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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 59 60 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.07% 1.95% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.50% 14.29% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.97% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £206 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £345 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
200 224 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.37% 13.68% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 120 78
Average daily rate £388 £283 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 14 £413 +68.36%
Northamptonshire +6 6 £351 +8.07% 2
Leicestershire +8 4 £450 +125.00% 1
Derbyshire +4 3 £306 -4.29% 1
Lincolnshire +3 2 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (58.49%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) HP
3 23 (43.40%) Windows
4 22 (41.51%) Cisco
5 18 (33.96%) ITIL
6 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (26.42%) EMC
7 14 (26.42%) Firewall
8 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
8 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
8 13 (24.53%) NAS
9 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
10 10 (18.87%) Brocade
11 9 (16.98%) Connectrix
11 9 (16.98%) LAN
11 9 (16.98%) WAN
11 9 (16.98%) Oracle
11 9 (16.98%) Performance Management
11 9 (16.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (15.09%) Change Control
12 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (15.09%) CCIE
12 8 (15.09%) CCNP
12 8 (15.09%) Nortel
12 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
12 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) Apache
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Lync
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) Firewall
2 13 (24.53%) NAS
3 9 (16.98%) Connectrix
3 9 (16.98%) LAN
3 9 (16.98%) WAN
4 8 (15.09%) Wireless
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (15.09%) Nortel Contivity
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.89%) DNS
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Storage Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Server Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Designer
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Middleware
1 2 (3.77%) LAMP
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Firmware
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) UNIX
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris
8 3 (5.66%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Performance Management
3 8 (15.09%) Change Control
3 8 (15.09%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.55%) ERP
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.89%) Network Management
6 1 (1.89%) Information Security
6 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) CCIE
2 8 (15.09%) CCNP
2 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (15.09%) ProxySG
3 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (5.66%) NFS
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.77%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) vCloud
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.55%) SCOM
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) HP
3 22 (41.51%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) EMC
5 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.87%) Brocade
7 9 (16.98%) Oracle
8 8 (15.09%) Nortel
8 8 (15.09%) Blue Coat
8 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
9 6 (11.32%) Dell
10 5 (9.43%) NetApp
10 5 (9.43%) IBM
10 5 (9.43%) Google
11 4 (7.55%) hybris
11 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
12 3 (5.66%) JD Edwards
12 3 (5.66%) Veritas
12 3 (5.66%) Sun
13 2 (3.77%) Citrix