The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 138 113 85
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 374 496 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.54% 1.97% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.15% 16.31% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 341 355
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £28.13 £26.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £17.53 £22.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £114.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%
SAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 102 £425 - 40
Croydon +5 5 £400 +60.00% 1
Docklands, London +5 3 £450 +5.88%
Bromley -1 2 £223 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £610 -
Chiswick - 1 £180 -
Chessington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 415 (57.64%) Windows
2 390 (54.17%) VMware
3 250 (34.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 229 (31.81%) Microsoft
5 223 (30.97%) Active Directory
6 215 (29.86%) Linux
7 192 (26.67%) NAS
8 191 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 185 (25.69%) HP
10 184 (25.56%) UNIX
11 183 (25.42%) Cisco
12 166 (23.06%) NetApp
12 166 (23.06%) Finance
13 151 (20.97%) SQL
14 149 (20.69%) EMC
15 148 (20.56%) Citrix
16 147 (20.42%) Oracle
17 144 (20.00%) MS Exchange
18 136 (18.89%) Firewall
19 128 (17.78%) DNS
20 120 (16.67%) SQL Server
21 117 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
22 111 (15.42%) Migration
23 108 (15.00%) ITIL
24 101 (14.03%) Hyper-V
25 100 (13.89%) WAN
26 94 (13.06%) Solaris
27 93 (12.92%) LAN
28 90 (12.50%) Red Hat
29 87 (12.08%) Banking

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 144 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 81 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (9.58%) SharePoint
4 58 (8.06%) IIS
5 53 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (5.69%) Lync
7 32 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 24 (3.33%) Apache
11 19 (2.64%) Tomcat
12 17 (2.36%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.53%) OpenStack
15 10 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (1.11%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
18 3 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 3 (0.42%) LiveLink
18 3 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 69 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.25%) MS Office
3 15 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.39%) MS Project
5 7 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.83%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (2.64%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.42%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.42%) RMDS
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) assyst
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.25%) Office 365
3 8 (1.11%) IaaS
4 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.42%) Joyent
6 2 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (26.67%) NAS
2 136 (18.89%) Firewall
3 128 (17.78%) DNS
4 100 (13.89%) WAN
5 93 (12.92%) LAN
6 81 (11.25%) TCP/IP
7 80 (11.11%) DHCP
8 54 (7.50%) VPN
9 48 (6.67%) VLAN
10 40 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
11 33 (4.58%) iSCSI
12 29 (4.03%) Wireless
12 29 (4.03%) VoIP
13 28 (3.89%) LDAP
14 25 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (3.19%) Network Security
16 22 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (2.64%) Ethernet
18 18 (2.50%) Internet
19 17 (2.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.28%) Oracle Database
3 32 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (2.50%) MySQL
7 16 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
11 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.39%) DB2
12 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.11%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.83%) JIRA
4 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.69%) MSI
5 4 (0.56%) Hudson
6 3 (0.42%) Toad
6 3 (0.42%) Maven
6 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.42%) Selenium
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.28%) Subversion
8 1 (0.14%) ProC
8 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 166 (23.06%) Finance
2 87 (12.08%) Banking
3 41 (5.69%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.64%) Retail
5 15 (2.08%) Legal
6 14 (1.94%) Law
7 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.39%) Publishing
10 8 (1.11%) Games
11 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.83%) Back Office
13 5 (0.69%) Advertising
14 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Marketing
15 2 (0.28%) Local Government
15 2 (0.28%) Billing
16 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (17.92%) Architect
2 94 (13.06%) Analyst
3 88 (12.22%) Administrator
4 85 (11.81%) Infrastructure Architect
5 66 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 55 (7.64%) Storage Engineer
7 41 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
8 35 (4.86%) Consultant
9 34 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 32 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 31 (4.31%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.89%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.75%) Storage Administrator
14 25 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
15 24 (3.33%) DBA
16 22 (3.06%) Server Engineer
17 21 (2.92%) Data Architect
18 20 (2.78%) Data Centre Architect
18 20 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.17%) Middleware
2 17 (2.36%) .NET
3 15 (2.08%) HTML
4 12 (1.67%) Web Services
4 12 (1.67%) XML
5 10 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.97%) CSS
6 7 (0.97%) Regular Expression
7 6 (0.83%) JSON
7 6 (0.83%) Flash
7 6 (0.83%) JSP
8 5 (0.69%) LAMP
8 5 (0.69%) MDX
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.42%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.42%) XSLT
10 3 (0.42%) Rendezvous
10 3 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.94%) Clustering
2 84 (11.67%) Replication
3 31 (4.31%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.92%) Thin Client
4 21 (2.92%) Fat Client
5 19 (2.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.81%) CLARiiON
8 13 (1.81%) EMC Centera
9 12 (1.67%) Firmware
10 11 (1.53%) EqualLogic
11 8 (1.11%) Open Source
11 8 (1.11%) Celerra
12 7 (0.97%) NHS
12 7 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.83%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.83%) iPad
13 6 (0.83%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 415 (57.64%) Windows
2 215 (29.86%) Linux
3 191 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 184 (25.56%) UNIX
5 117 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (13.06%) Solaris
7 85 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (5.83%) AIX
10 38 (5.28%) Windows 7
11 24 (3.33%) SUSE
12 20 (2.78%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.25%) Windows 2000
15 8 (1.11%) VMS
16 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.69%) CentOS
17 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.56%) Debian
19 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.42%) Migration
2 108 (15.00%) ITIL
3 77 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (5.14%) Change Management
5 35 (4.86%) Project Management
6 34 (4.72%) Load Balancing
7 32 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 29 (4.03%) Service Management
9 28 (3.89%) PRINCE2
10 27 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 25 (3.47%) Capacity Management
12 23 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (3.19%) Data Migration
13 20 (2.78%) Release Management
13 20 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (2.64%) TOGAF
15 18 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
16 17 (2.36%) Business Continuity
17 16 (2.22%) Data Protection
17 16 (2.22%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.97%) SQL
2 64 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 54 (7.50%) Perl
3 54 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 28 (3.89%) Bash Shell
5 26 (3.61%) C
6 20 (2.78%) Java
7 17 (2.36%) Python
8 15 (2.08%) VB
9 14 (1.94%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.67%) VBScript
11 12 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.39%) PHP
13 8 (1.11%) C#
14 7 (0.97%) Korn
14 7 (0.97%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.42%) Ruby
15 3 (0.42%) C-shell
16 2 (0.28%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 68 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.64%) MCSE
3 44 (6.11%) Security Cleared
4 37 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.89%) Degree
7 26 (3.61%) MCITP
8 25 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.22%) CCNA
10 15 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 15 (2.08%) NCDA
11 14 (1.94%) VCAP
11 14 (1.94%) VCDX
12 13 (1.81%) MCP
13 10 (1.39%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.97%) CCNP
15 7 (0.97%) ISEB
15 7 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.94%) SLA
3 12 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.39%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.42%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 250 (34.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 223 (30.97%) Active Directory
3 101 (14.03%) Hyper-V
4 84 (11.67%) vSphere
5 77 (10.69%) XenApp
6 73 (10.14%) VMware ESX
7 45 (6.25%) NFS
7 45 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
8 42 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (4.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 27 (3.75%) Xen
11 19 (2.64%) SRDF
12 15 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
13 14 (1.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 14 (1.94%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.81%) XenServer
15 12 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 12 (1.67%) ISA Server
16 11 (1.53%) VMware Server
16 11 (1.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (8.33%) SCCM
2 55 (7.64%) NetBackup
3 37 (5.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 34 (4.72%) SCOM
5 31 (4.31%) Tivoli
6 30 (4.17%) Backup Exec
7 29 (4.03%) Data Guard
8 28 (3.89%) Puppet
9 15 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (1.94%) BladeLogic
11 13 (1.81%) Control-M
11 13 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (1.39%) WSUS
13 10 (1.39%) Nagios
14 9 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (1.25%) MIMEsweeper
14 9 (1.25%) YUM
15 8 (1.11%) OpenView
16 7 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 390 (54.17%) VMware
2 229 (31.81%) Microsoft
3 185 (25.69%) HP
4 183 (25.42%) Cisco
5 166 (23.06%) NetApp
6 149 (20.69%) EMC
7 148 (20.56%) Citrix
8 147 (20.42%) Oracle
9 90 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 84 (11.67%) IBM
11 59 (8.19%) Symantec
12 48 (6.67%) Dell
12 48 (6.67%) Brocade
13 47 (6.53%) Veritas
14 45 (6.25%) CheckPoint
15 41 (5.69%) Hitachi
16 26 (3.61%) Sun
17 23 (3.19%) Juniper
18 21 (2.92%) Sybase
18 21 (2.92%) 3PAR
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