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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 113 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 959 949 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 2.00% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.38% 14.62% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 617 582
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.92 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +16.27%
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
7746 6492 8252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.66% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 3615 3823
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 375 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -23 403 £400 - 117
South East +11 239 £338 -6.25% 71
East of England +3 73 £325 +22.64% 34
West Midlands +8 55 £310 +10.71% 27
North West -18 48 £350 +16.66% 25
Yorkshire +12 44 £290 +1.75% 29
South West -24 43 £350 +7.69% 6
East Midlands +13 34 £365 +48.97% 12
North East -27 17 £348 +16.00% 5
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1065 (59.63%) Windows
2 950 (53.19%) VMware
3 586 (32.81%) Microsoft
4 582 (32.59%) Active Directory
5 533 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 516 (28.89%) HP
7 509 (28.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 501 (28.05%) Linux
9 446 (24.97%) Cisco
10 390 (21.84%) UNIX
11 376 (21.05%) SQL
12 371 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 362 (20.27%) MS Exchange
14 351 (19.65%) Citrix
15 347 (19.43%) EMC
16 341 (19.09%) Firewall
17 334 (18.70%) NAS
18 333 (18.65%) DNS
19 329 (18.42%) Oracle
20 314 (17.58%) ITIL
21 286 (16.01%) NetApp
22 273 (15.29%) Security Cleared
23 255 (14.28%) SQL Server
24 251 (14.05%) Hyper-V
25 249 (13.94%) WAN
26 243 (13.61%) LAN
26 243 (13.61%) Finance
27 241 (13.49%) TCP/IP
28 235 (13.16%) DHCP
29 216 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 362 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 189 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 125 (7.00%) IIS
5 95 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 93 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 64 (3.58%) Apache
8 57 (3.19%) Lync
9 52 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (2.74%) Tomcat
10 49 (2.74%) WebSphere
11 42 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 26 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.95%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 183 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 126 (7.05%) MS Office
3 33 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.34%) MS Project
5 10 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.45%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.056%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 48 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.45%) Maximo
4 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.22%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.22%) assyst
7 3 (0.17%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.17%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.056%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.056%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.056%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.84%) Office 365
3 12 (0.67%) SaaS
4 11 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.50%) IaaS
6 8 (0.45%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.28%) PaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 341 (19.09%) Firewall
2 334 (18.70%) NAS
3 333 (18.65%) DNS
4 249 (13.94%) WAN
5 243 (13.61%) LAN
6 241 (13.49%) TCP/IP
7 235 (13.16%) DHCP
8 111 (6.22%) VPN
9 109 (6.10%) Fibre Channel
10 105 (5.88%) VLAN
11 77 (4.31%) iSCSI
12 75 (4.20%) Wireless
13 68 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (3.08%) Network Security
14 55 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (2.74%) VoIP
16 48 (2.69%) LDAP
17 43 (2.41%) MPLS
18 40 (2.24%) Internet
19 35 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (14.28%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.54%) Oracle Database
4 43 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 39 (2.18%) MySQL
7 30 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 27 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (1.40%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.12%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.90%) DB2
16 13 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (0.56%) LoadRunner
2 9 (0.50%) MSI
3 8 (0.45%) Toad
3 8 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.34%) JIRA
5 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.22%) Maven
7 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.22%) Selenium
8 3 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.17%) Hudson
8 3 (0.17%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 243 (13.61%) Finance
2 104 (5.82%) Banking
3 48 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.57%) Retail
6 26 (1.46%) Legal
7 25 (1.40%) Back Office
8 20 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.95%) Law
10 15 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.73%) Publishing
12 10 (0.56%) Games
12 10 (0.56%) Advertising
13 9 (0.50%) Military
13 9 (0.50%) Billing
14 7 (0.39%) Local Government
15 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.34%) Marketing
16 5 (0.28%) Automotive
17 4 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 211 (11.81%) Architect
2 207 (11.59%) Analyst
3 194 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 175 (9.80%) Administrator
5 128 (7.17%) Consultant
6 123 (6.89%) Support Engineer
7 120 (6.72%) Infrastructure Architect
8 99 (5.54%) Systems Administrator
9 97 (5.43%) Storage Engineer
10 81 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 73 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
12 66 (3.70%) Support Analyst
13 64 (3.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 64 (3.58%) Network Engineer
14 59 (3.30%) Project Manager
15 55 (3.08%) Server Engineer
16 43 (2.41%) Storage Consultant
17 42 (2.35%) DBA
18 41 (2.30%) Technical Architect
18 41 (2.30%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.36%) Middleware
2 57 (3.19%) .NET
3 48 (2.69%) HTML
4 42 (2.35%) Web Services
5 35 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.85%) JSP
7 25 (1.40%) XML
8 18 (1.01%) JSON
9 11 (0.62%) Regular Expression
9 11 (0.62%) CSS
9 11 (0.62%) LAMP
10 9 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.34%) MDX
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.28%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.22%) COM+
13 4 (0.22%) SAML
13 4 (0.22%) Java EE
14 3 (0.17%) Ajax
14 3 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.91%) Clustering
2 137 (7.67%) Replication
3 78 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (4.20%) Blackberry
5 39 (2.18%) Thin Client
5 39 (2.18%) Fat Client
6 37 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.62%) Firmware
8 28 (1.57%) Open Source
9 27 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.46%) EqualLogic
11 25 (1.40%) Mainframe
12 24 (1.34%) CLARiiON
13 23 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (1.06%) EMC Centera
15 17 (0.95%) HACMP
16 15 (0.84%) PDA
17 11 (0.62%) PKI
17 11 (0.62%) User Experience
18 10 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1065 (59.63%) Windows
2 509 (28.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 501 (28.05%) Linux
4 390 (21.84%) UNIX
5 371 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 216 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 178 (9.97%) Solaris
8 168 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (7.39%) Windows 7
10 107 (5.99%) AIX
11 86 (4.82%) Windows XP
12 44 (2.46%) HPUX
13 37 (2.07%) SUSE
14 35 (1.96%) CentOS
15 32 (1.79%) Ubuntu
16 29 (1.62%) Windows 8
17 27 (1.51%) Windows 2000
18 25 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
19 21 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
20 18 (1.01%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (17.58%) ITIL
2 209 (11.70%) Migration
3 141 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 99 (5.54%) Service Management
5 96 (5.38%) Load Balancing
6 81 (4.54%) Project Management
7 74 (4.14%) Service Delivery
8 69 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (3.81%) Change Management
10 64 (3.58%) Configuration Management
11 62 (3.47%) Incident Management
12 58 (3.25%) PRINCE2
13 53 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
13 53 (2.97%) Capacity Management
14 51 (2.86%) Performance Management
15 49 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
17 41 (2.30%) Change Control
18 39 (2.18%) Problem Management
19 35 (1.96%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 376 (21.05%) SQL
2 135 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 121 (6.77%) Shell Script
4 110 (6.16%) Java
5 96 (5.38%) Perl
6 58 (3.25%) C
7 52 (2.91%) Python
8 51 (2.86%) VB
9 44 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 42 (2.35%) Bash Shell
11 36 (2.02%) VBScript
12 33 (1.85%) Korn
13 31 (1.74%) C#
14 29 (1.62%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.34%) PHP
16 22 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.23%) C++
17 10 (0.56%) Ruby
17 10 (0.56%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 273 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 208 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 207 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 159 (8.90%) MCSE
5 119 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (5.88%) CCNA
7 84 (4.70%) Degree
8 82 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 69 (3.86%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.70%) MCITP
11 56 (3.14%) ISTQB
12 45 (2.52%) CCNP
13 44 (2.46%) MCP
14 36 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 29 (1.62%) MCSA
16 27 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (1.06%) MCTS
18 17 (0.95%) NCDA
19 15 (0.84%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.86%) SLA
2 26 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.23%) QA
4 13 (0.73%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) BS7799
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.056%) COBIT
System Software
1 582 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 533 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (14.05%) Hyper-V
4 191 (10.69%) vSphere
5 146 (8.17%) XenApp
6 134 (7.50%) VMware ESX
7 102 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
8 80 (4.48%) NFS
9 55 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
10 49 (2.74%) VMware Server
11 45 (2.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 43 (2.41%) XenDesktop
13 41 (2.30%) XenServer
14 39 (2.18%) ISA Server
15 36 (2.02%) Terminal Services
16 34 (1.90%) Xen
17 28 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 25 (1.40%) SRDF
18 25 (1.40%) UAG
19 24 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 161 (9.01%) SCCM
2 110 (6.16%) Backup Exec
3 106 (5.94%) SCOM
4 105 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 65 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 57 (3.19%) Tivoli
7 52 (2.91%) Puppet
8 34 (1.90%) WSUS
9 33 (1.85%) Data Guard
10 31 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 21 (1.18%) Nagios
13 21 (1.18%) ARCserve
14 20 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 19 (1.06%) MIMEsweeper
16 18 (1.01%) BladeLogic
17 16 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
17 16 (0.90%) Control-M
18 15 (0.84%) MOM
Vendors
1 950 (53.19%) VMware
2 586 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 516 (28.89%) HP
4 446 (24.97%) Cisco
5 351 (19.65%) Citrix
6 347 (19.43%) EMC
7 329 (18.42%) Oracle
8 286 (16.01%) NetApp
9 199 (11.14%) Red Hat
10 183 (10.25%) IBM
11 143 (8.01%) Symantec
12 139 (7.78%) Dell
13 125 (7.00%) Brocade
14 101 (5.66%) 3PAR
15 100 (5.60%) CheckPoint
16 93 (5.21%) Juniper
17 76 (4.26%) Veritas
18 56 (3.14%) F5
19 52 (2.91%) Hitachi
20 50 (2.80%) Sun
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ARM Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Sanderson
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago