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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 17 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 9.73% 8.70% 16.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.43% 28.57% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£336 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.03% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £413 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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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
35 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 30.97% 30.43% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
Average daily rate £324 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £327 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 25 (62.50%) Clustering
4 24 (60.00%) Veritas
5 23 (57.50%) Linux
5 23 (57.50%) Citrix
6 22 (55.00%) Solaris
6 22 (55.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 22 (55.00%) NAS
7 21 (52.50%) Configuration Management
7 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
8 20 (50.00%) Software Distribution
9 19 (47.50%) Netcool
9 19 (47.50%) IPsec
10 18 (45.00%) Tivoli
11 11 (27.50%) HP
12 10 (25.00%) ITIL
13 9 (22.50%) Firewall
13 9 (22.50%) Degree
13 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
14 8 (20.00%) VMware
14 8 (20.00%) vSphere
14 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (20.00%) Service Management
14 8 (20.00%) Windows
14 8 (20.00%) Cisco
14 8 (20.00%) EMC
15 7 (17.50%) 3PAR
15 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) NAS
2 19 (47.50%) IPsec
3 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 6 (15.00%) LAN
4 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (10.00%) Network Security
5 4 (10.00%) Junos
5 4 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
1 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.50%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Support
4 1 (2.50%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) XSL
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (62.50%) Clustering
2 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (7.50%) Open Source
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Linux
2 22 (55.00%) Solaris
3 8 (20.00%) Windows
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) AIX
6 3 (7.50%) HPUX
6 3 (7.50%) UNIX
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Configuration Management
2 20 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 8 (20.00%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (10.00%) Network Management
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.50%) Time Management
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.00%) Validation
9 1 (2.50%) Workflow
9 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.50%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) REXX
3 1 (2.50%) Tcl
3 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) MCTS
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
1 4 (10.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.50%) KVM
5 3 (7.50%) RHEV
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (47.50%) Netcool
3 18 (45.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Veritas
2 23 (57.50%) Citrix
3 11 (27.50%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (20.00%) EMC
5 7 (17.50%) 3PAR
6 4 (10.00%) Crossbeam
6 4 (10.00%) TippingPoint
6 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (10.00%) NetApp
6 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 4 (10.00%) McAfee
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle
6 4 (10.00%) F5
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.50%) Brocade
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.50%) Dell