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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 154 141 111
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing SAN 353 378 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.49% 1.58% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.75% 12.13% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 243 343
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £557 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.15 £23.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.08% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £18.78 £18.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £43.10 £98.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 96 £400 -5.88% 19
Croydon -15 10 £500 +25.00% 1
Docklands, London -6 3 £488 +8.33%
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £330 -
Hounslow - 2 £275 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
New Malden -5 1 - - 1
Wembley - 1 £295 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £340 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 491 (62.39%) Windows
2 479 (60.86%) VMware
3 276 (35.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 250 (31.77%) Active Directory
5 248 (31.51%) Microsoft
6 240 (30.50%) NAS
7 227 (28.84%) Linux
8 226 (28.72%) Cisco
9 203 (25.79%) NetApp
10 201 (25.54%) Data Centre
11 194 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 193 (24.52%) Finance
13 191 (24.27%) HP
14 169 (21.47%) ITIL
15 168 (21.35%) Citrix
16 157 (19.95%) Oracle
17 150 (19.06%) LAN
17 150 (19.06%) WAN
17 150 (19.06%) vSphere
18 145 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 143 (18.17%) EMC
19 143 (18.17%) SQL Server
20 142 (18.04%) UNIX
21 137 (17.41%) Firewall
22 135 (17.15%) SQL
23 133 (16.90%) DNS
24 125 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
25 120 (15.25%) MS Exchange
26 115 (14.61%) IBM
27 107 (13.60%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 120 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 76 (9.66%) IIS
3 75 (9.53%) SharePoint
4 55 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (3.81%) Apache
7 28 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.80%) Tomcat
8 22 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 22 (2.80%) OpenStack
9 21 (2.67%) Lync
10 17 (2.16%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.78%) JBoss
13 13 (1.65%) WebLogic
14 12 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 95 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 52 (6.61%) MS Office
3 24 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.27%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.64%) Adaptiv
2 5 (0.64%) RMDS
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.81%) Office 365
3 17 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.52%) IaaS
5 11 (1.40%) PaaS
6 9 (1.14%) SaaS
7 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 240 (30.50%) NAS
2 150 (19.06%) LAN
2 150 (19.06%) WAN
3 137 (17.41%) Firewall
4 133 (16.90%) DNS
5 91 (11.56%) TCP/IP
6 87 (11.05%) DHCP
7 57 (7.24%) VLAN
8 54 (6.86%) VPN
9 47 (5.97%) Fibre Channel
10 38 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (4.83%) Wireless
11 34 (4.32%) LDAP
11 34 (4.32%) iSCSI
12 33 (4.19%) NetScaler
12 33 (4.19%) VoIP
13 31 (3.94%) MPLS
14 30 (3.81%) BIG-IP
15 29 (3.68%) SSL
16 27 (3.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.78%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.78%) MySQL
7 13 (1.65%) Big Data
7 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
10 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.76%) HBase
14 5 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (0.89%) JIRA
2 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.64%) MSI
3 5 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.51%) Subversion
5 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.13%) ERwin
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
General
1 193 (24.52%) Finance
2 82 (10.42%) Banking
3 23 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.29%) Legal
5 14 (1.78%) Law
5 14 (1.78%) Advertising
6 13 (1.65%) Back Office
7 9 (1.14%) Retail
7 9 (1.14%) Marketing
8 8 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.38%) French Language
10 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 145 (18.42%) Administrator
2 107 (13.60%) Architect
3 105 (13.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (11.31%) Systems Administrator
5 64 (8.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 50 (6.35%) Analyst
7 45 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (4.83%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.70%) Consultant
10 35 (4.45%) Server Engineer
10 35 (4.45%) Storage Engineer
11 31 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
12 28 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.30%) DBA
13 26 (3.30%) Wintel Engineer
14 25 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.18%) UNIX Administrator
14 25 (3.18%) Storage Administrator
15 24 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
15 24 (3.05%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.62%) Middleware
2 22 (2.80%) Web Services
3 16 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 15 (1.91%) .NET
5 12 (1.52%) XML
6 7 (0.89%) Rendezvous
6 7 (0.89%) REST
7 6 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 6 (0.76%) SOAP
7 6 (0.76%) LAMP
7 6 (0.76%) XSLT
7 6 (0.76%) HTML
8 5 (0.64%) Ultra Messaging
9 4 (0.51%) MDX
9 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.38%) JSON
10 3 (0.38%) Moose
11 2 (0.25%) J2EE
11 2 (0.25%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 201 (25.54%) Data Centre
2 68 (8.64%) Clustering
3 46 (5.84%) Replication
3 46 (5.84%) EMC VMAX
4 42 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.96%) EMC VNX
6 31 (3.94%) Blackberry
7 24 (3.05%) EqualLogic
8 20 (2.54%) Thin Client
8 20 (2.54%) Fat Client
9 16 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (2.03%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.52%) Symmetrix
11 12 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.52%) PKI
12 10 (1.27%) CLARiiON
13 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 491 (62.39%) Windows
2 227 (28.84%) Linux
3 194 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 145 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 142 (18.04%) UNIX
6 125 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 100 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (12.58%) Solaris
9 49 (6.23%) Windows 7
10 35 (4.45%) Windows 8
11 34 (4.32%) Data ONTAP
12 25 (3.18%) AIX
13 22 (2.80%) SUSE
14 21 (2.67%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (2.16%) CentOS
16 16 (2.03%) Android
17 12 (1.52%) HPUX
18 9 (1.14%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.47%) ITIL
2 92 (11.69%) Migration
3 71 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (6.86%) Service Management
5 51 (6.48%) Project Management
6 45 (5.72%) Change Management
7 41 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 31 (3.94%) Capacity Management
9 30 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (3.81%) PRINCE2
10 29 (3.68%) Workflow
10 29 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
11 24 (3.05%) TOGAF
12 23 (2.92%) BCP
13 22 (2.80%) Problem Management
13 22 (2.80%) SDLC
14 21 (2.67%) ITSM
14 21 (2.67%) Analytics
14 21 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 135 (17.15%) SQL
2 104 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 57 (7.24%) Perl
4 40 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 37 (4.70%) Shell Script
6 28 (3.56%) Korn
7 21 (2.67%) Python
8 20 (2.54%) C
9 18 (2.29%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.91%) Java
11 12 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.52%) C#
12 9 (1.14%) VBScript
12 9 (1.14%) VB
12 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.38%) Ruby
13 3 (0.38%) NATURAL
13 3 (0.38%) C-shell
14 2 (0.25%) R
14 2 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (8.89%) MCSE
4 61 (7.75%) Security Cleared
5 50 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 45 (5.72%) CCNA
7 38 (4.83%) SC Cleared
8 37 (4.70%) MCSA
9 26 (3.30%) CCNP
9 26 (3.30%) Degree
10 17 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.03%) MCP
11 16 (2.03%) NCDA
12 14 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.52%) VCAP
14 11 (1.40%) NCIE
14 11 (1.40%) MCITP
15 10 (1.27%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.02%) MCTS
17 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.70%) SLA
2 16 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.14%) QA
5 8 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 276 (35.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 250 (31.77%) Active Directory
3 150 (19.06%) vSphere
4 90 (11.44%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (10.55%) Hyper-V
6 75 (9.53%) XenApp
7 70 (8.89%) NFS
8 58 (7.37%) VMware ESX
9 31 (3.94%) vCloud
10 25 (3.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (3.05%) XenDesktop
12 21 (2.67%) Xen
12 21 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (2.54%) KVM
14 19 (2.41%) ProxySG
15 16 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 15 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (1.65%) SRDF
17 13 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 55 (6.99%) NetBackup
2 43 (5.46%) SCCM
3 37 (4.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 36 (4.57%) Tivoli
5 30 (3.81%) EMC VPLEX
6 25 (3.18%) SCOM
7 22 (2.80%) Puppet
8 21 (2.67%) BladeLogic
9 19 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.91%) Control-M
10 15 (1.91%) SnapVault
11 14 (1.78%) Data Guard
12 10 (1.27%) WSUS
12 10 (1.27%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.14%) OpenView
13 9 (1.14%) ZABBIX
13 9 (1.14%) SnapMirror
14 8 (1.02%) vMotion
15 7 (0.89%) MOM
16 6 (0.76%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 479 (60.86%) VMware
2 248 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 226 (28.72%) Cisco
4 203 (25.79%) NetApp
5 191 (24.27%) HP
6 168 (21.35%) Citrix
7 157 (19.95%) Oracle
8 143 (18.17%) EMC
9 115 (14.61%) IBM
10 107 (13.60%) Red Hat
11 84 (10.67%) Dell
12 61 (7.75%) Symantec
13 57 (7.24%) Brocade
14 54 (6.86%) CheckPoint
15 50 (6.35%) 3PAR
16 44 (5.59%) Juniper
17 43 (5.46%) Veritas
18 37 (4.70%) CommVault
19 28 (3.56%) Sybase
20 25 (3.18%) Avaya
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago