The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 31 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.74% 2.51% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 22.73% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£140 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.16% -33.33%
SAN
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.71% 11.06% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 14
Average daily rate £275 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Toad

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) Control-M
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Websense
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Sun
3 1 (25.00%) IBM