The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Kent 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 36 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.20% 4.03% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 23.91% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £250 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £479 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.29% 16.85% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 11
Average daily rate £350 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £150 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
South East

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 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
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Advertising
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) NAS
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) DFS Replication
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Change Control
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (33.33%) Veritas
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) BCP
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 3 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) BCP
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds