The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.89% 3.61% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 20.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.93% 18.07% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 7
Average daily rate £338 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) CommVault
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) VCP5
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) Wyse
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper