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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 79 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.86% 1.78% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.96% 12.56% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 8
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£200 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £203 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 9
Average hourly rate £34.75 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 - £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.03 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
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
528 422 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.14% 14.20% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 200 138
Average daily rate £315 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £177 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 76
Average hourly rate £30.50 £23.86 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% +25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Hertfordshire +10 26 £350 +24.44% 16
Norfolk - 19 £175 -
Cambridgeshire +8 16 £275 +35.80% 3
Essex -1 9 £225 -43.75% 4
Suffolk +8 5 £325 -16.12%
Bedfordshire +4 5 £339 -11.14% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 84 (75.68%) Windows
2 75 (67.57%) VMware
3 57 (51.35%) HP
4 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
5 49 (44.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (41.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
8 42 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (36.04%) Cisco
10 39 (35.14%) Citrix
11 32 (28.83%) SQL
12 31 (27.93%) Windows 7
13 28 (25.23%) MS Exchange
14 25 (22.52%) SharePoint
14 25 (22.52%) NetApp
15 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
16 22 (19.82%) Firewall
17 21 (18.92%) DNS
18 20 (18.02%) SLA
18 20 (18.02%) Symantec
18 20 (18.02%) Backup Exec
19 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (16.22%) Hyper-V
20 18 (16.22%) NAS
20 18 (16.22%) SAP
21 17 (15.32%) ITIL
21 17 (15.32%) CRM
21 17 (15.32%) Hitachi
21 17 (15.32%) Dynamics CRM
21 17 (15.32%) Xen

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (25.23%) MS Exchange
2 25 (22.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (5.41%) IIS
8 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.80%) Apache
10 1 (0.90%) Lync
10 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Office
1 11 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.31%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.90%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) Firewall
2 21 (18.92%) DNS
3 18 (16.22%) NAS
4 16 (14.41%) LAN
5 15 (13.51%) WAN
6 14 (12.61%) DHCP
7 11 (9.91%) Wireless
8 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.41%) LDAP
11 5 (4.50%) Internet
11 5 (4.50%) VLAN
12 4 (3.60%) Network Security
12 4 (3.60%) VPN
12 4 (3.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (2.70%) BGP
13 3 (2.70%) EIGRP
13 3 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.70%) MS Access
5 2 (1.80%) SQLBase
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Legal
3 3 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Operations Engineer
3 13 (11.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Administrator
4 12 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.91%) Consultant
6 10 (9.01%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.41%) Architect
9 5 (4.50%) IT Support
9 5 (4.50%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Storage Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Network Support
10 4 (3.60%) Network Support Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 2 (1.80%) Flash
2 2 (1.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.90%) WSDL
3 1 (0.90%) JMS
3 1 (0.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) CLARiiON
1 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Replication
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
3 4 (3.60%) Symmetrix
3 4 (3.60%) EMC Centera
3 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.60%) Celerra
3 4 (3.60%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (2.70%) Kindle
4 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.70%) iSeries
4 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.70%) AS400
5 2 (1.80%) VLE
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.90%) HACMP
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 84 (75.68%) Windows
2 49 (44.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (41.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (27.93%) Windows 7
5 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (13.51%) Linux
7 14 (12.61%) UNIX
8 6 (5.41%) HPUX
9 5 (4.50%) Solaris
10 4 (3.60%) Debian
10 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.60%) AIX
11 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.70%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.32%) ITIL
1 17 (15.32%) CRM
1 17 (15.32%) Migration
2 14 (12.61%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (11.71%) Change Management
4 9 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.31%) Change Control
5 7 (6.31%) Network Management
5 7 (6.31%) Project Management
6 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.50%) Process Management
8 4 (3.60%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.60%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.60%) SOA
8 4 (3.60%) High Availability
8 4 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) C
3 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.90%) VBScript
4 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Degree
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.60%) MCSE
5 4 (3.60%) CCNA
5 4 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.70%) HP ASE
7 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CCIE
7 2 (1.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 42 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 17 (15.32%) Xen
5 15 (13.51%) vSphere
6 10 (9.01%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.41%) XenApp
8 5 (4.50%) XenServer
9 3 (2.70%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.90%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (18.02%) Backup Exec
2 12 (10.81%) SCCM
3 7 (6.31%) Tivoli
3 7 (6.31%) ARCserve
4 6 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (4.50%) WSUS
5 5 (4.50%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.60%) SCOM
7 3 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.90%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.90%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 75 (67.57%) VMware
2 57 (51.35%) HP
3 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
4 40 (36.04%) Cisco
5 39 (35.14%) Citrix
6 25 (22.52%) NetApp
7 20 (18.02%) Symantec
8 18 (16.22%) SAP
9 17 (15.32%) Hitachi
10 13 (11.71%) Oracle
10 13 (11.71%) Brocade
11 11 (9.91%) EMC
11 11 (9.91%) 3PAR
12 9 (8.11%) IBM
13 8 (7.21%) Red Hat
14 6 (5.41%) Dell
14 6 (5.41%) CA
15 5 (4.50%) Veritas
16 4 (3.60%) BMC
16 4 (3.60%) CommVault
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