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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.89% 2.66% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 28.36% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 67 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.49% 9.40% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 36
Average daily rate £330 £388 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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
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 31 July 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 15 (78.95%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) NAS
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) NetApp
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) EMC
7 5 (26.32%) UNIX
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (21.05%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
8 4 (21.05%) Brocade
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) CESG
9 3 (15.79%) EMC Centera
9 3 (15.79%) Clustering
9 3 (15.79%) Cryptography
9 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) iSCSI

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) NAS
2 4 (21.05%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
3 3 (15.79%) SMTP
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) ICMP
5 1 (5.26%) Broadband
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) International Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Administrator
1 4 (21.05%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Support
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planner
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) EMC Centera
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
1 3 (15.79%) CESG
1 3 (15.79%) Cryptography
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
4 3 (15.79%) Windows NT
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) NetApp
5 5 (26.32%) EMC
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) Brocade
6 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
7 3 (15.79%) Hitachi
7 3 (15.79%) Intel
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) Sun
8 2 (10.53%) StorageTek
8 2 (10.53%) Lumension
9 1 (5.26%) BMC
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