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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 1.98% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 8.37% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £430 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.20% +13.95%
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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
215 239 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.15% 23.64% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 111
Average daily rate £400 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
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 17 September 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) EMC
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Clustering
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) SLA
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) MCTS
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
6 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (17.65%) EDRMS
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (11.76%) QMS
7 2 (11.76%) NAS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) GroupWise
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NAS
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) IMAP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) POP3
2 1 (5.88%) SMTP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (17.65%) EDRMS
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) SAN Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SAN Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Backup Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) QMS
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) NLBS
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) EMC
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Novell
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
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