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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 77 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 28 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.78% 2.41% 4.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 19.42% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 12
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£375 £185 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% -39.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £166 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £376 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -8.00%
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
212 139 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.50% 12.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 86 100
Average daily rate £350 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 32 (78.05%) VMware
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) ITIL
4 17 (41.46%) Cisco
5 16 (39.02%) Linux
6 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
7 14 (34.15%) NAS
8 13 (31.71%) vSphere
8 13 (31.71%) Firewall
9 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
10 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
10 11 (26.83%) CentOS
11 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (24.39%) Service Management
12 9 (21.95%) IBM
12 9 (21.95%) Python
12 9 (21.95%) Splunk
13 8 (19.51%) F5
14 7 (17.07%) Workflow
14 7 (17.07%) Brocade
14 7 (17.07%) VMware Server
14 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 7 (17.07%) Internet
14 7 (17.07%) NetApp
14 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
15 6 (14.63%) DMZ
15 6 (14.63%) HP
15 6 (14.63%) NFS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) NAS
2 13 (31.71%) Firewall
3 7 (17.07%) Internet
4 6 (14.63%) VPN
4 6 (14.63%) DMZ
5 5 (12.20%) DNS
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.32%) BIG-IP
7 3 (7.32%) OSPF
7 3 (7.32%) BGP
7 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.88%) VRRP
8 2 (4.88%) MPLS
8 2 (4.88%) HSRP
9 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.44%) FCoE
9 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.44%) FWSM
9 1 (2.44%) LDAP
9 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Informix
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Support
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) NHS
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.88%) IBM XIV
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.44%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.83%) CentOS
4 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
8 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.88%) UNIX
10 1 (2.44%) Debian
10 1 (2.44%) AIX
10 1 (2.44%) Solaris
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Service Management
3 7 (17.07%) Workflow
4 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Open Source
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) PHP
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.32%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) MCSA
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCSP
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) NCDA
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) vSphere
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
4 7 (17.07%) VMware Server
5 6 (14.63%) NFS
6 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Cacti
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.44%) Salt
3 1 (2.44%) Opsview
3 1 (2.44%) Graphite
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) IBM
3 9 (21.95%) Splunk
4 8 (19.51%) F5
5 7 (17.07%) Brocade
5 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) NetApp
5 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
6 6 (14.63%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle
8 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.88%) Veeam
11 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.44%) Symantec
11 1 (2.44%) Veritas
11 1 (2.44%) EMC
11 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
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