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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 65 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.76% 0.52% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.34% 5.21% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £237 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £290 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% +1.16%
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
154 96 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.26% 10.03% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 56 50
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (57.41%) VMware
3 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (35.19%) NetApp
5 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (27.78%) ITIL
8 13 (24.07%) Linux
8 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (20.37%) NAS
9 11 (20.37%) UNIX
10 10 (18.52%) Solaris
10 10 (18.52%) Oracle
10 10 (18.52%) HP
10 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (16.67%) Cisco
11 9 (16.67%) DNS
11 9 (16.67%) MCSE
11 9 (16.67%) MCSA
12 8 (14.81%) Apache
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
12 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
12 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (12.96%) SLA
13 7 (12.96%) VPN
13 7 (12.96%) Citrix
13 7 (12.96%) VMS
13 7 (12.96%) Fibre Channel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (14.81%) Apache
2 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.56%) ATG Dynamo
4 3 (5.56%) SAS
4 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.56%) JBoss
4 3 (5.56%) WorkSite
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.85%) Lync
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) NAS
2 9 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (12.96%) VPN
3 7 (12.96%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (11.11%) DHCP
5 4 (7.41%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
5 4 (7.41%) FTP
5 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) SMTP
5 4 (7.41%) LAN
5 4 (7.41%) WAN
6 3 (5.56%) Firewall
6 3 (5.56%) RTSP
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.70%) VPLS
7 2 (3.70%) HSRP
7 2 (3.70%) DMVPN
7 2 (3.70%) WLAN
7 2 (3.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Ingres
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX Administrator
2 7 (12.96%) Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 6 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) PDA
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) CMDB
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (24.07%) Linux
3 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.37%) UNIX
5 10 (18.52%) Solaris
6 7 (12.96%) VMS
7 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (9.26%) CentOS
9 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 5 (9.26%) Service Management
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
5 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.56%) Workflow
5 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.70%) BCP
6 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.70%) Network Design
6 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) Data Management
7 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 5 (9.26%) Python
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) C
5 1 (1.85%) Korn
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.67%) MCSE
2 9 (16.67%) MCSA
3 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) VCP5
4 2 (3.70%) VCAP
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.70%) CCNP
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) CCDA
4 2 (3.70%) CCDP
4 2 (3.70%) CCSA
4 2 (3.70%) CCSE
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.11%) Samba
5 3 (5.56%) VMware Server
5 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) VMware
2 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) NetApp
4 10 (18.52%) Oracle
4 10 (18.52%) HP
5 9 (16.67%) Cisco
6 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
7 7 (12.96%) Citrix
8 4 (7.41%) Splunk
9 3 (5.56%) Brocade
9 3 (5.56%) ATG
9 3 (5.56%) CommVault
9 3 (5.56%) IBM
9 3 (5.56%) Dell
9 3 (5.56%) Reuters
9 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 3 (5.56%) Dot Hill
10 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.85%) Remedy