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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 18 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.25% 5.91% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 26.83% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
48 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.00% 22.04% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 13
Average daily rate £290 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.60 £23.75 £7.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.31% +238.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) AIX
3 7 (43.75%) HPUX
3 7 (43.75%) Sun
3 7 (43.75%) ITSM
3 7 (43.75%) Brocade
4 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) NAS
4 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Firmware
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) HP StorageWorks
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) SCCM
6 3 (18.75%) SCOM
7 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (12.50%) TOGAF

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 2 (12.50%) Multicast
2 2 (12.50%) FCoE
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSLT
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Rendezvous
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) AIX
1 7 (43.75%) HPUX
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) ITSM
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
5 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) NCIE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) SRDF
3 2 (12.50%) KVM
3 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (12.50%) Xen
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Sun
2 7 (43.75%) Brocade
3 5 (31.25%) NetApp
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) DataSynapse
6 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (6.25%) CommVault
7 1 (6.25%) Sybase