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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 124 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Contract jobs citing SAN 921 847 1023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.71% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 12.20% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 485 609
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 24 36
Average hourly rate £26.03 £23.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £14.75 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £36.75 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+24.21% -1.04%
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
7217 6942 6410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.04% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3762 3419
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 388 431
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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
London -1 372 £390 -2.50% 94
South East -3 231 £350 - 60
East of England +37 97 £205 -38.11% 8
Yorkshire +16 87 £300 +62.16% 20
North West -16 58 £325 +8.33% 24
South West +6 35 £275 -21.42% 10
West Midlands -37 17 £383 +12.50% 17
East Midlands -15 15 £350 +3.70% 17
North East -32 3 £243 -30.71% 1
Midlands - 3 £435 - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1169 (61.98%) Windows
2 1164 (61.72%) VMware
3 693 (36.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 615 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 606 (32.13%) Active Directory
6 537 (28.47%) Cisco
7 509 (26.99%) HP
8 506 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 497 (26.35%) Linux
10 491 (26.03%) NAS
11 413 (21.90%) Data Centre
12 410 (21.74%) Citrix
13 379 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 373 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 372 (19.72%) NetApp
16 363 (19.25%) Firewall
17 360 (19.09%) UNIX
18 356 (18.88%) ITIL
19 355 (18.82%) SQL Server
20 341 (18.08%) SQL
21 318 (16.86%) MS Exchange
22 312 (16.54%) WAN
23 310 (16.44%) Oracle
24 307 (16.28%) LAN
25 306 (16.22%) DNS
26 299 (15.85%) Finance
27 297 (15.75%) vSphere
28 288 (15.27%) EMC
29 259 (13.73%) IBM
30 258 (13.68%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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
1 318 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 179 (9.49%) SharePoint
3 169 (8.96%) IIS
4 148 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 90 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 81 (4.29%) Apache
7 59 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 57 (3.02%) Tomcat
9 46 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 45 (2.39%) WebSphere
10 45 (2.39%) Lync
11 33 (1.75%) OpenStack
12 24 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 22 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 19 (1.01%) JBoss
15 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 206 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.35%) MS Office
3 32 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.43%) MS Project
5 26 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.85%) Maximo
4 10 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 10 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.37%) RMDS
5 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.16%) assyst
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.11%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.053%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.053%) TeleForm
10 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.44%) Office 365
4 31 (1.64%) IaaS
5 29 (1.54%) PaaS
6 26 (1.38%) SaaS
7 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.053%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.053%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.053%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 491 (26.03%) NAS
2 363 (19.25%) Firewall
3 312 (16.54%) WAN
4 307 (16.28%) LAN
5 306 (16.22%) DNS
6 196 (10.39%) DHCP
7 194 (10.29%) TCP/IP
8 169 (8.96%) Fibre Channel
9 128 (6.79%) VPN
10 118 (6.26%) VLAN
11 94 (4.98%) Wireless
11 94 (4.98%) iSCSI
12 78 (4.14%) Network Security
13 64 (3.39%) LDAP
14 62 (3.29%) VoIP
15 58 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (2.97%) NetScaler
17 55 (2.92%) Internet
18 54 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (2.70%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 84 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (1.96%) MySQL
5 37 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 28 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.17%) DB2
11 20 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.01%) Big Data
13 18 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
16 10 (0.53%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (0.85%) JIRA
2 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.32%) MSI
4 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.21%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.16%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.11%) Juju
7 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.053%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.053%) Toad
8 1 (0.053%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.053%) ERwin
8 1 (0.053%) Maven
8 1 (0.053%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.053%) YourKit
General
1 299 (15.85%) Finance
2 121 (6.42%) Banking
3 34 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.17%) Retail
6 21 (1.11%) Legal
6 21 (1.11%) Back Office
7 18 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.80%) Marketing
9 11 (0.58%) Advertising
10 10 (0.53%) Law
11 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.32%) Local Government
11 6 (0.32%) Military
12 5 (0.27%) Publishing
13 4 (0.21%) Electronics
13 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.16%) Automotive
14 3 (0.16%) French Language
14 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 246 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 217 (11.51%) Administrator
3 205 (10.87%) Architect
4 159 (8.43%) Analyst
5 141 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
6 111 (5.89%) Consultant
7 110 (5.83%) Storage Engineer
8 106 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
9 101 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 100 (5.30%) Support Engineer
11 95 (5.04%) Server Engineer
12 81 (4.29%) Project Manager
13 64 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
14 60 (3.18%) Network Engineer
15 57 (3.02%) Infrastructure Manager
16 53 (2.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 52 (2.76%) Support Analyst
18 51 (2.70%) Technical Architect
19 50 (2.65%) DBA
20 42 (2.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.51%) Middleware
2 47 (2.49%) .NET
2 47 (2.49%) Web Services
3 31 (1.64%) HTML
4 23 (1.22%) XML
5 17 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 17 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 16 (0.85%) J2EE
7 15 (0.80%) JSP
8 11 (0.58%) Application Packaging
9 9 (0.48%) Rendezvous
10 8 (0.42%) SOAP
10 8 (0.42%) XSLT
11 7 (0.37%) Flash
11 7 (0.37%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.37%) Ultra Messaging
11 7 (0.37%) REST
12 6 (0.32%) LAMP
13 5 (0.27%) SAML
13 5 (0.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 413 (21.90%) Data Centre
2 217 (11.51%) Clustering
3 130 (6.89%) Replication
4 103 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (4.35%) EMC VNX
6 67 (3.55%) EMC VMAX
7 51 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
8 46 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 41 (2.17%) EqualLogic
10 39 (2.07%) Blackberry
11 34 (1.80%) Symmetrix
12 32 (1.70%) CLARiiON
13 29 (1.54%) Thin Client
13 29 (1.54%) Fat Client
14 27 (1.43%) Client/Server
15 25 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
16 24 (1.27%) Private Cloud
17 23 (1.22%) PKI
18 22 (1.17%) NHS
19 20 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1169 (61.98%) Windows
2 506 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 497 (26.35%) Linux
4 379 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 373 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 360 (19.09%) UNIX
7 203 (10.76%) Solaris
8 173 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (6.47%) Windows 7
10 102 (5.41%) AIX
11 73 (3.87%) Data ONTAP
12 64 (3.39%) HPUX
13 49 (2.60%) Windows 8
14 47 (2.49%) CentOS
15 41 (2.17%) Windows XP
16 38 (2.01%) SUSE
16 38 (2.01%) Ubuntu
17 31 (1.64%) Windows 2000
18 25 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
19 20 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (18.88%) ITIL
2 258 (13.68%) Migration
3 155 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 119 (6.31%) Project Management
5 117 (6.20%) Change Management
6 86 (4.56%) Service Management
7 83 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
8 78 (4.14%) PRINCE2
9 76 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
9 76 (4.03%) Capacity Management
10 70 (3.71%) Service Delivery
11 66 (3.50%) Change Control
12 65 (3.45%) Configuration Management
13 62 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (3.13%) Load Balancing
15 51 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (2.49%) Workflow
17 45 (2.39%) Problem Management
18 44 (2.33%) Incident Management
19 42 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 341 (18.08%) SQL
2 159 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 134 (7.10%) Perl
4 88 (4.67%) Shell Script
5 60 (3.18%) Python
5 60 (3.18%) Java
5 60 (3.18%) Bash Shell
6 50 (2.65%) C
7 47 (2.49%) Korn
8 37 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 31 (1.64%) VBScript
10 29 (1.54%) VB
11 27 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.17%) PHP
13 16 (0.85%) C#
14 9 (0.48%) C++
14 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.42%) VBA
16 6 (0.32%) C-shell
17 4 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 192 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 177 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 140 (7.42%) MCSE
4 139 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
5 136 (7.21%) SC Cleared
6 101 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 84 (4.45%) CCNA
8 82 (4.35%) Degree
9 60 (3.18%) MCSA
10 48 (2.55%) MCITP
11 46 (2.44%) CCNP
12 42 (2.23%) DV Cleared
13 35 (1.86%) MCP
14 32 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.06%) MCTS
17 18 (0.95%) NCDA
17 18 (0.95%) CCA
18 17 (0.90%) ISTQB
19 15 (0.80%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.19%) SLA
2 35 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.33%) QA
4 11 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.053%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) DICOM
8 1 (0.053%) COBIT
8 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
System Software
1 693 (36.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 606 (32.13%) Active Directory
3 297 (15.75%) vSphere
4 227 (12.04%) Hyper-V
5 166 (8.80%) XenApp
6 141 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
7 134 (7.10%) VMware ESX
8 104 (5.51%) NFS
9 48 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 46 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 45 (2.39%) vCloud
12 44 (2.33%) Xen
13 35 (1.86%) SRDF
13 35 (1.86%) VMware Server
14 33 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 31 (1.64%) KVM
16 28 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 27 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
18 26 (1.38%) XenServer
18 26 (1.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 160 (8.48%) SCCM
2 118 (6.26%) NetBackup
3 90 (4.77%) Tivoli
4 85 (4.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 77 (4.08%) SCOM
6 60 (3.18%) Backup Exec
7 45 (2.39%) EMC VPLEX
8 41 (2.17%) Puppet
9 37 (1.96%) ARCserve
10 34 (1.80%) vMotion
11 33 (1.75%) Nagios
12 31 (1.64%) WSUS
13 27 (1.43%) OpenView
14 25 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
15 24 (1.27%) BladeLogic
15 24 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 23 (1.22%) SnapVault
17 22 (1.17%) SnapMirror
18 20 (1.06%) Control-M
19 17 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1164 (61.72%) VMware
2 615 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 537 (28.47%) Cisco
4 509 (26.99%) HP
5 410 (21.74%) Citrix
6 372 (19.72%) NetApp
7 310 (16.44%) Oracle
8 288 (15.27%) EMC
9 259 (13.73%) IBM
10 227 (12.04%) Red Hat
11 165 (8.75%) Dell
12 146 (7.74%) Brocade
13 139 (7.37%) Symantec
14 129 (6.84%) 3PAR
15 103 (5.46%) Veritas
16 93 (4.93%) CheckPoint
17 83 (4.40%) Juniper
18 63 (3.34%) CommVault
19 59 (3.13%) Veeam
20 56 (2.97%) Sun
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