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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 112 106 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 969 885 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.86% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.91% 13.68% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 552 518
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 39
Average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.94 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -5.66%
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
7507 6471 7450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.41% 13.61% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4393 3622 3667
Average daily rate £365 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 446 583
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.18 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -12 393 £393 -1.87% 114
South East +29 275 £368 +5.00% 57
Yorkshire +27 65 £290 -3.33% 44
East of England -24 51 £288 -14.17% 21
North West -16 47 £366 +22.08% 24
South West -27 39 £356 +18.75% 21
West Midlands -3 37 £350 +27.27% 16
East Midlands +4 33 £400 +25.00% 8
North East -23 23 £334 +9.42% 2
Midlands - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1115 (59.15%) Windows
2 1028 (54.54%) VMware
3 626 (33.21%) Active Directory
4 617 (32.73%) Microsoft
5 586 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 529 (28.06%) Linux
7 518 (27.48%) HP
8 513 (27.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 512 (27.16%) Cisco
10 423 (22.44%) UNIX
11 419 (22.23%) Citrix
12 404 (21.43%) NAS
13 378 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 372 (19.73%) EMC
15 367 (19.47%) MS Exchange
16 366 (19.42%) Firewall
17 357 (18.94%) SQL
18 351 (18.62%) ITIL
19 350 (18.57%) DNS
20 320 (16.98%) Oracle
21 296 (15.70%) NetApp
22 291 (15.44%) Security Cleared
23 272 (14.43%) SQL Server
23 272 (14.43%) LAN
24 267 (14.16%) WAN
25 258 (13.69%) Finance
26 253 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
27 241 (12.79%) TCP/IP
28 239 (12.68%) Hyper-V
29 236 (12.52%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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
1 367 (19.47%) MS Exchange
2 204 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 139 (7.37%) IIS
4 123 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 104 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 85 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 76 (4.03%) Apache
8 68 (3.61%) Lync
9 65 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 55 (2.92%) Tomcat
11 50 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 46 (2.44%) WebSphere
13 27 (1.43%) WebLogic
14 23 (1.22%) JBoss
15 20 (1.06%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
19 12 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
20 9 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 210 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 124 (6.58%) MS Office
3 29 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.33%) MS Project
5 11 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.053%) CATIA
8 1 (0.053%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 54 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.37%) Maximo
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) assyst
5 4 (0.21%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.11%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.053%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.33%) Office 365
3 18 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.48%) SaaS
4 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.48%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.37%) IaaS
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 404 (21.43%) NAS
2 366 (19.42%) Firewall
3 350 (18.57%) DNS
4 272 (14.43%) LAN
5 267 (14.16%) WAN
6 241 (12.79%) TCP/IP
7 236 (12.52%) DHCP
8 129 (6.84%) VPN
9 117 (6.21%) Fibre Channel
10 114 (6.05%) VLAN
11 85 (4.51%) Wireless
12 82 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 76 (4.03%) iSCSI
15 69 (3.66%) MPLS
16 62 (3.29%) Internet
16 62 (3.29%) VoIP
17 58 (3.08%) Network Security
18 51 (2.71%) LDAP
19 48 (2.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 45 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (2.02%) MySQL
6 31 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.22%) DB2
10 20 (1.06%) EDRMS
10 20 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.85%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.69%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (0.80%) MSI
2 8 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.27%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.27%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.27%) PHPUnit
5 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.21%) JIRA
6 4 (0.21%) Subversion
7 3 (0.16%) Maven
7 3 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.16%) Selenium
7 3 (0.16%) Hudson
8 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.053%) ProC
General
1 258 (13.69%) Finance
2 120 (6.37%) Banking
3 62 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.64%) Legal
4 31 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.49%) Retail
6 27 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.33%) Back Office
8 21 (1.11%) Law
9 12 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.48%) Publishing
10 9 (0.48%) Games
10 9 (0.48%) Military
10 9 (0.48%) Marketing
11 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.32%) Advertising
12 6 (0.32%) Billing
13 5 (0.27%) Automotive
13 5 (0.27%) Electronics
14 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 217 (11.51%) Architect
2 207 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 199 (10.56%) Analyst
4 189 (10.03%) Administrator
5 123 (6.53%) Consultant
6 115 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 109 (5.78%) Storage Engineer
8 108 (5.73%) Systems Administrator
9 102 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
10 97 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
11 84 (4.46%) Network Engineer
12 72 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
13 63 (3.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 63 (3.34%) Server Engineer
14 58 (3.08%) Support Analyst
15 53 (2.81%) Project Manager
16 44 (2.33%) Technical Architect
16 44 (2.33%) UNIX Administrator
17 42 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.19%) Middleware
2 74 (3.93%) .NET
3 59 (3.13%) HTML
4 50 (2.65%) Web Services
5 45 (2.39%) JSP
6 44 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 25 (1.33%) XML
8 24 (1.27%) JSON
9 15 (0.80%) Regular Expression
10 12 (0.64%) Hibernate
11 9 (0.48%) Ajax
12 8 (0.42%) LAMP
12 8 (0.42%) CGI
12 8 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.37%) SOAP
13 7 (0.37%) CSS
13 7 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.37%) REST
14 6 (0.32%) Java EE
14 6 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.81%) Clustering
2 138 (7.32%) Replication
3 77 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 73 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 33 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 26 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.33%) Open Source
9 23 (1.22%) PKI
10 22 (1.17%) PDA
10 22 (1.17%) HACMP
10 22 (1.17%) CLARiiON
11 21 (1.11%) EqualLogic
11 21 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
12 20 (1.06%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.85%) EMC Centera
13 16 (0.85%) Symmetrix DMX
14 14 (0.74%) Celerra
14 14 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1115 (59.15%) Windows
2 529 (28.06%) Linux
3 513 (27.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 423 (22.44%) UNIX
5 378 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 253 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (10.40%) Solaris
8 158 (8.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 121 (6.42%) AIX
10 119 (6.31%) Windows 7
11 68 (3.61%) Windows XP
12 60 (3.18%) HPUX
13 53 (2.81%) SUSE
14 36 (1.91%) Windows 8
15 31 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
16 28 (1.49%) CentOS
17 25 (1.33%) VMS
18 24 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
19 20 (1.06%) Windows 2000
19 20 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (18.62%) ITIL
2 214 (11.35%) Migration
3 137 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 108 (5.73%) Project Management
5 106 (5.62%) Load Balancing
6 96 (5.09%) Change Management
7 83 (4.40%) Service Management
8 82 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 72 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
10 65 (3.45%) Configuration Management
11 57 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (3.02%) Incident Management
12 53 (2.81%) Change Control
12 53 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 51 (2.71%) Knowledge Management
14 48 (2.55%) Problem Management
15 46 (2.44%) Performance Management
16 43 (2.28%) Network Design
16 43 (2.28%) PRINCE2
17 41 (2.18%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 357 (18.94%) SQL
2 138 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 133 (7.06%) PowerShell
4 96 (5.09%) Java
5 88 (4.67%) Perl
6 62 (3.29%) JavaScript
7 52 (2.76%) VBScript
8 50 (2.65%) Python
9 45 (2.39%) C
10 43 (2.28%) Bash Shell
11 40 (2.12%) Korn
12 38 (2.02%) VB
13 34 (1.80%) C++
14 23 (1.22%) C#
15 22 (1.17%) PHP
16 18 (0.95%) VBA
17 16 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.80%) Ruby
19 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 291 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 218 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 210 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 157 (8.33%) MCSE
5 147 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (5.89%) CCNA
7 80 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 73 (3.87%) DV Cleared
9 67 (3.55%) Degree
10 63 (3.34%) ISTQB
11 59 (3.13%) MCITP
12 58 (3.08%) CCNP
13 49 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 47 (2.49%) MCP
15 36 (1.91%) MCSA
16 25 (1.33%) CCIE
17 23 (1.22%) NCDA
18 22 (1.17%) MCTS
18 22 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
19 19 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.19%) SLA
2 27 (1.43%) QA
3 15 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) COBIT
System Software
1 626 (33.21%) Active Directory
2 586 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 222 (11.78%) vSphere
5 164 (8.70%) XenApp
6 141 (7.48%) VMware ESX
7 123 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (4.51%) NFS
9 67 (3.55%) XenDesktop
10 50 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 49 (2.60%) Terminal Services
12 44 (2.33%) ISA Server
13 41 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
13 41 (2.18%) VMware Server
14 36 (1.91%) XenServer
14 36 (1.91%) Xen
15 34 (1.80%) KVM
16 31 (1.64%) Firmware
17 25 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 24 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 153 (8.12%) SCCM
2 101 (5.36%) SCOM
2 101 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 88 (4.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 87 (4.62%) NetBackup
5 74 (3.93%) Tivoli
6 57 (3.02%) Puppet
7 37 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 36 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (1.54%) BladeLogic
9 29 (1.54%) WSUS
10 27 (1.43%) Nagios
11 26 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
12 22 (1.17%) Data Guard
13 21 (1.11%) ARCserve
14 20 (1.06%) SCVMM
15 19 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (1.01%) OpenView
16 17 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (0.90%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1028 (54.54%) VMware
2 617 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 518 (27.48%) HP
4 512 (27.16%) Cisco
5 419 (22.23%) Citrix
6 372 (19.73%) EMC
7 320 (16.98%) Oracle
8 296 (15.70%) NetApp
9 220 (11.67%) IBM
10 186 (9.87%) Red Hat
11 149 (7.90%) Symantec
12 145 (7.69%) Dell
13 126 (6.68%) CheckPoint
14 123 (6.53%) Brocade
15 99 (5.25%) 3PAR
16 98 (5.20%) Juniper
17 80 (4.24%) Veritas
18 70 (3.71%) Sun
19 68 (3.61%) F5
20 54 (2.86%) SolarWinds
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50,000 to £60,000 basic package + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £28500 per annum + PRO RATA
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago