The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 80 70 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 262 268 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 2.65% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.81% 12.95% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 147 99
Average daily rate £400 £390 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £25.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
SAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2046 2069 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.49% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1150 1002 750
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 103 112
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +22 89 £425 +9.67% 14
Hampshire +1 83 £374 -3.48% 7
Berkshire +4 34 £375 -8.42% 19
Buckinghamshire +17 25 £425 - 4
West Sussex -37 14 £366 -8.43% 1
Kent -20 12 £394 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -13 4 £425 +32.81% 4
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 230 (48.83%) Windows
2 221 (46.92%) Linux
3 195 (41.40%) VMware
4 141 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 135 (28.66%) Windows Server
6 132 (28.03%) Microsoft
7 130 (27.60%) EMC
7 130 (27.60%) Unix
8 114 (24.20%) Active Directory
9 112 (23.78%) HP
9 112 (23.78%) NAS
10 108 (22.93%) Data Centre
11 105 (22.29%) Security Cleared
12 98 (20.81%) Oracle
13 90 (19.11%) Red Hat
14 88 (18.68%) SQL Server
14 88 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 87 (18.47%) Cisco
16 86 (18.26%) Finance
17 85 (18.05%) SQL
17 85 (18.05%) Solaris
17 85 (18.05%) SC Cleared
18 80 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
19 79 (16.77%) Migration
20 77 (16.35%) Firewall
21 75 (15.92%) ITIL
22 74 (15.71%) Veritas
22 74 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 72 (15.29%) NetApp
24 65 (13.80%) Fibre Channel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 56 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.40%) Apache
4 14 (2.97%) IIS
5 12 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.12%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.70%) TPMS
9 7 (1.49%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.06%) JBoss
12 4 (0.85%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.55%) MS Office
3 9 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Line 500
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.82%) Office 365
2 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.85%) IaaS
4 4 (0.85%) PaaS
4 4 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 112 (23.78%) NAS
2 77 (16.35%) Firewall
3 65 (13.80%) Fibre Channel
4 62 (13.16%) DNS
5 56 (11.89%) LAN
6 48 (10.19%) TCP/IP
7 39 (8.28%) WAN
8 38 (8.07%) DHCP
9 29 (6.16%) VLAN
10 25 (5.31%) MPLS
11 21 (4.46%) LDAP
12 20 (4.25%) Ethernet
12 20 (4.25%) IPsec
13 19 (4.03%) Multicast
13 19 (4.03%) VPN
14 17 (3.61%) iSCSI
15 16 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (3.18%) FCoE
16 15 (3.18%) Internet
16 15 (3.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.10%) MySQL
3 17 (3.61%) VLDB
4 15 (3.18%) OLTP
5 14 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.06%) Big Data
8 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.06%) OpenStack Swift
8 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.06%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.64%) DB2
9 3 (0.64%) MS Access
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) HP UFT
1 4 (0.85%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (18.26%) Finance
2 38 (8.07%) Banking
3 18 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.12%) Back Office
6 7 (1.49%) Retail
7 6 (1.27%) Electronics
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.27%) Marketing
8 4 (0.85%) Local Government
8 4 (0.85%) Military
9 2 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (18.90%) Administrator
2 55 (11.68%) Architect
3 54 (11.46%) Systems Administrator
4 50 (10.62%) Support Engineer
5 48 (10.19%) Unix Administrator
6 46 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (6.16%) Storage Engineer
8 27 (5.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 22 (4.67%) Consultant
11 22 (4.67%) Server Engineer
11 22 (4.67%) Storage Administrator
11 22 (4.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.25%) SAN Engineer
13 19 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support
13 19 (4.03%) Wintel Engineer
14 18 (3.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.40%) .NET
2 10 (2.12%) HTML
3 9 (1.91%) SAML
4 5 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.06%) Apache Camel
4 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.06%) jQuery
4 5 (1.06%) Kafka
4 5 (1.06%) SOAP
5 4 (0.85%) JMS
5 4 (0.85%) JSP
5 4 (0.85%) Middleware
5 4 (0.85%) Web Services
6 2 (0.42%) AppFabric
6 2 (0.42%) JSF
6 2 (0.42%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.21%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.93%) Data Centre
2 63 (13.38%) Clustering
3 42 (8.92%) EMC VMAX
4 28 (5.94%) EMC VNX
5 27 (5.73%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.40%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.40%) Replication
8 15 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (3.18%) VCE vBlock
9 13 (2.76%) PKI
10 8 (1.70%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.70%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.06%) e-Health
13 5 (1.06%) HACMP
13 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 230 (48.83%) Windows
2 221 (46.92%) Linux
3 135 (28.66%) Windows Server
4 130 (27.60%) Unix
5 88 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (18.05%) Solaris
7 80 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (11.04%) AIX
10 39 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.40%) HPUX
12 15 (3.18%) Windows 7
13 13 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.91%) CentOS
15 7 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.49%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.27%) SUSE
17 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.64%) NetWare
18 3 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.77%) Migration
2 75 (15.92%) ITIL
3 56 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (7.01%) High Availability
5 27 (5.73%) Change Management
5 27 (5.73%) Service Management
6 26 (5.52%) Server Virtualisation
7 25 (5.31%) CRM
7 25 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (4.46%) Project Management
9 20 (4.25%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (4.03%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (3.61%) Converged Infrastructure
12 16 (3.40%) Data Migration
12 16 (3.40%) DevOps
12 16 (3.40%) Load Balancing
13 13 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (2.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (18.05%) SQL
2 50 (10.62%) Shell Script
3 40 (8.49%) Perl
4 32 (6.79%) PowerShell
5 24 (5.10%) Korn
6 22 (4.67%) Java
7 20 (4.25%) C
8 19 (4.03%) VBScript
9 12 (2.55%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.49%) VB
11 6 (1.27%) AWK
11 6 (1.27%) Bourne shell
12 5 (1.06%) PHP
12 5 (1.06%) Python
12 5 (1.06%) sed
13 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.85%) C#
14 2 (0.42%) C++
15 1 (0.21%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 85 (18.05%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 36 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (7.01%) DV Cleared
6 26 (5.52%) CCNA
6 26 (5.52%) Degree
6 26 (5.52%) MCSE
7 18 (3.82%) MCSA
8 12 (2.55%) CCNP
9 11 (2.34%) MCP
10 9 (1.91%) NCDA
11 8 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.06%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.85%) NCIE
13 4 (0.85%) NCSA
13 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.01%) SLA
2 10 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.06%) QA
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (24.20%) Active Directory
3 55 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 53 (11.25%) vSphere
5 34 (7.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 26 (5.52%) VMware ESX
7 22 (4.67%) XenApp
8 19 (4.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 18 (3.82%) GlusterFS
10 16 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.55%) Oracle Clusterware
11 12 (2.55%) Terminal Services
12 11 (2.34%) Firmware
13 10 (2.12%) vCloud
13 10 (2.12%) Veritas File System
14 6 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.06%) NFS
15 5 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (9.34%) NetBackup
2 30 (6.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 23 (4.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 20 (4.25%) Red Hat Satellite
5 19 (4.03%) Tivoli
6 18 (3.82%) Oracle ZFS
7 15 (3.18%) SCCM
7 15 (3.18%) Simpana
8 14 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (2.97%) HP Data Protector
9 10 (2.12%) Legato
10 9 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.70%) Netcool
11 8 (1.70%) Puppet
11 8 (1.70%) SCOM
11 8 (1.70%) vMotion
11 8 (1.70%) vRealize
12 7 (1.49%) Nagios
12 7 (1.49%) WSUS
13 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 195 (41.40%) VMware
2 132 (28.03%) Microsoft
3 130 (27.60%) EMC
4 112 (23.78%) HP
5 98 (20.81%) Oracle
6 90 (19.11%) Red Hat
7 87 (18.47%) Cisco
8 74 (15.71%) Veritas
9 72 (15.29%) NetApp
10 58 (12.31%) Citrix
11 42 (8.92%) Brocade
12 39 (8.28%) Sun
13 36 (7.64%) IBM
14 27 (5.73%) CommVault
14 27 (5.73%) StorageTek
15 26 (5.52%) Dell
16 20 (4.25%) 3PAR
17 19 (4.03%) Symantec
18 14 (2.97%) Dell Compellent
18 14 (2.97%) SAP
South East
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Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
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Connectus
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Connectus
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Mahler Consulting
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Experis Ltd
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LA International
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