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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 133 111 90
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing SAN 403 501 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.65% 1.99% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.65% 16.17% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 345 346
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +6.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.53 £22.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £111.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -9 108 £425 - 38
Croydon -4 4 £373 +24.16% 2
Docklands, London +9 2 £500 +0.50% 1
Bromley -5 1 £175 -50.00%
Uxbridge -8 1 £290 -40.81% 3
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - 1 £180 -
Bexley - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 445 (59.49%) Windows
2 414 (55.35%) VMware
3 271 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 257 (34.36%) Microsoft
5 251 (33.56%) Active Directory
6 234 (31.28%) Linux
7 207 (27.67%) Cisco
8 203 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 199 (26.60%) HP
10 189 (25.27%) NAS
11 179 (23.93%) MS Exchange
12 170 (22.73%) Citrix
12 170 (22.73%) UNIX
13 159 (21.26%) EMC
14 158 (21.12%) DNS
15 157 (20.99%) SQL
16 156 (20.86%) Firewall
17 153 (20.45%) Finance
18 144 (19.25%) Oracle
19 139 (18.58%) NetApp
20 136 (18.18%) SQL Server
21 121 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
21 121 (16.18%) Migration
22 113 (15.11%) ITIL
23 112 (14.97%) Hyper-V
24 110 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
25 108 (14.44%) WAN
26 106 (14.17%) DHCP
27 104 (13.90%) Red Hat
28 96 (12.83%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 179 (23.93%) MS Exchange
2 110 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (9.76%) IIS
4 67 (8.96%) SharePoint
5 55 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (5.21%) Lync
7 33 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (4.41%) Apache
7 33 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (3.21%) Tomcat
10 16 (2.14%) WebSphere
10 16 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.74%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.53%) LiveLink
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 69 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 50 (6.68%) MS Office
3 19 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.87%) MS Project
5 9 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.80%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.40%) Adaptiv
3 3 (0.40%) RMDS
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.34%) Office 365
3 8 (1.07%) IaaS
4 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.40%) Joyent
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (25.27%) NAS
2 158 (21.12%) DNS
3 156 (20.86%) Firewall
4 108 (14.44%) WAN
5 106 (14.17%) DHCP
6 96 (12.83%) LAN
7 85 (11.36%) TCP/IP
8 61 (8.16%) VPN
8 61 (8.16%) VLAN
9 55 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
10 39 (5.21%) iSCSI
11 34 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (4.28%) Wireless
13 31 (4.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (3.88%) VoIP
15 26 (3.48%) Network Security
16 25 (3.34%) NetScaler
17 24 (3.21%) Ethernet
17 24 (3.21%) Internet
18 22 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (2.67%) MySQL
5 18 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (1.87%) DB2
6 14 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.80%) OLAP
12 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.80%) MSI
2 6 (0.80%) JIRA
3 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.40%) Toad
4 3 (0.40%) Selenium
4 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.40%) Maven
4 3 (0.40%) Hudson
5 2 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.13%) ProC
General
1 153 (20.45%) Finance
2 79 (10.56%) Banking
3 32 (4.28%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.81%) Legal
5 20 (2.67%) Law
6 19 (2.54%) Retail
7 11 (1.47%) Publishing
7 11 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.07%) Back Office
9 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.07%) Games
10 5 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (17.11%) Architect
2 98 (13.10%) Analyst
3 80 (10.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 79 (10.56%) Administrator
5 70 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (6.95%) Storage Engineer
7 42 (5.61%) Consultant
8 40 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (4.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 34 (4.55%) Project Manager
11 30 (4.01%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 28 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
14 27 (3.61%) Support Engineer
15 25 (3.34%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.94%) Storage Administrator
16 22 (2.94%) Data Architect
17 21 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
17 21 (2.81%) Data Centre Architect
18 20 (2.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.88%) Middleware
2 27 (3.61%) .NET
3 17 (2.27%) HTML
4 12 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.47%) Web Services
5 11 (1.47%) XML
6 10 (1.34%) Regular Expression
7 8 (1.07%) JSP
8 7 (0.94%) CSS
9 6 (0.80%) LAMP
9 6 (0.80%) JSON
10 5 (0.67%) MDX
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.40%) Rendezvous
11 3 (0.40%) XSLT
11 3 (0.40%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.27%) Ajax
12 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.17%) Replication
2 90 (12.03%) Clustering
3 36 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.68%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 20 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 20 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 16 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.60%) Firmware
7 12 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.60%) Open Source
8 11 (1.47%) EqualLogic
8 11 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.47%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.07%) CESG
9 8 (1.07%) Celerra
10 7 (0.94%) EMC Centera
11 6 (0.80%) HACMP
11 6 (0.80%) Online Games
12 5 (0.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 445 (59.49%) Windows
2 234 (31.28%) Linux
3 203 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (22.73%) UNIX
5 121 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (12.03%) Solaris
8 88 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (5.75%) AIX
10 41 (5.48%) Windows 7
11 26 (3.48%) SUSE
12 22 (2.94%) Windows XP
13 16 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.20%) CentOS
14 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.07%) VMS
15 8 (1.07%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.67%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.67%) Debian
17 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.18%) Migration
2 113 (15.11%) ITIL
3 72 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (5.61%) Project Management
5 38 (5.08%) Change Management
6 33 (4.41%) Service Management
6 33 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (4.28%) Load Balancing
8 29 (3.88%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.74%) PRINCE2
9 28 (3.74%) Service Delivery
10 26 (3.48%) Capacity Management
11 22 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (2.94%) Data Migration
11 22 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (2.67%) TOGAF
13 19 (2.54%) Knowledge Management
13 19 (2.54%) Performance Management
14 18 (2.41%) Data Protection
14 18 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 157 (20.99%) SQL
2 65 (8.69%) PowerShell
3 54 (7.22%) Shell Script
4 44 (5.88%) Perl
5 28 (3.74%) Java
6 24 (3.21%) C
7 18 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.14%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.14%) VBScript
8 16 (2.14%) VB
9 15 (2.01%) Python
10 12 (1.60%) PHP
11 10 (1.34%) C++
12 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.07%) C#
14 4 (0.53%) Ruby
14 4 (0.53%) Korn
15 3 (0.40%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.40%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 77 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (7.89%) MCSE
3 46 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 35 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 35 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 34 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (4.01%) MCITP
7 28 (3.74%) CCNA
8 26 (3.48%) Degree
9 19 (2.54%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.87%) VCDX
10 14 (1.87%) NCDA
10 14 (1.87%) VCAP
11 12 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.60%) MCP
11 12 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.20%) ISEB
14 8 (1.07%) MCSA
14 8 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.74%) SLA
3 12 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 271 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 251 (33.56%) Active Directory
3 112 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 94 (12.57%) vSphere
5 91 (12.17%) XenApp
6 72 (9.63%) VMware ESX
7 57 (7.62%) NFS
8 42 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (5.21%) Oracle RAC
10 30 (4.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 28 (3.74%) Xen
12 19 (2.54%) SRDF
12 19 (2.54%) XenServer
13 16 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
14 14 (1.87%) XenDesktop
14 14 (1.87%) VMware Server
14 14 (1.87%) UAG
15 13 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 12 (1.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 12 (1.60%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 72 (9.63%) SCCM
2 46 (6.15%) NetBackup
3 41 (5.48%) Backup Exec
4 40 (5.35%) SCOM
5 37 (4.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 32 (4.28%) Tivoli
7 30 (4.01%) Data Guard
8 29 (3.88%) Puppet
9 18 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (2.41%) Nagios
10 17 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
11 16 (2.14%) Control-M
12 14 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (1.60%) MAILsweeper
14 10 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
14 10 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 10 (1.34%) BladeLogic
14 10 (1.34%) WSUS
15 9 (1.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 414 (55.35%) VMware
2 257 (34.36%) Microsoft
3 207 (27.67%) Cisco
4 199 (26.60%) HP
5 170 (22.73%) Citrix
6 159 (21.26%) EMC
7 144 (19.25%) Oracle
8 139 (18.58%) NetApp
9 104 (13.90%) Red Hat
10 93 (12.43%) IBM
11 62 (8.29%) Dell
12 60 (8.02%) Symantec
13 53 (7.09%) CheckPoint
14 47 (6.28%) Veritas
15 37 (4.95%) Brocade
16 36 (4.81%) Hitachi
17 30 (4.01%) Juniper
18 28 (3.74%) 3PAR
19 27 (3.61%) Sybase
20 23 (3.07%) Sun
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Connectus
Rate: £585 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £230 to £260 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £415 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago