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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 42 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.81% 0.86% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 7.41% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +1.85%
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Oxfordshire

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
62 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.80% 11.64% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 18
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £38.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) ARCserve
3 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) CLARiiON
4 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix
4 2 (28.57%) EMC Centera
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) OpenView
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) HPUX
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
4 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Storage Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) CLARiiON
1 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix
1 2 (28.57%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) HPUX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
2 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
3 1 (14.29%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) ARCserve
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
2 2 (28.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) NetApp
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Novell
3 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 1 (14.29%) Kaseya