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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 64 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 0.88% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 3.09% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £276 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £685 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
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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
157 259 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.96% 28.34% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 78
Average daily rate £339 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.15 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £33.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Clustering
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) IMAP
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (29.41%) POP3
4 5 (29.41%) SMTP
4 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) IIS
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) IBM Notes
4 5 (29.41%) Novell
4 5 (29.41%) Lotus
4 5 (29.41%) GroupWise
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (23.53%) MCTS
5 4 (23.53%) MCITP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) GroupWise
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) IBM Notes
3 4 (23.53%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) POP3
2 5 (29.41%) SMTP
2 5 (29.41%) IMAP
3 4 (23.53%) VoIP
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) SNMP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Field Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Server Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Change Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Clustering
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) iSeries
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.76%) AS400
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) zOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (23.53%) Service Management
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) WFM
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCTS
2 4 (23.53%) MCITP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.76%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (11.76%) BladeLogic
2 2 (11.76%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Novell
3 5 (29.41%) Lotus
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) BMC
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) IBM