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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 82 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 65 57 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.05% 2.39% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 16.24% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 71
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £32.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £20.02 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.25 £36.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
472 351 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.92% 14.74% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 135 254
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 42 70
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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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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
Cambridgeshire +9 22 £288 +3.60% 6
Hertfordshire -11 18 £488 +77.27% 3
Suffolk -4 14 £375 +47.05% 4
Essex -6 6 £328 -6.42% 4
Bedfordshire -30 2 £275 +9.45% 8
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 78 (66.10%) Windows
2 62 (52.54%) VMware
3 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
4 46 (38.98%) DNS
5 44 (37.29%) Microsoft
6 40 (33.90%) Linux
7 38 (32.20%) HP
8 37 (31.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (29.66%) TCP/IP
9 35 (29.66%) Firewall
10 30 (25.42%) SQL
11 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (23.73%) DHCP
13 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
14 26 (22.03%) Cisco
15 25 (21.19%) UNIX
15 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (20.34%) MS Exchange
17 23 (19.49%) VPN
18 21 (17.80%) Shell Script
18 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
19 20 (16.95%) vSphere
20 19 (16.10%) Replication
20 19 (16.10%) NetApp
20 19 (16.10%) WAN
20 19 (16.10%) NoSQL
21 18 (15.25%) EMC
21 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
22 17 (14.41%) LAN
23 16 (13.56%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.54%) IIS
8 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.85%) Apache
9 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (38.98%) DNS
2 35 (29.66%) TCP/IP
2 35 (29.66%) Firewall
3 28 (23.73%) DHCP
4 23 (19.49%) VPN
5 19 (16.10%) WAN
6 17 (14.41%) LAN
7 14 (11.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (10.17%) NAS
9 10 (8.47%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (6.78%) iSCSI
11 7 (5.93%) MPLS
12 6 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (4.24%) VoIP
14 4 (3.39%) Wireless
14 4 (3.39%) SSL
15 3 (2.54%) NetScaler
15 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (2.54%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.69%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 13 (11.02%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.69%) Billing
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (13.56%) Developer
1 16 (13.56%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.71%) Analyst
3 12 (10.17%) Architect
4 11 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Consultant
6 9 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Administrator
7 6 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.08%) Network Support
7 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) Web Services
2 13 (11.02%) JSON
2 13 (11.02%) XML
3 6 (5.08%) Middleware
4 2 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Replication
2 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.39%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.54%) CLARiiON
4 3 (2.54%) Clustering
4 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.85%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.85%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) Tandem
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.85%) e-Health
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 78 (66.10%) Windows
2 40 (33.90%) Linux
3 37 (31.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (21.19%) UNIX
4 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.78%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.08%) Solaris
9 3 (2.54%) SUSE
10 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.69%) HPUX
10 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) Debian
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.71%) ITIL
2 13 (11.02%) Migration
3 11 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.63%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.78%) DevOps
7 5 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.39%) Change Management
8 4 (3.39%) Change Control
8 4 (3.39%) Network Management
9 3 (2.54%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.69%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.69%) CRM
10 2 (1.69%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.69%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.69%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.42%) SQL
2 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
3 21 (17.80%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.47%) Java
5 9 (7.63%) Perl
6 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.39%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) Python
8 1 (0.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.86%) MCSE
3 12 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (10.17%) CCNA
4 11 (9.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.78%) Sun Certification
6 6 (5.08%) Degree
7 4 (3.39%) CCNP
7 4 (3.39%) MCITP
8 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) MCP
9 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) VCAP
10 1 (0.85%) VCP5
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.85%) MCSA
10 1 (0.85%) MCSD
10 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.85%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
4 20 (16.95%) vSphere
5 8 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.93%) KVM
6 7 (5.93%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (3.39%) SRDF
8 3 (2.54%) VMFS
8 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.54%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.69%) XenApp
9 2 (1.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.85%) vCloud
10 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (12.71%) Puppet
3 10 (8.47%) SCCM
4 7 (5.93%) SCOM
4 7 (5.93%) ARCserve
5 5 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.54%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.69%) WSUS
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (52.54%) VMware
2 44 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 38 (32.20%) HP
4 26 (22.03%) Cisco
5 19 (16.10%) NetApp
6 18 (15.25%) EMC
7 12 (10.17%) CommVault
8 11 (9.32%) Oracle
8 11 (9.32%) F5
9 9 (7.63%) Dell
9 9 (7.63%) Citrix
10 8 (6.78%) IBM
11 6 (5.08%) Juniper
12 5 (4.24%) Brocade
12 5 (4.24%) WatchGuard
12 5 (4.24%) Nortel
12 5 (4.24%) CA
13 4 (3.39%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.39%) 3PAR
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