The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.90% 0.48% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 5.00% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £24.40 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.31% +19.02%
SAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.62% 9.57% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 20
Average daily rate £390 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £13.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -15 5 £450 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £375 -
Witney - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 3
Banbury - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (35.00%) NAS
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) NetApp
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) Symantec
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
8 3 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (15.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.00%) ARCserve

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) NAS
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) LDAP
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Flash
2 1 (5.00%) COM
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
1 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (15.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (15.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) NetApp
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) Veritas
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Sophos
6 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper