The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 56 87
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +31
Contract jobs citing SAN 201 255 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.19% 3.01% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 16.37% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 146 74
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.75 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.51% +8.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.90 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.40 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1708 1558 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.61% 18.42% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 692 566
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.20 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
England

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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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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
Hampshire +14 97 £347 -17.25% 10
Surrey -31 23 £450 +28.57% 16
Berkshire -53 23 £400 +19.40% 15
West Sussex +5 18 £305 -21.79% 3
Oxfordshire +8 13 £343 +5.38% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 12 £325 - 3
East Sussex -1 7 £250 -20.08% 1
Kent -11 3 £413 +26.92% 3
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 216 (55.10%) Windows
2 188 (47.96%) VMware
3 139 (35.46%) Microsoft
4 127 (32.40%) HP
5 124 (31.63%) Security Cleared
6 115 (29.34%) Active Directory
7 106 (27.04%) SQL
8 101 (25.77%) Linux
9 94 (23.98%) Oracle
10 93 (23.72%) SC Cleared
11 92 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 88 (22.45%) Cisco
12 88 (22.45%) Citrix
13 87 (22.19%) UNIX
14 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 77 (19.64%) EMC
16 72 (18.37%) Firewall
17 70 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
18 66 (16.84%) ITIL
19 64 (16.33%) TCP/IP
20 62 (15.82%) LAN
20 62 (15.82%) WAN
21 59 (15.05%) MS Exchange
22 55 (14.03%) Java
23 53 (13.52%) SQL Server
24 50 (12.76%) NetApp
25 48 (12.24%) MS Excel
26 47 (11.99%) vSphere
27 46 (11.73%) NAS
28 45 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 59 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.65%) IIS
4 21 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.04%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.79%) Lync
11 6 (1.53%) Apache
12 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.02%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.26%) CICS
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.26%) Documentum
Applications
1 48 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.65%) MS Office
3 18 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.04%) MS Project
5 4 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (5.87%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.85%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (2.30%) Maximo
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) Office 365
1 5 (1.28%) SaaS
2 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.37%) Firewall
2 64 (16.33%) TCP/IP
3 62 (15.82%) LAN
3 62 (15.82%) WAN
4 46 (11.73%) NAS
5 43 (10.97%) DNS
6 25 (6.38%) DHCP
6 25 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
7 22 (5.61%) iSCSI
8 20 (5.10%) LDAP
9 15 (3.83%) MPLS
9 15 (3.83%) Internet
10 14 (3.57%) Wireless
11 13 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (3.06%) VLAN
12 12 (3.06%) Network Security
13 10 (2.55%) HTTP
14 8 (2.04%) Connectrix
15 7 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.34%) Oracle Database
2 17 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.79%) EDRMS
7 7 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.79%) MySQL
8 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.53%) SQLPlus
8 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.51%) DB2
10 2 (0.51%) OLTP
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.81%) LoadRunner
2 8 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.02%) YourKit
4 4 (1.02%) Toad
4 4 (1.02%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.02%) StarTeam
4 4 (1.02%) Maven
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (6.89%) Finance
2 15 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.28%) Billing
5 4 (1.02%) Military
6 3 (0.77%) Banking
6 3 (0.77%) Retail
6 3 (0.77%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) Games
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.26%) International Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (12.24%) Analyst
2 47 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (9.69%) Architect
4 34 (8.67%) Consultant
5 27 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.63%) Administrator
7 18 (4.59%) Storage Engineer
7 18 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.83%) Test Manager
10 14 (3.57%) DBA
10 14 (3.57%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.06%) Tester
11 12 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.81%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.55%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.55%) IT Security Analyst
13 10 (2.55%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.91%) HTML
2 27 (6.89%) .NET
3 25 (6.38%) JSP
4 23 (5.87%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.79%) Middleware
5 7 (1.79%) Web Services
6 5 (1.28%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.02%) Spring Integration
7 4 (1.02%) CSS
7 4 (1.02%) SAML
7 4 (1.02%) jQuery
7 4 (1.02%) Lucene
7 4 (1.02%) Spring
8 3 (0.77%) Spring MVC
8 3 (0.77%) JPA
8 3 (0.77%) Flash
8 3 (0.77%) Struts
9 2 (0.51%) Java EE
9 2 (0.51%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.20%) Clustering
2 18 (4.59%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.55%) HACMP
4 8 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.04%) Replication
5 7 (1.79%) CESG
5 7 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.53%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.53%) PKI
6 6 (1.53%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.28%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.28%) Open Source
8 4 (1.02%) EMC Centera
9 2 (0.51%) iPad
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.26%) Online Games
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 216 (55.10%) Windows
2 101 (25.77%) Linux
3 87 (22.19%) UNIX
4 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 28 (7.14%) AIX
8 27 (6.89%) Solaris
8 27 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (4.59%) Windows XP
10 14 (3.57%) Windows 2000
11 13 (3.32%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (2.04%) HPUX
14 7 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.28%) NetWare
16 3 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.77%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.84%) ITIL
2 36 (9.18%) Migration
3 25 (6.38%) Service Delivery
4 22 (5.61%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.36%) Project Management
5 21 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (5.10%) Performance Management
6 20 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (4.85%) Capacity Management
7 19 (4.85%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (4.59%) Load Balancing
9 17 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (4.34%) CRM
10 16 (4.08%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.57%) Service Management
11 14 (3.57%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.06%) Change Control
14 11 (2.81%) Change Management
14 11 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 106 (27.04%) SQL
2 55 (14.03%) Java
3 28 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.89%) Perl
4 27 (6.89%) Shell Script
5 26 (6.63%) VB
6 23 (5.87%) C#
6 23 (5.87%) Korn
7 22 (5.61%) C
8 14 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.57%) Python
8 14 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.30%) C++
10 9 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.04%) PHP
12 6 (1.53%) Ruby
13 5 (1.28%) VBScript
14 3 (0.77%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (31.63%) Security Cleared
2 93 (23.72%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (11.22%) ISTQB
5 40 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (9.95%) CCNA
7 36 (9.18%) MCSE
8 33 (8.42%) DV Cleared
9 28 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 16 (4.08%) MCP
12 12 (3.06%) Degree
12 12 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.81%) CEH
13 11 (2.81%) CISSP
14 10 (2.55%) CCNP
15 8 (2.04%) MCSA
15 8 (2.04%) MCITP
16 7 (1.79%) MCTS
16 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.34%) SLA
2 15 (3.83%) QA
3 6 (1.53%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.77%) BS7799
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 92 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (11.99%) vSphere
4 40 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 24 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (4.08%) XenApp
7 15 (3.83%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 10 (2.55%) NLBS
9 8 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (1.79%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.79%) vCloud
11 6 (1.53%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.28%) Xen
12 5 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.28%) NFS
12 5 (1.28%) GPFS
12 5 (1.28%) OCFS2
13 4 (1.02%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 35 (8.93%) SCCM
2 24 (6.12%) Tivoli
3 22 (5.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (5.10%) SCOM
5 16 (4.08%) WSUS
5 16 (4.08%) Backup Exec
6 12 (3.06%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (2.55%) Nessus
8 9 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.28%) MOM
11 4 (1.02%) Puppet
12 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 188 (47.96%) VMware
2 139 (35.46%) Microsoft
3 127 (32.40%) HP
4 94 (23.98%) Oracle
5 88 (22.45%) Cisco
5 88 (22.45%) Citrix
6 77 (19.64%) EMC
7 50 (12.76%) NetApp
8 45 (11.48%) IBM
9 34 (8.67%) Red Hat
10 29 (7.40%) Brocade
11 22 (5.61%) Sun
12 21 (5.36%) Symantec
13 20 (5.10%) McAfee
14 18 (4.59%) 3PAR
15 17 (4.34%) Juniper
16 14 (3.57%) Dell
17 13 (3.32%) Hitachi
17 13 (3.32%) CheckPoint
18 11 (2.81%) Veeam
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