The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Slough 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 25 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.87% 0.70% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 3.70% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £330 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 54 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.08% 18.88% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 23
Average daily rate £210 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £10.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.80 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
Berkshire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Slough

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (12.50%) Network Management
7 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (12.50%) Lync
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (12.50%) Change Control
7 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Hitachi