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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 23 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.25% 0.49% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.73% 7.14% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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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 14 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.91% 6.86% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Average daily rate £325 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £17.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) NAS
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) ADSL
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Dell
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) NAS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) ADSL
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (11.11%) OLTP
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos