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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 89 69
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -20
Contract jobs citing SAN 94 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.08% 1.75% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.64% 12.53% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 27
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£205 £331 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.11% +29.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £201 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.74% +10.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £23.75 £22.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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
533 423 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.45% 13.97% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 227 149
Average daily rate £313 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 60
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Norfolk +28 32 £175 -50.00%
Hertfordshire +11 25 £337 -15.74% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 16 £315 +7.69%
Essex 0 14 £263 -5.40%
Bedfordshire +14 9 £345 -9.50%
Suffolk -9 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 109 (73.15%) Windows
2 102 (68.46%) VMware
3 76 (51.01%) HP
4 75 (50.34%) Active Directory
5 62 (41.61%) Microsoft
5 62 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 55 (36.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (35.57%) Cisco
9 49 (32.89%) Citrix
10 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
11 39 (26.17%) Windows 7
12 37 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (24.83%) SQL
13 34 (22.82%) Firewall
14 33 (22.15%) SharePoint
15 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
16 28 (18.79%) DNS
17 27 (18.12%) NetApp
18 26 (17.45%) Symantec
19 24 (16.11%) SLA
19 24 (16.11%) Backup Exec
20 23 (15.44%) Migration
20 23 (15.44%) ITIL
21 22 (14.77%) SAP
21 22 (14.77%) Linux
21 22 (14.77%) NAS
22 21 (14.09%) Hyper-V
22 21 (14.09%) CRM
22 21 (14.09%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
2 33 (22.15%) SharePoint
3 21 (14.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (11.41%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (5.37%) IIS
8 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.01%) Apache
11 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.67%) SAS
11 1 (0.67%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (6.71%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.67%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.82%) Firewall
2 28 (18.79%) DNS
3 22 (14.77%) NAS
4 21 (14.09%) DHCP
5 20 (13.42%) WAN
6 19 (12.75%) LAN
7 13 (8.72%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.72%) Wireless
8 10 (6.71%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (5.37%) VLAN
10 6 (4.03%) Internet
10 6 (4.03%) LDAP
11 5 (3.36%) IP Telephony
11 5 (3.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (2.68%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.68%) VPN
13 3 (2.01%) IPv4
13 3 (2.01%) Intranet
13 3 (2.01%) BGP
13 3 (2.01%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) SQLBase
7 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.67%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.01%) Banking
2 3 (2.01%) Retail
3 2 (1.34%) Marketing
3 2 (1.34%) Legal
4 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (21.48%) Analyst
2 19 (12.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (12.08%) Administrator
3 18 (12.08%) Operations Engineer
4 13 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Consultant
6 10 (6.71%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.70%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Architect
9 6 (4.03%) IT Support
10 5 (3.36%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Storage Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) .NET
2 3 (2.01%) Middleware
3 2 (1.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) JMS
4 1 (0.67%) WSDL
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.05%) Replication
3 11 (7.38%) HP Storage
4 9 (6.04%) CLARiiON
5 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.70%) Kindle
6 7 (4.70%) HP StoreVirtual
7 6 (4.03%) Clustering
8 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.68%) Symmetrix
9 4 (2.68%) EMC Centera
9 4 (2.68%) Celerra
9 4 (2.68%) Symmetrix DMX
9 4 (2.68%) EMC VNX
10 3 (2.01%) Fat Client
10 3 (2.01%) Mainframe
10 3 (2.01%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.34%) VLE
11 2 (1.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 109 (73.15%) Windows
2 62 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (36.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (26.17%) Windows 7
5 37 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (14.77%) Linux
7 12 (8.05%) UNIX
8 7 (4.70%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.70%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.36%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (3.36%) Debian
10 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.68%) HPUX
11 3 (2.01%) Solaris
11 3 (2.01%) Android
12 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.67%) AIX
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.44%) ITIL
1 23 (15.44%) Migration
2 21 (14.09%) Change Management
2 21 (14.09%) CRM
3 19 (12.75%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (7.38%) Network Management
4 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
5 8 (5.37%) Change Control
5 8 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.70%) Project Management
7 6 (4.03%) High Availability
7 6 (4.03%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.36%) Process Management
8 5 (3.36%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.68%) SOA
9 4 (2.68%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.83%) SQL
2 5 (3.36%) C
3 2 (1.34%) Perl
3 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.67%) VBScript
4 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.40%) Degree
2 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (4.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.36%) CCNA
6 5 (3.36%) MCSE
7 3 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.01%) HP ASE
7 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.34%) CCIE
8 2 (1.34%) CCNP
9 1 (0.67%) MCSA
9 1 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.11%) SLA
2 7 (4.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (50.34%) Active Directory
2 58 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.09%) Hyper-V
3 21 (14.09%) Xen
4 19 (12.75%) vSphere
5 11 (7.38%) XenApp
6 8 (5.37%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.03%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.36%) XenServer
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.67%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.67%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.67%) Docker
11 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.67%) Firmware
11 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (16.11%) Backup Exec
2 18 (12.08%) SCCM
3 10 (6.71%) ARCserve
4 6 (4.03%) Tivoli
4 6 (4.03%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.68%) SCOM
7 3 (2.01%) Puppet
7 3 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.67%) OpenView
9 1 (0.67%) WSUS
9 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.67%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 102 (68.46%) VMware
2 76 (51.01%) HP
3 62 (41.61%) Microsoft
4 53 (35.57%) Cisco
5 49 (32.89%) Citrix
6 27 (18.12%) NetApp
7 26 (17.45%) Symantec
8 22 (14.77%) SAP
9 21 (14.09%) Hitachi
10 18 (12.08%) Oracle
11 13 (8.72%) IBM
12 12 (8.05%) EMC
12 12 (8.05%) Brocade
12 12 (8.05%) 3PAR
13 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
13 9 (6.04%) CA
14 7 (4.70%) Dell
15 5 (3.36%) Veritas
15 5 (3.36%) F5
15 5 (3.36%) CheckPoint
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