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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 17 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.94% 5.37% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 5
Average daily rate £388 £360 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £293 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £470 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £358 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.62% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £23.15
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +40.38%
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
171 149 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.01% 13.09% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 106 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 15 (53.57%) VMware
1 15 (53.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 10 (35.71%) Perl
4 10 (35.71%) Windows
4 10 (35.71%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 10 (35.71%) Bash Shell
5 9 (32.14%) Project Management
6 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Replication
7 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (25.00%) F5
7 7 (25.00%) vCloud
7 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 6 (21.43%) High Availability
8 6 (21.43%) Games
8 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
8 6 (21.43%) NAS
8 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
8 6 (21.43%) EMC
8 6 (21.43%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) MySQL
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle
9 5 (17.86%) Informix
9 5 (17.86%) Python
9 5 (17.86%) IBM
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) NAS
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (17.86%) FWSM
3 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
3 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) HSRP
4 2 (7.14%) MPLS
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) VRRP
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) Informix
2 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Redis
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) DTS
4 1 (3.57%) QlikView
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Hudson
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) EMC Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) EMC Storage Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) HP Storage Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) HP Storage Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) IBM Storage Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) IBM Storage Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) NetBackup Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) NetBackup Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 7 (25.00%) Replication
2 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (17.86%) Private Cloud
3 4 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (14.29%) iSeries
4 3 (10.71%) Clustering
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.57%) PKI
6 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (21.43%) High Availability
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 4 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Bash Shell
1 10 (35.71%) Perl
2 5 (17.86%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCSP
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) vCloud
3 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 4 (14.29%) SRDF
5 3 (10.71%) KVM
5 3 (10.71%) Xen
6 2 (7.14%) Firmware
6 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.14%) NFS
6 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.57%) XenApp
7 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.86%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) Cacti
3 2 (7.14%) Graphite
3 2 (7.14%) HP SIM
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) Opsview
3 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 10 (35.71%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 7 (25.00%) F5
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
6 5 (17.86%) IBM
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Brocade
7 4 (14.29%) NetApp
8 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) Veritas
9 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.57%) Citrix
9 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) Proofpoint