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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 142 107 88
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 362 469 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.54% 1.93% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 16.64% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 324 339
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.88 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £17.53 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £114.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2876 2818 3629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.24% 11.61% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1786 2093
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -16 96 £425 - 31
Docklands, London +4 4 £463 +15.62%
Uxbridge +3 4 £320 -37.71% 2
Croydon - 4 £373 - 2
Canary Wharf +24 2 £500 +25.00%
Bromley - 2 £270 - 1
Hayes - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 - - 1
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £610 -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 395 (56.51%) Windows
2 371 (53.08%) VMware
3 237 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 210 (30.04%) Microsoft
5 207 (29.61%) Linux
6 199 (28.47%) Cisco
7 196 (28.04%) NAS
8 194 (27.75%) Active Directory
9 183 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 181 (25.89%) UNIX
11 180 (25.75%) Finance
12 174 (24.89%) HP
13 158 (22.60%) NetApp
14 152 (21.75%) EMC
15 151 (21.60%) SQL
16 145 (20.74%) Oracle
17 142 (20.31%) MS Exchange
18 140 (20.03%) Citrix
19 124 (17.74%) Firewall
20 122 (17.45%) SQL Server
21 120 (17.17%) DNS
22 119 (17.02%) Migration
23 113 (16.17%) ITIL
24 109 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
25 106 (15.16%) Clustering
26 102 (14.59%) WAN
27 100 (14.31%) Solaris
28 98 (14.02%) LAN
29 95 (13.59%) Banking
30 92 (13.16%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 142 (20.31%) MS Exchange
2 78 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (8.44%) SharePoint
4 51 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (7.15%) IIS
6 37 (5.29%) Lync
7 31 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 26 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (3.00%) Apache
10 21 (3.00%) Tomcat
11 19 (2.72%) WebSphere
12 15 (2.15%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.29%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 69 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.87%) MS Office
3 13 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.57%) MS Project
5 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.86%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.57%) RMDS
3 4 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.43%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) assyst
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.29%) Office 365
2 7 (1.00%) IaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Joyent
3 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 196 (28.04%) NAS
2 124 (17.74%) Firewall
3 120 (17.17%) DNS
4 102 (14.59%) WAN
5 98 (14.02%) LAN
6 92 (13.16%) TCP/IP
7 75 (10.73%) DHCP
8 48 (6.87%) VPN
9 42 (6.01%) VLAN
10 39 (5.58%) Fibre Channel
11 34 (4.86%) VoIP
12 30 (4.29%) iSCSI
13 26 (3.72%) LDAP
13 26 (3.72%) Wireless
14 21 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (2.86%) MPLS
16 18 (2.58%) Internet
17 17 (2.43%) Network Security
18 16 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (2.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 20 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (2.58%) MySQL
8 17 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.86%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.86%) JIRA
4 4 (0.57%) Hudson
5 3 (0.43%) Maven
5 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.43%) Selenium
5 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.43%) Toad
6 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.29%) MSI
6 2 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) ProC
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 180 (25.75%) Finance
2 95 (13.59%) Banking
3 48 (6.87%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.86%) Retail
6 12 (1.72%) Law
6 12 (1.72%) Legal
7 9 (1.29%) Publishing
8 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.14%) Back Office
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.57%) Games
10 4 (0.57%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) International Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (19.60%) Architect
2 94 (13.45%) Infrastructure Architect
3 84 (12.02%) Analyst
4 81 (11.59%) Administrator
5 58 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (6.87%) Storage Engineer
7 40 (5.72%) Consultant
7 40 (5.72%) Systems Administrator
8 35 (5.01%) Project Manager
9 34 (4.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 29 (4.15%) Support Engineer
11 28 (4.01%) DBA
12 24 (3.43%) Support Analyst
12 24 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (3.43%) Storage Administrator
13 22 (3.15%) UNIX Administrator
14 21 (3.00%) Server Engineer
14 21 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (2.86%) Data Architect
15 20 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.01%) Middleware
2 13 (1.86%) .NET
3 12 (1.72%) XML
4 11 (1.57%) HTML
5 7 (1.00%) CSS
6 6 (0.86%) Flash
7 5 (0.72%) LAMP
7 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.72%) Web Services
7 5 (0.72%) JSON
7 5 (0.72%) MDX
8 4 (0.57%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.57%) XSLT
8 4 (0.57%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.43%) JSP
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.14%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 106 (15.16%) Clustering
2 84 (12.02%) Replication
3 34 (4.86%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.72%) Thin Client
4 19 (2.72%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.00%) CLARiiON
6 14 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.00%) EqualLogic
7 13 (1.86%) EMC Centera
8 11 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.29%) Firmware
9 9 (1.29%) Open Source
10 8 (1.14%) Celerra
11 7 (1.00%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.86%) AS400
12 6 (0.86%) NHS
12 6 (0.86%) iSeries
12 6 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 395 (56.51%) Windows
2 207 (29.61%) Linux
3 183 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 181 (25.89%) UNIX
5 109 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (14.31%) Solaris
7 82 (11.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (6.29%) Windows 7
10 33 (4.72%) AIX
11 15 (2.15%) SUSE
12 13 (1.86%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.29%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.86%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.72%) VMS
16 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.43%) Debian
17 3 (0.43%) CentOS
17 3 (0.43%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (17.02%) Migration
2 113 (16.17%) ITIL
3 74 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (6.01%) Change Management
5 37 (5.29%) Service Delivery
6 34 (4.86%) Project Management
7 32 (4.58%) Load Balancing
8 31 (4.43%) PRINCE2
9 29 (4.15%) Capacity Management
9 29 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (3.72%) Service Management
11 25 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 23 (3.29%) Technical Architecture
12 23 (3.29%) Data Migration
13 21 (3.00%) Performance Management
14 20 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (2.72%) Release Management
15 19 (2.72%) TOGAF
16 18 (2.58%) Business Continuity
17 17 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 151 (21.60%) SQL
2 60 (8.58%) PowerShell
3 57 (8.15%) Perl
4 55 (7.87%) Shell Script
5 32 (4.58%) C
6 28 (4.01%) Bash Shell
7 21 (3.00%) Java
8 16 (2.29%) Python
9 14 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.86%) PHP
11 12 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.29%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.29%) VB
13 8 (1.14%) Bourne shell
13 8 (1.14%) VBScript
14 7 (1.00%) Korn
15 5 (0.72%) C#
16 3 (0.43%) C-shell
16 3 (0.43%) Ruby
17 2 (0.29%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 64 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.30%) MCSE
3 42 (6.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 41 (5.87%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 30 (4.29%) Degree
7 29 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (4.15%) MCITP
8 15 (2.15%) CCNA
8 15 (2.15%) NCDA
9 13 (1.86%) VCDX
9 13 (1.86%) VCAP
10 11 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.57%) MCP
11 9 (1.29%) CCNP
11 9 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.00%) MCSA
12 7 (1.00%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.00%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.15%) SLA
2 14 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.57%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 237 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (27.75%) Active Directory
3 86 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 76 (10.87%) VMware ESX
5 74 (10.59%) XenApp
6 68 (9.73%) vSphere
7 49 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (6.87%) Oracle RAC
9 47 (6.72%) NFS
10 28 (4.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 25 (3.58%) Xen
12 22 (3.15%) SRDF
13 14 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (1.86%) XenServer
15 12 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 12 (1.72%) ISA Server
15 12 (1.72%) Terminal Services
16 11 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 10 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (1.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 57 (8.15%) SCCM
2 51 (7.30%) NetBackup
3 34 (4.86%) SCOM
4 33 (4.72%) Data Guard
5 32 (4.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 29 (4.15%) Backup Exec
7 28 (4.01%) Puppet
8 26 (3.72%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.43%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (2.15%) BladeLogic
11 14 (2.00%) Control-M
12 13 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
12 13 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (1.72%) WSUS
14 11 (1.57%) Nagios
15 10 (1.43%) HP SIM
15 10 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 9 (1.29%) YUM
17 8 (1.14%) OpenView
17 8 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 371 (53.08%) VMware
2 210 (30.04%) Microsoft
3 199 (28.47%) Cisco
4 174 (24.89%) HP
5 158 (22.60%) NetApp
6 152 (21.75%) EMC
7 145 (20.74%) Oracle
8 140 (20.03%) Citrix
9 86 (12.30%) Red Hat
10 67 (9.59%) IBM
11 53 (7.58%) Symantec
12 48 (6.87%) Veritas
13 44 (6.29%) Brocade
14 43 (6.15%) Dell
15 37 (5.29%) CheckPoint
16 36 (5.15%) Hitachi
17 29 (4.15%) Sun
18 24 (3.43%) Sybase
19 23 (3.29%) Juniper
20 21 (3.00%) BMC
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