The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 27 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.12% 2.97% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 13.56% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£515 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.70% -0.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.67% 21.93% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 32
Average daily rate £225 £255 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -29.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £461 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.52% +131.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) vSphere
3 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Brocade
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) VLAN
5 5 (35.71%) NAS
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
6 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (28.57%) SCCM
6 4 (28.57%) ProCurve
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) VPN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (21.43%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) VLAN
1 5 (35.71%) NAS
2 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (21.43%) SNMP
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) RIP
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.14%) FlexPod
4 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Service Management
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) vSphere
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (21.43%) XenApp
5 3 (21.43%) Samba
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.14%) SRDF
6 1 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
6 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (7.14%) SnapMirror
3 1 (7.14%) SnapVault
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Brocade
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) ProCurve
4 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
5 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) NetApp
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec
7 1 (7.14%) Hitachi
7 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
7 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu