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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 107 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 997 887 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 1.85% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 13.55% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 543 523
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 56 41
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £32.53 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +17.64%
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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -10 404 £400 -2.73% 108
South East +25 267 £350 +3.70% 73
Yorkshire +21 63 £290 -3.33% 33
East of England -5 61 £281 +2.27% 24
North West -7 53 £373 +24.16% 30
South West -26 42 £363 +2.83% 23
East Midlands +18 41 £400 +55.33% 16
West Midlands -7 41 £338 +18.42% 26
North East -29 22 £348 +14.01% 4
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1082 (58.96%) Windows
2 995 (54.22%) VMware
3 623 (33.95%) Active Directory
4 598 (32.59%) Microsoft
5 567 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 536 (29.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 522 (28.45%) HP
8 510 (27.79%) Linux
9 503 (27.41%) Cisco
10 401 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 400 (21.80%) UNIX
12 384 (20.93%) NAS
13 379 (20.65%) Citrix
14 368 (20.05%) MS Exchange
15 365 (19.89%) Firewall
16 362 (19.73%) EMC
17 350 (19.07%) SQL
18 348 (18.96%) ITIL
19 345 (18.80%) DNS
20 332 (18.09%) Oracle
21 304 (16.57%) Security Cleared
22 280 (15.26%) NetApp
23 254 (13.84%) SQL Server
24 250 (13.62%) WAN
25 244 (13.30%) LAN
26 239 (13.02%) DHCP
26 239 (13.02%) TCP/IP
26 239 (13.02%) Finance
27 237 (12.92%) Hyper-V
28 233 (12.70%) SC Cleared

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 368 (20.05%) MS Exchange
2 195 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (7.14%) IIS
4 126 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 106 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 98 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 73 (3.98%) Apache
8 64 (3.49%) Lync
9 61 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 58 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 50 (2.72%) Tomcat
12 45 (2.45%) WebSphere
13 27 (1.47%) WebLogic
14 25 (1.36%) JBoss
15 19 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.93%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
19 8 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 195 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 138 (7.52%) MS Office
3 33 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.36%) MS Project
5 11 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.49%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) CATIA
8 1 (0.054%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 49 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.27%) Maximo
4 4 (0.22%) Adaptiv
4 4 (0.22%) assyst
4 4 (0.22%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.16%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.054%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.054%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.09%) Office 365
3 14 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.49%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.49%) SaaS
6 8 (0.44%) IaaS
7 3 (0.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 384 (20.93%) NAS
2 365 (19.89%) Firewall
3 345 (18.80%) DNS
4 250 (13.62%) WAN
5 244 (13.30%) LAN
6 239 (13.02%) DHCP
6 239 (13.02%) TCP/IP
7 110 (5.99%) VPN
8 109 (5.94%) Fibre Channel
9 105 (5.72%) VLAN
10 84 (4.58%) Wireless
11 75 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
12 67 (3.65%) iSCSI
13 65 (3.54%) VoIP
13 65 (3.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 63 (3.43%) MPLS
15 52 (2.83%) Internet
15 52 (2.83%) Network Security
16 43 (2.34%) LDAP
17 39 (2.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 44 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.18%) MySQL
6 31 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 27 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 21 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (1.04%) EDRMS
13 18 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.98%) Relational Database
14 17 (0.93%) DB2
15 15 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.65%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (0.82%) MSI
2 9 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.44%) LoadRunner
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.33%) JIRA
6 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.27%) PHPUnit
6 5 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.22%) Selenium
7 4 (0.22%) Maven
7 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.16%) Subversion
8 3 (0.16%) Hudson
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
General
1 239 (13.02%) Finance
2 111 (6.05%) Banking
3 53 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.58%) Retail
5 28 (1.53%) Legal
5 28 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.36%) Back Office
7 23 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.14%) Law
9 15 (0.82%) Publishing
10 11 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.54%) Military
12 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.44%) Games
13 7 (0.38%) Advertising
13 7 (0.38%) Marketing
14 6 (0.33%) Billing
15 5 (0.27%) Automotive
16 4 (0.22%) Front Office
17 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 204 (11.12%) Architect
2 197 (10.74%) Analyst
3 196 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 185 (10.08%) Administrator
5 133 (7.25%) Consultant
6 111 (6.05%) Support Engineer
7 109 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 108 (5.89%) Storage Engineer
9 103 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
10 89 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 73 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
12 65 (3.54%) Network Engineer
13 63 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 61 (3.32%) Project Manager
15 58 (3.16%) Server Engineer
16 55 (3.00%) Support Analyst
17 44 (2.40%) UNIX Administrator
18 42 (2.29%) Storage Administrator
19 38 (2.07%) Technical Architect
19 38 (2.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.65%) Middleware
2 65 (3.54%) .NET
3 57 (3.11%) HTML
4 44 (2.40%) Web Services
5 43 (2.34%) JSP
5 43 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.25%) XML
7 21 (1.14%) JSON
8 11 (0.60%) Regular Expression
8 11 (0.60%) Hibernate
9 10 (0.54%) CSS
10 9 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.44%) LAMP
12 7 (0.38%) Ajax
12 7 (0.38%) MDX
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.33%) Java EE
14 5 (0.27%) DAO
14 5 (0.27%) CGI
14 5 (0.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.83%) Clustering
2 133 (7.25%) Replication
3 87 (4.74%) Blackberry
4 78 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 41 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 26 (1.42%) Open Source
8 25 (1.36%) CLARiiON
9 23 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 23 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.20%) HACMP
11 20 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.09%) EqualLogic
12 19 (1.04%) PKI
13 17 (0.93%) PDA
13 17 (0.93%) EMC Centera
14 14 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.71%) Celerra
16 12 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1082 (58.96%) Windows
2 536 (29.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 510 (27.79%) Linux
4 401 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 400 (21.80%) UNIX
6 222 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (9.81%) Solaris
8 160 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 127 (6.92%) Windows 7
10 112 (6.10%) AIX
11 88 (4.80%) Windows XP
12 54 (2.94%) HPUX
13 38 (2.07%) SUSE
14 37 (2.02%) CentOS
15 35 (1.91%) Windows 8
16 33 (1.80%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
18 24 (1.31%) Windows 2000
19 22 (1.20%) VMS
20 21 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (18.96%) ITIL
2 217 (11.83%) Migration
3 131 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 95 (5.18%) Project Management
4 95 (5.18%) Load Balancing
5 94 (5.12%) Service Management
6 82 (4.47%) Change Management
7 69 (3.76%) Service Delivery
8 65 (3.54%) Configuration Management
8 65 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
9 59 (3.22%) Incident Management
10 55 (3.00%) Performance Management
11 53 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
12 51 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (2.72%) PRINCE2
14 48 (2.62%) Change Control
15 46 (2.51%) Problem Management
16 41 (2.23%) Business Continuity
16 41 (2.23%) Knowledge Management
17 39 (2.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 350 (19.07%) SQL
2 146 (7.96%) PowerShell
3 129 (7.03%) Shell Script
4 108 (5.89%) Java
5 83 (4.52%) Perl
6 58 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 54 (2.94%) Python
8 52 (2.83%) VB
9 50 (2.72%) VBScript
10 45 (2.45%) C
11 41 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.69%) Korn
13 29 (1.58%) C#
13 29 (1.58%) C++
14 25 (1.36%) PHP
15 17 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.65%) VBA
16 12 (0.65%) Ruby
17 3 (0.16%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 304 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 233 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 213 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (8.83%) MCSE
5 146 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (6.43%) CCNA
7 89 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 77 (4.20%) Degree
9 75 (4.09%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.60%) ISTQB
11 59 (3.22%) MCITP
12 48 (2.62%) MCP
13 47 (2.56%) CCNP
14 46 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 27 (1.47%) MCSA
17 23 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (1.20%) CCIE
19 20 (1.09%) MCTS
20 18 (0.98%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.20%) SLA
2 26 (1.42%) QA
3 18 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 623 (33.95%) Active Directory
2 567 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (12.92%) Hyper-V
4 202 (11.01%) vSphere
5 150 (8.17%) XenApp
6 147 (8.01%) VMware ESX
7 111 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
8 83 (4.52%) NFS
9 57 (3.11%) VMware Server
10 49 (2.67%) XenDesktop
11 47 (2.56%) Terminal Services
12 44 (2.40%) ISA Server
13 42 (2.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 41 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
15 37 (2.02%) XenServer
16 34 (1.85%) Xen
17 31 (1.69%) Firmware
18 29 (1.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 29 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 27 (1.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 152 (8.28%) SCCM
2 110 (5.99%) Backup Exec
3 103 (5.61%) SCOM
4 92 (5.01%) NetBackup
5 82 (4.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 73 (3.98%) Tivoli
7 50 (2.72%) Puppet
8 37 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 35 (1.91%) WSUS
10 33 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.42%) BladeLogic
12 24 (1.31%) Data Guard
12 24 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
13 23 (1.25%) Nagios
14 21 (1.14%) OpenView
15 20 (1.09%) ARCserve
15 20 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 19 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
16 19 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 18 (0.98%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 995 (54.22%) VMware
2 598 (32.59%) Microsoft
3 522 (28.45%) HP
4 503 (27.41%) Cisco
5 379 (20.65%) Citrix
6 362 (19.73%) EMC
7 332 (18.09%) Oracle
8 280 (15.26%) NetApp
9 207 (11.28%) IBM
10 181 (9.86%) Red Hat
11 161 (8.77%) Symantec
12 142 (7.74%) Dell
13 122 (6.65%) CheckPoint
14 120 (6.54%) Brocade
15 98 (5.34%) Juniper
16 90 (4.90%) 3PAR
17 68 (3.71%) Veritas
18 66 (3.60%) F5
19 59 (3.22%) Sun
20 54 (2.94%) SolarWinds
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