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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 128 131 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs citing SAN 809 739 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.60% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 12.11% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 422 493
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 87
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -0.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £13.13 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +9 339 £425 +3.03% 149
South East +14 248 £390 +11.42% 64
North West +22 70 £408 +18.11% 31
East of England -9 33 £450 +52.54% 19
Yorkshire -41 32 £320 +4.48% 23
West Midlands +4 27 £300 -14.28% 22
East Midlands 0 25 £388 +17.42% 13
South West -41 20 £269 -32.81% 31
North East -10 11 £275 +12.24% 3
Midlands - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1036 (58.80%) Windows
2 984 (55.85%) VMware
3 598 (33.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 577 (32.75%) Microsoft
5 537 (30.48%) Active Directory
6 516 (29.28%) Cisco
7 510 (28.94%) HP
8 481 (27.30%) Linux
9 425 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 401 (22.76%) Citrix
11 387 (21.96%) NAS
12 358 (20.32%) UNIX
13 340 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 335 (19.01%) EMC
15 331 (18.79%) ITIL
16 329 (18.67%) Firewall
17 327 (18.56%) MS Exchange
18 295 (16.74%) NetApp
19 289 (16.40%) DNS
20 284 (16.12%) SQL Server
21 278 (15.78%) SQL
22 275 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
23 264 (14.98%) Finance
24 259 (14.70%) LAN
25 258 (14.64%) Migration
26 256 (14.53%) WAN
27 253 (14.36%) Oracle
28 241 (13.68%) Hyper-V
28 241 (13.68%) Security Cleared
29 233 (13.22%) Clustering

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 327 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 160 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (8.12%) IIS
4 115 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 79 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 70 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 64 (3.63%) Apache
8 61 (3.46%) Lync
9 53 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 52 (2.95%) Tomcat
11 44 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 37 (2.10%) WebSphere
13 35 (1.99%) OpenStack
14 20 (1.14%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
16 10 (0.57%) JBoss
17 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.45%) GroupWise
18 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 199 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 99 (5.62%) MS Office
3 20 (1.14%) MS Project
4 18 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 55 (3.12%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) RMDS
5 3 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.057%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.057%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.057%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.057%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.53%) Office 365
3 16 (0.91%) SaaS
4 15 (0.85%) IaaS
5 11 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) PaaS
8 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 387 (21.96%) NAS
2 329 (18.67%) Firewall
3 289 (16.40%) DNS
4 259 (14.70%) LAN
5 256 (14.53%) WAN
6 198 (11.24%) TCP/IP
7 193 (10.95%) DHCP
8 147 (8.34%) Fibre Channel
9 117 (6.64%) VPN
10 105 (5.96%) VLAN
11 104 (5.90%) iSCSI
12 81 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
13 76 (4.31%) MPLS
14 70 (3.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 69 (3.92%) Wireless
16 67 (3.80%) VoIP
17 59 (3.35%) Internet
17 59 (3.35%) Network Security
17 59 (3.35%) NetScaler
18 52 (2.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 45 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.42%) MySQL
8 22 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.08%) DB2
10 19 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.57%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.51%) EDRMS
17 8 (0.45%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (0.62%) MSI
2 8 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.28%) Subversion
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.23%) PHPUnit
5 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.11%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.057%) Toad
8 1 (0.057%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.057%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.057%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.057%) JIRA
General
1 264 (14.98%) Finance
2 108 (6.13%) Banking
3 54 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.53%) Back Office
6 21 (1.19%) Retail
7 20 (1.14%) Legal
8 16 (0.91%) Law
8 16 (0.91%) Publishing
9 10 (0.57%) Marketing
9 10 (0.57%) Electronics
10 7 (0.40%) Games
11 6 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.23%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.23%) Military
14 3 (0.17%) Automotive
14 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 193 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 190 (10.78%) Architect
3 184 (10.44%) Analyst
4 162 (9.19%) Administrator
5 117 (6.64%) Consultant
6 107 (6.07%) Storage Engineer
7 99 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
8 90 (5.11%) Server Engineer
9 85 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 85 (4.82%) Network Engineer
10 83 (4.71%) Support Engineer
11 70 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 58 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 49 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
14 48 (2.72%) Project Manager
15 47 (2.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 43 (2.44%) UNIX Administrator
17 40 (2.27%) Storage Consultant
18 37 (2.10%) Support Analyst
18 37 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.26%) Middleware
2 74 (4.20%) .NET
3 54 (3.06%) HTML
4 38 (2.16%) JSP
5 37 (2.10%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.87%) Web Services
7 15 (0.85%) XML
8 14 (0.79%) Application Packaging
9 10 (0.57%) JSON
9 10 (0.57%) Hibernate
9 10 (0.57%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.45%) X-Windows
11 8 (0.45%) J2EE
12 7 (0.40%) SOAP
12 7 (0.40%) CGI
12 7 (0.40%) Flash
12 7 (0.40%) Java EE
13 6 (0.34%) Ajax
13 6 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 233 (13.22%) Clustering
2 139 (7.89%) Replication
3 67 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (3.01%) Blackberry
5 36 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.04%) Symmetrix DMX
6 29 (1.65%) Open Source
7 28 (1.59%) Symmetrix
8 27 (1.53%) PKI
9 26 (1.48%) Celerra
10 25 (1.42%) CLARiiON
10 25 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.96%) HACMP
13 16 (0.91%) Computer Science
14 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.79%) EMC Centera
16 13 (0.74%) IBM XIV
16 13 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1036 (58.80%) Windows
2 481 (27.30%) Linux
3 425 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 358 (20.32%) UNIX
5 340 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 275 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 195 (11.07%) Solaris
8 137 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 115 (6.53%) AIX
10 98 (5.56%) HPUX
11 76 (4.31%) Windows 7
12 43 (2.44%) SUSE
13 38 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 25 (1.42%) CentOS
14 25 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 22 (1.25%) Windows 2000
16 20 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
18 18 (1.02%) VMS
19 14 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (18.79%) ITIL
2 258 (14.64%) Migration
3 138 (7.83%) Project Management
4 120 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 92 (5.22%) Change Management
6 90 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
7 89 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 72 (4.09%) Load Balancing
9 70 (3.97%) Service Management
10 68 (3.86%) Configuration Management
11 65 (3.69%) Knowledge Management
12 60 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (3.35%) PRINCE2
14 58 (3.29%) Change Control
15 57 (3.23%) Incident Management
16 53 (3.01%) Problem Management
17 51 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
18 50 (2.84%) Network Design
19 49 (2.78%) Capacity Management
20 47 (2.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 278 (15.78%) SQL
2 109 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 105 (5.96%) Shell Script
4 102 (5.79%) Perl
5 70 (3.97%) Java
6 58 (3.29%) JavaScript
7 50 (2.84%) C
8 46 (2.61%) Python
9 44 (2.50%) VBScript
10 40 (2.27%) Korn
11 35 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 33 (1.87%) VBA
13 31 (1.76%) C++
14 19 (1.08%) C#
14 19 (1.08%) VB
15 17 (0.96%) PHP
16 13 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.74%) Ruby
17 10 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 241 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 176 (9.99%) SC Cleared
3 165 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 150 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (6.70%) MCSE
6 98 (5.56%) CCNA
7 82 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 65 (3.69%) DV Cleared
8 65 (3.69%) ISTQB
9 61 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 60 (3.41%) CCNP
11 57 (3.23%) Degree
12 54 (3.06%) MCITP
13 52 (2.95%) VCP4
14 29 (1.65%) MCP
15 27 (1.53%) CCIE
16 25 (1.42%) MCSA
17 21 (1.19%) NCDA
18 19 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (1.08%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.97%) SLA
2 22 (1.25%) QA
3 10 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) COBIT
6 1 (0.057%) HL7
6 1 (0.057%) DICOM
System Software
1 598 (33.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 537 (30.48%) Active Directory
3 241 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 196 (11.12%) vSphere
5 141 (8.00%) XenApp
6 139 (7.89%) VMware ESX
7 129 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (4.60%) NFS
9 66 (3.75%) XenDesktop
10 54 (3.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 44 (2.50%) Terminal Services
12 36 (2.04%) VMware Server
13 35 (1.99%) SRDF
13 35 (1.99%) Xen
14 31 (1.76%) KVM
15 29 (1.65%) Samba
16 24 (1.36%) vCloud
17 23 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 21 (1.19%) XenServer
19 20 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 134 (7.60%) SCCM
2 91 (5.16%) SCOM
3 83 (4.71%) NetBackup
4 74 (4.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 66 (3.75%) Backup Exec
6 64 (3.63%) Tivoli
7 51 (2.89%) Puppet
8 34 (1.93%) Nagios
9 32 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
10 31 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (1.76%) WSUS
11 29 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (1.65%) HP SIM
12 26 (1.48%) SCVMM
12 26 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
13 25 (1.42%) ARCserve
14 22 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 21 (1.19%) EdgeSight
16 20 (1.14%) BladeLogic
17 15 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 984 (55.85%) VMware
2 577 (32.75%) Microsoft
3 516 (29.28%) Cisco
4 510 (28.94%) HP
5 401 (22.76%) Citrix
6 335 (19.01%) EMC
7 295 (16.74%) NetApp
8 253 (14.36%) Oracle
9 217 (12.32%) IBM
10 180 (10.22%) Red Hat
11 121 (6.87%) Brocade
12 114 (6.47%) Dell
13 109 (6.19%) 3PAR
14 101 (5.73%) CheckPoint
15 95 (5.39%) Symantec
16 90 (5.11%) Veritas
17 83 (4.71%) Juniper
18 57 (3.23%) F5
19 56 (3.18%) Sun
20 49 (2.78%) Veeam
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