The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 73 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 28 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.72% 1.49% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 14.47% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 8
Average daily rate
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£349 £375 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +61.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £306 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £56.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -33.33%
SAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
206 152 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.64% 10.29% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 58 66
Average daily rate £347 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.83 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.07% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £25.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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
Leicestershire +7 9 £325 -27.77% 1
Nottinghamshire -19 8 £349 -0.36% 2
Derbyshire - 6 £425 -
Northamptonshire 0 5 £350 -8.19% 6
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 23 (44.23%) VMware
2 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 17 (32.69%) NetApp
3 17 (32.69%) Firewall
4 15 (28.85%) Migration
5 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 13 (25.00%) Cisco
6 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 11 (21.15%) HP
7 11 (21.15%) ITIL
7 11 (21.15%) SQL
8 10 (19.23%) LAN
8 10 (19.23%) Clustering
8 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
9 9 (17.31%) WAN
9 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.38%) UNIX
10 8 (15.38%) Linux
10 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (15.38%) NAS
10 8 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (13.46%) FCoE
11 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (13.46%) VLAN
11 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
11 7 (13.46%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (5.77%) iPlanet
4 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) JBoss
5 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.92%) Lync
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Firewall
2 10 (19.23%) LAN
3 9 (17.31%) WAN
4 8 (15.38%) NAS
4 8 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (13.46%) FCoE
5 7 (13.46%) VLAN
5 7 (13.46%) DNS
6 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.62%) VPN
8 4 (7.69%) DHCP
8 4 (7.69%) IPsec
8 4 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
9 3 (5.77%) NX-OS
10 2 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
1 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (11.54%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Server Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) DBA
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.23%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.85%) Grid Computing
4 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) LPAR
5 1 (1.92%) Celerra
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) UNIX
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (13.46%) AIX
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.62%) HPUX
5 5 (9.62%) Solaris
6 4 (7.69%) CentOS
7 3 (5.77%) SUSE
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Migration
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.62%) Software Delivery
4 5 (9.62%) Network Design
5 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps
5 4 (7.69%) Open Source
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.85%) Requirements Management
7 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) C-shell
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) Korn
3 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.69%) CCNA
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) CCIE
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.69%) iptables
4 4 (7.69%) Docker
5 3 (5.77%) KVM
5 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Samba
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCOM
2 4 (7.69%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (5.77%) Pacemaker
4 2 (3.85%) OpenView
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) VMware
2 17 (32.69%) NetApp
3 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 13 (25.00%) Cisco
5 11 (21.15%) HP
6 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.62%) Juniper
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle
8 4 (7.69%) Citrix
8 4 (7.69%) Google
8 4 (7.69%) Veeam
9 3 (5.77%) F5
9 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.77%) PlateSpin
9 3 (5.77%) Veritas
9 3 (5.77%) IBM
9 3 (5.77%) Sun
10 2 (3.85%) Cognos
10 2 (3.85%) EMC
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade