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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 142 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 869 931 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.85% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 12.46% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 520 618
Average daily rate
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£360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 33
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% +5.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £18.32 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.25 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 -13 353 £390 -2.50% 77
South East -18 231 £350 +6.06% 54
Yorkshire +7 80 £294 +1.29% 29
East of England +5 64 £305 -6.15% 15
North West -33 59 £325 +1.56% 13
South West -15 35 £250 -28.57% 19
East Midlands -14 24 £350 -4.10% 15
West Midlands -44 15 £367 +8.01% 13
North East -33 4 £243 -30.71% 3
Midlands - 1 £435 -
South Coast - 1 - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 1149 (62.41%) VMware
2 1123 (61.00%) Windows
3 678 (36.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 605 (32.86%) Active Directory
5 595 (32.32%) Microsoft
6 509 (27.65%) Cisco
7 492 (26.72%) HP
7 492 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 489 (26.56%) Linux
9 457 (24.82%) NAS
10 408 (22.16%) Data Centre
11 404 (21.94%) Citrix
12 365 (19.83%) NetApp
13 364 (19.77%) UNIX
14 362 (19.66%) ITIL
15 355 (19.28%) Firewall
16 348 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 338 (18.36%) Windows Server 2003
18 320 (17.38%) SQL
19 317 (17.22%) Finance
20 316 (17.16%) SQL Server
21 311 (16.89%) MS Exchange
22 309 (16.78%) DNS
23 304 (16.51%) vSphere
24 302 (16.40%) LAN
25 301 (16.35%) Oracle
26 300 (16.30%) WAN
27 265 (14.39%) IBM
28 264 (14.34%) EMC
29 235 (12.76%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 311 (16.89%) MS Exchange
2 175 (9.51%) SharePoint
3 161 (8.75%) IIS
4 150 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 75 (4.07%) Apache
7 53 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 50 (2.72%) Tomcat
9 45 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 41 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (2.17%) Lync
12 29 (1.58%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (1.14%) WebLogic
17 20 (1.09%) JBoss
18 17 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
19 12 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
20 10 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 195 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 93 (5.05%) MS Office
3 33 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.09%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.87%) Maximo
4 10 (0.54%) SAP CRM
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.27%) Adaptiv
5 5 (0.27%) RMDS
5 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.16%) assyst
7 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.054%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.054%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (2.93%) Office 365
4 31 (1.68%) IaaS
5 29 (1.58%) PaaS
6 25 (1.36%) SaaS
7 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.054%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.054%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 457 (24.82%) NAS
2 355 (19.28%) Firewall
3 309 (16.78%) DNS
4 302 (16.40%) LAN
5 300 (16.30%) WAN
6 220 (11.95%) TCP/IP
7 194 (10.54%) DHCP
8 144 (7.82%) Fibre Channel
9 127 (6.90%) VPN
10 118 (6.41%) VLAN
11 87 (4.73%) iSCSI
12 86 (4.67%) Wireless
13 79 (4.29%) Network Security
14 67 (3.64%) LDAP
15 60 (3.26%) VoIP
16 59 (3.20%) SSL
17 54 (2.93%) NetScaler
17 54 (2.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 50 (2.72%) FCoE
19 48 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 77 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.23%) MySQL
6 36 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
11 20 (1.09%) DB2
12 19 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (0.98%) Big Data
14 14 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
16 11 (0.60%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (0.92%) JIRA
2 10 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.33%) Subversion
6 5 (0.27%) MSI
7 4 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.11%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.11%) Juju
10 1 (0.054%) YourKit
10 1 (0.054%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.054%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.054%) ERwin
General
1 317 (17.22%) Finance
2 120 (6.52%) Banking
3 40 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.30%) Retail
6 23 (1.25%) Legal
7 17 (0.92%) Back Office
8 15 (0.81%) Law
8 15 (0.81%) Advertising
9 13 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.71%) Marketing
10 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.43%) Publishing
12 6 (0.33%) Military
13 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.16%) Automotive
16 2 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 254 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 228 (12.38%) Administrator
3 185 (10.05%) Architect
4 170 (9.23%) Analyst
5 150 (8.15%) Systems Administrator
6 108 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 103 (5.59%) Support Engineer
8 101 (5.49%) Consultant
9 98 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
10 94 (5.11%) Storage Engineer
11 81 (4.40%) Server Engineer
12 75 (4.07%) Project Manager
13 69 (3.75%) Network Engineer
14 64 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 56 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
17 52 (2.82%) Support Analyst
18 48 (2.61%) DBA
19 45 (2.44%) Wintel Engineer
20 44 (2.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.78%) Middleware
2 43 (2.34%) .NET
3 42 (2.28%) Web Services
4 31 (1.68%) HTML
5 22 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.98%) JSP
6 18 (0.98%) XML
7 17 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (0.54%) Application Packaging
9 9 (0.49%) J2EE
10 8 (0.43%) SAP Basis
10 8 (0.43%) REST
11 7 (0.38%) Rendezvous
11 7 (0.38%) LAMP
11 7 (0.38%) SAML
11 7 (0.38%) SOAP
12 6 (0.33%) XSLT
12 6 (0.33%) Flash
13 5 (0.27%) Ultra Messaging
13 5 (0.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 408 (22.16%) Data Centre
2 175 (9.51%) Clustering
3 116 (6.30%) Replication
4 88 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (3.20%) EMC VMAX
6 55 (2.99%) EMC VNX
7 48 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 44 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 42 (2.28%) Blackberry
9 42 (2.28%) EqualLogic
10 33 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.36%) PKI
11 25 (1.36%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.25%) CLARiiON
13 22 (1.20%) Mainframe
13 22 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 20 (1.09%) NHS
14 20 (1.09%) HACMP
15 18 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1123 (61.00%) Windows
2 492 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 489 (26.56%) Linux
4 364 (19.77%) UNIX
5 348 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 338 (18.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 198 (10.76%) Solaris
8 180 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 127 (6.90%) Windows 7
10 102 (5.54%) AIX
11 75 (4.07%) Data ONTAP
12 50 (2.72%) Windows 8
13 44 (2.39%) CentOS
14 38 (2.06%) SUSE
14 38 (2.06%) Ubuntu
15 37 (2.01%) Windows XP
16 36 (1.96%) HPUX
17 25 (1.36%) Windows 2000
18 24 (1.30%) Android
18 24 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (19.66%) ITIL
2 233 (12.66%) Migration
3 156 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 134 (7.28%) Change Management
5 124 (6.74%) Project Management
6 89 (4.83%) Service Management
7 71 (3.86%) Service Delivery
8 70 (3.80%) PRINCE2
9 66 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
10 65 (3.53%) Capacity Management
11 63 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
12 61 (3.31%) Load Balancing
13 60 (3.26%) Change Control
14 57 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (2.82%) Problem Management
17 49 (2.66%) Configuration Management
18 47 (2.55%) Incident Management
19 46 (2.50%) Workflow
20 39 (2.12%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 320 (17.38%) SQL
2 171 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 131 (7.12%) Perl
4 90 (4.89%) Shell Script
5 58 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 56 (3.04%) Python
7 50 (2.72%) Java
8 47 (2.55%) Korn
9 44 (2.39%) C
10 36 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.63%) VBScript
12 25 (1.36%) VB
13 21 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.09%) PHP
15 16 (0.87%) C#
16 9 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.38%) VBA
18 6 (0.33%) C-shell
19 5 (0.27%) C++
20 4 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 198 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 160 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 142 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (6.84%) MCSE
6 109 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 90 (4.89%) CCNA
8 79 (4.29%) Degree
9 60 (3.26%) MCSA
10 42 (2.28%) CCNP
11 40 (2.17%) MCITP
12 36 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 32 (1.74%) MCP
14 30 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.14%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.98%) NCDA
18 17 (0.92%) MCTS
19 16 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 14 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.45%) SLA
2 36 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.36%) QA
4 12 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 678 (36.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 605 (32.86%) Active Directory
3 304 (16.51%) vSphere
4 183 (9.94%) Hyper-V
5 163 (8.85%) XenApp
6 142 (7.71%) VMware ESXi
7 136 (7.39%) VMware ESX
8 107 (5.81%) NFS
9 50 (2.72%) XenDesktop
10 48 (2.61%) vCloud
11 47 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 43 (2.34%) Xen
13 37 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 34 (1.85%) VMware Server
15 32 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 28 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
16 28 (1.52%) XenServer
16 28 (1.52%) KVM
17 23 (1.25%) SRDF
18 22 (1.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 144 (7.82%) SCCM
2 123 (6.68%) NetBackup
3 85 (4.62%) Tivoli
4 84 (4.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 71 (3.86%) SCOM
6 61 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 42 (2.28%) Puppet
8 34 (1.85%) WSUS
9 32 (1.74%) vMotion
9 32 (1.74%) EMC VPLEX
10 30 (1.63%) Nagios
11 27 (1.47%) ARCserve
12 26 (1.41%) SnapVault
13 24 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 23 (1.25%) OpenView
14 23 (1.25%) BladeLogic
14 23 (1.25%) SnapMirror
15 21 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
16 19 (1.03%) Control-M
17 17 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1149 (62.41%) VMware
2 595 (32.32%) Microsoft
3 509 (27.65%) Cisco
4 492 (26.72%) HP
5 404 (21.94%) Citrix
6 365 (19.83%) NetApp
7 301 (16.35%) Oracle
8 265 (14.39%) IBM
9 264 (14.34%) EMC
10 235 (12.76%) Red Hat
11 156 (8.47%) Dell
12 143 (7.77%) Symantec
12 143 (7.77%) Brocade
13 117 (6.36%) 3PAR
14 102 (5.54%) Veritas
15 84 (4.56%) Juniper
16 80 (4.35%) CheckPoint
17 64 (3.48%) CommVault
18 60 (3.26%) Veeam
19 59 (3.20%) Sun
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