The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 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 Leeds 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 54 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 24 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.29% 4.08% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 22.70% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 163 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.95% 17.97% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 87
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SAN
West Yorkshire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (38.46%) SQL
6 18 (34.62%) Linux
7 17 (32.69%) Windows XP
8 16 (30.77%) Ubuntu
8 16 (30.77%) VMware Server
8 16 (30.77%) CentOS
9 14 (26.92%) Clustering
9 14 (26.92%) Service Management
10 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 13 (25.00%) Python
10 13 (25.00%) Cisco
10 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 13 (25.00%) Splunk
11 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 12 (23.08%) Workflow
12 10 (19.23%) SLA
12 10 (19.23%) Incident Management
12 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
12 10 (19.23%) vSphere
13 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (15.38%) Firewall

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) NAS
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.69%) SMTP
5 3 (5.77%) VPN
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.92%) IPsec
7 1 (1.92%) WLAN
7 1 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) DBA
2 10 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Storage Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Linux Support
5 3 (5.77%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) XMPP
3 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (34.62%) Linux
5 17 (32.69%) Windows XP
6 16 (30.77%) Ubuntu
6 16 (30.77%) CentOS
7 5 (9.62%) UNIX
8 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Service Management
2 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (23.08%) Workflow
4 10 (19.23%) Incident Management
5 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.54%) ITIL
7 6 (11.54%) Data Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.85%) Project Management
11 1 (1.92%) Migration
11 1 (1.92%) Data Management
11 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
11 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (1.92%) Network Management
11 1 (1.92%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 13 (25.00%) Python
3 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) MCSE
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) VCAP
2 3 (5.77%) MCSA
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) SLA
2 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) VMware Server
2 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (19.23%) vSphere
5 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) Xen
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
1 3 (5.77%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (53.85%) VMware
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco
3 13 (25.00%) Splunk
4 7 (13.46%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Dell
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 3 (5.77%) NetApp
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) JBoss
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) Symantec
7 2 (3.85%) Remedy
7 2 (3.85%) BMC
7 2 (3.85%) ATG
7 2 (3.85%) Brocade
7 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
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