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.70%) GIS
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 94 (53.41%) Windows
2 64 (36.36%) Linux
3 41 (23.30%) Solaris
4 39 (22.16%) UNIX
4 39 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.98%) HPUX
9 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.84%) AIX
10 4 (2.27%) VMS
10 4 (2.27%) zOS
11 3 (1.70%) SUSE
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.14%) ITIL
2 19 (10.80%) Migration
3 15 (8.52%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.82%) Capacity Management
5 11 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (6.25%) Service Management
6 10 (5.68%) Change Management
6 10 (5.68%) Benchmarking
6 10 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.98%) Project Management
9 5 (2.84%) PRINCE
9 5 (2.84%) Software Engineering
9 5 (2.84%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.27%) Data Management
10 4 (2.27%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.27%) SOA
10 4 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (1.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.11%) SQL
2 19 (10.80%) Perl
3 12 (6.82%) Java
4 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.27%) C
6 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.27%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.14%) Korn
8 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.57%) C-shell
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (11.36%) MCSE
3 11 (6.25%) MCSA
4 8 (4.55%) MCP
4 8 (4.55%) MCITP
5 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.27%) CCNP
8 4 (2.27%) OCP
8 4 (2.27%) OCA
8 4 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.27%) RHCE
8 4 (2.27%) Degree
8 4 (2.27%) NCDA
9 2 (1.14%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (30.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (27.84%) Active Directory
3 22 (12.50%) XenApp
3 22 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 21 (11.93%) vSphere
5 18 (10.23%) SRDF
6 17 (9.66%) VMware ESX
6 17 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (7.95%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (7.95%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.95%) NFS
8 10 (5.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.84%) Xen
10 5 (2.84%) XenServer
10 5 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.27%) KVM
12 3 (1.70%) Veritas File System
13 2 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 17 (9.66%) NetBackup
2 12 (6.82%) SCCM
2 12 (6.82%) SCOM
3 7 (3.98%) Puppet
4 5 (2.84%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.84%) Control-M
5 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.14%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.14%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.57%) YUM
7 1 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 92 (52.27%) VMware
2 72 (40.91%) EMC
3 68 (38.64%) NetApp
4 64 (36.36%) Cisco
5 51 (28.98%) Microsoft
6 48 (27.27%) Citrix
7 46 (26.14%) HP
8 39 (22.16%) Oracle
9 27 (15.34%) Red Hat
10 26 (14.77%) IBM
11 19 (10.80%) Brocade
12 18 (10.23%) Dell
13 17 (9.66%) Symantec
13 17 (9.66%) Veritas
14 15 (8.52%) Sun
15 11 (6.25%) Intel
16 10 (5.68%) McAfee
17 8 (4.55%) Sybase
17 8 (4.55%) SonicWALL
17 8 (4.55%) Isilon
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