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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 164 127 140
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Contract jobs citing SAN 693 834 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.77% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 11.80% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 514 440
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 22
Average hourly rate £43.00 £29.75 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% +28.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 263 £420 +5.00% 70
South East -9 222 £375 - 59
Yorkshire -12 47 £380 +5.55% 33
South West +25 38 £320 +8.93% 12
East Midlands -5 31 £250 -28.57% 14
North West -39 31 £350 -12.50% 15
East of England -4 29 £335 -2.54% 17
West Midlands -20 19 £450 +44.00% 17
North East -19 13 £220 -20.00% 2
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 727 (55.79%) Windows
2 704 (54.03%) VMware
3 471 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 444 (34.08%) Linux
5 422 (32.39%) Windows Server
6 418 (32.08%) Active Directory
7 371 (28.47%) Cisco
8 351 (26.94%) Microsoft
9 337 (25.86%) Data Centre
10 318 (24.41%) HP
11 307 (23.56%) NAS
12 293 (22.49%) Unix
13 278 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 270 (20.72%) EMC
15 263 (20.18%) ITIL
16 262 (20.11%) Firewall
16 262 (20.11%) Finance
17 243 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 211 (16.19%) Oracle
19 210 (16.12%) SQL Server
20 207 (15.89%) LAN
21 204 (15.66%) SQL
22 201 (15.43%) Red Hat
23 199 (15.27%) Citrix
24 195 (14.97%) Migration
25 193 (14.81%) NetApp
26 183 (14.04%) DNS
27 178 (13.66%) MS Exchange
28 174 (13.35%) Security Cleared
29 168 (12.89%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 178 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 95 (7.29%) IIS
3 83 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 77 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (3.38%) Apache
6 38 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (2.23%) OpenStack
8 27 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (1.61%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.15%) JBoss
12 14 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.54%) Confluence
16 7 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 98 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.99%) MS Office
3 22 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) HipChat
6 2 (0.15%) MS Project
7 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.077%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 18 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Faxination
4 4 (0.31%) Relativity
4 4 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.15%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Advent Geneva
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.077%) Line 500
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.077%) RMDS
7 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.077%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.91%) Office 365
2 48 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.00%) IaaS
4 25 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.46%) PaaS
7 15 (1.15%) SaaS
8 7 (0.54%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.077%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 307 (23.56%) NAS
2 262 (20.11%) Firewall
3 207 (15.89%) LAN
4 183 (14.04%) DNS
5 156 (11.97%) WAN
6 138 (10.59%) TCP/IP
7 124 (9.52%) DHCP
8 98 (7.52%) VPN
9 76 (5.83%) iSCSI
10 74 (5.68%) VLAN
11 67 (5.14%) Fibre Channel
12 56 (4.30%) VoIP
13 53 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (4.07%) LDAP
14 49 (3.76%) Network Security
15 46 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 46 (3.53%) MPLS
15 46 (3.53%) SSL
16 43 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (2.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.38%) MySQL
3 44 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 33 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.38%) OLTP
7 14 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.92%) DB2
10 11 (0.84%) Big Data
10 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.84%) VLDB
11 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.23%) Subversion
3 11 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.77%) JIRA
4 10 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.46%) Hudson
5 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.38%) Maven
7 4 (0.31%) Gradle
7 4 (0.31%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.077%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.077%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.077%) Selenium
10 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.077%) YourKit
General
1 262 (20.11%) Finance
2 108 (8.29%) Banking
3 41 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.61%) Retail
6 17 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.00%) Back Office
7 13 (1.00%) Law
8 12 (0.92%) Games
9 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.69%) Legal
11 8 (0.61%) Marketing
12 6 (0.46%) Local Government
12 6 (0.46%) Publishing
13 5 (0.38%) Advertising
13 5 (0.38%) Electronics
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Military
14 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 201 (15.43%) Architect
2 158 (12.13%) Administrator
2 158 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (8.60%) Infrastructure Architect
4 110 (8.44%) Systems Administrator
5 109 (8.37%) Support Engineer
6 96 (7.37%) Analyst
7 85 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 69 (5.30%) Unix Administrator
8 69 (5.30%) VMware Engineer
9 63 (4.83%) Consultant
9 63 (4.83%) Storage Engineer
10 52 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 52 (3.99%) Server Engineer
11 51 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 50 (3.84%) Project Manager
13 46 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
13 46 (3.53%) Network Engineer
13 46 (3.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 44 (3.38%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.61%) Middleware
2 31 (2.38%) Web Services
3 28 (2.15%) .NET
4 22 (1.69%) Software Packaging
5 13 (1.00%) HTML
6 12 (0.92%) LAMP
7 9 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (0.54%) SAML
9 6 (0.46%) jQuery
10 5 (0.38%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.38%) Apache Camel
10 5 (0.38%) COM+
10 5 (0.38%) Kafka
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.31%) JMS
11 4 (0.31%) JRuby
11 4 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 337 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 101 (7.75%) Clustering
3 92 (7.06%) Replication
4 74 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (4.91%) Enterprise Storage
6 56 (4.30%) EMC VNX
7 45 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 43 (3.30%) EMC VMAX
9 33 (2.53%) Computer Science
10 32 (2.46%) Client/Server
11 28 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.61%) CLARiiON
12 21 (1.61%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.53%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.30%) HACMP
14 17 (1.30%) PKI
15 14 (1.07%) Celerra
15 14 (1.07%) VCE vBlock
16 13 (1.00%) New Media
17 12 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 727 (55.79%) Windows
2 444 (34.08%) Linux
3 422 (32.39%) Windows Server
4 293 (22.49%) Unix
5 278 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 243 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 159 (12.20%) Solaris
8 154 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 139 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 93 (7.14%) AIX
11 59 (4.53%) Windows 7
12 36 (2.76%) SUSE
13 29 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.77%) HPUX
15 22 (1.69%) Windows 8
16 21 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
16 21 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 20 (1.53%) CentOS
18 13 (1.00%) Android
18 13 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (20.18%) ITIL
2 195 (14.97%) Migration
3 131 (10.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 116 (8.90%) High Availability
5 98 (7.52%) Project Management
6 77 (5.91%) Service Management
7 64 (4.91%) Service Delivery
8 62 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 61 (4.68%) Change Management
10 54 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
11 52 (3.99%) Configuration Management
12 50 (3.84%) DevOps
13 48 (3.68%) PRINCE2
14 46 (3.53%) Change Control
14 46 (3.53%) Load Balancing
15 44 (3.38%) TOGAF
16 43 (3.30%) Incident Management
17 38 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (2.84%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (15.66%) SQL
2 115 (8.83%) PowerShell
3 94 (7.21%) Shell Script
4 77 (5.91%) Perl
5 71 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 53 (4.07%) Korn
7 39 (2.99%) Java
8 37 (2.84%) Python
9 19 (1.46%) C
10 16 (1.23%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.69%) C-shell
12 7 (0.54%) PHP
12 7 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.54%) VBScript
13 6 (0.46%) AWK
13 6 (0.46%) VB
13 6 (0.46%) VBA
14 5 (0.38%) C#
14 5 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 174 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 135 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 82 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (5.22%) CCNA
7 65 (4.99%) Degree
8 55 (4.22%) MCSE
9 51 (3.91%) DV Cleared
10 46 (3.53%) CCNP
11 35 (2.69%) MCSA
12 21 (1.61%) MCITP
13 17 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.23%) MCP
15 15 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.92%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.84%) ISTQB
17 11 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.45%) SLA
2 26 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.00%) QA
5 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.077%) HL7
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 471 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 418 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 168 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 134 (10.28%) vSphere
5 89 (6.83%) XenApp
6 82 (6.29%) VMware ESX
7 81 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
8 74 (5.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 71 (5.45%) NFS
10 65 (4.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 43 (3.30%) XenDesktop
12 29 (2.23%) Veritas File System
13 28 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (2.15%) vCloud
14 24 (1.84%) XenServer
15 22 (1.69%) Firmware
16 12 (0.92%) KVM
16 12 (0.92%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.92%) Xen
17 11 (0.84%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 100 (7.67%) NetBackup
2 86 (6.60%) SCCM
3 46 (3.53%) Puppet
4 44 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (3.30%) SCOM
5 43 (3.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 28 (2.15%) Backup Exec
7 27 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 24 (1.84%) Oracle ZFS
9 21 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
9 21 (1.61%) WSUS
10 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 18 (1.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 16 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (1.23%) Tivoli
12 16 (1.23%) vRealize
13 15 (1.15%) BladeLogic
14 14 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (1.07%) Simpana
14 14 (1.07%) vMotion
Vendors
1 704 (54.03%) VMware
2 371 (28.47%) Cisco
3 351 (26.94%) Microsoft
4 318 (24.41%) HP
5 270 (20.72%) EMC
6 211 (16.19%) Oracle
7 201 (15.43%) Red Hat
8 199 (15.27%) Citrix
9 193 (14.81%) NetApp
10 147 (11.28%) IBM
11 119 (9.13%) Veritas
12 97 (7.44%) Brocade
13 84 (6.45%) Dell
14 78 (5.99%) Sun
15 75 (5.76%) 3PAR
16 63 (4.83%) Symantec
17 43 (3.30%) Juniper
18 38 (2.92%) F5
19 33 (2.53%) CommVault
20 32 (2.46%) Veeam
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