The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 22 July 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 London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 146 108 89
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 346 486 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.51% 2.01% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.53% 17.18% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 332 340
Average daily rate
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£407 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £18.22 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £98.40 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2762 2829 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.06% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1774 2066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 116 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
England

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in London

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in London

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in London

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 93 £425 - 36
Uxbridge +3 5 £320 -37.71%
Docklands, London 0 4 £463 +23.33%
Croydon - 4 £373 - 2
Hayes - 3 - -
Canary Wharf +19 2 £500 +25.00%
Bromley - 2 £270 -
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 - - 1
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £610 -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 388 (56.23%) Windows
2 366 (53.04%) VMware
3 236 (34.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 212 (30.72%) Linux
5 209 (30.29%) Microsoft
6 201 (29.13%) Cisco
7 195 (28.26%) NAS
8 188 (27.25%) Active Directory
9 183 (26.52%) UNIX
10 179 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 177 (25.65%) Finance
12 170 (24.64%) HP
13 161 (23.33%) NetApp
14 154 (22.32%) SQL
15 148 (21.45%) EMC
16 140 (20.29%) Citrix
17 139 (20.14%) MS Exchange
18 138 (20.00%) Oracle
19 122 (17.68%) SQL Server
20 119 (17.25%) Firewall
21 116 (16.81%) DNS
22 114 (16.52%) ITIL
23 112 (16.23%) Migration
24 111 (16.09%) Clustering
25 104 (15.07%) Solaris
25 104 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
26 100 (14.49%) WAN
27 95 (13.77%) Banking
28 93 (13.48%) LAN
29 92 (13.33%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 139 (20.14%) MS Exchange
2 78 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 52 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (6.81%) IIS
6 35 (5.07%) Lync
7 31 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.90%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.90%) Apache
11 19 (2.75%) WebSphere
12 16 (2.32%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 68 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.09%) MS Office
3 13 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.74%) MS Project
5 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.01%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.58%) RMDS
4 3 (0.43%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.43%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) assyst
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.16%) Office 365
1 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.87%) IaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.43%) Joyent
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 195 (28.26%) NAS
2 119 (17.25%) Firewall
3 116 (16.81%) DNS
4 100 (14.49%) WAN
5 93 (13.48%) LAN
6 90 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 73 (10.58%) DHCP
8 45 (6.52%) VPN
9 40 (5.80%) VLAN
10 38 (5.51%) Fibre Channel
11 34 (4.93%) VoIP
12 29 (4.20%) iSCSI
13 25 (3.62%) LDAP
14 23 (3.33%) Wireless
15 21 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (2.75%) MPLS
17 17 (2.46%) Internet
18 16 (2.32%) Network Security
19 14 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
20 13 (1.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 20 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.61%) MySQL
8 15 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.01%) OLAP
12 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.87%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.87%) JIRA
4 4 (0.58%) Hudson
5 3 (0.43%) Toad
5 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.43%) Maven
5 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.43%) Selenium
6 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.29%) Subversion
6 2 (0.29%) MSI
7 1 (0.14%) ProC
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 177 (25.65%) Finance
2 95 (13.77%) Banking
3 50 (7.25%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.88%) Retail
6 12 (1.74%) Legal
7 9 (1.30%) Law
7 9 (1.30%) Publishing
8 8 (1.16%) Back Office
8 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.72%) Marketing
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) International Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (18.99%) Architect
2 91 (13.19%) Infrastructure Architect
3 82 (11.88%) Analyst
4 81 (11.74%) Administrator
5 60 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
7 40 (5.80%) Consultant
7 40 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
8 36 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 32 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 29 (4.20%) Support Engineer
11 28 (4.06%) DBA
12 23 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (3.33%) Support Analyst
12 23 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
13 22 (3.19%) Storage Administrator
14 21 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
15 20 (2.90%) Server Engineer
16 19 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.93%) Middleware
2 12 (1.74%) .NET
2 12 (1.74%) XML
3 9 (1.30%) HTML
4 7 (1.01%) CSS
5 6 (0.87%) MDX
5 6 (0.87%) Flash
6 5 (0.72%) Web Services
6 5 (0.72%) JSON
6 5 (0.72%) LAMP
7 4 (0.58%) Rendezvous
7 4 (0.58%) XSLT
8 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.14%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.14%) JSP
10 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 111 (16.09%) Clustering
2 86 (12.46%) Replication
3 33 (4.78%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 18 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.17%) CLARiiON
5 15 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 14 (2.03%) EqualLogic
7 13 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.88%) EMC Centera
8 10 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.30%) Firmware
9 9 (1.30%) Open Source
10 8 (1.16%) iSeries
11 7 (1.01%) AS400
11 7 (1.01%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.87%) FlexPod
12 6 (0.87%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 388 (56.23%) Windows
2 212 (30.72%) Linux
3 183 (26.52%) UNIX
4 179 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (15.07%) Solaris
5 104 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (6.23%) Windows 7
9 31 (4.49%) AIX
10 14 (2.03%) SUSE
11 11 (1.59%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.30%) VMS
12 9 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.16%) HPUX
14 7 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.43%) Debian
16 3 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (16.52%) ITIL
2 112 (16.23%) Migration
3 76 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (5.94%) Change Management
5 38 (5.51%) Service Delivery
6 35 (5.07%) Load Balancing
7 34 (4.93%) Project Management
8 32 (4.64%) PRINCE2
9 30 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
9 30 (4.35%) Capacity Management
10 27 (3.91%) Service Management
11 24 (3.48%) Configuration Management
12 22 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (3.04%) Performance Management
14 20 (2.90%) Data Migration
14 20 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (2.75%) TOGAF
15 19 (2.75%) Release Management
16 18 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
16 18 (2.61%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 154 (22.32%) SQL
2 64 (9.28%) Perl
3 61 (8.84%) PowerShell
4 54 (7.83%) Shell Script
5 32 (4.64%) C
6 28 (4.06%) Bash Shell
7 22 (3.19%) Java
8 16 (2.32%) Python
9 14 (2.03%) PHP
9 14 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.30%) VB
12 8 (1.16%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.16%) VBScript
13 7 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 7 (1.01%) Korn
14 5 (0.72%) C#
15 3 (0.43%) Ruby
15 3 (0.43%) C-shell
16 2 (0.29%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 62 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.39%) MCSE
3 39 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 38 (5.51%) Security Cleared
5 31 (4.49%) Degree
6 29 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.06%) MCITP
8 15 (2.17%) NCDA
9 14 (2.03%) CCNA
10 13 (1.88%) VCDX
10 13 (1.88%) VCAP
11 11 (1.59%) MCP
12 9 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.16%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.16%) CCNP
14 7 (1.01%) PMP
15 6 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.87%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.32%) SLA
2 14 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.58%) QA
7 2 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 236 (34.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 188 (27.25%) Active Directory
3 84 (12.17%) Hyper-V
3 84 (12.17%) VMware ESX
4 71 (10.29%) XenApp
5 61 (8.84%) vSphere
6 54 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (6.81%) NFS
8 45 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
9 30 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (3.77%) Xen
11 21 (3.04%) SRDF
12 19 (2.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 14 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (1.74%) XenServer
14 12 (1.74%) ISA Server
14 12 (1.74%) Terminal Services
15 11 (1.59%) Veritas File System
16 10 (1.45%) KVM
16 10 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 57 (8.26%) SCCM
2 51 (7.39%) NetBackup
3 33 (4.78%) SCOM
4 32 (4.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 30 (4.35%) Data Guard
6 28 (4.06%) Puppet
7 27 (3.91%) Backup Exec
7 27 (3.91%) Tivoli
8 17 (2.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 14 (2.03%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.88%) BMC PATROL
10 13 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.74%) WSUS
11 12 (1.74%) Control-M
12 11 (1.59%) Nagios
13 10 (1.45%) HP SIM
14 9 (1.30%) YUM
14 9 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (1.01%) OpenView
15 7 (1.01%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 366 (53.04%) VMware
2 209 (30.29%) Microsoft
3 201 (29.13%) Cisco
4 170 (24.64%) HP
5 161 (23.33%) NetApp
6 148 (21.45%) EMC
7 140 (20.29%) Citrix
8 138 (20.00%) Oracle
9 92 (13.33%) Red Hat
10 65 (9.42%) IBM
11 56 (8.12%) Veritas
12 52 (7.54%) Symantec
13 43 (6.23%) Brocade
14 38 (5.51%) Dell
15 36 (5.22%) Hitachi
16 35 (5.07%) CheckPoint
17 32 (4.64%) Sun
18 26 (3.77%) Sybase
19 22 (3.19%) BMC
20 21 (3.04%) Juniper
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