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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 89 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 232 243 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 2.66% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 13.40% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 114 149
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 11
Average hourly rate £30.63 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.83 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
1836 1814 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.23% 19.86% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
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 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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -14 72 £360 +10.76% 12
Surrey -8 40 £375 -14.28% 18
East Sussex +16 33 £330 +32.00% 2
Berkshire -4 33 £450 +36.36% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 23 £325 +4.00% 3
Oxfordshire -26 11 £313 -5.66% 3
West Sussex -25 9 £305 +7.01%
Kent +4 7 £375 -22.07% 2
Middlesex - 2 £325 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 277 (59.83%) VMware
2 259 (55.94%) Windows
3 182 (39.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 163 (35.21%) Linux
5 156 (33.69%) Active Directory
6 149 (32.18%) Microsoft
7 131 (28.29%) HP
8 124 (26.78%) UNIX
9 111 (23.97%) Citrix
10 110 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (23.54%) Cisco
12 108 (23.33%) Data Centre
13 95 (20.52%) NAS
14 93 (20.09%) Firewall
15 92 (19.87%) Oracle
16 90 (19.44%) MS Exchange
17 87 (18.79%) DNS
18 80 (17.28%) vSphere
18 80 (17.28%) Security Cleared
19 79 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
20 75 (16.20%) Red Hat
21 71 (15.33%) SQL
21 71 (15.33%) SC Cleared
22 68 (14.69%) SQL Server
22 68 (14.69%) TCP/IP
22 68 (14.69%) Finance
23 66 (14.25%) EMC
24 65 (14.04%) LAN
24 65 (14.04%) WAN
25 62 (13.39%) Fibre Channel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 90 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (9.94%) IIS
4 35 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (5.83%) Apache
6 25 (5.40%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.89%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.38%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.94%) SAS
10 8 (1.73%) Lync
11 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.08%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.65%) TPMS
15 2 (0.43%) nginx
15 2 (0.43%) JBoss
16 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 46 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.38%) MS Office
3 6 (1.30%) MS Project
3 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.24%) Maximo
3 3 (0.65%) assyst
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.67%) IaaS
4 16 (3.46%) PaaS
5 15 (3.24%) SaaS
6 13 (2.81%) Office 365
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 95 (20.52%) NAS
2 93 (20.09%) Firewall
3 87 (18.79%) DNS
4 68 (14.69%) TCP/IP
5 65 (14.04%) LAN
5 65 (14.04%) WAN
6 62 (13.39%) Fibre Channel
7 48 (10.37%) DHCP
8 40 (8.64%) VPN
9 36 (7.78%) iSCSI
10 34 (7.34%) VLAN
11 28 (6.05%) Network Security
12 25 (5.40%) SSL
13 24 (5.18%) LDAP
14 23 (4.97%) FCoE
15 20 (4.32%) IPsec
16 17 (3.67%) NetScaler
17 15 (3.24%) Wireless
17 15 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (3.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.73%) MySQL
8 7 (1.51%) DB2
8 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.86%) Big Data
10 4 (0.86%) OpenStack Swift
11 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.43%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) Maven
3 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.22%) YourKit
General
1 68 (14.69%) Finance
2 16 (3.46%) Banking
3 14 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.08%) Retail
5 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.65%) Military
6 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (12.31%) Analyst
3 48 (10.37%) Administrator
4 39 (8.42%) Systems Administrator
5 35 (7.56%) Architect
6 31 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 24 (5.18%) Support Engineer
9 23 (4.97%) Network Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) Storage Engineer
11 20 (4.32%) Consultant
12 18 (3.89%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.67%) Project Manager
13 17 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (3.24%) Wintel Engineer
16 14 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (3.02%) Developer
17 13 (2.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.97%) HTML
2 22 (4.75%) .NET
3 18 (3.89%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.89%) JSP
4 11 (2.38%) Web Services
5 7 (1.51%) SAML
6 6 (1.30%) Middleware
7 5 (1.08%) jQuery
8 4 (0.86%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.86%) COM+
8 4 (0.86%) Kafka
8 4 (0.86%) Apache Camel
9 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.65%) JSF
10 2 (0.43%) Flash
10 2 (0.43%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.43%) ServiceStack
11 1 (0.22%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.22%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 108 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 56 (12.10%) Clustering
3 25 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.32%) Replication
5 19 (4.10%) Client/Server
6 18 (3.89%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.46%) EqualLogic
8 12 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 11 (2.38%) EMC VNX
9 11 (2.38%) HACMP
10 9 (1.94%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.73%) PKI
12 7 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.51%) iSeries
12 7 (1.51%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.30%) LPAR
14 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
14 5 (1.08%) AS400
14 5 (1.08%) NHS
14 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 259 (55.94%) Windows
2 163 (35.21%) Linux
3 124 (26.78%) UNIX
4 110 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (13.17%) Solaris
7 58 (12.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (12.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (11.02%) AIX
10 22 (4.75%) Windows 7
11 14 (3.02%) HPUX
12 12 (2.59%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.59%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.08%) zOS
13 5 (1.08%) VMS
14 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.65%) Android
16 2 (0.43%) SUSE
16 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.74%) ITIL
2 57 (12.31%) Migration
3 45 (9.72%) Change Management
4 38 (8.21%) Project Management
5 31 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (5.18%) Load Balancing
6 24 (5.18%) Change Control
7 23 (4.97%) Capacity Management
8 21 (4.54%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (4.10%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.10%) Data Migration
9 19 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (3.89%) Test Scripting
11 15 (3.24%) Software Testing
11 15 (3.24%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.24%) PRINCE2
12 13 (2.81%) Identity Management
13 11 (2.38%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (2.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.33%) SQL
2 57 (12.31%) Perl
3 41 (8.86%) Shell Script
3 41 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 26 (5.62%) Java
5 23 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.75%) Python
7 16 (3.46%) C
7 16 (3.46%) Korn
8 13 (2.81%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.81%) VBScript
9 10 (2.16%) VB
10 9 (1.94%) PHP
11 4 (0.86%) VBA
12 3 (0.65%) AWK
12 3 (0.65%) sed
12 3 (0.65%) C#
12 3 (0.65%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 71 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (5.62%) MCSE
5 25 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (4.75%) Degree
7 21 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.54%) ISTQB
8 19 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (2.81%) CCNA
11 9 (1.94%) MCP
11 9 (1.94%) MCITP
12 7 (1.51%) VCP4
12 7 (1.51%) MCSA
13 6 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (1.08%) ISEB
15 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.65%) Sun Certification
17 2 (0.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.81%) SLA
1 13 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 182 (39.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (33.69%) Active Directory
3 80 (17.28%) vSphere
4 54 (11.66%) VMware ESX
5 45 (9.72%) XenApp
6 25 (5.40%) Hyper-V
7 20 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (3.24%) vCloud
10 12 (2.59%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.59%) NFS
11 11 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
12 10 (2.16%) DFS Replication
13 9 (1.94%) Veritas File System
14 6 (1.30%) Samba
15 5 (1.08%) KVM
15 5 (1.08%) HDFS
15 5 (1.08%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 48 (10.37%) SCCM
2 31 (6.70%) Tivoli
3 28 (6.05%) SCOM
4 27 (5.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 26 (5.62%) NetBackup
6 23 (4.97%) vMotion
7 18 (3.89%) Nagios
8 14 (3.02%) WSUS
9 13 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.38%) Puppet
10 11 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (2.38%) SnapMirror
11 10 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (1.94%) SnapVault
13 7 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (1.30%) Cacti
14 6 (1.30%) Backup Exec
15 5 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 5 (1.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 277 (59.83%) VMware
2 149 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 131 (28.29%) HP
4 111 (23.97%) Citrix
5 109 (23.54%) Cisco
6 92 (19.87%) Oracle
7 75 (16.20%) Red Hat
8 66 (14.25%) EMC
9 57 (12.31%) NetApp
10 56 (12.10%) IBM
11 43 (9.29%) Dell
12 39 (8.42%) 3PAR
13 30 (6.48%) Symantec
14 29 (6.26%) Veritas
15 28 (6.05%) Juniper
15 28 (6.05%) Sun
15 28 (6.05%) Brocade
16 18 (3.89%) Veeam
16 18 (3.89%) CommVault
17 14 (3.02%) SAP
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