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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 121 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 900 871 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.84% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.35% 13.50% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 533 520
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 63
Average hourly rate £29.38 £23.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.42% -13.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.72 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -11 362 £380 -5.00% 108
South East +13 261 £375 +7.14% 57
Yorkshire +21 64 £290 +5.45% 22
North West -1 56 £360 +10.76% 15
West Midlands 0 36 £350 +21.73% 19
South West -24 34 £350 +16.66% 29
East of England -46 34 £294 -2.08% 13
East Midlands -5 25 £400 +29.03% 8
North East -18 23 £306 -2.77% 3
Midlands - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1122 (60.29%) Windows
2 1023 (54.97%) VMware
3 632 (33.96%) Active Directory
4 615 (33.05%) Microsoft
5 572 (30.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 528 (28.37%) Linux
7 525 (28.21%) HP
8 502 (26.97%) Cisco
9 496 (26.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 430 (23.11%) UNIX
11 424 (22.78%) Citrix
12 409 (21.98%) NAS
13 375 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 362 (19.45%) Firewall
15 361 (19.40%) MS Exchange
16 357 (19.18%) ITIL
17 356 (19.13%) EMC
18 342 (18.38%) DNS
19 340 (18.27%) SQL
20 311 (16.71%) Oracle
21 296 (15.91%) NetApp
22 278 (14.94%) SQL Server
23 270 (14.51%) Security Cleared
24 269 (14.45%) Finance
25 268 (14.40%) LAN
26 262 (14.08%) WAN
26 262 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 250 (13.43%) Hyper-V
28 239 (12.84%) TCP/IP
29 229 (12.31%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 361 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 206 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 152 (8.17%) IIS
4 126 (6.77%) SharePoint
5 100 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 76 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 74 (3.98%) Lync
7 74 (3.98%) Apache
8 65 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (2.90%) Tomcat
10 50 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 43 (2.31%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.45%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 19 (1.02%) JBoss
15 15 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
19 9 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 208 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 111 (5.96%) MS Office
3 27 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.07%) MS Project
5 12 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.43%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) CATIA
8 1 (0.054%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 60 (3.22%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.32%) Maximo
3 5 (0.27%) assyst
3 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.21%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.21%) RMDS
4 4 (0.21%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.054%) Summit
7 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.24%) Office 365
3 16 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.70%) IaaS
5 12 (0.64%) SaaS
6 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 409 (21.98%) NAS
2 362 (19.45%) Firewall
3 342 (18.38%) DNS
4 268 (14.40%) LAN
5 262 (14.08%) WAN
6 239 (12.84%) TCP/IP
7 223 (11.98%) DHCP
8 130 (6.99%) VPN
9 120 (6.45%) VLAN
10 113 (6.07%) Fibre Channel
11 86 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (4.41%) Wireless
13 78 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 77 (4.14%) iSCSI
15 76 (4.08%) MPLS
16 60 (3.22%) VoIP
17 58 (3.12%) Network Security
18 56 (3.01%) Internet
18 56 (3.01%) NetScaler
19 54 (2.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (3.98%) Oracle Database
4 40 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.72%) MySQL
6 32 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.29%) DB2
8 21 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.07%) EDRMS
10 19 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (0.75%) MSI
2 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.32%) Subversion
3 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.27%) PHPUnit
4 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.27%) StarTeam
4 5 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.16%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.054%) JIRA
General
1 269 (14.45%) Finance
2 125 (6.72%) Banking
3 61 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.61%) Legal
7 27 (1.45%) Retail
8 24 (1.29%) Law
9 21 (1.13%) Back Office
10 12 (0.64%) Publishing
11 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.59%) Marketing
12 9 (0.48%) Games
13 7 (0.38%) Military
13 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.38%) Electronics
13 7 (0.38%) Automotive
14 6 (0.32%) Billing
14 6 (0.32%) Advertising
15 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 224 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 209 (11.23%) Analyst
3 208 (11.18%) Architect
4 198 (10.64%) Administrator
5 115 (6.18%) Consultant
6 110 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
7 109 (5.86%) Support Engineer
8 101 (5.43%) Storage Engineer
9 99 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 96 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 90 (4.84%) Network Engineer
12 72 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
13 66 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 63 (3.39%) Server Engineer
15 62 (3.33%) Support Analyst
16 47 (2.53%) Technical Architect
16 47 (2.53%) Project Manager
17 46 (2.47%) UNIX Administrator
18 43 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 41 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (4.41%) Middleware
2 79 (4.25%) .NET
3 64 (3.44%) HTML
4 49 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 48 (2.58%) JSP
6 40 (2.15%) Web Services
7 20 (1.07%) JSON
7 20 (1.07%) XML
8 15 (0.81%) Regular Expression
9 12 (0.64%) Hibernate
10 9 (0.48%) Ajax
11 8 (0.43%) CGI
11 8 (0.43%) X-Windows
12 7 (0.38%) LAMP
12 7 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.38%) SOAP
12 7 (0.38%) CSS
12 7 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.38%) Application Packaging
12 7 (0.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 193 (10.37%) Clustering
2 129 (6.93%) Replication
3 73 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 40 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.56%) Thin Client
6 29 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 27 (1.45%) PKI
8 25 (1.34%) Open Source
8 25 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 22 (1.18%) HACMP
10 20 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 19 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.02%) CLARiiON
11 19 (1.02%) EqualLogic
12 17 (0.91%) PDA
13 16 (0.86%) Celerra
14 14 (0.75%) Symmetrix DMX
15 13 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1122 (60.29%) Windows
2 528 (28.37%) Linux
3 496 (26.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 430 (23.11%) UNIX
5 375 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 262 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (11.07%) Solaris
8 158 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (6.34%) AIX
10 107 (5.75%) Windows 7
11 70 (3.76%) HPUX
12 61 (3.28%) Windows XP
13 59 (3.17%) SUSE
14 36 (1.93%) Windows 8
15 30 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
16 26 (1.40%) CentOS
16 26 (1.40%) VMS
17 22 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (1.07%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (19.18%) ITIL
2 222 (11.93%) Migration
3 128 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 122 (6.56%) Project Management
5 110 (5.91%) Load Balancing
6 106 (5.70%) Change Management
7 86 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 81 (4.35%) Service Management
9 74 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
10 62 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
11 60 (3.22%) Incident Management
12 59 (3.17%) Problem Management
13 56 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (3.01%) Configuration Management
14 49 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
15 48 (2.58%) Network Design
16 46 (2.47%) Change Control
17 45 (2.42%) Test Scripting
18 43 (2.31%) ITSM
19 40 (2.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 340 (18.27%) SQL
2 136 (7.31%) Shell Script
3 133 (7.15%) PowerShell
4 86 (4.62%) Perl
5 78 (4.19%) Java
6 67 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 53 (2.85%) VBScript
8 48 (2.58%) Python
9 38 (2.04%) C
10 37 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.88%) Korn
12 31 (1.67%) C++
13 28 (1.50%) VB
14 25 (1.34%) VBA
15 18 (0.97%) PHP
16 17 (0.91%) C#
17 15 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.81%) Ruby
18 14 (0.75%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 270 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 201 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 200 (10.75%) SC Cleared
4 150 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (7.79%) MCSE
6 110 (5.91%) CCNA
7 75 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 66 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 66 (3.55%) Degree
9 65 (3.49%) ISTQB
10 59 (3.17%) MCITP
10 59 (3.17%) CCNP
11 56 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 42 (2.26%) MCP
13 34 (1.83%) MCSA
14 28 (1.50%) CCIE
15 24 (1.29%) NCDA
16 23 (1.24%) MCTS
17 19 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.41%) SLA
2 26 (1.40%) QA
3 16 (0.86%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 632 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 572 (30.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 229 (12.31%) vSphere
5 160 (8.60%) XenApp
6 136 (7.31%) VMware ESX
7 126 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (4.35%) NFS
9 66 (3.55%) XenDesktop
10 54 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 50 (2.69%) Terminal Services
12 45 (2.42%) VMware Server
13 41 (2.20%) ISA Server
14 36 (1.93%) Xen
15 33 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
16 30 (1.61%) XenServer
16 30 (1.61%) KVM
17 29 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (1.50%) Firmware
19 26 (1.40%) UAG
Systems Management
1 153 (8.22%) SCCM
2 109 (5.86%) SCOM
3 92 (4.94%) NetBackup
4 91 (4.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 83 (4.46%) Backup Exec
6 78 (4.19%) Tivoli
7 55 (2.96%) Puppet
8 39 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 36 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (1.83%) WSUS
11 29 (1.56%) BladeLogic
12 27 (1.45%) Nagios
12 27 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
13 22 (1.18%) SCVMM
13 22 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 21 (1.13%) ARCserve
15 19 (1.02%) OpenView
15 19 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (1.02%) HP SIM
16 18 (0.97%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1023 (54.97%) VMware
2 615 (33.05%) Microsoft
3 525 (28.21%) HP
4 502 (26.97%) Cisco
5 424 (22.78%) Citrix
6 356 (19.13%) EMC
7 311 (16.71%) Oracle
8 296 (15.91%) NetApp
9 229 (12.31%) IBM
10 193 (10.37%) Red Hat
11 136 (7.31%) Symantec
12 134 (7.20%) Dell
13 128 (6.88%) CheckPoint
14 122 (6.56%) Brocade
15 100 (5.37%) Juniper
16 98 (5.27%) 3PAR
17 81 (4.35%) Veritas
18 77 (4.14%) F5
19 70 (3.76%) Sun
20 56 (3.01%) SolarWinds
Slough
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Yoh Company
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-475 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
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Rate: 400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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City, London
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City, London
Roc Search
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