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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.16% 2.45% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.78% 18.18% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 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 £278 £303 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £386 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +8.13%
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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
91 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.94% 13.49% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 35
Average daily rate £330 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.09% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.18 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (38.46%) Citrix
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 9 (34.62%) HP
7 9 (34.62%) EMC
7 9 (34.62%) NetApp
7 9 (34.62%) NAS
8 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 8 (30.77%) Intel
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (30.77%) Windows NT
8 8 (30.77%) Windows 2000
8 8 (30.77%) MCSE
8 8 (30.77%) IIS
9 7 (26.92%) UNIX
9 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (26.92%) Change Management
9 7 (26.92%) Terminal Services
9 7 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (26.92%) SLA
9 7 (26.92%) IBM
9 7 (26.92%) ISA Server
9 7 (26.92%) BladeLogic
9 7 (26.92%) Brocade

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (30.77%) IIS
2 7 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) NAS
2 7 (26.92%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Broadband
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) International Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Storage Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Asset Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 6 (23.08%) EMC Centera
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 2000
3 8 (30.77%) Windows NT
4 7 (26.92%) UNIX
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Management
1 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.85%) eTOM
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) MCSE
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (26.92%) Terminal Services
3 7 (26.92%) ISA Server
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.85%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) BladeLogic
2 6 (23.08%) SCOM
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) HP
4 9 (34.62%) EMC
4 9 (34.62%) NetApp
5 8 (30.77%) Intel
6 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 7 (26.92%) Brocade
6 7 (26.92%) 3PAR
7 6 (23.08%) Hitachi
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 1 (3.85%) BMC
9 1 (3.85%) Sophos
9 1 (3.85%) Veeam