The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 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 Nottingham 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 26 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.94% 3.18% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.95% 15.15% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate £364 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.36% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £231 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £275 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £24.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 66 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 12.73% 21.02% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 11
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £302 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £371 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £24.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
SAN
Nottinghamshire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 16 (55.17%) EMC
1 16 (55.17%) Brocade
1 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
1 16 (55.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 13 (44.83%) Performance Management
2 13 (44.83%) Connectrix
3 12 (41.38%) VMware
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) ITIL
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
6 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 9 (31.03%) HP
6 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
7 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (27.59%) MS Office
7 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
8 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 7 (24.14%) Dell
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (24.14%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
10 5 (17.24%) SLA
11 4 (13.79%) Firmware
11 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
12 3 (10.34%) UNIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Connectrix
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Storage Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Server Support
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) EMC Storage Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Middleware Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
8 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Server Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) UNIX Support
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) EMC Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Performance Management
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) EMC
1 16 (55.17%) Brocade
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco
4 9 (31.03%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) RightFax
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp