The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 July 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 East Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.59% 2.41% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 15.84% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 5
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£338 £245 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.75% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £216 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
176 221 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.17% 15.24% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 121 64
Average daily rate £350 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £15.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SAN
England

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £319 +30.10% 4
Northamptonshire -4 4 £381 +38.63% 3
Leicestershire - 3 £450 - 5
Derbyshire 0 2 £288 -10.15% 1
Lincolnshire -2 2 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 22 (47.83%) VMware
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 16 (34.78%) HP
4 15 (32.61%) EMC
5 14 (30.43%) Cisco
5 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (26.09%) Brocade
6 12 (26.09%) ITIL
6 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 11 (23.91%) Connectrix
7 11 (23.91%) Performance Management
7 11 (23.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.22%) Firewall
10 7 (15.22%) Dell
10 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
11 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (13.04%) LAN
11 6 (13.04%) WAN
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
11 6 (13.04%) SQL
11 6 (13.04%) MS Office
12 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) Lync
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Connectrix
2 7 (15.22%) Firewall
3 6 (13.04%) LAN
3 6 (13.04%) WAN
4 4 (8.70%) NAS
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) DNS
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Storage Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.52%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) LAMP
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Firmware
1 2 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Statistics
2 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 11 (23.91%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.52%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.35%) ERP
4 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Information Management
4 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Document Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.17%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Network Management
5 1 (2.17%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
1 2 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (4.35%) NFS
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) VMware
2 16 (34.78%) HP
3 15 (32.61%) EMC
4 14 (30.43%) Cisco
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.09%) Brocade
6 7 (15.22%) Dell
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle
8 4 (8.70%) NetApp
8 4 (8.70%) IBM
9 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.35%) JD Edwards
10 2 (4.35%) Veritas
10 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
10 2 (4.35%) Sun
10 2 (4.35%) Citrix
10 2 (4.35%) Veeam
10 2 (4.35%) Google
10 2 (4.35%) hybris
11 1 (2.17%) 3PAR