The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 25 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.31% 0.46% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.73% 5.56% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£331 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%
SAN
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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 Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 18 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.19% 8.26% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 15
Average daily rate £325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £18.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) ADSL
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) OLTP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos