The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Sheffield region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 24 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.07% 1.06% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.70% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£278 £325 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +31.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £325 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.56% 12.17% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate £330 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £205 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £325 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £44.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +266.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SAN
South Yorkshire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Sheffield region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) XenServer
5 5 (31.25%) Veeam
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) SCDPM
6 4 (25.00%) Brocade
6 4 (25.00%) Firmware
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 2 (12.50%) NAS
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) AppSense
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) AIX
8 2 (12.50%) Solaris
8 2 (12.50%) Linux
8 2 (12.50%) NetApp
8 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.25%) BMC

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Build Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Storage Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) SAN Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
1 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) Service Management
1 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
1 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) XenServer
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Veeam
4 4 (25.00%) Brocade
5 2 (12.50%) AppSense
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) EMC