The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 43 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 24 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.03% 2.02% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.74% 15.00% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £325 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.07
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +24.56%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 100 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.26% 13.44% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 23
Average daily rate £330 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -28.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.60 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £44.98 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 19 (67.86%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (46.43%) Citrix
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (42.86%) NAS
6 11 (39.29%) Intel
6 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
6 11 (39.29%) Windows 2000
6 11 (39.29%) Windows NT
7 10 (35.71%) IIS
7 10 (35.71%) HP
7 10 (35.71%) EMC
7 10 (35.71%) NetApp
7 10 (35.71%) Terminal Services
7 10 (35.71%) Finance
7 10 (35.71%) BladeLogic
8 9 (32.14%) Degree
8 9 (32.14%) VMware ESX
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (32.14%) UNIX
8 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 9 (32.14%) MCSE
9 8 (28.57%) SLA
9 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (28.57%) Change Management
9 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (28.57%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 10 (35.71%) IIS
2 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) NAS
2 8 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.57%) International Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Administrator
1 8 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.57%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Asset Manager
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Clustering
2 7 (25.00%) EMC Centera
3 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (39.29%) Windows 2000
4 11 (39.29%) Windows NT
5 9 (32.14%) UNIX
6 7 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.14%) Linux
9 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (28.57%) Change Management
2 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.57%) eTOM
4 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (32.14%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Terminal Services
4 9 (32.14%) VMware ESX
5 8 (28.57%) ISA Server
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) XenApp
7 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) BladeLogic
2 6 (21.43%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 11 (39.29%) Intel
4 10 (35.71%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) EMC
4 10 (35.71%) NetApp
5 8 (28.57%) IBM
5 8 (28.57%) Brocade
5 8 (28.57%) 3PAR
6 7 (25.00%) Hitachi
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Veeam
8 1 (3.57%) Sophos
8 1 (3.57%) Cognos
8 1 (3.57%) BMC