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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 43 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 27 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.73% 1.60% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 12.73% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 11
Average daily rate
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£283 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
135 110 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.65% 12.56% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 65
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 33 (62.26%) VMware
3 31 (58.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (33.96%) CentOS
6 18 (33.96%) Ubuntu
7 17 (32.08%) NetApp
7 17 (32.08%) Linux
8 16 (30.19%) VMware Server
9 15 (28.30%) Python
9 15 (28.30%) Windows XP
9 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
9 15 (28.30%) Splunk
10 14 (26.42%) Service Management
11 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (22.64%) HP
12 12 (22.64%) Workflow
13 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
14 9 (16.98%) Cisco
14 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (15.09%) SLA
16 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (11.32%) VMS
17 6 (11.32%) MCSE
17 6 (11.32%) MCSA
18 5 (9.43%) Apache
18 5 (9.43%) JBoss
18 5 (9.43%) Solaris
18 5 (9.43%) UNIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (9.43%) Apache
1 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.43%) ATG Dynamo
1 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DHCP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) WLAN
4 1 (1.89%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.43%) UNIX Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Linux Support
6 3 (5.66%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Storage Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
1 4 (7.55%) NHS
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.89%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (33.96%) Ubuntu
4 18 (33.96%) CentOS
5 17 (32.08%) Linux
6 15 (28.30%) Windows XP
7 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (11.32%) VMS
9 5 (9.43%) Solaris
9 5 (9.43%) UNIX
9 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Service Management
2 12 (22.64%) Workflow
3 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) Project Management
6 1 (1.89%) ERP
6 1 (1.89%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.89%) Release Management
6 1 (1.89%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Python
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) MCSE
2 6 (11.32%) MCSA
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) VMware Server
2 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.66%) vSphere
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
1 3 (5.66%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) VMware
2 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.08%) NetApp
4 15 (28.30%) Splunk
5 12 (22.64%) HP
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco
7 5 (9.43%) Oracle
7 5 (9.43%) JBoss
7 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix
7 5 (9.43%) ATG
7 5 (9.43%) Brocade
8 4 (7.55%) Dell
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) Dot Hill
10 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.77%) BMC
10 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 2 (3.77%) Remedy
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee