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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 95 87 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing SAN 33 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.31% 1.83% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 15.11% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £298 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% +4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £214 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £370 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £24.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% -1.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
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
368 311 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.57% 12.12% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 139 156
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 40 56
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 +18 16 £475 +137.50% 9
Essex +10 7 £575 +52.31% 4
Cambridgeshire -20 5 £306 -3.92% 2
Norfolk -1 3 £150 -38.77% 1
Suffolk - 2 £325 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 48 (61.54%) VMware
3 32 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (38.46%) Linux
4 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 30 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 27 (34.62%) Cisco
6 25 (32.05%) HP
6 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (29.49%) Citrix
8 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
9 21 (26.92%) SQL
9 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (23.08%) NetApp
10 18 (23.08%) DNS
11 17 (21.79%) Brocade
12 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (19.23%) Firewall
13 14 (17.95%) MS Excel
13 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (16.67%) IBM
15 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 12 (15.38%) HPUX
15 12 (15.38%) 3PAR
15 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
16 11 (14.10%) XenApp
17 10 (12.82%) Clustering
17 10 (12.82%) Backup Exec
17 10 (12.82%) ITIL
17 10 (12.82%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (11.54%) Lync
4 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) DNS
2 15 (19.23%) Firewall
3 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.82%) NAS
4 9 (11.54%) DHCP
5 6 (7.69%) VPN
5 6 (7.69%) LAN
5 6 (7.69%) WAN
6 5 (6.41%) VLAN
6 5 (6.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.85%) Wireless
7 3 (3.85%) Network Security
8 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.56%) Internet
8 2 (2.56%) LDAP
8 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.28%) VoIP
9 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.85%) MS Access
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQLBase
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
3 9 (11.54%) Consultant
4 8 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Backup Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Network Support
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Network Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support
9 3 (3.85%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) JSON
3 2 (2.56%) Flash
4 1 (1.28%) CGI
4 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Clustering
2 8 (10.26%) IBM XIV
3 6 (7.69%) Replication
4 5 (6.41%) CLARiiON
4 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) AS400
5 3 (3.85%) Celerra
5 3 (3.85%) iSeries
5 3 (3.85%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (3.85%) Symmetrix
5 3 (3.85%) EMC Centera
5 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.56%) HP Superdome
7 1 (1.28%) VLE
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 30 (38.46%) Linux
3 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (15.38%) HPUX
7 10 (12.82%) UNIX
8 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.13%) CentOS
9 4 (5.13%) VMS
10 3 (3.85%) Solaris
10 3 (3.85%) AIX
11 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.28%) SUSE
12 1 (1.28%) Debian
12 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.82%) ITIL
2 7 (8.97%) Migration
3 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) Project Management
3 6 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.13%) High Availability
5 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.85%) SOA
6 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.56%) DevOps
7 2 (2.56%) Change Management
7 2 (2.56%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.56%) Information Security
7 2 (2.56%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.56%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) CCNA
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) VCP4
7 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.28%) MCITP
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.10%) XenApp
5 8 (10.26%) VMware ESX
5 8 (10.26%) vSphere
6 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
7 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.85%) XenServer
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Backup Exec
2 8 (10.26%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.41%) WSUS
3 5 (6.41%) SCCM
4 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (5.13%) Puppet
4 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.28%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (61.54%) VMware
2 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 27 (34.62%) Cisco
4 25 (32.05%) HP
5 23 (29.49%) Citrix
6 18 (23.08%) NetApp
7 17 (21.79%) Brocade
8 13 (16.67%) IBM
9 12 (15.38%) 3PAR
10 10 (12.82%) Red Hat
11 9 (11.54%) Oracle
11 9 (11.54%) EMC
12 3 (3.85%) BMC
12 3 (3.85%) F5
13 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 1 (1.28%) McAfee
14 1 (1.28%) Websense
14 1 (1.28%) Wyse
14 1 (1.28%) CommVault
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