The first table below looks at the demand for SNA 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 SNA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 409 388 418
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing SNA 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.005% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.034% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £140 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SNA
England

SNA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SNA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SNA Jobs Demand Trend in London

SNA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SNA across the London region.

SNA Daily Rate Trend in London

SNA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SNA across the London region.

SNA Hourly Rate Trend in London

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SNA 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 SNA.

1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) REXX
1 3 (75.00%) OS/390
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
1 3 (75.00%) MVS
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) TELNET
1 3 (75.00%) X.25
1 3 (75.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Social Network
2 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint

SNA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SNA 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 SNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) TELNET
1 3 (75.00%) X.25
General
1 3 (75.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (25.00%) Social Network
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) OS/390
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
1 3 (75.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) REXX
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) i2