The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.69% 3.04% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.70% 28.03% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £283 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
SAN
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
215 132 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.84% 10.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 101
Average daily rate £311 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) ITIL
3 14 (46.67%) Cisco
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) Firewall
8 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 8 (26.67%) NAS
8 8 (26.67%) vSphere
9 7 (23.33%) CentOS
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (23.33%) Ubuntu
10 6 (20.00%) Internet
10 6 (20.00%) VPN
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 5 (16.67%) Python
11 5 (16.67%) DMZ
11 5 (16.67%) Project Management
11 5 (16.67%) NetApp
11 5 (16.67%) Brocade
11 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
11 5 (16.67%) Service Management
11 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (16.67%) Splunk
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) NAS
3 6 (20.00%) Internet
3 6 (20.00%) VPN
3 6 (20.00%) DNS
4 5 (16.67%) DMZ
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) OSPF
6 3 (10.00%) BGP
6 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.67%) HSRP
7 2 (6.67%) MPLS
7 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (6.67%) VRRP
7 2 (6.67%) WLAN
8 1 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Informix
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Junior
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) IBM XIV
3 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.33%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.33%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (23.33%) CentOS
5 7 (23.33%) Ubuntu
6 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.67%) UNIX
8 1 (3.33%) AIX
8 1 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (3.33%) Debian
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Workflow
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) BCP
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) CCNP
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCSP
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCDA
4 1 (3.33%) CCDP
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) CCSA
4 1 (3.33%) NCDA
4 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) vSphere
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.67%) NFS
7 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
2 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.33%) Cacti
4 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.33%) Salt
4 1 (3.33%) Opsview
4 1 (3.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (16.67%) Brocade
5 5 (16.67%) Splunk
6 4 (13.33%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Veritas
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam
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