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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 139 128 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 362 423 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.57% 1.74% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 14.28% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 302 291
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Average hourly rate £22.10 £31.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £31.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.63 £39.20 £44.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 84 £375 -6.25% 28
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £358 -
Croydon -8 3 £400 -11.11%
Docklands, London +6 2 £600 +4.34%
Uxbridge +5 1 - - 1
Bromley +3 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Barnet - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 484 (63.27%) Windows
2 435 (56.86%) VMware
3 286 (37.39%) Active Directory
4 271 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 249 (32.55%) Microsoft
6 242 (31.63%) Cisco
7 227 (29.67%) Linux
8 217 (28.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 211 (27.58%) Citrix
10 204 (26.67%) NAS
11 189 (24.71%) HP
12 176 (23.01%) MS Exchange
13 171 (22.35%) EMC
14 165 (21.57%) DNS
14 165 (21.57%) UNIX
15 157 (20.52%) NetApp
16 154 (20.13%) Firewall
17 151 (19.74%) Finance
18 144 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
19 142 (18.56%) SQL Server
20 127 (16.60%) vSphere
21 121 (15.82%) Hyper-V
21 121 (15.82%) Oracle
22 120 (15.69%) SQL
22 120 (15.69%) ITIL
22 120 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
23 119 (15.56%) WAN
24 113 (14.77%) Migration
25 109 (14.25%) IBM
26 108 (14.12%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 176 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 120 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (10.07%) IIS
4 64 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 64 (8.37%) SharePoint
5 44 (5.75%) Lync
6 38 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (3.92%) Apache
10 27 (3.53%) Tomcat
11 18 (2.35%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.57%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.05%) JBoss
13 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.78%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 62 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.23%) MS Office
3 12 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.44%) MS Project
5 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.78%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 23 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.52%) Adaptiv
2 4 (0.52%) RMDS
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.22%) Office 365
3 11 (1.44%) IaaS
4 6 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 204 (26.67%) NAS
2 165 (21.57%) DNS
3 154 (20.13%) Firewall
4 119 (15.56%) WAN
5 108 (14.12%) DHCP
6 106 (13.86%) LAN
7 86 (11.24%) TCP/IP
8 74 (9.67%) VLAN
9 69 (9.02%) VPN
10 57 (7.45%) Fibre Channel
11 45 (5.88%) MPLS
12 44 (5.75%) NetScaler
13 40 (5.23%) iSCSI
14 39 (5.10%) Wireless
15 36 (4.71%) VoIP
16 33 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (3.79%) Internet
18 29 (3.79%) Network Security
19 27 (3.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.83%) DB2
4 14 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.44%) MySQL
8 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.78%) OLAP
11 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.05%) MSI
2 6 (0.78%) Subversion
3 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 151 (19.74%) Finance
2 81 (10.59%) Banking
3 29 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.14%) Law
5 22 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.61%) Legal
7 13 (1.70%) Retail
8 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.31%) Publishing
10 8 (1.05%) Games
10 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.39%) Marketing
12 3 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 105 (13.73%) Architect
2 102 (13.33%) Analyst
3 86 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 79 (10.33%) Administrator
5 64 (8.37%) Storage Engineer
6 50 (6.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 47 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
8 43 (5.62%) Consultant
9 36 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 31 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
12 29 (3.79%) Network Engineer
13 26 (3.40%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.40%) Support Engineer
14 25 (3.27%) Server Engineer
15 22 (2.88%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.75%) Storage Administrator
17 20 (2.61%) Infrastructure Manager
18 19 (2.48%) UNIX Administrator
19 18 (2.35%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.71%) Middleware
2 32 (4.18%) .NET
3 18 (2.35%) HTML
4 16 (2.09%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.83%) Web Services
6 13 (1.70%) JSP
7 10 (1.31%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.65%) MDX
9 5 (0.65%) Application Packaging
9 5 (0.65%) XML
10 4 (0.52%) LAMP
11 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.39%) Rendezvous
11 3 (0.39%) XSLT
12 2 (0.26%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.26%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.26%) CSS
12 2 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 81 (10.59%) Clustering
2 73 (9.54%) Replication
3 36 (4.71%) Blackberry
4 28 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 22 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.83%) Open Source
7 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.31%) Symmetrix DMX
8 10 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.18%) CLARiiON
9 9 (1.18%) CESG
9 9 (1.18%) HACMP
10 8 (1.05%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.05%) EqualLogic
11 7 (0.92%) Online Games
11 7 (0.92%) Celerra
11 7 (0.92%) Wiki
12 6 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 484 (63.27%) Windows
2 227 (29.67%) Linux
3 217 (28.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 165 (21.57%) UNIX
5 144 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (11.76%) Solaris
8 80 (10.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (6.14%) AIX
10 38 (4.97%) Windows 7
11 36 (4.71%) SUSE
12 31 (4.05%) Windows XP
13 18 (2.35%) HPUX
13 18 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (1.96%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.31%) CentOS
16 9 (1.18%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.78%) VMS
18 5 (0.65%) Debian
18 5 (0.65%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.69%) ITIL
2 113 (14.77%) Migration
3 64 (8.37%) Project Management
4 51 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (6.01%) Change Management
6 35 (4.58%) Load Balancing
7 34 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 33 (4.31%) Service Delivery
9 32 (4.18%) Service Management
10 29 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (3.66%) WAN Optimisation
12 26 (3.40%) Capacity Management
13 25 (3.27%) Problem Management
13 25 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (3.14%) Knowledge Management
15 21 (2.75%) Benchmarking
15 21 (2.75%) ITSM
16 20 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
17 19 (2.48%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 120 (15.69%) SQL
2 66 (8.63%) PowerShell
3 54 (7.06%) Shell Script
4 39 (5.10%) Perl
5 26 (3.40%) VBScript
6 22 (2.88%) Java
6 22 (2.88%) Python
7 17 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.83%) C#
8 14 (1.83%) VB
9 12 (1.57%) C
10 11 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.31%) C++
12 9 (1.18%) Korn
12 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.92%) VBA
13 7 (0.92%) PHP
14 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.52%) Ruby
16 3 (0.39%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 63 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (7.06%) Security Cleared
4 47 (6.14%) CCNA
5 40 (5.23%) MCSE
6 38 (4.97%) SC Cleared
7 34 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (3.27%) MCITP
9 20 (2.61%) NCDA
10 18 (2.35%) ISTQB
11 17 (2.22%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.96%) Degree
12 15 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (1.70%) NCIE
14 12 (1.57%) ISEB
15 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.18%) CCNP
16 8 (1.05%) MCSA
17 7 (0.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.48%) SLA
2 7 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) QA
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 286 (37.39%) Active Directory
2 271 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (16.60%) vSphere
4 121 (15.82%) Hyper-V
5 106 (13.86%) XenApp
6 64 (8.37%) VMware ESX
7 58 (7.58%) NFS
8 55 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (4.18%) Xen
10 30 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 26 (3.40%) XenDesktop
12 23 (3.01%) VMware Server
13 21 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
13 21 (2.75%) KVM
14 20 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 17 (2.22%) SRDF
16 16 (2.09%) XenServer
17 14 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 13 (1.70%) DFS Replication
19 12 (1.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (8.63%) SCCM
2 55 (7.19%) Tivoli
2 55 (7.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 51 (6.67%) SCOM
4 39 (5.10%) Backup Exec
5 30 (3.92%) NetBackup
6 28 (3.66%) Puppet
7 23 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (2.61%) Nagios
8 20 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (2.22%) SCVMM
10 16 (2.09%) EdgeSight
10 16 (2.09%) HP SIM
11 15 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
12 14 (1.83%) Data Guard
13 13 (1.70%) BladeLogic
14 12 (1.57%) WSUS
14 12 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (1.44%) Control-M
15 11 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 435 (56.86%) VMware
2 249 (32.55%) Microsoft
3 242 (31.63%) Cisco
4 211 (27.58%) Citrix
5 189 (24.71%) HP
6 171 (22.35%) EMC
7 157 (20.52%) NetApp
8 121 (15.82%) Oracle
9 109 (14.25%) IBM
10 89 (11.63%) Red Hat
11 72 (9.41%) Dell
12 63 (8.24%) Symantec
13 61 (7.97%) CheckPoint
14 45 (5.88%) Brocade
15 41 (5.36%) Veritas
16 36 (4.71%) Juniper
17 29 (3.79%) Veeam
18 25 (3.27%) Sun
19 24 (3.14%) F5
20 23 (3.01%) SolarWinds
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