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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 1.01% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 4.33% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £287 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £378 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -4.41%
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 £28.63 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +17.64%
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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
193 254 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.41% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 93 130
Average daily rate £350 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Clustering
4 6 (33.33%) MCTS
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Workflow
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (27.78%) EDRMS
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) SLA
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) EMC
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) GroupWise
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) IMAP
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) POP3
2 1 (5.56%) SMTP
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (27.78%) EDRMS
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SAN Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Workflow
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) QMS
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (33.33%) MCTS
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.11%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCA
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCIE
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) EMC
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Novell
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint