The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 25 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.42% 0.43% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 4.55% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.21% 9.57% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 22
Average daily rate £348 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) NFS
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) FCoE
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Telepresence
2 1 (25.00%) FCoE
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) NAS Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM