The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Oxfordshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 38 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.45% 1.21% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.46% 9.09% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Average daily rate
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£348 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +3.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 66 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.27% 13.28% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 21
Average daily rate £325 £323 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £20.90 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SAN
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 +4 5 £331 +47.22%
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 3
Kidlington - - - - 1
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (21.43%) VoIP
7 3 (21.43%) Dell
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) MPLS
7 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
8 2 (14.29%) CCNA
8 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (14.29%) ADSL
8 2 (14.29%) Juniper
8 2 (14.29%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) VoIP
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) ADSL
5 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
5 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) LDAP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (7.14%) OLTP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) vCloud
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (7.14%) Veritas
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec