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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.51% 2.47% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 17.33% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £267 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £455 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
126 75 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.26% 14.26% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 37 22
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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 -21 5 £313 -3.84%
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
1 24 (85.71%) VMware
2 22 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (67.86%) Linux
4 17 (60.71%) Network Security
4 17 (60.71%) Load Balancing
5 16 (57.14%) Cisco
6 15 (53.57%) Juniper
6 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (50.00%) DNS
7 14 (50.00%) UNIX
8 13 (46.43%) WAN
9 12 (42.86%) ADSL
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 7 (25.00%) Firewall
12 6 (21.43%) HP
12 6 (21.43%) Dell
12 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 6 (21.43%) vSphere
13 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds
13 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
13 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (17.86%) Cacti
13 5 (17.86%) Icinga
13 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
13 5 (17.86%) CommVault
13 5 (17.86%) Nagios
13 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Network Security
2 14 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (46.43%) WAN
4 12 (42.86%) ADSL
5 7 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 2 (7.14%) SMTP
7 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) BGP
7 2 (7.14%) NAS
8 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Development Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) BCP
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) Perl
2 4 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) MCITP
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) CCENT
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) ACSA
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) vSphere
3 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.14%) XenApp
5 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Nagios
1 5 (17.86%) Cacti
1 5 (17.86%) Icinga
2 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (10.71%) SCCM
4 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) VMware
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) HP
5 6 (21.43%) Dell
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.86%) CommVault
6 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds
7 4 (14.29%) EMC
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 3 (10.71%) Apple
8 3 (10.71%) Meru Networks
9 2 (7.14%) Veeam
9 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
9 2 (7.14%) Symantec
10 1 (3.57%) NetApp
10 1 (3.57%) Google
10 1 (3.57%) ProCurve