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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 1.42% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 5.83% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
Average daily rate
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£485 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% +46.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) POP3
4 8 (47.06%) SMTP
4 8 (47.06%) Clustering
4 8 (47.06%) IMAP
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) MCTS
5 7 (41.18%) MCITP
5 7 (41.18%) Service Management
5 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (41.18%) GroupWise
5 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
5 7 (41.18%) IIS
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Novell
5 7 (41.18%) Lotus
5 7 (41.18%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (35.29%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
8 4 (23.53%) CCNP
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (41.18%) GroupWise
2 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
2 7 (41.18%) IIS
3 6 (35.29%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) POP3
2 8 (47.06%) SMTP
2 8 (47.06%) IMAP
3 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.88%) MGCP
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Field Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) AS400
2 2 (11.76%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) zOS
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
2 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
1 7 (41.18%) MCTS
1 7 (41.18%) MCITP
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) SCDPM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Novell
2 7 (41.18%) Lotus
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) IBM