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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 75 100 72
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 244 163 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 1.72% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.86% 9.81% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 73 101
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
2058 1661 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.23% 17.53% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 694 634
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 160
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.79% +5.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +7 89 £350 -3.44% 13
West Sussex +8 39 £420 +20.86% 6
Surrey +10 32 £364 -14.41% 17
Berkshire -21 27 £425 +6.25% 17
Oxfordshire - 20 £320 - 3
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £500 +66.66% 2
East Sussex +5 13 £388 +10.55% 2
Kent -5 3 £488 +23.80%
Middlesex -1 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 244 (50.73%) Windows
2 225 (46.78%) VMware
3 179 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 174 (36.17%) HP
5 147 (30.56%) Linux
6 146 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 130 (27.03%) Active Directory
8 112 (23.28%) UNIX
9 104 (21.62%) Security Cleared
10 103 (21.41%) Clustering
11 99 (20.58%) SQL
12 94 (19.54%) Citrix
13 82 (17.05%) Cisco
14 81 (16.84%) Oracle
15 80 (16.63%) DNS
16 79 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
17 78 (16.22%) SC Cleared
17 78 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 77 (16.01%) Windows Server 2003
19 76 (15.80%) Firewall
20 75 (15.59%) MS Excel
21 73 (15.18%) MS Exchange
22 71 (14.76%) NAS
23 69 (14.35%) ITIL
24 66 (13.72%) IBM
24 66 (13.72%) TCP/IP
24 66 (13.72%) Migration
25 60 (12.47%) Red Hat
26 59 (12.27%) Hyper-V
26 59 (12.27%) EMC

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 73 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 51 (10.60%) IIS
3 35 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (3.95%) Lync
6 16 (3.33%) Apache
7 15 (3.12%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.08%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.66%) GroupWise
12 7 (1.46%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.25%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (1.04%) JBoss
14 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (15.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.33%) MS Office
3 7 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (7.28%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.83%) Maximo
3 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.46%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Office 365
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (16.63%) DNS
2 76 (15.80%) Firewall
3 71 (14.76%) NAS
4 66 (13.72%) TCP/IP
5 54 (11.23%) WAN
6 49 (10.19%) Fibre Channel
7 43 (8.94%) LAN
8 39 (8.11%) DHCP
9 28 (5.82%) iSCSI
10 26 (5.41%) VoIP
11 23 (4.78%) LDAP
12 21 (4.37%) VPN
13 20 (4.16%) Network Security
14 18 (3.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (3.74%) BGP
15 16 (3.33%) FCoE
16 15 (3.12%) VLAN
16 15 (3.12%) SMTP
17 14 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.57%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.46%) EDRMS
7 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.46%) MySQL
8 6 (1.25%) DB2
8 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.62%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.42%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.21%) YourKit
3 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (10.81%) Finance
2 12 (2.49%) Banking
3 10 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.25%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.83%) Retail
6 3 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Publishing
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Games
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (9.36%) Analyst
3 42 (8.73%) Architect
4 31 (6.44%) Administrator
5 30 (6.24%) Server Engineer
6 24 (4.99%) Consultant
7 21 (4.37%) Network Engineer
8 20 (4.16%) Storage Engineer
9 18 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (3.33%) Test Analyst
11 16 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (3.33%) Developer
11 16 (3.33%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 15 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
13 14 (2.91%) UNIX Engineer
13 14 (2.91%) Test Specialist
14 13 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.48%) .NET
2 31 (6.44%) HTML
3 25 (5.20%) JSP
4 24 (4.99%) ASP.NET
5 13 (2.70%) Middleware
6 6 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.04%) REST
7 5 (1.04%) JSON
7 5 (1.04%) Ajax
7 5 (1.04%) SOAP
8 4 (0.83%) XML
8 4 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.83%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.62%) Flash
10 2 (0.42%) Web Services
10 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.42%) ServiceStack
11 1 (0.21%) Spring Integration
11 1 (0.21%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 103 (21.41%) Clustering
2 29 (6.03%) Replication
3 28 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.99%) Private Cloud
5 21 (4.37%) PKI
6 14 (2.91%) HACMP
7 12 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.25%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.25%) User Experience
11 5 (1.04%) DataPower
11 5 (1.04%) EMC Centera
11 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.04%) NHS
12 4 (0.83%) Device Driver
12 4 (0.83%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.83%) Symmetrix
12 4 (0.83%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 244 (50.73%) Windows
2 147 (30.56%) Linux
3 112 (23.28%) UNIX
4 79 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (16.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (12.06%) AIX
8 42 (8.73%) Solaris
9 35 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (5.20%) HPUX
11 14 (2.91%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.70%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.87%) SUSE
13 9 (1.87%) Windows NT
14 8 (1.66%) NetWare
14 8 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.25%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.35%) ITIL
2 66 (13.72%) Migration
3 45 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (8.94%) Knowledge Management
5 37 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 34 (7.07%) Project Management
7 27 (5.61%) Test Scripting
8 26 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.20%) Service Delivery
10 24 (4.99%) Service Management
11 23 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (4.57%) Load Balancing
13 20 (4.16%) Change Management
14 19 (3.95%) Data Migration
15 18 (3.74%) Change Control
15 18 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
15 18 (3.74%) Capacity Management
16 15 (3.12%) Performance Testing
16 15 (3.12%) Software Engineering
17 13 (2.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.58%) SQL
2 41 (8.52%) Perl
3 31 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.24%) Shell Script
5 25 (5.20%) Java
6 23 (4.78%) PowerShell
6 23 (4.78%) C
7 22 (4.57%) VBA
8 19 (3.95%) C++
9 16 (3.33%) Korn
10 14 (2.91%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.70%) Python
12 7 (1.46%) VBScript
13 5 (1.04%) Ruby
13 5 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.83%) VB
14 4 (0.83%) XPath
15 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.42%) C#
Qualifications
1 104 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 56 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (9.77%) ISTQB
5 43 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (8.11%) MCSE
7 36 (7.48%) DV Cleared
8 27 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (4.57%) Degree
10 17 (3.53%) MCP
10 17 (3.53%) CCNA
11 13 (2.70%) CCNP
12 11 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.08%) MCTS
13 10 (2.08%) MCITP
14 8 (1.66%) MCSA
14 8 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (1.25%) CCIE
16 5 (1.04%) CEH
16 5 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.99%) SLA
2 10 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (27.03%) Active Directory
3 59 (12.27%) Hyper-V
4 42 (8.73%) vSphere
5 23 (4.78%) VMware ESX
6 19 (3.95%) Samba
7 16 (3.33%) XenApp
8 14 (2.91%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (2.08%) GPFS
11 8 (1.66%) NFS
11 8 (1.66%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.25%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.25%) Firmware
13 5 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 51 (10.60%) SCCM
2 26 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 24 (4.99%) SCOM
4 23 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (4.37%) Tivoli
6 17 (3.53%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (2.70%) NetBackup
8 12 (2.49%) Nagios
9 11 (2.29%) HP Data Protector
10 10 (2.08%) ARCserve
11 9 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (1.66%) OpenView
12 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.46%) Puppet
13 7 (1.46%) SCSM
13 7 (1.46%) vMotion
13 7 (1.46%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (1.25%) BladeLogic
14 6 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 225 (46.78%) VMware
2 179 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 174 (36.17%) HP
4 94 (19.54%) Citrix
5 82 (17.05%) Cisco
6 81 (16.84%) Oracle
7 66 (13.72%) IBM
8 60 (12.47%) Red Hat
9 59 (12.27%) EMC
10 54 (11.23%) 3PAR
11 53 (11.02%) NetApp
12 39 (8.11%) Veritas
13 34 (7.07%) Brocade
14 27 (5.61%) Dell
15 25 (5.20%) Sun
16 24 (4.99%) Juniper
17 17 (3.53%) Symantec
17 17 (3.53%) Hitachi
18 14 (2.91%) CheckPoint
19 13 (2.70%) F5
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