The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 17 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 0.52% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.92% 2.44% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 14
Median daily rate £415 £485 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.15%
SAN
Berkshire

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
287 205 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.53% 21.13% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 73 98
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.81 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SAN.

1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) VMware
3 23 (56.10%) Windows Server
4 22 (53.66%) Linux
5 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
7 15 (36.59%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
8 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
8 14 (34.15%) HP
9 12 (29.27%) EMC
9 12 (29.27%) Cisco
9 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
9 12 (29.27%) NAS
10 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
10 11 (26.83%) Firewall
10 11 (26.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
11 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
11 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (24.39%) CCNA
11 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
12 9 (21.95%) Dell
12 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (21.95%) Intel
12 9 (21.95%) IBM
12 9 (21.95%) Unix
12 9 (21.95%) Oracle
12 9 (21.95%) Hitachi
13 8 (19.51%) MCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.44%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
3 12 (29.27%) NAS
4 11 (26.83%) Firewall
5 8 (19.51%) DNS
5 8 (19.51%) Ethernet
6 4 (9.76%) DHCP
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.32%) WAN
8 2 (4.88%) IMAP
8 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.88%) LAN
8 2 (4.88%) MPLS
8 2 (4.88%) POP3
8 2 (4.88%) SMTP
8 2 (4.88%) SSL
8 2 (4.88%) VoIP
8 2 (4.88%) VPN
9 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) SAN Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Server Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) ELK Stack
1 1 (2.44%) LAMP
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) WAP
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Clustering
3 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (9.76%) Replication
5 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows Server
3 22 (53.66%) Linux
4 9 (21.95%) Unix
5 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (14.63%) Solaris
7 4 (9.76%) CentOS
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.88%) NetWare
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.44%) AIX
9 1 (2.44%) Debian
9 1 (2.44%) Fedora
9 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
3 4 (9.76%) High Availability
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (7.32%) Presales
5 2 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (4.88%) Data Management
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (24.39%) CCNA
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (19.51%) MCP
4 8 (19.51%) MCSA
5 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) Degree
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CCNP
7 2 (4.88%) VCP5
8 1 (2.44%) CCDP
8 1 (2.44%) HND
8 1 (2.44%) MCITP
8 1 (2.44%) MCTS
8 1 (2.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
3 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.20%) vSphere
5 3 (7.32%) KVM
5 3 (7.32%) NFS
5 3 (7.32%) vCloud
5 3 (7.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.44%) Docker
7 1 (2.44%) Postfix
7 1 (2.44%) qmail
7 1 (2.44%) RHEV
7 1 (2.44%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.44%) Varnish
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.44%) Xen
7 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) vMotion
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) Bacula
3 1 (2.44%) Control-M
3 1 (2.44%) cPanel
3 1 (2.44%) Grafana
3 1 (2.44%) Graphite
3 1 (2.44%) Kibana
3 1 (2.44%) logstash
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.44%) Salt
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) VMware
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 14 (34.15%) HP
4 12 (29.27%) Cisco
4 12 (29.27%) EMC
5 9 (21.95%) Dell
5 9 (21.95%) Hitachi
5 9 (21.95%) IBM
5 9 (21.95%) Intel
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle
6 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.76%) Brocade
8 3 (7.32%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.32%) CommVault
8 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 3 (7.32%) StorageTek
8 3 (7.32%) Sun
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
8 3 (7.32%) Veritas
9 2 (4.88%) Citrix