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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 77 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 235 206 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.44% 2.21% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.47% 11.84% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 97 146
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 10
Average hourly rate £38.25 £24.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.12% +24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+23.95% -
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
1744 1740 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 18.68% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 773 707
Average daily rate £355 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 96 125
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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
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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
Hampshire -15 68 £350 +1.01% 16
Surrey +24 54 £400 -11.11% 14
Berkshire +10 31 £380 -5.00% 20
East Sussex +14 30 £330 +32.13% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 23 £310 +3.33% 3
West Sussex -22 9 £305 - 3
Kent +1 8 £388 -6.06% 4
Oxfordshire -26 8 £313 -8.75% 3
Middlesex - 3 £325 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 293 (59.92%) VMware
2 279 (57.06%) Windows
3 194 (39.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 169 (34.56%) Linux
5 167 (34.15%) Active Directory
6 163 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 145 (29.65%) HP
8 121 (24.74%) UNIX
9 119 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 110 (22.49%) Data Centre
11 109 (22.29%) Citrix
12 106 (21.68%) NAS
13 104 (21.27%) Cisco
14 97 (19.84%) MS Exchange
15 92 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 91 (18.61%) SQL
17 90 (18.40%) DNS
18 87 (17.79%) Oracle
18 87 (17.79%) Firewall
19 84 (17.18%) vSphere
20 81 (16.56%) Security Cleared
21 78 (15.95%) Clustering
22 71 (14.52%) SQL Server
22 71 (14.52%) Red Hat
22 71 (14.52%) Fibre Channel
23 69 (14.11%) NetApp
24 66 (13.50%) EMC
24 66 (13.50%) SC Cleared
25 65 (13.29%) Perl
25 65 (13.29%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 97 (19.84%) MS Exchange
2 56 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (10.02%) IIS
4 35 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.32%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.91%) Apache
7 18 (3.68%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.86%) Lync
8 14 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.45%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.64%) SAS
11 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.02%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.61%) TPMS
13 3 (0.61%) nginx
13 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.43%) MS Project
4 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.61%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.07%) Maximo
3 3 (0.61%) assyst
3 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.48%) IaaS
4 16 (3.27%) PaaS
5 15 (3.07%) SaaS
6 11 (2.25%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 106 (21.68%) NAS
2 90 (18.40%) DNS
3 87 (17.79%) Firewall
4 71 (14.52%) Fibre Channel
5 64 (13.09%) WAN
6 63 (12.88%) LAN
7 57 (11.66%) TCP/IP
8 48 (9.82%) DHCP
9 39 (7.98%) iSCSI
10 33 (6.75%) VPN
11 32 (6.54%) VLAN
12 31 (6.34%) Network Security
13 24 (4.91%) FCoE
14 21 (4.29%) LDAP
15 18 (3.68%) SSL
16 16 (3.27%) NetScaler
17 15 (3.07%) Wireless
17 15 (3.07%) IPsec
17 15 (3.07%) WLAN
18 12 (2.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.45%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.64%) MySQL
7 7 (1.43%) DB2
7 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.82%) OpenStack Swift
8 4 (0.82%) Big Data
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Wise Package Studio
1 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.61%) Gerrit
2 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.41%) Subversion
3 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.20%) YourKit
General
1 65 (13.29%) Finance
2 14 (2.86%) Banking
3 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.61%) Military
4 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
4 3 (0.61%) Retail
4 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.41%) Publishing
6 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.20%) Back Office
6 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.20%) Law
6 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (10.43%) Analyst
3 47 (9.61%) Administrator
4 38 (7.77%) Architect
4 38 (7.77%) Systems Administrator
5 34 (6.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (6.13%) Storage Engineer
7 25 (5.11%) Server Engineer
7 25 (5.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 22 (4.50%) Consultant
9 21 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.09%) Developer
11 19 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (3.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.48%) Network Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Project Manager
13 16 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
14 15 (3.07%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.29%) HTML
2 19 (3.89%) .NET
3 15 (3.07%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.07%) JSP
4 10 (2.04%) Web Services
5 6 (1.23%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.02%) SAML
6 5 (1.02%) jQuery
7 4 (0.82%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.82%) Kafka
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Camel
7 4 (0.82%) Middleware
7 4 (0.82%) XML
8 3 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.61%) ServiceStack
9 2 (0.41%) COM+
9 2 (0.41%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.41%) Flash
9 2 (0.41%) JSF
10 1 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 110 (22.49%) Data Centre
2 78 (15.95%) Clustering
3 30 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.32%) Replication
5 18 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.48%) EqualLogic
7 15 (3.07%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.66%) EMC VNX
9 12 (2.45%) HACMP
9 12 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (2.25%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.64%) iSeries
11 8 (1.64%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.23%) NHS
12 6 (1.23%) PKI
12 6 (1.23%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.23%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
13 5 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.02%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 279 (57.06%) Windows
2 169 (34.56%) Linux
3 121 (24.74%) UNIX
4 119 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (12.47%) Solaris
8 56 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (11.04%) AIX
10 24 (4.91%) HPUX
11 19 (3.89%) Windows 7
12 15 (3.07%) Windows XP
13 13 (2.66%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (1.84%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.02%) zOS
15 5 (1.02%) VMS
16 4 (0.82%) NetWare
16 4 (0.82%) Android
16 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.88%) Migration
2 58 (11.86%) ITIL
3 46 (9.41%) Change Management
4 29 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (5.93%) Project Management
5 28 (5.73%) Capacity Management
6 23 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (4.50%) Load Balancing
8 21 (4.29%) Data Migration
8 21 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (4.09%) Change Control
10 18 (3.68%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.48%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.07%) Test Scripting
13 14 (2.86%) Problem Management
13 14 (2.86%) Software Testing
13 14 (2.86%) PRINCE2
14 13 (2.66%) Performance Testing
15 12 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (18.61%) SQL
2 65 (13.29%) Perl
3 45 (9.20%) PowerShell
4 41 (8.38%) Shell Script
5 33 (6.75%) Java
6 26 (5.32%) Python
7 22 (4.50%) C
8 21 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.68%) Korn
10 15 (3.07%) VBScript
10 15 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.45%) VB
12 9 (1.84%) PHP
13 7 (1.43%) C++
14 4 (0.82%) XPath
14 4 (0.82%) C#
15 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.61%) AWK
15 3 (0.61%) VBA
15 3 (0.61%) sed
Qualifications
1 81 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 66 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.73%) MCSE
5 23 (4.70%) Degree
6 22 (4.50%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (3.07%) ISTQB
10 12 (2.45%) CCNA
11 11 (2.25%) MCITP
12 10 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (2.04%) MCP
13 7 (1.43%) MCSA
13 7 (1.43%) VCP4
14 6 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.61%) ISEB
15 3 (0.61%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.89%) SLA
2 13 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) GxP
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 194 (39.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 84 (17.18%) vSphere
4 59 (12.07%) VMware ESX
5 47 (9.61%) XenApp
6 40 (8.18%) Hyper-V
7 17 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (3.07%) vCloud
9 15 (3.07%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.25%) DFS Replication
10 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 11 (2.25%) NFS
10 11 (2.25%) Oracle Clusterware
11 9 (1.84%) Veritas File System
12 6 (1.23%) GPFS
13 5 (1.02%) KVM
13 5 (1.02%) HDFS
13 5 (1.02%) Samba
Systems Management
1 62 (12.68%) SCCM
2 35 (7.16%) Tivoli
3 33 (6.75%) SCOM
4 29 (5.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 24 (4.91%) NetBackup
6 23 (4.70%) vMotion
7 20 (4.09%) Nagios
8 14 (2.86%) WSUS
9 13 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (2.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (2.25%) Puppet
10 11 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (2.25%) SnapMirror
11 10 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (1.84%) SnapVault
13 8 (1.64%) Netcool
14 7 (1.43%) ARCserve
14 7 (1.43%) SCSM
15 6 (1.23%) OpenView
15 6 (1.23%) Cacti
Vendors
1 293 (59.92%) VMware
2 163 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 145 (29.65%) HP
4 109 (22.29%) Citrix
5 104 (21.27%) Cisco
6 87 (17.79%) Oracle
7 71 (14.52%) Red Hat
8 69 (14.11%) NetApp
9 66 (13.50%) EMC
10 63 (12.88%) IBM
11 48 (9.82%) 3PAR
12 47 (9.61%) Dell
13 36 (7.36%) Veritas
14 32 (6.54%) Brocade
15 30 (6.13%) Symantec
16 28 (5.73%) Juniper
17 25 (5.11%) Sun
18 20 (4.09%) CommVault
19 19 (3.89%) Veeam
20 14 (2.86%) SAP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago