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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 102 125 81
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -44
Contract jobs citing SAN 989 800 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.67% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 12.63% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 491 550
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 17 53
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.16 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.09 £41.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+64.10% -27.77%
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
7464 6335 6171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.89% 13.20% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4234 3511 3135
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 £205 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 358 510
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +44 437 £383 -10.00% 95
South East +9 243 £375 +3.44% 63
East of England +22 82 £200 -38.46% 26
Yorkshire -10 62 £280 +36.58% 13
North West -16 62 £425 +41.66% 28
West Midlands -4 50 £388 +34.86% 24
East Midlands -4 30 £347 -7.33% 12
South West +22 29 £350 - 43
North East -12 7 £433 +59.44% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1125 (63.03%) Windows
2 1066 (59.72%) VMware
3 642 (35.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 553 (30.98%) Microsoft
5 543 (30.42%) Active Directory
6 513 (28.74%) HP
7 492 (27.56%) Cisco
8 478 (26.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 461 (25.83%) Linux
10 424 (23.75%) NAS
11 387 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 374 (20.95%) Citrix
13 357 (20.00%) NetApp
14 355 (19.89%) Data Centre
15 343 (19.22%) UNIX
16 334 (18.71%) ITIL
16 334 (18.71%) Windows Server 2012
17 325 (18.21%) Firewall
18 311 (17.42%) SQL Server
19 305 (17.09%) MS Exchange
20 293 (16.41%) SQL
20 293 (16.41%) Finance
21 292 (16.36%) DNS
22 283 (15.85%) EMC
23 279 (15.63%) Oracle
24 274 (15.35%) Migration
25 257 (14.40%) WAN
25 257 (14.40%) vSphere
26 248 (13.89%) LAN
27 234 (13.11%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 305 (17.09%) MS Exchange
2 156 (8.74%) IIS
3 153 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 108 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 71 (3.98%) Apache
6 68 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 61 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 53 (2.97%) Tomcat
9 48 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 41 (2.30%) Lync
11 38 (2.13%) WebSphere
12 29 (1.62%) OpenStack
13 24 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 21 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (1.06%) JBoss
16 18 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
18 12 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
19 9 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 190 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 91 (5.10%) MS Office
3 28 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.06%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.56%) Maximo
4 8 (0.45%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.39%) RMDS
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.11%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.056%) assyst
11 1 (0.056%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.24%) Office 365
3 23 (1.29%) IaaS
4 17 (0.95%) SaaS
5 14 (0.78%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 424 (23.75%) NAS
2 325 (18.21%) Firewall
3 292 (16.36%) DNS
4 257 (14.40%) WAN
5 248 (13.89%) LAN
6 181 (10.14%) TCP/IP
7 171 (9.58%) DHCP
8 163 (9.13%) Fibre Channel
9 116 (6.50%) iSCSI
10 115 (6.44%) VPN
11 88 (4.93%) VLAN
12 68 (3.81%) Network Security
13 64 (3.59%) LDAP
14 62 (3.47%) VoIP
15 61 (3.42%) Wireless
15 61 (3.42%) NetScaler
16 58 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
17 56 (3.14%) FCoE
18 53 (2.97%) MPLS
19 50 (2.80%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 71 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.51%) MySQL
9 26 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.06%) DB2
13 17 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.73%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.67%) Hadoop
16 10 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (0.50%) MS Access
17 9 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.56%) JIRA
3 7 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.34%) MSI
5 5 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.22%) Subversion
6 4 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.17%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.11%) Juju
9 1 (0.056%) YourKit
9 1 (0.056%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.056%) Maven
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.056%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.056%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.056%) Toad
9 1 (0.056%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.056%) ERwin
General
1 293 (16.41%) Finance
2 102 (5.71%) Banking
3 28 (1.57%) Back Office
4 24 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 14 (0.78%) Retail
6 14 (0.78%) Marketing
7 13 (0.73%) Legal
7 13 (0.73%) Publishing
8 9 (0.50%) Advertising
8 9 (0.50%) Law
9 5 (0.28%) Electronics
9 5 (0.28%) Military
9 5 (0.28%) Local Government
10 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 216 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 202 (11.32%) Administrator
3 195 (10.92%) Architect
4 168 (9.41%) Analyst
5 133 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
6 115 (6.44%) Server Engineer
7 102 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
8 96 (5.38%) Consultant
9 89 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 85 (4.76%) Support Engineer
11 83 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 70 (3.92%) Project Manager
13 65 (3.64%) Network Engineer
14 54 (3.03%) Technical Architect
15 52 (2.91%) DBA
16 51 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
16 51 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
17 49 (2.75%) Support Analyst
18 43 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 40 (2.24%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.98%) Middleware
2 49 (2.75%) .NET
3 41 (2.30%) Web Services
4 29 (1.62%) HTML
5 20 (1.12%) XML
6 19 (1.06%) JSP
6 19 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 16 (0.90%) Application Packaging
8 15 (0.84%) J2EE
9 9 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.45%) SOAP
10 8 (0.45%) Flash
11 7 (0.39%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.39%) Rendezvous
11 7 (0.39%) REST
12 6 (0.34%) XSLT
12 6 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.28%) SAML
13 5 (0.28%) LAMP
13 5 (0.28%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 355 (19.89%) Data Centre
2 233 (13.05%) Clustering
3 116 (6.50%) Replication
4 91 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.18%) Symmetrix
7 35 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 35 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 29 (1.62%) Symmetrix DMX
8 29 (1.62%) EqualLogic
8 29 (1.62%) CLARiiON
8 29 (1.62%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.51%) Thin Client
9 27 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.18%) Celerra
11 20 (1.12%) PKI
12 19 (1.06%) NHS
12 19 (1.06%) HACMP
13 15 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1125 (63.03%) Windows
2 478 (26.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 461 (25.83%) Linux
4 387 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 343 (19.22%) UNIX
6 334 (18.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 192 (10.76%) Solaris
8 157 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 116 (6.50%) AIX
10 102 (5.71%) Windows 7
11 80 (4.48%) HPUX
12 33 (1.85%) Windows 2000
13 31 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 30 (1.68%) CentOS
15 26 (1.46%) SUSE
16 25 (1.40%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (18.71%) ITIL
2 274 (15.35%) Migration
3 130 (7.28%) Project Management
4 127 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 91 (5.10%) Change Management
6 89 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
7 76 (4.26%) Service Management
8 74 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
9 69 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 65 (3.64%) PRINCE2
11 63 (3.53%) Capacity Management
12 60 (3.36%) Load Balancing
13 59 (3.31%) Change Control
13 59 (3.31%) Configuration Management
14 52 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
16 43 (2.41%) Data Migration
16 43 (2.41%) Incident Management
16 43 (2.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 293 (16.41%) SQL
2 145 (8.12%) PowerShell
3 118 (6.61%) Perl
4 90 (5.04%) Shell Script
5 58 (3.25%) Java
6 57 (3.19%) C
7 46 (2.58%) Python
8 45 (2.52%) Bash Shell
9 44 (2.46%) Korn
10 35 (1.96%) VBScript
10 35 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.74%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.46%) VB
13 23 (1.29%) C#
14 21 (1.18%) VBA
15 17 (0.95%) PHP
16 15 (0.84%) C++
17 8 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.22%) XPath
19 3 (0.17%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 201 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 157 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (8.12%) SC Cleared
4 118 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (6.55%) MCSE
6 83 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 75 (4.20%) Degree
8 71 (3.98%) CCNA
9 56 (3.14%) MCITP
10 49 (2.75%) DV Cleared
11 45 (2.52%) CCNP
12 37 (2.07%) ISTQB
13 35 (1.96%) MCP
14 34 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 31 (1.74%) MCSA
16 26 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
17 24 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (1.29%) NCDA
19 21 (1.18%) NCIE
20 19 (1.06%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.15%) SLA
2 31 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.23%) QA
4 9 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.056%) HL7
8 1 (0.056%) DICOM
8 1 (0.056%) COBIT
8 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
System Software
1 642 (35.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 543 (30.42%) Active Directory
3 257 (14.40%) vSphere
4 225 (12.61%) Hyper-V
5 140 (7.84%) XenApp
6 133 (7.45%) VMware ESXi
7 131 (7.34%) VMware ESX
8 93 (5.21%) NFS
9 60 (3.36%) XenDesktop
10 43 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 43 (2.41%) Xen
11 35 (1.96%) vCloud
12 33 (1.85%) VMware Server
13 29 (1.62%) SRDF
14 28 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (1.46%) Terminal Services
16 25 (1.40%) KVM
17 22 (1.23%) Samba
17 22 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
18 19 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 144 (8.07%) SCCM
2 90 (5.04%) NetBackup
3 88 (4.93%) SCOM
4 81 (4.54%) Tivoli
5 80 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 50 (2.80%) Backup Exec
7 40 (2.24%) Puppet
8 39 (2.18%) Nagios
9 37 (2.07%) WSUS
10 30 (1.68%) ARCserve
11 28 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
12 26 (1.46%) HP SIM
13 23 (1.29%) OpenView
14 22 (1.23%) vMotion
15 19 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (1.01%) EdgeSight
17 17 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 17 (0.95%) SCVMM
17 17 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1066 (59.72%) VMware
2 553 (30.98%) Microsoft
3 513 (28.74%) HP
4 492 (27.56%) Cisco
5 374 (20.95%) Citrix
6 357 (20.00%) NetApp
7 283 (15.85%) EMC
8 279 (15.63%) Oracle
9 234 (13.11%) IBM
10 204 (11.43%) Red Hat
11 146 (8.18%) Dell
12 133 (7.45%) 3PAR
13 129 (7.23%) Brocade
14 101 (5.66%) Veritas
15 88 (4.93%) Symantec
16 83 (4.65%) Juniper
17 73 (4.09%) CheckPoint
18 59 (3.31%) CommVault
19 58 (3.25%) F5
20 51 (2.86%) SolarWinds
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 8 hours ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £280 to £310 per day 3 Month Contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: To £300/day
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago