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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 52 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 2.13% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.87% 18.39% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +30.26%
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 £28.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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
83 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.09% 11.57% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 43
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (62.50%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (37.50%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (33.33%) HP
7 8 (33.33%) EMC
7 8 (33.33%) NetApp
7 8 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (33.33%) NAS
8 7 (29.17%) Intel
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
8 7 (29.17%) MCSE
8 7 (29.17%) Windows NT
8 7 (29.17%) IIS
9 6 (25.00%) SLA
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco
9 6 (25.00%) IBM
9 6 (25.00%) Clustering
9 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
9 6 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (25.00%) ISA Server
9 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (25.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (25.00%) BladeLogic
9 6 (25.00%) Degree

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (29.17%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) NAS
2 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (8.33%) Broadband
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) IPsec
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) International Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
1 6 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planner
5 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) EMC Centera
3 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
3 7 (29.17%) Windows NT
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) MCSE
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 6 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) NFS
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 5 (20.83%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 8 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) EMC
4 8 (33.33%) NetApp
5 7 (29.17%) Intel
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) IBM
6 6 (25.00%) Brocade
6 6 (25.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (20.83%) Hitachi
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle
9 1 (4.17%) Sophos
9 1 (4.17%) Veeam
9 1 (4.17%) BMC