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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 111 103 82
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing SAN 86 102 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 1.76% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.43% 12.88% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 120
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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London

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
692 792 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 13.64% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 512 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 139 (60.70%) Windows
2 124 (54.15%) VMware
3 73 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (29.26%) NAS
4 67 (29.26%) Finance
4 67 (29.26%) Active Directory
5 66 (28.82%) Cisco
6 65 (28.38%) Data Centre
7 63 (27.51%) Linux
8 62 (27.07%) Microsoft
9 59 (25.76%) HP
10 53 (23.14%) Oracle
11 52 (22.71%) NetApp
11 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (22.27%) EMC
13 46 (20.09%) Citrix
14 42 (18.34%) WAN
15 40 (17.47%) LAN
16 39 (17.03%) UNIX
16 39 (17.03%) vSphere
17 37 (16.16%) Solaris
18 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
19 35 (15.28%) IBM
19 35 (15.28%) SQL Server
19 35 (15.28%) SQL
19 35 (15.28%) Firewall
19 35 (15.28%) Banking
20 34 (14.85%) ITIL
21 32 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.55%) IIS
3 12 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.37%) Apache
5 7 (3.06%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.18%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.31%) PowerExchange
8 3 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.31%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.87%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (9.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.62%) MS Office
3 3 (1.31%) MS Project
3 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.31%) Adaptiv
2 3 (1.31%) RMDS
2 3 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.31%) Office 365
2 3 (1.31%) IaaS
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (29.26%) NAS
2 42 (18.34%) WAN
3 40 (17.47%) LAN
4 35 (15.28%) Firewall
5 29 (12.66%) DNS
6 25 (10.92%) TCP/IP
7 16 (6.99%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (6.55%) DHCP
9 14 (6.11%) VoIP
9 14 (6.11%) iSCSI
10 12 (5.24%) Wireless
11 10 (4.37%) BIG-IP
12 8 (3.49%) VLAN
12 8 (3.49%) HTTP
12 8 (3.49%) FCoE
13 7 (3.06%) VPN
14 6 (2.62%) SMTP
15 5 (2.18%) LDAP
15 5 (2.18%) Internet
15 5 (2.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.30%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.75%) HBase
6 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.31%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.31%) DTS
7 3 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Subversion
1 2 (0.87%) JIRA
1 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.44%) ERwin
2 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 67 (29.26%) Finance
2 35 (15.28%) Banking
3 10 (4.37%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.62%) Legal
5 5 (2.18%) Law
6 3 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.31%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (23.14%) Administrator
2 37 (16.16%) Architect
3 31 (13.54%) Systems Administrator
3 31 (13.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 22 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Manager
5 16 (6.99%) Storage Engineer
6 13 (5.68%) Consultant
7 12 (5.24%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (5.24%) Storage Administrator
8 11 (4.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 11 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 9 (3.93%) UNIX Administrator
10 9 (3.93%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.49%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (3.49%) DBA
11 8 (3.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.35%) Middleware
2 8 (3.49%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.18%) Web Services
3 5 (2.18%) .NET
3 5 (2.18%) Rendezvous
4 4 (1.75%) HTML
4 4 (1.75%) XML
4 4 (1.75%) XSLT
5 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.31%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (1.31%) MDX
6 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.87%) CGI
7 1 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 65 (28.38%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.10%) Clustering
3 18 (7.86%) EMC VMAX
4 15 (6.55%) Replication
5 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.24%) EMC VNX
6 10 (4.37%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.93%) Thin Client
7 9 (3.93%) Fat Client
8 8 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (3.06%) Symmetrix
10 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.18%) CMDB
12 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.75%) EMC Centera
12 4 (1.75%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.31%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information Act
14 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 139 (60.70%) Windows
2 63 (27.51%) Linux
3 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (17.03%) UNIX
5 37 (16.16%) Solaris
6 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (6.55%) Windows 7
10 12 (5.24%) Windows 8
11 10 (4.37%) Data ONTAP
11 10 (4.37%) AIX
12 5 (2.18%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.75%) SUSE
13 4 (1.75%) CentOS
14 3 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.87%) VMS
16 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.85%) ITIL
2 17 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (6.55%) Project Management
3 15 (6.55%) Migration
4 14 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (5.68%) Change Management
6 11 (4.80%) Service Management
7 10 (4.37%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (3.93%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.93%) Data Protection
9 8 (3.49%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.49%) Information Security
10 7 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.06%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.06%) Workflow
10 7 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.06%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.06%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.28%) SQL
2 28 (12.23%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.55%) Shell Script
4 13 (5.68%) Perl
5 11 (4.80%) Korn
5 11 (4.80%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.37%) C
7 7 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.62%) Java
8 6 (2.62%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.75%) C#
10 4 (1.75%) Python
11 3 (1.31%) VB
11 3 (1.31%) C-shell
12 2 (0.87%) VBScript
13 1 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.99%) MCSE
3 8 (3.49%) MCSA
3 8 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (3.49%) CCNA
3 8 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.06%) Degree
5 6 (2.62%) CCNP
5 6 (2.62%) NCDA
6 5 (2.18%) NCIE
7 4 (1.75%) MCP
7 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.75%) CCA
7 4 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.31%) VCAP
8 3 (1.31%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.49%) SLA
2 5 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (29.26%) Active Directory
3 39 (17.03%) vSphere
4 27 (11.79%) XenApp
5 21 (9.17%) NFS
6 20 (8.73%) Hyper-V
7 16 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (5.68%) Xen
9 12 (5.24%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (3.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (3.49%) VMware ESX
12 7 (3.06%) ProxySG
12 7 (3.06%) KVM
13 6 (2.62%) SRDF
13 6 (2.62%) XenDesktop
13 6 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (2.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (1.75%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.75%) UAG
15 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 17 (7.42%) Tivoli
3 15 (6.55%) SCCM
4 11 (4.80%) SCOM
4 11 (4.80%) NetBackup
5 10 (4.37%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (3.49%) Puppet
6 8 (3.49%) Data Guard
7 7 (3.06%) OpenView
8 6 (2.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (1.75%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.75%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.31%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.31%) MOM
10 3 (1.31%) Control-M
10 3 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.31%) SnapVault
11 2 (0.87%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 124 (54.15%) VMware
2 66 (28.82%) Cisco
3 62 (27.07%) Microsoft
4 59 (25.76%) HP
5 53 (23.14%) Oracle
6 52 (22.71%) NetApp
7 51 (22.27%) EMC
8 46 (20.09%) Citrix
9 35 (15.28%) IBM
10 29 (12.66%) Red Hat
11 20 (8.73%) 3PAR
12 17 (7.42%) Veritas
13 15 (6.55%) CheckPoint
14 14 (6.11%) Symantec
15 12 (5.24%) Brocade
16 10 (4.37%) CommVault
16 10 (4.37%) Sybase
16 10 (4.37%) Avaya
17 9 (3.93%) Nortel
18 8 (3.49%) Dell
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