The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.46% 0.41% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 1.67% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £350 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £350 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -8.00%
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.85% 24.90% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 22
Average daily rate £450 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £121 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Dell
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) LDAP
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Sun
3 4 (40.00%) Veritas
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) NFS
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) OpenView
3 4 (40.00%) HACMP
3 4 (40.00%) Control-M
3 4 (40.00%) Clustering
3 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) HACMP
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) HPUX
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) NFS
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) OpenView
1 4 (40.00%) Control-M
1 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Sun
3 4 (40.00%) Veritas
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) CommVault
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