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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 88 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 73 39 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.38% 1.64% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.23% 10.96% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 51
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £285 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Average hourly rate £29.75 £14.00 £89.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -84.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £13.28 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £24.75 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
513 356 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.69% 15.00% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 53 63
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +27 27 £291 +4.95% 13
Hertfordshire -9 24 £475 +72.72% 12
Suffolk +10 11 £363 +40.09% 1
Essex -7 5 - - 7
Bedfordshire -20 3 £275 +3.77% 3
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (66.39%) Windows
2 62 (50.82%) VMware
3 51 (41.80%) Active Directory
4 45 (36.89%) DNS
5 43 (35.25%) Microsoft
5 43 (35.25%) HP
6 42 (34.43%) Linux
7 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (27.87%) Firewall
9 33 (27.05%) TCP/IP
10 31 (25.41%) Cisco
11 29 (23.77%) DHCP
12 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
13 27 (22.13%) SQL
13 27 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (19.67%) UNIX
14 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
15 21 (17.21%) vSphere
15 21 (17.21%) VPN
16 20 (16.39%) EMC
17 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (14.75%) WAN
19 17 (13.93%) LAN
19 17 (13.93%) NetApp
19 17 (13.93%) Shell Script
19 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
19 17 (13.93%) Replication
19 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
20 16 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.82%) Apache
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.89%) DNS
2 34 (27.87%) Firewall
3 33 (27.05%) TCP/IP
4 29 (23.77%) DHCP
5 21 (17.21%) VPN
6 18 (14.75%) WAN
7 17 (13.93%) LAN
8 13 (10.66%) NAS
9 11 (9.02%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (6.56%) iSCSI
12 7 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (4.10%) MPLS
14 4 (3.28%) SSL
14 4 (3.28%) Wireless
15 3 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (2.46%) VoIP
15 3 (2.46%) IPv6
15 3 (2.46%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (2.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.64%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.82%) MySQL
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 12 (9.84%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Billing
3 2 (1.64%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (15.57%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.30%) Analyst
3 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
6 9 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (7.38%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Backup Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Consultant
8 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Network Support
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Web Services
1 11 (9.02%) XML
1 11 (9.02%) JSON
2 6 (4.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Replication
2 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.92%) IBM XIV
3 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.10%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.28%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.46%) Clustering
5 3 (2.46%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) PKI
6 1 (0.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.82%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 81 (66.39%) Windows
2 42 (34.43%) Linux
3 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.67%) UNIX
6 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.38%) HPUX
9 8 (6.56%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.92%) Solaris
11 4 (3.28%) SUSE
12 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.64%) Debian
13 1 (0.82%) AIX
13 1 (0.82%) VMS
13 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.11%) ITIL
2 13 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.20%) Migration
5 8 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.56%) DevOps
6 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.74%) Project Planning
7 5 (4.10%) Software Deployment
7 5 (4.10%) Change Management
7 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.28%) Network Management
8 4 (3.28%) Change Control
9 2 (1.64%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.64%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (1.64%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (0.82%) High Availability
10 1 (0.82%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
3 17 (13.93%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.20%) Perl
5 8 (6.56%) Java
6 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.28%) VB
8 1 (0.82%) Python
8 1 (0.82%) VBScript
8 1 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (11.48%) CCNA
2 13 (10.66%) MCSE
3 10 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.74%) Sun Certification
6 6 (4.92%) Degree
7 4 (3.28%) CCNP
8 2 (1.64%) MCITP
8 2 (1.64%) MCP
8 2 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.82%) VCP5
9 1 (0.82%) ACCA
9 1 (0.82%) MCSA
9 1 (0.82%) MCSD
9 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (41.80%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.21%) vSphere
4 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.56%) Terminal Services
6 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (3.28%) SRDF
7 4 (3.28%) KVM
8 3 (2.46%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.46%) VMFS
9 2 (1.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.82%) vCloud
10 1 (0.82%) NFS
10 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (9.84%) Puppet
2 11 (9.02%) SCCM
3 8 (6.56%) SCOM
4 7 (5.74%) ARCserve
4 7 (5.74%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.92%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.46%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.46%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.46%) WSUS
9 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 62 (50.82%) VMware
2 43 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.25%) HP
3 31 (25.41%) Cisco
4 20 (16.39%) EMC
5 17 (13.93%) NetApp
6 13 (10.66%) Oracle
6 13 (10.66%) F5
7 12 (9.84%) IBM
7 12 (9.84%) CommVault
8 10 (8.20%) Brocade
9 8 (6.56%) Dell
10 6 (4.92%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.92%) Juniper
10 6 (4.92%) Citrix
11 5 (4.10%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.10%) Nortel
11 5 (4.10%) CA
11 5 (4.10%) WatchGuard
12 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
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