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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 145 97
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -48
Contract jobs citing SAN 410 342 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.82% 1.49% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 12.45% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 245 300
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 15
Average hourly rate £22.83 £13.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.61% -50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £29.80 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+43.15% -12.03%
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
2967 2746 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.94% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1899 1826 1841
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 82 131
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +47 137 £415 -5.14% 24
Croydon -9 13 £350 -20.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 4 £214 -42.93%
Feltham - 4 - -
Brentford - 2 £375 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Ilford - 2 £230 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Hounslow -5 1 £375 -
Docklands, London -8 1 £650 +30.00%
Hammersmith - 1 £775 -
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -
Wembley - 1 £190 -
Bromley - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 497 (64.97%) Windows
2 480 (62.75%) VMware
3 283 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 270 (35.29%) Cisco
5 228 (29.80%) Active Directory
6 227 (29.67%) NAS
7 223 (29.15%) Microsoft
8 200 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 197 (25.75%) HP
10 191 (24.97%) Linux
10 191 (24.97%) NetApp
11 174 (22.75%) Finance
12 172 (22.48%) Citrix
13 157 (20.52%) EMC
14 152 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 150 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 142 (18.56%) ITIL
17 140 (18.30%) Oracle
18 139 (18.17%) UNIX
19 132 (17.25%) LAN
20 129 (16.86%) SQL Server
21 128 (16.73%) vSphere
22 127 (16.60%) WAN
23 123 (16.08%) MS Exchange
24 119 (15.56%) Firewall
25 118 (15.42%) DNS
26 112 (14.64%) Migration
26 112 (14.64%) Hyper-V
27 111 (14.51%) IBM
28 108 (14.12%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 123 (16.08%) MS Exchange
2 68 (8.89%) IIS
3 67 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 64 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (4.05%) OpenStack
6 31 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (3.53%) Apache
8 26 (3.40%) Lync
9 22 (2.88%) Tomcat
10 19 (2.48%) WebSphere
11 17 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.57%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
15 7 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.10%) MS Office
3 17 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.92%) RMDS
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.27%) Office 365
2 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.35%) IaaS
4 9 (1.18%) SaaS
5 8 (1.05%) PaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 227 (29.67%) NAS
2 132 (17.25%) LAN
3 127 (16.60%) WAN
4 119 (15.56%) Firewall
5 118 (15.42%) DNS
6 89 (11.63%) TCP/IP
7 78 (10.20%) DHCP
8 62 (8.10%) Fibre Channel
9 54 (7.06%) VPN
10 48 (6.27%) VLAN
11 43 (5.62%) MPLS
12 42 (5.49%) NetScaler
13 37 (4.84%) iSCSI
14 29 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (3.79%) SSL
14 29 (3.79%) LDAP
15 25 (3.27%) Wireless
16 24 (3.14%) Network Security
17 23 (3.01%) VoIP
18 21 (2.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.18%) Big Data
9 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.18%) MySQL
9 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.92%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.78%) HBase
11 6 (0.78%) DB2
11 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
1 7 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.78%) MSI
3 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.52%) Subversion
4 4 (0.52%) JIRA
4 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.13%) ERwin
General
1 174 (22.75%) Finance
2 69 (9.02%) Banking
3 20 (2.61%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.35%) Back Office
5 15 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.44%) Retail
7 9 (1.18%) Publishing
7 9 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Law
8 8 (1.05%) Legal
9 7 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.52%) Local Government
10 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Marketing
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 119 (15.56%) Administrator
2 103 (13.46%) Architect
3 91 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 79 (10.33%) Analyst
4 79 (10.33%) Systems Administrator
5 52 (6.80%) Storage Engineer
6 49 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 40 (5.23%) Server Engineer
7 40 (5.23%) Consultant
8 31 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (3.27%) Project Manager
9 25 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
9 25 (3.27%) Storage Administrator
10 24 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (3.01%) Technical Architect
12 22 (2.88%) Network Engineer
12 22 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.88%) UNIX Administrator
12 22 (2.88%) Storage Consultant
13 21 (2.75%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.54%) Middleware
2 27 (3.53%) Web Services
3 23 (3.01%) .NET
4 16 (2.09%) HTML
5 14 (1.83%) XML
6 11 (1.44%) Application Packaging
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.05%) JSP
8 8 (1.05%) Rendezvous
9 7 (0.92%) SOAP
9 7 (0.92%) J2EE
9 7 (0.92%) XSLT
10 6 (0.78%) REST
11 5 (0.65%) Ultra Messaging
11 5 (0.65%) LAMP
12 3 (0.39%) CGI
12 3 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.39%) JSON
12 3 (0.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.33%) Clustering
2 55 (7.19%) Replication
3 42 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.79%) Symmetrix
5 22 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 22 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 21 (2.75%) Symmetrix DMX
7 18 (2.35%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.57%) CLARiiON
10 11 (1.44%) EqualLogic
10 11 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.18%) Open Source
11 9 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.18%) NHS
11 9 (1.18%) PKI
12 8 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.92%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 497 (64.97%) Windows
2 200 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 191 (24.97%) Linux
4 152 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 139 (18.17%) UNIX
7 86 (11.24%) Solaris
8 68 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (5.10%) HPUX
10 38 (4.97%) Windows 7
11 23 (3.01%) SUSE
12 22 (2.88%) AIX
13 14 (1.83%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.05%) CentOS
14 8 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.65%) Slackware
17 5 (0.65%) VMS
18 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (18.56%) ITIL
2 112 (14.64%) Migration
3 76 (9.93%) Project Management
4 53 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
6 38 (4.97%) Change Management
7 31 (4.05%) Configuration Management
8 30 (3.92%) ITSM
8 30 (3.92%) Workflow
9 29 (3.79%) PRINCE2
10 28 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 26 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (3.14%) Service Management
12 24 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.01%) Incident Management
14 22 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
15 20 (2.61%) Capacity Management
16 18 (2.35%) Low Latency
16 18 (2.35%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (2.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (14.12%) SQL
2 79 (10.33%) PowerShell
3 41 (5.36%) Perl
4 35 (4.58%) Shell Script
5 29 (3.79%) C
6 25 (3.27%) VBScript
7 22 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.61%) C#
9 19 (2.48%) Python
9 19 (2.48%) Korn
10 16 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.96%) Java
12 13 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.78%) VBA
14 4 (0.52%) VB
14 4 (0.52%) Ruby
15 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.26%) PHP
16 2 (0.26%) R
17 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (7.06%) MCSE
3 54 (7.06%) Security Cleared
4 44 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (5.23%) CCNA
6 37 (4.84%) SC Cleared
7 32 (4.18%) MCITP
8 28 (3.66%) CCNP
9 24 (3.14%) NCDA
10 22 (2.88%) NCIE
11 21 (2.75%) Degree
12 20 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (2.35%) MCSA
14 13 (1.70%) VCAP
14 13 (1.70%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.70%) VCP5
15 11 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (1.44%) ISTQB
16 10 (1.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.14%) SLA
2 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.65%) QA
6 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) DICOM
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 228 (29.80%) Active Directory
3 128 (16.73%) vSphere
4 112 (14.64%) Hyper-V
5 87 (11.37%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (11.11%) XenApp
7 60 (7.84%) NFS
8 54 (7.06%) VMware ESX
9 39 (5.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 38 (4.97%) XenDesktop
11 29 (3.79%) vCloud
11 29 (3.79%) Xen
12 28 (3.66%) SRDF
13 21 (2.75%) KVM
14 15 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (1.96%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (1.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 11 (1.44%) XenServer
17 11 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.41%) SCOM
2 44 (5.75%) SCCM
3 38 (4.97%) NetBackup
4 33 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 31 (4.05%) Puppet
6 30 (3.92%) Tivoli
7 24 (3.14%) HP SIM
8 20 (2.61%) EdgeSight
9 19 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (2.35%) SCVMM
10 18 (2.35%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.44%) Nagios
11 11 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (1.18%) WSUS
12 9 (1.18%) Data Guard
12 9 (1.18%) Icinga
13 8 (1.05%) vMotion
13 8 (1.05%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.78%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.78%) Legato
Vendors
1 480 (62.75%) VMware
2 270 (35.29%) Cisco
3 223 (29.15%) Microsoft
4 197 (25.75%) HP
5 191 (24.97%) NetApp
6 172 (22.48%) Citrix
7 157 (20.52%) EMC
8 140 (18.30%) Oracle
9 111 (14.51%) IBM
10 77 (10.07%) Red Hat
11 74 (9.67%) Dell
12 57 (7.45%) Brocade
13 44 (5.75%) 3PAR
14 42 (5.49%) CheckPoint
15 40 (5.23%) Veritas
15 40 (5.23%) Juniper
16 34 (4.44%) CommVault
17 32 (4.18%) F5
18 31 (4.05%) Symantec
19 24 (3.14%) Sybase
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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