The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 of England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 92 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 58 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 2.30% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 12.71% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 37
Average daily rate £321 £265 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.22% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.34 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.10% -35.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
389 417 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.08% 18.08% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 144 170
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 73
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SAN
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -2 17 £215 -33.84% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 16 £300 - 7
Essex -21 14 £413 +34.14% 3
Suffolk -2 6 £400 +63.26% 1
Norfolk -1 2 £245 -2.97%
Bedfordshire -19 2 - - 6
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 76 (64.41%) Windows
1 76 (64.41%) VMware
2 47 (39.83%) Active Directory
3 39 (33.05%) HP
4 38 (32.20%) MS Exchange
4 38 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (29.66%) Firewall
6 34 (28.81%) Cisco
6 34 (28.81%) Linux
7 33 (27.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (27.12%) Citrix
9 31 (26.27%) NetApp
9 31 (26.27%) SQL
9 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
10 28 (23.73%) XenApp
11 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
12 25 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (19.49%) ITIL
14 23 (19.49%) EMC
15 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (18.64%) Finance
16 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
17 20 (16.95%) MCSE
17 20 (16.95%) IBM
17 20 (16.95%) DNS
18 18 (15.25%) Dell
18 18 (15.25%) vSphere
19 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
19 16 (13.56%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 38 (32.20%) MS Exchange
2 24 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.63%) IIS
5 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.69%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.69%) Apache
6 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.69%) Documentum
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) SAS
7 1 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS Office
3 4 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Magento
1 2 (1.69%) Tridion
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.66%) Firewall
2 20 (16.95%) DNS
3 13 (11.02%) WAN
3 13 (11.02%) VPN
4 12 (10.17%) DHCP
5 11 (9.32%) LAN
6 9 (7.63%) NAS
7 8 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.93%) iSCSI
9 6 (5.08%) FTP
10 4 (3.39%) Network Security
10 4 (3.39%) SSL
11 3 (2.54%) MPLS
11 3 (2.54%) VoIP
11 3 (2.54%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.54%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.39%) MS Access
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (18.64%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
2 4 (3.39%) Legal
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Military
4 2 (1.69%) Billing
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.41%) Consultant
2 15 (12.71%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Analyst
4 12 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (10.17%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Architect
6 8 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.24%) Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Storage Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Wintel Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 4 (3.39%) .NET
3 2 (1.69%) REST
3 2 (1.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.69%) JSON
3 2 (1.69%) XML
3 2 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Clustering
2 9 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.24%) AS400
3 5 (4.24%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.24%) iSeries
4 3 (2.54%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.54%) Replication
4 3 (2.54%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.69%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Celerra
5 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) SecurID
6 1 (0.85%) Tandem
6 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 76 (64.41%) Windows
2 38 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (28.81%) Linux
4 33 (27.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (12.71%) UNIX
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.93%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.08%) Solaris
9 5 (4.24%) AIX
10 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.54%) VMS
11 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.69%) Debian
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.85%) Android
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.49%) ITIL
2 16 (13.56%) Migration
3 11 (9.32%) Software Deployment
4 7 (5.93%) Change Control
5 6 (5.08%) Time Management
5 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.24%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.24%) Change Management
6 5 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.39%) Network Management
7 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.39%) Scrum
7 4 (3.39%) Information Security
7 4 (3.39%) Quality Management
7 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.39%) Data Management
7 4 (3.39%) Release Management
7 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.39%) OO
7 4 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.27%) SQL
2 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.08%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.39%) Java
5 3 (2.54%) Perl
5 3 (2.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) PHP5
7 1 (0.85%) Korn
7 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.85%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (16.95%) MCSE
3 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (11.02%) CCNA
5 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.08%) CCNP
7 5 (4.24%) MCITP
8 4 (3.39%) Degree
9 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.54%) MCSA
9 3 (2.54%) NCDA
9 3 (2.54%) VCAP
10 2 (1.69%) NCIE
10 2 (1.69%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.85%) RHCE
11 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 47 (39.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (23.73%) XenApp
3 25 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
5 18 (15.25%) vSphere
6 12 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (9.32%) VMware ESX
8 8 (6.78%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (4.24%) KVM
10 4 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.54%) SRDF
12 2 (1.69%) XenServer
13 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.85%) Samba
13 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.85%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) NetBackup
3 11 (9.32%) Tivoli
4 10 (8.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Backup Exec
5 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.08%) Puppet
6 6 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (3.39%) SCOM
8 3 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.69%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.85%) WSUS
10 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.85%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 76 (64.41%) VMware
2 39 (33.05%) HP
3 34 (28.81%) Cisco
4 32 (27.12%) Citrix
5 31 (26.27%) NetApp
5 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
6 23 (19.49%) EMC
7 20 (16.95%) IBM
8 18 (15.25%) Dell
9 12 (10.17%) Oracle
10 10 (8.47%) CommVault
10 10 (8.47%) CheckPoint
11 9 (7.63%) Brocade
12 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.24%) BMC
14 4 (3.39%) F5
15 3 (2.54%) Mercator
15 3 (2.54%) McAfee
15 3 (2.54%) Sun
15 3 (2.54%) Splunk
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