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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% 0.80% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 4.69% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £315 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
SAN
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
34 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.88% 17.11% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 12
Average daily rate £296 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Hyperic
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) SAN Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Hyperic
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware