The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 582 498 569
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +71
Contract jobs citing SNA 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.076% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £324 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SNA
UK

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 18 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) FTP
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (50.00%) C
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) DB2
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) REXX
3 5 (41.67%) zOS
3 5 (41.67%) JCL
3 5 (41.67%) APPN
3 5 (41.67%) X.25
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (25.00%) AS400
5 3 (25.00%) APPC
5 3 (25.00%) TELNET
5 3 (25.00%) Middleware
5 3 (25.00%) NetIQ
5 3 (25.00%) MVS
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (25.00%) OS/390
5 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft

SNA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
1 6 (50.00%) FTP
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) APPN
2 5 (41.67%) X.25
3 3 (25.00%) TELNET
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) ATM
4 2 (16.67%) ISDN
4 2 (16.67%) SMS
4 2 (16.67%) PPP
4 2 (16.67%) SONET
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) IGRP
4 2 (16.67%) FDDI
4 2 (16.67%) SMDS
4 2 (16.67%) Frame Relay
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) APPC
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) AS400
1 3 (25.00%) Hedge funds
1 3 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) Social Network
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) zOS
2 3 (25.00%) MVS
2 3 (25.00%) OS/390
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) i5/OS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Network Design
1 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) REXX
2 5 (41.67%) JCL
3 3 (25.00%) COBOL
3 3 (25.00%) RPG
4 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) PhD
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) PowerHA
2 2 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) NetIQ
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) i2
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