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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 186 142 148
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +6
Contract jobs citing SAN 263 360 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.70% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 12.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 255 230
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 53 £425 +13.33% 20
Kingston Upon Thames +7 5 £325 +10.95% 1
Croydon -9 5 £438 -5.40% 1
New Malden - 5 - -
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £431 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 295 (57.73%) VMware
2 292 (57.14%) Windows
3 205 (40.12%) Active Directory
4 194 (37.96%) Linux
5 185 (36.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 185 (36.20%) Windows Server
6 151 (29.55%) Cisco
7 146 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 146 (28.57%) NAS
8 135 (26.42%) Finance
9 131 (25.64%) Microsoft
10 120 (23.48%) Firewall
11 103 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 102 (19.96%) EMC
13 100 (19.57%) Citrix
14 96 (18.79%) Unix
14 96 (18.79%) ITIL
15 94 (18.40%) HP
16 92 (18.00%) NetApp
17 91 (17.81%) LAN
18 87 (17.03%) DNS
19 86 (16.83%) Migration
19 86 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 76 (14.87%) Banking
20 76 (14.87%) Red Hat
21 75 (14.68%) SQL Server
21 75 (14.68%) MS Exchange
22 71 (13.89%) WAN
23 66 (12.92%) SQL
24 63 (12.33%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 75 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.44%) IIS
3 32 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.09%) SharePoint
5 23 (4.50%) OpenStack
6 17 (3.33%) Apache
6 17 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.96%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.37%) JBoss
11 7 (1.37%) Node.js
12 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.98%) PowerExchange
14 4 (0.78%) Confluence
14 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 32 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.89%) MS Office
3 17 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.78%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Faxination
1 4 (0.78%) Relativity
1 4 (0.78%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.39%) Adaptiv
2 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) RMDS
3 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.05%) Office 365
2 28 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (3.52%) IaaS
4 12 (2.35%) PaaS
5 11 (2.15%) SaaS
6 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.98%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (28.57%) NAS
2 120 (23.48%) Firewall
3 91 (17.81%) LAN
4 87 (17.03%) DNS
5 71 (13.89%) WAN
6 63 (12.33%) DHCP
7 57 (11.15%) VPN
8 46 (9.00%) iSCSI
9 45 (8.81%) TCP/IP
10 37 (7.24%) VLAN
11 30 (5.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (4.70%) Network Security
13 23 (4.50%) SSL
14 21 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (3.52%) NetScaler
17 17 (3.33%) LDAP
18 16 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
18 16 (3.13%) HTTP
18 16 (3.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.89%) Oracle Database
4 24 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.33%) MySQL
6 16 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (1.57%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.17%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.98%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.78%) Big Data
12 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.78%) OLTP
12 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (2.74%) Git (software)
1 14 (2.74%) Subversion
2 8 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.98%) JIRA
3 5 (0.98%) Maven
4 4 (0.78%) Gradle
4 4 (0.78%) Hudson
4 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
4 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.20%) YourKit
General
1 135 (26.42%) Finance
2 76 (14.87%) Banking
3 30 (5.87%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 10 (1.96%) Law
5 8 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.98%) Retail
8 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Games
9 3 (0.59%) Marketing
9 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.59%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 98 (19.18%) Architect
2 74 (14.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 67 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (11.74%) Administrator
5 52 (10.18%) Systems Administrator
6 50 (9.78%) Analyst
7 37 (7.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 37 (7.24%) VMware Engineer
8 35 (6.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 27 (5.28%) Support Engineer
10 25 (4.89%) Unix Administrator
11 24 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (4.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 23 (4.50%) Consultant
12 23 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
12 23 (4.50%) Server Engineer
13 21 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 20 (3.91%) DBA
14 20 (3.91%) Network Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.91%) Middleware
2 18 (3.52%) Web Services
3 10 (1.96%) .NET
3 10 (1.96%) LAMP
4 5 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.78%) JRuby
5 4 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.59%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.39%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.39%) HTML
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (0.39%) XML
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.20%) jQuery
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) Spring Integration
8 1 (0.20%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.20%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 146 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.85%) Replication
4 34 (6.65%) Clustering
5 27 (5.28%) Enterprise Storage
6 22 (4.31%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.91%) Client/Server
8 16 (3.13%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
10 14 (2.74%) EMC VNX
10 14 (2.74%) Private Cloud
11 12 (2.35%) New Media
12 9 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.57%) User Experience
14 6 (1.17%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.17%) NHS
14 6 (1.17%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.98%) CLARiiON
15 5 (0.98%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 292 (57.14%) Windows
2 194 (37.96%) Linux
3 185 (36.20%) Windows Server
4 103 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (18.79%) Unix
6 86 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (10.96%) Solaris
8 50 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (5.68%) AIX
11 23 (4.50%) SUSE
12 22 (4.31%) Windows 7
13 14 (2.74%) CentOS
14 13 (2.54%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.96%) Android
16 7 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.79%) ITIL
2 86 (16.83%) Migration
3 43 (8.41%) Project Management
4 41 (8.02%) Capacity Planning
5 40 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
6 38 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (6.65%) Configuration Management
8 31 (6.07%) High Availability
9 26 (5.09%) Change Management
9 26 (5.09%) Service Delivery
10 24 (4.70%) Service Management
11 23 (4.50%) Open Source
11 23 (4.50%) PRINCE2
12 21 (4.11%) Load Balancing
13 20 (3.91%) Capacity Management
13 20 (3.91%) TOGAF
14 19 (3.72%) DevOps
15 18 (3.52%) Incident Management
15 18 (3.52%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 66 (12.92%) SQL
2 63 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 38 (7.44%) Shell Script
4 36 (7.05%) Bash Shell
5 28 (5.48%) Python
6 24 (4.70%) Perl
7 20 (3.91%) Java
8 19 (3.72%) Korn
9 8 (1.57%) C-shell
10 7 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.98%) C
11 5 (0.98%) Ruby
11 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.78%) PHP
13 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.39%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) C#
14 1 (0.20%) Tcl
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
14 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (6.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (6.07%) CCNA
5 26 (5.09%) CCNP
5 26 (5.09%) Degree
6 23 (4.50%) Security Cleared
7 22 (4.31%) MCSE
8 18 (3.52%) SC Cleared
9 16 (3.13%) MCSA
10 13 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (2.15%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.96%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.37%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.37%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.37%) PMP
15 6 (1.17%) CCA
15 6 (1.17%) CCDA
15 6 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.94%) SLA
2 13 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.98%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 205 (40.12%) Active Directory
2 185 (36.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (10.37%) Hyper-V
4 51 (9.98%) XenApp
5 50 (9.78%) vSphere
6 49 (9.59%) NFS
7 43 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (7.63%) VMware ESX
9 28 (5.48%) XenDesktop
10 24 (4.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 21 (4.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 18 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (2.54%) XenServer
14 12 (2.35%) Firmware
15 11 (2.15%) vCloud
16 8 (1.57%) KVM
17 4 (0.78%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.78%) iptables
17 4 (0.78%) oVirt
17 4 (0.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 37 (7.24%) Puppet
2 31 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (6.07%) SCCM
3 30 (5.87%) NetBackup
4 15 (2.94%) BladeLogic
4 15 (2.94%) SCOM
5 13 (2.54%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (2.35%) Salt
6 12 (2.35%) ZABBIX
7 11 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (1.76%) CFEngine
9 9 (1.76%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.76%) WSUS
10 8 (1.57%) Foglight
10 8 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.37%) HP SIM
11 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 295 (57.73%) VMware
2 151 (29.55%) Cisco
3 131 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 102 (19.96%) EMC
5 100 (19.57%) Citrix
6 94 (18.40%) HP
7 92 (18.00%) NetApp
8 76 (14.87%) Red Hat
9 58 (11.35%) Oracle
10 57 (11.15%) IBM
11 42 (8.22%) Dell
12 37 (7.24%) Veritas
13 31 (6.07%) Juniper
14 30 (5.87%) Brocade
15 26 (5.09%) Symantec
16 25 (4.89%) F5
17 23 (4.50%) 3PAR
18 21 (4.11%) CheckPoint
19 19 (3.72%) SolarWinds
20 16 (3.13%) CommVault
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