The table below looks at the statistics for SNA 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 SNA 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
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 580 555 545
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing SNA 10 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.12% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£275 £1,000 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +669.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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%

SNA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SNA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SNA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SNA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SNA across the England region.

SNA Daily Rate Trend in England

SNA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SNA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SNA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SNA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SNA across the England region.

SNA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SNA
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 SNA 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
South East - 3 £275 -
West Midlands - - - -
SNA
UK

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SNA 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 SNA.

1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) CCIE
3 4 (30.77%) PPP
3 4 (30.77%) Siemens
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) IGRP
3 4 (30.77%) X.25
3 4 (30.77%) FDDI
3 4 (30.77%) SMDS
3 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) zOS
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) ATM
5 2 (15.38%) ISDN
5 2 (15.38%) CICS
5 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
5 2 (15.38%) SONET
5 2 (15.38%) APPN
5 2 (15.38%) Arabic Language
5 2 (15.38%) French Language
5 2 (15.38%) Social Network

SNA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SNA 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 SNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) PPP
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) IGRP
2 4 (30.77%) X.25
2 4 (30.77%) FDDI
2 4 (30.77%) SMDS
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) Frame Relay
4 2 (15.38%) SONET
4 2 (15.38%) APPN
4 2 (15.38%) ATM
4 2 (15.38%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) SMS
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Arabic Language
2 2 (15.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Research Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Time Series Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Structural Equation Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Syncsort
3 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
3 1 (7.69%) Intel
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel