The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 124 90 89
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 846 1024 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 2.20% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 16.04% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 609 606
Average daily rate
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£364 £375 £347
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 41
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £34.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SAN
UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -27 363 £400 - 111
South East -16 206 £350 - 54
West Midlands +13 59 £340 +23.63% 7
North West +7 59 £300 - 20
East of England -19 53 £331 +29.90% 23
Yorkshire -11 43 £185 -38.33% 21
South West -32 27 £350 -0.70% 10
East Midlands -11 23 £338 +37.75% 15
North East -6 13 £350 +27.27% 5
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 987 (58.89%) Windows
2 872 (52.03%) VMware
3 550 (32.82%) Microsoft
4 499 (29.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 494 (29.47%) Active Directory
6 475 (28.34%) HP
7 459 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 431 (25.72%) Linux
9 413 (24.64%) Cisco
10 390 (23.27%) UNIX
11 377 (22.49%) SQL
12 347 (20.70%) MS Exchange
13 336 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 328 (19.57%) Citrix
15 327 (19.51%) NAS
16 324 (19.33%) EMC
17 315 (18.79%) Oracle
18 310 (18.50%) Firewall
19 307 (18.32%) ITIL
20 289 (17.24%) NetApp
21 282 (16.83%) DNS
22 256 (15.27%) Security Cleared
23 253 (15.10%) Finance
24 247 (14.74%) LAN
25 246 (14.68%) WAN
26 245 (14.62%) TCP/IP
27 242 (14.44%) SQL Server
28 237 (14.14%) Hyper-V
29 205 (12.23%) Migration
30 203 (12.11%) Clustering

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 347 (20.70%) MS Exchange
2 172 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (8.05%) SharePoint
4 108 (6.44%) IIS
5 99 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 93 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 61 (3.64%) Lync
8 50 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 47 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 45 (2.68%) WebSphere
11 38 (2.27%) Apache
12 36 (2.15%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.55%) WebLogic
14 20 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
16 7 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 168 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 116 (6.92%) MS Office
3 37 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.67%) MS Project
5 9 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.72%) Maximo
4 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.24%) assyst
6 4 (0.24%) RMDS
7 3 (0.18%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.060%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (0.89%) Office 365
2 14 (0.84%) SaaS
3 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.48%) IaaS
5 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.30%) PaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Joyent
7 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.060%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 327 (19.51%) NAS
2 310 (18.50%) Firewall
3 282 (16.83%) DNS
4 247 (14.74%) LAN
5 246 (14.68%) WAN
6 245 (14.62%) TCP/IP
7 189 (11.28%) DHCP
8 95 (5.67%) VPN
9 85 (5.07%) Fibre Channel
10 78 (4.65%) VLAN
11 73 (4.36%) iSCSI
12 67 (4.00%) Wireless
13 53 (3.16%) VoIP
14 49 (2.92%) MPLS
15 48 (2.86%) LDAP
16 43 (2.57%) Network Security
17 42 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (2.15%) Internet
19 25 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
19 25 (1.49%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 74 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 37 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 33 (1.97%) MySQL
7 30 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.37%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.31%) NoSQL
12 21 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.72%) Hadoop
18 9 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (0.72%) LoadRunner
2 10 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (0.48%) Toad
3 8 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.42%) Maven
4 7 (0.42%) MSI
4 7 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.36%) JIRA
6 4 (0.24%) YourKit
6 4 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.24%) Hudson
6 4 (0.24%) Selenium
6 4 (0.24%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 253 (15.10%) Finance
2 99 (5.91%) Banking
3 48 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 46 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.07%) Retail
6 17 (1.01%) Back Office
6 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.89%) Legal
8 12 (0.72%) Law
9 11 (0.66%) Publishing
9 11 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.60%) Advertising
11 9 (0.54%) Billing
12 7 (0.42%) Local Government
12 7 (0.42%) Games
13 6 (0.36%) Front Office
13 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.30%) Marketing
14 5 (0.30%) Military
15 3 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (12.11%) Analyst
1 203 (12.11%) Architect
2 171 (10.20%) Administrator
3 156 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 127 (7.58%) Consultant
5 126 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 117 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 98 (5.85%) Storage Engineer
8 87 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 74 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 72 (4.30%) Project Manager
11 63 (3.76%) DBA
12 61 (3.64%) Support Analyst
13 60 (3.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 51 (3.04%) Storage Administrator
14 51 (3.04%) Server Engineer
15 45 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
16 44 (2.63%) Storage Consultant
17 42 (2.51%) Network Engineer
18 40 (2.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.40%) .NET
2 55 (3.28%) Middleware
3 49 (2.92%) HTML
4 37 (2.21%) Web Services
5 31 (1.85%) XML
6 30 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 30 (1.79%) JSP
7 19 (1.13%) JSON
8 11 (0.66%) CSS
9 9 (0.54%) Flash
10 8 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.36%) LAMP
12 5 (0.30%) MDX
12 5 (0.30%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.24%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.24%) Spring Integration
13 4 (0.24%) XSLT
13 4 (0.24%) Rendezvous
13 4 (0.24%) SAML
13 4 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.11%) Clustering
2 132 (7.88%) Replication
3 67 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 46 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 46 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 37 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.67%) EqualLogic
6 28 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 24 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 24 (1.43%) CLARiiON
9 22 (1.31%) Firmware
9 22 (1.31%) Open Source
10 19 (1.13%) EMC Centera
11 14 (0.84%) HACMP
12 13 (0.78%) Statistics
12 13 (0.78%) PDA
12 13 (0.78%) CESG
13 11 (0.66%) Celerra
13 11 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 987 (58.89%) Windows
2 459 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 431 (25.72%) Linux
4 390 (23.27%) UNIX
5 336 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 189 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (10.38%) Solaris
8 147 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 135 (8.05%) Windows 7
10 95 (5.67%) AIX
11 90 (5.37%) Windows XP
12 29 (1.73%) HPUX
13 26 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.43%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.43%) Windows 2000
14 24 (1.43%) CentOS
15 17 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (1.01%) SUSE
16 15 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (18.32%) ITIL
2 205 (12.23%) Migration
3 152 (9.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 95 (5.67%) Service Management
5 89 (5.31%) Project Management
6 86 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 81 (4.83%) Change Management
8 80 (4.77%) PRINCE2
9 76 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
10 67 (4.00%) Capacity Management
11 62 (3.70%) Load Balancing
12 61 (3.64%) Performance Management
12 61 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
13 59 (3.52%) Incident Management
14 56 (3.34%) Configuration Management
15 46 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
16 40 (2.39%) CRM
17 36 (2.15%) Business Continuity
17 36 (2.15%) Change Control
18 35 (2.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 377 (22.49%) SQL
2 126 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 121 (7.22%) Shell Script
4 99 (5.91%) Perl
5 91 (5.43%) Java
6 65 (3.88%) C
7 50 (2.98%) Python
8 46 (2.74%) VB
8 46 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 39 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 39 (2.33%) JavaScript
10 38 (2.27%) Korn
11 28 (1.67%) C#
12 24 (1.43%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.31%) PHP
14 15 (0.89%) VBScript
15 13 (0.78%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.60%) Ruby
17 9 (0.54%) C++
18 5 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 256 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 202 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 178 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 141 (8.41%) MCSE
5 97 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 96 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (4.77%) CCNA
8 70 (4.18%) Degree
9 66 (3.94%) MCITP
10 58 (3.46%) DV Cleared
11 53 (3.16%) ISTQB
12 44 (2.63%) MCP
13 35 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 30 (1.79%) CCNP
15 29 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 27 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.61%) MCSA
17 22 (1.31%) VCAP
17 22 (1.31%) NCDA
18 15 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.12%) SLA
2 31 (1.85%) QA
3 27 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) BS7799
7 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 499 (29.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 494 (29.47%) Active Directory
3 237 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 169 (10.08%) vSphere
5 141 (8.41%) VMware ESX
6 133 (7.94%) XenApp
7 96 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
8 69 (4.12%) Oracle RAC
9 67 (4.00%) NFS
10 39 (2.33%) VMware Server
11 38 (2.27%) XenServer
12 35 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 33 (1.97%) Xen
13 33 (1.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 32 (1.91%) XenDesktop
15 28 (1.67%) Terminal Services
16 27 (1.61%) SRDF
17 24 (1.43%) ISA Server
17 24 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
18 21 (1.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 143 (8.53%) SCCM
2 103 (6.15%) NetBackup
3 95 (5.67%) SCOM
4 83 (4.95%) Backup Exec
5 63 (3.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 57 (3.40%) Tivoli
7 47 (2.80%) Puppet
8 39 (2.33%) WSUS
9 37 (2.21%) Data Guard
10 33 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
11 32 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (1.07%) ARCserve
12 18 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (1.01%) BladeLogic
13 17 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (0.89%) Control-M
15 15 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 14 (0.84%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 872 (52.03%) VMware
2 550 (32.82%) Microsoft
3 475 (28.34%) HP
4 413 (24.64%) Cisco
5 328 (19.57%) Citrix
6 324 (19.33%) EMC
7 315 (18.79%) Oracle
8 289 (17.24%) NetApp
9 165 (9.84%) Red Hat
10 152 (9.07%) IBM
11 122 (7.28%) Brocade
11 122 (7.28%) Dell
12 120 (7.16%) Symantec
13 79 (4.71%) 3PAR
14 76 (4.53%) Juniper
15 73 (4.36%) Veritas
16 63 (3.76%) CheckPoint
17 61 (3.64%) Sun
18 51 (3.04%) Hitachi
19 34 (2.03%) McAfee
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Posted: Yesterday
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