The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 2.58% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 10.34% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SAN
Berkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Clustering
5 7 (25.93%) EMC
5 7 (25.93%) SLA
5 7 (25.93%) VMware
6 6 (22.22%) NAS
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco
6 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (18.52%) DNS
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) HP
7 5 (18.52%) NetApp
7 5 (18.52%) UNIX
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
7 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
7 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) NLBS
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
8 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
8 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) NAS
1 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) LDAP
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (11.11%) EDRMS
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Support
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) SAN Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Backup Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAN Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
1 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
1 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.11%) Workflow
2 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) QMS
3 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Logistics
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
6 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) NLBS
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) EMC
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) CA
7 1 (3.70%) Mercator
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu