The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 8 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 21.55% 13.11% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 58.14% 29.63% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 2
Average daily rate
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£348 £353 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 37.07% 44.26% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 11
Average daily rate £399 £344 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.01% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £324 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Renfrewshire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 32 (72.73%) SQL
1 32 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (70.45%) SC Cleared
3 25 (56.82%) Clustering
3 25 (56.82%) Linux
3 25 (56.82%) Citrix
4 24 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (54.55%) Configuration Management
5 23 (52.27%) Veritas
5 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
5 23 (52.27%) Solaris
5 23 (52.27%) NAS
6 22 (50.00%) Software Distribution
7 21 (47.73%) Netcool
8 20 (45.45%) IPsec
8 20 (45.45%) Tivoli
9 16 (36.36%) HP
10 13 (29.55%) ITIL
11 12 (27.27%) Windows
11 12 (27.27%) Firewall
12 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (22.73%) VMware
13 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (20.45%) vSphere
13 9 (20.45%) LAN
13 9 (20.45%) WAN
13 9 (20.45%) Service Management
14 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (18.18%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.82%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) NAS
2 20 (45.45%) IPsec
3 12 (27.27%) Firewall
4 9 (20.45%) LAN
4 9 (20.45%) WAN
5 8 (18.18%) DNS
6 7 (15.91%) DHCP
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (11.36%) Network Security
7 5 (11.36%) Junos
8 3 (6.82%) VPN
9 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
1 2 (4.55%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.55%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.27%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Linux Support
5 1 (2.27%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
1 4 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) XSL
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (56.82%) Clustering
2 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.36%) Cryptography
4 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 4 (9.09%) Open Source
4 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 4 (9.09%) Replication
5 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
6 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Linux
2 23 (52.27%) Solaris
3 12 (27.27%) Windows
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.36%) UNIX
7 4 (9.09%) AIX
7 4 (9.09%) HPUX
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 22 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 13 (29.55%) ITIL
4 9 (20.45%) Service Management
5 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.36%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (11.36%) Network Management
6 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Time Management
6 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
7 3 (6.82%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) Validation
8 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.27%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) VB
3 2 (4.55%) REXX
3 2 (4.55%) Tcl
4 1 (2.27%) XPath
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (70.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCTS
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
1 5 (11.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
4 7 (15.91%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.09%) KVM
6 4 (9.09%) RHEV
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (6.82%) vCloud
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (47.73%) Netcool
3 20 (45.45%) Tivoli
4 4 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (4.55%) WSUS
5 2 (4.55%) SCCM
5 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Citrix
2 23 (52.27%) Veritas
3 16 (36.36%) HP
4 10 (22.73%) VMware
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
5 7 (15.91%) EMC
5 7 (15.91%) 3PAR
6 5 (11.36%) F5
6 5 (11.36%) Crossbeam
6 5 (11.36%) TippingPoint
6 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle
6 5 (11.36%) Juniper
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.36%) NetApp
6 5 (11.36%) McAfee
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.82%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) CA