The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 916 1028 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.80% 2.11% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 15.46% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 639 619
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 42
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +0.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.02 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £35.05 £54.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%
SAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the England region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the England region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -25 374 £400 - 108
South East -7 233 £334 -4.64% 76
West Midlands +13 64 £340 +13.33% 19
North West +2 60 £320 +6.66% 25
East of England -28 60 £330 +29.41% 25
Yorkshire +1 41 £290 +0.86% 18
South West -28 38 £350 -0.70% 18
East Midlands +2 32 £351 +43.36% 6
North East -10 13 £350 +27.27% 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1024 (59.40%) Windows
2 906 (52.55%) VMware
3 561 (32.54%) Microsoft
4 552 (32.02%) Active Directory
5 510 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 483 (28.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 483 (28.02%) HP
7 456 (26.45%) Linux
8 412 (23.90%) Cisco
9 388 (22.51%) UNIX
10 372 (21.58%) SQL
11 353 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 343 (19.90%) MS Exchange
13 335 (19.43%) Citrix
14 317 (18.39%) Firewall
14 317 (18.39%) NAS
15 316 (18.33%) EMC
16 310 (17.98%) Oracle
17 301 (17.46%) ITIL
18 296 (17.17%) NetApp
19 295 (17.11%) DNS
20 255 (14.79%) Security Cleared
21 249 (14.44%) WAN
22 246 (14.27%) Hyper-V
23 245 (14.21%) LAN
24 244 (14.15%) SQL Server
25 240 (13.92%) Finance
26 237 (13.75%) TCP/IP
27 209 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
28 207 (12.01%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 343 (19.90%) MS Exchange
2 168 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 147 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 120 (6.96%) IIS
5 97 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 90 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (3.48%) Lync
8 51 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 47 (2.73%) Apache
10 42 (2.44%) WebSphere
11 39 (2.26%) Tomcat
11 39 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (1.16%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
17 7 (0.41%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 176 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 124 (7.19%) MS Office
3 33 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.22%) MS Project
5 9 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) CATIA
8 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.46%) Maximo
5 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.23%) assyst
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.17%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.058%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.058%) Magento
9 1 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.058%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.87%) Office 365
3 14 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.75%) SaaS
5 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.52%) IaaS
7 6 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.29%) PaaS
9 3 (0.17%) Joyent
10 1 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 317 (18.39%) Firewall
1 317 (18.39%) NAS
2 295 (17.11%) DNS
3 249 (14.44%) WAN
4 245 (14.21%) LAN
5 237 (13.75%) TCP/IP
6 201 (11.66%) DHCP
7 102 (5.92%) VPN
8 92 (5.34%) Fibre Channel
9 90 (5.22%) VLAN
10 73 (4.23%) Wireless
11 68 (3.94%) iSCSI
12 51 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (2.90%) LDAP
14 48 (2.78%) VoIP
15 47 (2.73%) Network Security
16 44 (2.55%) MPLS
17 36 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 32 (1.86%) Internet
19 30 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 41 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 41 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 33 (1.91%) MySQL
6 31 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 29 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.57%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.70%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (0.64%) LoadRunner
2 8 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.46%) Toad
2 8 (0.46%) MSI
3 7 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.35%) JIRA
4 6 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.29%) Maven
6 4 (0.23%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.23%) Selenium
6 4 (0.23%) Hudson
7 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.12%) YourKit
8 2 (0.12%) Subversion
8 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 240 (13.92%) Finance
2 98 (5.68%) Banking
3 44 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.39%) Retail
6 21 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.10%) Back Office
8 18 (1.04%) Legal
9 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.81%) Law
10 12 (0.70%) Publishing
11 11 (0.64%) Games
12 10 (0.58%) Advertising
13 9 (0.52%) Billing
14 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.41%) Front Office
14 7 (0.41%) Marketing
14 7 (0.41%) Local Government
15 5 (0.29%) Military
16 2 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (11.89%) Architect
2 198 (11.48%) Analyst
3 182 (10.56%) Administrator
4 177 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 126 (7.31%) Infrastructure Architect
6 121 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 118 (6.84%) Consultant
8 100 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
9 98 (5.68%) Storage Engineer
10 79 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
11 64 (3.71%) Support Analyst
12 61 (3.54%) Project Manager
13 56 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 54 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
14 54 (3.13%) Server Engineer
15 53 (3.07%) DBA
16 49 (2.84%) Network Engineer
17 46 (2.67%) Storage Administrator
18 42 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 41 (2.38%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.48%) .NET
2 56 (3.25%) Middleware
3 51 (2.96%) HTML
4 44 (2.55%) Web Services
5 34 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.91%) XML
7 32 (1.86%) JSP
8 20 (1.16%) JSON
9 10 (0.58%) CSS
10 9 (0.52%) Flash
11 7 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.41%) LAMP
11 7 (0.41%) Regular Expression
12 6 (0.35%) MDX
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.23%) Hibernate
14 4 (0.23%) SAML
15 3 (0.17%) Rendezvous
15 3 (0.17%) COM
15 3 (0.17%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.03%) Clustering
2 131 (7.60%) Replication
3 66 (3.83%) Blackberry
4 44 (2.55%) Fat Client
4 44 (2.55%) Thin Client
5 38 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 28 (1.62%) EqualLogic
9 26 (1.51%) Firmware
10 24 (1.39%) Open Source
11 22 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (1.22%) EMC Centera
13 19 (1.10%) CLARiiON
14 18 (1.04%) HACMP
15 15 (0.87%) PDA
16 14 (0.81%) NHS
17 13 (0.75%) Statistics
18 10 (0.58%) PKI
19 9 (0.52%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1024 (59.40%) Windows
2 483 (28.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 456 (26.45%) Linux
4 388 (22.51%) UNIX
5 353 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 209 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (10.09%) Solaris
8 150 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 130 (7.54%) Windows 7
10 100 (5.80%) AIX
11 93 (5.39%) Windows XP
12 33 (1.91%) HPUX
13 30 (1.74%) Ubuntu
13 30 (1.74%) CentOS
14 29 (1.68%) SUSE
15 27 (1.57%) Windows 2000
16 26 (1.51%) Windows 8
17 20 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
19 14 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (17.46%) ITIL
2 207 (12.01%) Migration
3 158 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 98 (5.68%) Service Management
5 84 (4.87%) Project Management
6 81 (4.70%) Service Delivery
7 77 (4.47%) Load Balancing
8 70 (4.06%) PRINCE2
9 69 (4.00%) Change Management
10 62 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
11 60 (3.48%) Configuration Management
12 53 (3.07%) Capacity Management
13 52 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
14 51 (2.96%) Incident Management
15 50 (2.90%) Performance Management
16 45 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
17 39 (2.26%) Change Control
18 37 (2.15%) CRM
19 36 (2.09%) Data Migration
19 36 (2.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 372 (21.58%) SQL
2 131 (7.60%) PowerShell
3 124 (7.19%) Shell Script
4 102 (5.92%) Java
5 99 (5.74%) Perl
6 62 (3.60%) C
7 56 (3.25%) Python
8 50 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 49 (2.84%) VB
10 42 (2.44%) JavaScript
11 40 (2.32%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.09%) Korn
13 31 (1.80%) C#
14 28 (1.62%) VBScript
15 22 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.16%) PHP
17 15 (0.87%) C++
18 13 (0.75%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.64%) Ruby
20 6 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 255 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 198 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 197 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (8.99%) MCSE
5 98 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (4.99%) CCNA
7 84 (4.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 79 (4.58%) Degree
9 63 (3.65%) DV Cleared
10 62 (3.60%) MCITP
11 54 (3.13%) ISTQB
12 46 (2.67%) MCP
13 35 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (2.03%) CCNP
14 30 (1.74%) MCSA
15 28 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 24 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (1.10%) VCAP
18 18 (1.04%) MCTS
19 16 (0.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.94%) SLA
2 24 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.33%) QA
4 15 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.58%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.17%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
System Software
1 552 (32.02%) Active Directory
2 510 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (14.27%) Hyper-V
4 184 (10.67%) vSphere
5 135 (7.83%) XenApp
6 133 (7.71%) VMware ESX
7 97 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
9 58 (3.36%) NFS
10 46 (2.67%) VMware Server
11 42 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 37 (2.15%) XenServer
13 35 (2.03%) Terminal Services
13 35 (2.03%) XenDesktop
14 34 (1.97%) Xen
15 32 (1.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 31 (1.80%) ISA Server
17 23 (1.33%) SRDF
18 21 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
19 20 (1.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 146 (8.47%) SCCM
2 98 (5.68%) NetBackup
2 98 (5.68%) SCOM
3 86 (4.99%) Backup Exec
4 68 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 58 (3.36%) Tivoli
6 49 (2.84%) Puppet
7 34 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.80%) Data Guard
9 29 (1.68%) WSUS
10 22 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 21 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (1.10%) ARCserve
13 18 (1.04%) BladeLogic
13 18 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.75%) MOM
16 13 (0.75%) Control-M
17 12 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 906 (52.55%) VMware
2 561 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 483 (28.02%) HP
4 412 (23.90%) Cisco
5 335 (19.43%) Citrix
6 316 (18.33%) EMC
7 310 (17.98%) Oracle
8 296 (17.17%) NetApp
9 172 (9.98%) Red Hat
10 169 (9.80%) IBM
11 134 (7.77%) Symantec
12 124 (7.19%) Brocade
13 123 (7.13%) Dell
14 91 (5.28%) 3PAR
15 79 (4.58%) CheckPoint
16 78 (4.52%) Juniper
17 72 (4.18%) Veritas
18 58 (3.36%) Hitachi
19 48 (2.78%) Sun
20 36 (2.09%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £275 - £315 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago