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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.85% 1.02% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 16.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +16.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.94 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +20.27%
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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
18 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.54% 6.09% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) NAS
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (22.22%) Sophos
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) ADSL
6 2 (22.22%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) NAS
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
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
General
1 2 (22.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) 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%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
4 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat