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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 116 130 82
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -48
Contract jobs citing SAN 911 829 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.80% 1.62% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 12.37% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 503 520
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 25 69
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +29 396 £400 -5.88% 98
South East +19 254 £390 +8.33% 72
North West -5 62 £423 +32.03% 32
Yorkshire -22 50 £265 -18.46% 22
West Midlands +1 43 £375 +10.36% 25
East of England -5 41 £350 +12.00% 25
East Midlands +10 37 £394 +4.16% 12
South West -24 28 £340 -14.19% 27
North East -11 7 £339 +34.43% 5
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1060 (60.95%) Windows
2 1011 (58.14%) VMware
3 605 (34.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 553 (31.80%) Microsoft
5 494 (28.41%) Active Directory
6 489 (28.12%) HP
6 489 (28.12%) Cisco
7 466 (26.80%) Linux
8 436 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 402 (23.12%) NAS
10 364 (20.93%) Citrix
11 356 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 347 (19.95%) UNIX
13 337 (19.38%) NetApp
14 316 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 313 (18.00%) EMC
16 307 (17.65%) Firewall
17 306 (17.60%) ITIL
18 302 (17.37%) MS Exchange
19 283 (16.27%) Finance
20 280 (16.10%) DNS
20 280 (16.10%) SQL Server
21 279 (16.04%) SQL
22 267 (15.35%) Oracle
23 263 (15.12%) Migration
24 253 (14.55%) LAN
24 253 (14.55%) WAN
25 247 (14.20%) Clustering
26 238 (13.69%) Hyper-V
27 218 (12.54%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 302 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 141 (8.11%) IIS
3 127 (7.30%) SharePoint
4 125 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 66 (3.80%) Apache
7 61 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 55 (3.16%) Lync
9 49 (2.82%) Tomcat
10 39 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 36 (2.07%) WebSphere
12 35 (2.01%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.55%) WebLogic
14 25 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 11 (0.63%) JBoss
18 10 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 10 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
18 10 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 192 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 93 (5.35%) MS Office
3 25 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.98%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.40%) RMDS
3 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.29%) Maximo
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.12%) assyst
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.058%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.24%) Office 365
4 19 (1.09%) IaaS
5 18 (1.04%) SaaS
6 8 (0.46%) PaaS
7 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 402 (23.12%) NAS
2 307 (17.65%) Firewall
3 280 (16.10%) DNS
4 253 (14.55%) LAN
4 253 (14.55%) WAN
5 191 (10.98%) TCP/IP
6 172 (9.89%) DHCP
7 157 (9.03%) Fibre Channel
8 120 (6.90%) VPN
9 107 (6.15%) iSCSI
10 96 (5.52%) VLAN
11 68 (3.91%) Network Security
12 62 (3.57%) LDAP
13 60 (3.45%) MPLS
13 60 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (3.28%) NetScaler
15 54 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (3.11%) VoIP
16 52 (2.99%) Wireless
17 48 (2.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 59 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (1.50%) MySQL
8 23 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 22 (1.27%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.98%) DB2
13 16 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.75%) Hadoop
15 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (0.58%) MS Access
17 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (0.63%) MSI
1 11 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.46%) JIRA
3 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.23%) Subversion
7 2 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.12%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.12%) Juju
8 1 (0.058%) YourKit
8 1 (0.058%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.058%) Toad
8 1 (0.058%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.058%) ERwin
8 1 (0.058%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.058%) ClearCase
General
1 283 (16.27%) Finance
2 112 (6.44%) Banking
3 35 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 26 (1.50%) Back Office
6 16 (0.92%) Retail
7 15 (0.86%) Legal
8 13 (0.75%) Publishing
9 10 (0.58%) Law
10 8 (0.46%) Electronics
10 8 (0.46%) Marketing
11 5 (0.29%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.29%) Advertising
11 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.23%) Local Government
12 4 (0.23%) Games
13 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 205 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 200 (11.50%) Architect
3 181 (10.41%) Administrator
4 165 (9.49%) Analyst
5 117 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
6 107 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 104 (5.98%) Storage Engineer
8 95 (5.46%) Consultant
9 89 (5.12%) Support Engineer
10 81 (4.66%) Network Engineer
10 81 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 78 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
12 60 (3.45%) Technical Architect
13 55 (3.16%) Project Manager
14 50 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
15 43 (2.47%) DBA
16 42 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 36 (2.07%) Support Analyst
18 36 (2.07%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.20%) Middleware
2 61 (3.51%) .NET
3 45 (2.59%) HTML
4 41 (2.36%) Web Services
5 29 (1.67%) JSP
5 29 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 27 (1.55%) XML
7 16 (0.92%) Application Packaging
8 15 (0.86%) J2EE
9 11 (0.63%) JSON
10 10 (0.58%) Rendezvous
10 10 (0.58%) Flash
11 9 (0.52%) XSLT
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.46%) SOAP
13 7 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.40%) REST
14 6 (0.35%) Regular Expression
14 6 (0.35%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 247 (14.20%) Clustering
2 117 (6.73%) Replication
3 75 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.19%) Private Cloud
4 38 (2.19%) Symmetrix
5 37 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 33 (1.90%) Symmetrix DMX
8 27 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 24 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 24 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 24 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.38%) PKI
10 23 (1.32%) CLARiiON
10 23 (1.32%) Celerra
10 23 (1.32%) Open Source
11 21 (1.21%) HACMP
12 20 (1.15%) NHS
13 19 (1.09%) Computer Science
14 17 (0.98%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1060 (60.95%) Windows
2 466 (26.80%) Linux
3 436 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 356 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 347 (19.95%) UNIX
6 316 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 182 (10.47%) Solaris
8 143 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (6.21%) AIX
10 84 (4.83%) HPUX
11 78 (4.49%) Windows 7
12 41 (2.36%) SUSE
13 34 (1.96%) CentOS
14 33 (1.90%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.78%) Windows 2000
16 27 (1.55%) Windows 8
17 23 (1.32%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
19 14 (0.81%) Android
20 12 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (17.60%) ITIL
2 263 (15.12%) Migration
3 134 (7.71%) Project Management
4 129 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 86 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
6 80 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 76 (4.37%) Change Management
8 66 (3.80%) Service Management
9 65 (3.74%) PRINCE2
10 63 (3.62%) Configuration Management
11 61 (3.51%) Load Balancing
12 59 (3.39%) Capacity Management
12 59 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (3.34%) Capacity Planning
14 55 (3.16%) Knowledge Management
15 53 (3.05%) Change Control
16 48 (2.76%) Incident Management
17 45 (2.59%) Software Testing
17 45 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 279 (16.04%) SQL
2 111 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 109 (6.27%) Perl
4 92 (5.29%) Shell Script
5 60 (3.45%) Java
6 57 (3.28%) C
6 57 (3.28%) Python
7 50 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 46 (2.65%) Korn
9 38 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 33 (1.90%) VBScript
11 29 (1.67%) VBA
12 20 (1.15%) VB
12 20 (1.15%) C#
13 19 (1.09%) C++
14 18 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.86%) PHP
16 10 (0.58%) Ruby
17 8 (0.46%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 201 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 150 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 147 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 120 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (6.44%) MCSE
6 78 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 75 (4.31%) CCNA
8 66 (3.80%) Degree
9 56 (3.22%) ISTQB
10 54 (3.11%) DV Cleared
11 53 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 53 (3.05%) CCNP
12 50 (2.88%) MCITP
13 36 (2.07%) MCSA
14 32 (1.84%) MCP
15 26 (1.50%) NCDA
16 25 (1.44%) NCIE
17 21 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (1.15%) CCIE
18 20 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.28%) SLA
2 27 (1.55%) QA
3 18 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.058%) COBIT
7 1 (0.058%) HL7
7 1 (0.058%) DICOM
System Software
1 605 (34.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 494 (28.41%) Active Directory
3 238 (13.69%) Hyper-V
4 214 (12.31%) vSphere
5 135 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
6 131 (7.53%) XenApp
7 116 (6.67%) VMware ESX
8 80 (4.60%) NFS
9 70 (4.03%) XenDesktop
10 53 (3.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 39 (2.24%) KVM
12 36 (2.07%) VMware Server
13 33 (1.90%) Xen
13 33 (1.90%) vCloud
14 32 (1.84%) Samba
14 32 (1.84%) SRDF
15 29 (1.67%) Terminal Services
16 25 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 24 (1.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 23 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 134 (7.71%) SCCM
2 86 (4.95%) SCOM
3 74 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 67 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 65 (3.74%) Tivoli
6 51 (2.93%) Puppet
7 36 (2.07%) Nagios
7 36 (2.07%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
9 31 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (1.73%) HP SIM
10 30 (1.73%) WSUS
11 27 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (1.32%) EdgeSight
13 22 (1.27%) ARCserve
14 20 (1.15%) OpenView
15 19 (1.09%) SCVMM
16 15 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
17 14 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 14 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1011 (58.14%) VMware
2 553 (31.80%) Microsoft
3 489 (28.12%) HP
3 489 (28.12%) Cisco
4 364 (20.93%) Citrix
5 337 (19.38%) NetApp
6 313 (18.00%) EMC
7 267 (15.35%) Oracle
8 218 (12.54%) IBM
9 194 (11.16%) Red Hat
10 129 (7.42%) 3PAR
11 128 (7.36%) Dell
12 114 (6.56%) Brocade
13 97 (5.58%) Veritas
14 94 (5.41%) Juniper
15 70 (4.03%) CheckPoint
16 53 (3.05%) F5
17 51 (2.93%) Symantec
18 48 (2.76%) Sun
19 47 (2.70%) CommVault
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago