The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leicester region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 0.97% 4.24% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 29.41% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £228 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.08% 14.41% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate £250 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
SAN
Leicestershire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Leicester region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Leicester region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Tableau
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) Tableau
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) HP