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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 81 62 80
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing SAN 220 268 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.58% 2.83% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 13.58% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 148 94
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.29 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +44.44%
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
1740 1973 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.41% 20.82% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 956 639
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 117 124
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £57.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Hampshire -17 72 £411 +9.66% 7
Surrey +18 65 £365 +4.28% 18
Berkshire +4 34 £350 +7.69% 17
Buckinghamshire +14 16 £400 -20.00% 5
East Sussex +5 13 £320 -24.70% 4
West Sussex -15 7 £335 -15.18% 1
Kent -5 4 £388 -13.88% 5
Oxfordshire -1 2 £325 +1.56% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 175 (49.58%) Windows
2 160 (45.33%) VMware
3 149 (42.21%) Linux
4 109 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 106 (30.03%) Unix
6 103 (29.18%) Microsoft
7 91 (25.78%) EMC
7 91 (25.78%) Oracle
8 90 (25.50%) Windows Server
9 89 (25.21%) HP
10 87 (24.65%) Data Centre
11 84 (23.80%) NAS
12 82 (23.23%) Active Directory
13 81 (22.95%) Cisco
14 80 (22.66%) Security Cleared
15 73 (20.68%) Red Hat
16 71 (20.11%) Firewall
17 67 (18.98%) SC Cleared
18 65 (18.41%) SQL Server
19 60 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 57 (16.15%) Finance
21 53 (15.01%) Disaster Recovery
21 53 (15.01%) ITIL
21 53 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 53 (15.01%) Windows Server 2012
22 51 (14.45%) Hyper-V
22 51 (14.45%) SQL
23 48 (13.60%) LAN
24 46 (13.03%) Solaris
24 46 (13.03%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 42 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.95%) Apache
4 19 (5.38%) IIS
5 16 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.68%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.70%) JBoss
9 5 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.42%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 37 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.55%) MS Office
3 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Line 500
4 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.83%) Office 365
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (23.80%) NAS
2 71 (20.11%) Firewall
3 48 (13.60%) LAN
4 46 (13.03%) TCP/IP
5 43 (12.18%) DNS
6 33 (9.35%) Fibre Channel
7 31 (8.78%) WAN
8 28 (7.93%) VLAN
9 22 (6.23%) LDAP
9 22 (6.23%) VPN
10 21 (5.95%) MPLS
11 19 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (4.82%) IPsec
12 17 (4.82%) Multicast
13 16 (4.53%) DHCP
13 16 (4.53%) SSL
14 15 (4.25%) iSCSI
14 15 (4.25%) SSH
15 14 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (3.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) MySQL
3 12 (3.40%) OLTP
4 11 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.12%) VLDB
5 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.42%) Big Data
8 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.42%) OpenStack Swift
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.13%) DB2
9 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 57 (16.15%) Finance
2 21 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.53%) Banking
4 12 (3.40%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (1.13%) Local Government
7 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (16.71%) Administrator
2 51 (14.45%) Architect
3 41 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (10.76%) Systems Administrator
5 36 (10.20%) Support Engineer
6 29 (8.22%) Unix Administrator
7 23 (6.52%) Analyst
7 23 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (5.38%) Storage Administrator
8 19 (5.38%) Technical Architect
9 17 (4.82%) Linux Administrator
9 17 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.82%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 15 (4.25%) Unix Engineer
11 14 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (3.97%) Consultant
11 14 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.68%) Storage Engineer
12 13 (3.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.68%) .NET
2 11 (3.12%) HTML
3 7 (1.98%) SAML
4 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.70%) Middleware
5 5 (1.42%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.42%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.42%) jQuery
5 5 (1.42%) Kafka
6 4 (1.13%) JMS
6 4 (1.13%) SOAP
6 4 (1.13%) Web Services
7 3 (0.85%) COM+
7 3 (0.85%) JSF
7 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.57%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.28%) LAMP
9 1 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (24.65%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.07%) Clustering
3 21 (5.95%) EMC VMAX
3 21 (5.95%) EMC VNX
4 18 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.53%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (3.12%) VCE vBlock
9 10 (2.83%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.83%) PKI
10 8 (2.27%) Replication
11 7 (1.98%) HACMP
12 6 (1.70%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.42%) EqualLogic
13 5 (1.42%) LPAR
14 4 (1.13%) Cryptography
14 4 (1.13%) Symmetrix DMX
14 4 (1.13%) Web 2.0
14 4 (1.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 175 (49.58%) Windows
2 149 (42.21%) Linux
3 106 (30.03%) Unix
4 90 (25.50%) Windows Server
5 60 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (15.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (13.03%) Solaris
8 37 (10.48%) AIX
9 34 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.53%) HPUX
11 15 (4.25%) Windows 7
12 13 (3.68%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.42%) SUSE
13 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.13%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.85%) NetWare
15 3 (0.85%) VMS
15 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.01%) Disaster Recovery
1 53 (15.01%) ITIL
2 45 (12.75%) Migration
3 41 (11.61%) High Availability
4 26 (7.37%) Service Management
5 22 (6.23%) Project Management
6 20 (5.67%) Change Control
7 18 (5.10%) Load Balancing
8 17 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (4.53%) Change Management
9 16 (4.53%) CRM
9 16 (4.53%) Service Delivery
9 16 (4.53%) TOGAF
10 14 (3.97%) Converged Infrastructure
10 14 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.68%) DevOps
12 12 (3.40%) Identity Management
13 11 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (2.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.45%) SQL
2 27 (7.65%) Shell Script
3 21 (5.95%) Perl
4 13 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.40%) Java
5 12 (3.40%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.40%) Korn
6 10 (2.83%) C
7 6 (1.70%) AWK
7 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.42%) sed
9 4 (1.13%) VB
10 3 (0.85%) PHP
10 3 (0.85%) VBA
11 2 (0.57%) Python
12 1 (0.28%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (22.66%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.98%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (8.22%) DV Cleared
5 21 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (5.10%) CCNA
7 17 (4.82%) Degree
7 17 (4.82%) MCSE
8 13 (3.68%) MCSA
9 11 (3.12%) ISTQB
9 11 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (2.83%) MCP
11 7 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.13%) CCNP
12 4 (1.13%) ISEB
12 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.85%) CEH
13 3 (0.85%) CISSP
13 3 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.52%) SLA
2 8 (2.27%) QA
3 4 (1.13%) COBIT
3 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (23.23%) Active Directory
3 51 (14.45%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.05%) vSphere
5 23 (6.52%) VMware ESX
6 21 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 12 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.83%) NFS
8 10 (2.83%) XenApp
9 8 (2.27%) GlusterFS
10 7 (1.98%) RHEV
10 7 (1.98%) Veritas File System
11 6 (1.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (1.42%) vCloud
13 4 (1.13%) Firmware
13 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 28 (7.93%) NetBackup
2 18 (5.10%) EMC NetWorker
2 18 (5.10%) HP Data Protector
2 18 (5.10%) SCCM
3 17 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (3.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 12 (3.40%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (2.83%) SCOM
6 10 (2.83%) Simpana
6 10 (2.83%) Tivoli
7 9 (2.55%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (2.27%) vRealize
8 8 (2.27%) WSUS
9 7 (1.98%) vMotion
10 6 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.13%) OpenView
11 4 (1.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 160 (45.33%) VMware
2 103 (29.18%) Microsoft
3 91 (25.78%) EMC
3 91 (25.78%) Oracle
4 89 (25.21%) HP
5 81 (22.95%) Cisco
6 73 (20.68%) Red Hat
7 44 (12.46%) NetApp
8 39 (11.05%) Brocade
8 39 (11.05%) Citrix
9 36 (10.20%) Sun
10 32 (9.07%) Veritas
11 25 (7.08%) Symantec
12 24 (6.80%) IBM
13 21 (5.95%) 3PAR
14 19 (5.38%) Dell
14 19 (5.38%) StorageTek
15 14 (3.97%) CommVault
16 13 (3.68%) Palo Alto
16 13 (3.68%) SAP
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