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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 34 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.06% 1.14% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 5.26% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £453 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+20.21% -2.08%
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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 Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.29% 21.67% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 22
Average daily rate £425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £118 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 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 28 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 9 (75.00%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (41.67%) DFS Replication
4 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) HACMP
5 4 (33.33%) Control-M
5 4 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (33.33%) Clustering
5 4 (33.33%) NetBackup

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 4 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) HACMP
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) HPUX
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (41.67%) DFS Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (33.33%) NFS
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) OpenView
1 4 (33.33%) Control-M
1 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Sun
5 4 (33.33%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) CommVault