The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 104 60 82
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +22
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.14% 2.74% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 17.41% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 33
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£294 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £246 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.56% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
441 379 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.71% 15.75% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 178 182
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 60
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Essex -9 14 £288 -17.85% 2
Hertfordshire +1 8 £306 -23.43% 4
Suffolk +2 5 £450 +200.00%
Norfolk +4 3 £195 -29.09%
Bedfordshire -22 1 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -25 1 - - 1
East Anglia - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 74 (73.27%) Windows
2 51 (50.50%) VMware
3 47 (46.53%) Active Directory
4 42 (41.58%) Linux
5 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 34 (33.66%) DNS
7 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (28.71%) HP
9 28 (27.72%) SQL
9 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
11 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (21.78%) Cisco
13 21 (20.79%) Firewall
14 20 (19.80%) TCP/IP
15 19 (18.81%) DHCP
16 18 (17.82%) UNIX
17 17 (16.83%) IBM
17 17 (16.83%) Citrix
18 16 (15.84%) vSphere
18 16 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
19 15 (14.85%) Oracle
20 14 (13.86%) WAN
20 14 (13.86%) Brocade
21 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
21 13 (12.87%) LAN
21 13 (12.87%) HPUX
22 12 (11.88%) F5

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
2 16 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (7.92%) Lync
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.66%) DNS
2 21 (20.79%) Firewall
3 20 (19.80%) TCP/IP
4 19 (18.81%) DHCP
5 14 (13.86%) WAN
6 13 (12.87%) LAN
7 10 (9.90%) VPN
8 8 (7.92%) NAS
9 7 (6.93%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (3.96%) MPLS
11 4 (3.96%) VoIP
11 4 (3.96%) VLAN
12 3 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (1.98%) Wireless
13 2 (1.98%) IPv6
13 2 (1.98%) LDAP
13 2 (1.98%) HTTP
14 1 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.98%) MS Access
8 1 (0.99%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.95%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Advertising
3 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (15.84%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.87%) Administrator
2 13 (12.87%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Architect
3 11 (10.89%) Backup Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Network Support
5 9 (8.91%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Network Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Network Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.95%) IT Support
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) Web Services
2 6 (5.94%) XML
2 6 (5.94%) Middleware
2 6 (5.94%) JSON
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.99%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.99%) Flash
3 1 (0.99%) CGI
3 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Replication
1 10 (9.90%) Clustering
2 9 (8.91%) IBM XIV
3 5 (4.95%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.95%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.97%) HP Superdome
5 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) AS400
6 2 (1.98%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.98%) iSeries
7 1 (0.99%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (73.27%) Windows
2 42 (41.58%) Linux
3 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (17.82%) UNIX
7 13 (12.87%) HPUX
8 11 (10.89%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.92%) Solaris
10 7 (6.93%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.95%) VMS
12 4 (3.96%) SUSE
12 4 (3.96%) CentOS
13 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.97%) AIX
14 2 (1.98%) Debian
15 1 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.90%) ITIL
2 9 (8.91%) Load Balancing
2 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (6.93%) Project Planning
4 5 (4.95%) Change Management
4 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.97%) Software Deployment
5 3 (2.97%) DevOps
5 3 (2.97%) Migration
6 2 (1.98%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.98%) Change Control
6 2 (1.98%) Capacity Management
6 2 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.98%) Network Management
7 1 (0.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (0.99%) Data Security
7 1 (0.99%) Business Transformation
7 1 (0.99%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (0.99%) Project Management
7 1 (0.99%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.72%) SQL
2 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
2 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.94%) Perl
4 3 (2.97%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.94%) CCNA
5 5 (4.95%) MCSE
6 4 (3.96%) Degree
7 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.99%) CCNP
9 1 (0.99%) MCSD
9 1 (0.99%) MCITP
9 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 47 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.84%) vSphere
4 10 (9.90%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.92%) XenApp
6 7 (6.93%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.95%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.97%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.98%) KVM
11 1 (0.99%) NFS
11 1 (0.99%) VMFS
11 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Backup Exec
2 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 9 (8.91%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.93%) WSUS
4 6 (5.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (5.94%) Puppet
4 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.95%) SCOM
6 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.98%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) VMware
2 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.71%) HP
4 22 (21.78%) Cisco
5 17 (16.83%) IBM
5 17 (16.83%) Citrix
6 15 (14.85%) Oracle
7 14 (13.86%) Brocade
8 12 (11.88%) F5
9 10 (9.90%) 3PAR
10 8 (7.92%) EMC
10 8 (7.92%) NetApp
11 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
12 5 (4.95%) Nortel
13 3 (2.97%) CommVault
13 3 (2.97%) Juniper
13 3 (2.97%) Mitel
13 3 (2.97%) Wyse
14 2 (1.98%) Websense