The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 69 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.86% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.40% 7.66% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 12
Average daily rate
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£468 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £601 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
SAN
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
206 261 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.12% 24.32% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 74
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) ITIL
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) Clustering
5 9 (33.33%) Firewall
5 9 (33.33%) DNS
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco
5 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (29.63%) POP3
6 8 (29.63%) SMTP
6 8 (29.63%) IIS
6 8 (29.63%) MCTS
6 8 (29.63%) IMAP
7 7 (25.93%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (25.93%) MCITP
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 7 (25.93%) Service Management
7 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (25.93%) IBM Notes
7 7 (25.93%) Novell
7 7 (25.93%) GroupWise
7 7 (25.93%) Lotus
8 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 6 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (18.52%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (29.63%) IIS
3 7 (25.93%) IBM Notes
3 7 (25.93%) GroupWise
4 6 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 2 (7.41%) Lync
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) POP3
2 8 (29.63%) SMTP
2 8 (29.63%) IMAP
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (18.52%) LAN
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) WAN
5 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.70%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) NAS
7 1 (3.70%) WAAS
7 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.70%) FCoE
7 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) EDRMS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Field Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Server Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) iSeries
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Kindle
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) zOS
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Service Management
2 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.93%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design
4 1 (3.70%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (29.63%) MCTS
2 7 (25.93%) MCITP
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (14.81%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) Xen
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) Novell
4 7 (25.93%) Lotus
5 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) SAP
7 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Veritas
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) EMC