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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 143 152 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -54
Contract jobs citing SAN 339 303 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 1.39% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 11.66% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 204 274
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £568 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 24
Average hourly rate £28.75 £13.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.15% -56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £13.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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
2800 2599 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.89% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1631 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.58 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +26 84 £423 -0.58% 45
Croydon -9 5 £475 -5.00% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £361 - 4
Brentford - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 463 (63.25%) Windows
1 463 (63.25%) VMware
2 287 (39.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (38.25%) Cisco
4 248 (33.88%) Active Directory
5 221 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 210 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 202 (27.60%) NAS
8 197 (26.91%) Linux
9 195 (26.64%) Citrix
10 183 (25.00%) HP
11 165 (22.54%) EMC
12 158 (21.58%) MS Exchange
13 157 (21.45%) NetApp
14 148 (20.22%) DNS
15 145 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 143 (19.54%) Firewall
17 140 (19.13%) Finance
18 139 (18.99%) SQL Server
19 138 (18.85%) WAN
20 132 (18.03%) LAN
21 131 (17.90%) ITIL
22 123 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
23 120 (16.39%) UNIX
24 119 (16.26%) vSphere
25 117 (15.98%) Migration
26 104 (14.21%) Hyper-V
27 100 (13.66%) DHCP
28 99 (13.52%) IBM
29 97 (13.25%) XenApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 158 (21.58%) MS Exchange
2 96 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (8.61%) IIS
4 54 (7.38%) SharePoint
5 48 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (4.10%) Lync
8 29 (3.96%) OpenStack
9 28 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 28 (3.83%) Apache
9 28 (3.83%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (2.19%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.55%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 57 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.64%) MS Office
3 11 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.23%) MS Project
5 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.55%) RMDS
3 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.87%) Office 365
3 14 (1.91%) IaaS
4 5 (0.68%) SaaS
5 4 (0.55%) PaaS
5 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 202 (27.60%) NAS
2 148 (20.22%) DNS
3 143 (19.54%) Firewall
4 138 (18.85%) WAN
5 132 (18.03%) LAN
6 100 (13.66%) DHCP
7 82 (11.20%) TCP/IP
8 66 (9.02%) VPN
9 65 (8.88%) VLAN
10 59 (8.06%) Fibre Channel
11 51 (6.97%) MPLS
12 45 (6.15%) NetScaler
13 42 (5.74%) iSCSI
14 35 (4.78%) Wireless
15 34 (4.64%) VoIP
16 27 (3.69%) LDAP
16 27 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (3.55%) Network Security
18 25 (3.42%) Internet
18 25 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.37%) DB2
7 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.09%) MySQL
8 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.55%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) OLAP
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.68%) Subversion
2 5 (0.68%) MSI
3 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) JIRA
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 140 (19.13%) Finance
2 60 (8.20%) Banking
3 25 (3.42%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.19%) Law
6 14 (1.91%) Publishing
7 13 (1.78%) Back Office
8 10 (1.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.23%) Retail
10 7 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.68%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.55%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Marketing
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 94 (12.84%) Analyst
2 89 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (11.89%) Architect
4 74 (10.11%) Administrator
5 61 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
6 55 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
7 54 (7.38%) Consultant
8 38 (5.19%) Server Engineer
9 35 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (4.51%) Network Engineer
11 29 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 22 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 22 (3.01%) UNIX Administrator
13 21 (2.87%) Storage Consultant
13 21 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 19 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (2.46%) Technical Architect
15 18 (2.46%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.46%) UNIX Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.32%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.33%) Middleware
2 30 (4.10%) .NET
3 16 (2.19%) Web Services
4 14 (1.91%) HTML
5 10 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.23%) Application Packaging
6 9 (1.23%) JSP
7 7 (0.96%) J2EE
8 6 (0.82%) XML
8 6 (0.82%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.55%) Rendezvous
10 4 (0.55%) XSLT
10 4 (0.55%) MDX
11 3 (0.41%) LAMP
12 1 (0.14%) Itk
12 1 (0.14%) RESTful
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.14%) Drools
12 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.25%) Clustering
2 73 (9.97%) Replication
3 29 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.96%) Blackberry
4 25 (3.42%) Symmetrix DMX
5 22 (3.01%) Thin Client
5 22 (3.01%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.73%) Symmetrix
7 16 (2.19%) Open Source
8 11 (1.50%) CLARiiON
9 10 (1.37%) CESG
9 10 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.96%) Wiki
11 7 (0.96%) Spread Betting
11 7 (0.96%) NHS
12 6 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.82%) EqualLogic
13 5 (0.68%) Celerra
13 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 463 (63.25%) Windows
2 210 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 197 (26.91%) Linux
4 145 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 123 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (16.39%) UNIX
7 84 (11.48%) Solaris
8 62 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (5.19%) Windows 7
10 37 (5.05%) HPUX
11 33 (4.51%) AIX
12 24 (3.28%) SUSE
13 18 (2.46%) Windows XP
14 16 (2.19%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.82%) CentOS
17 5 (0.68%) Slackware
18 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (17.90%) ITIL
2 117 (15.98%) Migration
3 64 (8.74%) Project Management
4 45 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 43 (5.87%) Change Management
6 40 (5.46%) Configuration Management
7 34 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.10%) Load Balancing
10 29 (3.96%) ITSM
11 27 (3.69%) Problem Management
12 26 (3.55%) PRINCE2
12 26 (3.55%) Incident Management
13 24 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (3.14%) Service Management
15 22 (3.01%) Capacity Management
16 21 (2.87%) Benchmarking
17 20 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
17 20 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.48%) SQL
2 68 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 42 (5.74%) Perl
4 38 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 29 (3.96%) VBScript
6 22 (3.01%) Java
7 21 (2.87%) Python
8 20 (2.73%) C
9 17 (2.32%) Korn
9 17 (2.32%) C#
10 14 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.23%) C++
12 8 (1.09%) VBA
13 6 (0.82%) VB
14 5 (0.68%) PHP
15 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.55%) Ruby
16 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.27%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 80 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 54 (7.38%) CCNA
5 49 (6.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 45 (6.15%) MCSE
7 44 (6.01%) SC Cleared
8 34 (4.64%) MCITP
9 22 (3.01%) CCNP
10 19 (2.60%) VCP4
11 18 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (2.46%) NCDA
12 15 (2.05%) NCIE
13 14 (1.91%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (1.78%) Degree
15 12 (1.64%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.23%) MCSA
16 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.28%) SLA
2 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) DICOM
4 1 (0.14%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 287 (39.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 248 (33.88%) Active Directory
3 119 (16.26%) vSphere
4 104 (14.21%) Hyper-V
5 97 (13.25%) XenApp
6 80 (10.93%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (8.47%) NFS
7 62 (8.47%) VMware ESX
8 38 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 34 (4.64%) XenDesktop
10 31 (4.23%) Xen
11 29 (3.96%) SRDF
12 25 (3.42%) KVM
13 21 (2.87%) vCloud
14 19 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 19 (2.60%) VMware Server
15 14 (1.91%) XenServer
16 10 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (1.09%) Firmware
17 8 (1.09%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 55 (7.51%) SCCM
2 53 (7.24%) SCOM
3 39 (5.33%) Tivoli
4 38 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 36 (4.92%) Backup Exec
6 31 (4.23%) Puppet
7 29 (3.96%) NetBackup
8 24 (3.28%) SCVMM
8 24 (3.28%) HP SIM
9 21 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.87%) EdgeSight
10 18 (2.46%) Nagios
11 17 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.91%) MIMEsweeper
13 12 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
13 12 (1.64%) SCDPM
13 12 (1.64%) Icinga
14 11 (1.50%) WSUS
15 10 (1.37%) Legato
16 9 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 463 (63.25%) VMware
2 280 (38.25%) Cisco
3 221 (30.19%) Microsoft
4 195 (26.64%) Citrix
5 183 (25.00%) HP
6 165 (22.54%) EMC
7 157 (21.45%) NetApp
8 99 (13.52%) IBM
9 93 (12.70%) Oracle
10 74 (10.11%) Red Hat
11 59 (8.06%) Dell
12 50 (6.83%) Symantec
13 49 (6.69%) CheckPoint
14 45 (6.15%) Brocade
15 42 (5.74%) Veritas
16 36 (4.92%) Juniper
17 32 (4.37%) Veeam
18 31 (4.23%) F5
19 30 (4.10%) 3PAR
20 25 (3.42%) CA
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Platform People
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k-£75k + excellent package + bonu
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £228 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago