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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 57 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 2.79% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 11.29% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
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 £26.00 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +3.44%
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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
242 248 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.66% 24.68% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 101
Average daily rate £400 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) EMC
3 6 (28.57%) Clustering
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) MCTS
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (19.05%) SLA
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (14.29%) EDRMS
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (14.29%) NetApp
6 3 (14.29%) Brocade
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) GroupWise
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) IMAP
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) POP3
3 1 (4.76%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (14.29%) EDRMS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) SAN Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SAN Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IBM Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Workflow
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) QMS
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) MCTS
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) NLBS
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) EMC
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Novell
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) CA