The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Milton Keynes 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 55 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.44% 2.58% 4.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.30% 22.95% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £235 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £455 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.76% 11.25% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 40
Average daily rate £325 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SAN
Buckinghamshire

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 April 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 April 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 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (45.00%) UNIX
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) IBM
5 6 (30.00%) Clustering
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) SLA
6 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (25.00%) HACMP
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) EMC
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) 3PAR
8 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.00%) NAS
8 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) SMTP
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) ICMP
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Introscope
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) AIX Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Server Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) HACMP
3 3 (15.00%) CESG
3 3 (15.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 2 (10.00%) LPAR
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) UNIX
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) AWK
2 2 (10.00%) sed
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) MOM
2 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) IBM
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) Sun
6 2 (10.00%) Genesys
6 2 (10.00%) StorageTek
6 2 (10.00%) Altiris
6 2 (10.00%) Lumension
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle