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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 30 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.30% 3.53% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 28.57% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£440 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +54.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +17.64%
SAN
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
60 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.74% 12.37% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 19
Average daily rate £400 £350 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £192 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 2014.

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
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 23 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
Dartford - 1 £260 -
Dover - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Advertising
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Veritas
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Foglight
6 2 (20.00%) Tivoli

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) BCP
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) XenApp
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Xen
4 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Foglight
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft