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 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 65 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 0.70% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 2.51% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £480 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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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
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
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 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 5 (31.25%) Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) SCOM
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) SCDPM
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) AS400
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) Skype
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Intranet
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
4 1 (6.25%) IGRP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Change Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) AS400
3 2 (12.50%) iSeries
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) zOS
6 2 (12.50%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) WFM
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCIE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) SCDPM
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 2 (12.50%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) Intel