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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.11% 2.48% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.20% 18.75% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+21.27% +1.07%
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
87 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.03% 13.22% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 35
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.90 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015. 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 -22 2 £344 +3.77% 1
Banbury - 1 £300 -
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) VMware
3 23 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (69.70%) Linux
4 19 (57.58%) Network Security
5 18 (54.55%) Cisco
6 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
7 16 (48.48%) DNS
8 15 (45.45%) UNIX
8 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (42.42%) WAN
9 14 (42.42%) Juniper
10 12 (36.36%) ADSL
11 10 (30.30%) HP
11 10 (30.30%) Firewall
12 9 (27.27%) EMC
12 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
13 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
13 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
14 7 (21.21%) Dell
15 6 (18.18%) Citrix
15 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
16 5 (15.15%) CommVault
16 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (15.15%) Nagios
16 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
16 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
16 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Network Security
2 16 (48.48%) DNS
3 14 (42.42%) WAN
4 12 (36.36%) ADSL
5 10 (30.30%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) NAS
7 3 (9.09%) DHCP
7 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 2 (6.06%) OSPF
8 2 (6.06%) BGP
8 2 (6.06%) VoIP
8 2 (6.06%) SMTP
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.06%) Wireless
8 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Development Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Development Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) EMC VNXe
3 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (9.09%) CLARiiON
3 3 (9.09%) Symmetrix
3 3 (9.09%) EMC Centera
3 3 (9.09%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) UNIX
4 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 3 (9.09%) HPUX
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) BCP
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
2 4 (12.12%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) vSphere
3 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Nagios
1 5 (15.15%) Cacti
1 5 (15.15%) Icinga
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) OpenView
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco
3 14 (42.42%) Juniper
4 10 (30.30%) HP
5 9 (27.27%) EMC
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) Dell
7 6 (18.18%) Citrix
7 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
8 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
8 5 (15.15%) CommVault
9 4 (12.12%) NetApp
10 3 (9.09%) IBM
10 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
11 2 (6.06%) Meru Networks
11 2 (6.06%) Kaspersky
11 2 (6.06%) Apple
12 1 (3.03%) Symantec
12 1 (3.03%) Google
12 1 (3.03%) ProCurve