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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 74 94 63
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 238 164 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 1.88% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.15% 10.58% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 72 114
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£390 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £16.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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
(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 +9 96 £350 -1.40% 16
West Sussex +10 39 £420 +23.98% 4
Surrey +7 28 £345 -18.82% 12
Berkshire -18 27 £325 -14.75% 16
Oxfordshire -2 15 £320 - 8
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £500 +49.25% 4
East Sussex +14 13 £425 +30.76% 1
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Kent -16 1 £450 +30.90% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 238 (49.38%) Windows
2 232 (48.13%) VMware
3 184 (38.17%) Microsoft
4 175 (36.31%) HP
5 151 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 133 (27.59%) Linux
7 126 (26.14%) Active Directory
8 110 (22.82%) UNIX
9 107 (22.20%) Security Cleared
10 100 (20.75%) Citrix
11 99 (20.54%) SQL
12 97 (20.12%) Clustering
13 85 (17.63%) Cisco
14 81 (16.80%) MS Excel
15 80 (16.60%) ITIL
15 80 (16.60%) SC Cleared
16 79 (16.39%) Oracle
17 77 (15.98%) NAS
18 76 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 73 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 72 (14.94%) MS Exchange
21 69 (14.32%) Firewall
22 68 (14.11%) IBM
23 67 (13.90%) DNS
24 66 (13.69%) TCP/IP
24 66 (13.69%) Windows Server 2012
25 62 (12.86%) EMC
26 61 (12.66%) Hyper-V
27 56 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
28 55 (11.41%) AIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 72 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 51 (10.58%) IIS
3 33 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (3.32%) Lync
6 15 (3.11%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.28%) Apache
9 9 (1.87%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.66%) GroupWise
11 7 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.45%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.04%) JBoss
13 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (16.80%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.36%) MS Office
3 7 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 38 (7.88%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.62%) Maximo
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.45%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Office 365
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (15.98%) NAS
2 69 (14.32%) Firewall
3 67 (13.90%) DNS
4 66 (13.69%) TCP/IP
5 49 (10.17%) WAN
6 47 (9.75%) Fibre Channel
7 46 (9.54%) LAN
8 40 (8.30%) DHCP
9 26 (5.39%) VoIP
9 26 (5.39%) iSCSI
10 24 (4.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (3.73%) LDAP
12 17 (3.53%) BGP
13 16 (3.32%) FCoE
13 16 (3.32%) Network Security
14 15 (3.11%) VPN
15 14 (2.90%) SMTP
15 14 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (2.70%) VLAN
17 11 (2.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.66%) EDRMS
7 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.83%) DB2
9 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.62%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.41%) MySQL
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 7
11 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
1 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
General
1 48 (9.96%) Finance
2 14 (2.90%) Banking
3 9 (1.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.24%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.04%) Retail
6 3 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.41%) Automotive
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Publishing
7 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.21%) Games
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 59 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (10.37%) Analyst
3 44 (9.13%) Architect
4 33 (6.85%) Administrator
5 25 (5.19%) Server Engineer
6 23 (4.77%) Storage Engineer
7 21 (4.36%) Consultant
7 21 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
8 19 (3.94%) Network Engineer
8 19 (3.94%) Test Analyst
8 19 (3.94%) Technical Architect
8 19 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (3.32%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.11%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (2.90%) Developer
11 14 (2.90%) Test Specialist
12 13 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.09%) .NET
2 34 (7.05%) HTML
3 29 (6.02%) JSP
4 27 (5.60%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.11%) Middleware
6 6 (1.24%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.24%) Ajax
6 6 (1.24%) JSON
6 6 (1.24%) SOAP
6 6 (1.24%) REST
7 4 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.62%) XML
8 3 (0.62%) Flash
9 2 (0.41%) Web Services
9 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.41%) ServiceStack
9 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (20.12%) Clustering
2 27 (5.60%) Replication
3 25 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.36%) PKI
5 12 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.28%) HACMP
7 9 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.45%) EMC Centera
8 7 (1.45%) User Experience
9 6 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.83%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.83%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.83%) Symmetrix
10 4 (0.83%) Symmetrix DMX
10 4 (0.83%) DataPower
10 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 238 (49.38%) Windows
2 133 (27.59%) Linux
3 110 (22.82%) UNIX
4 76 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (13.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (11.41%) AIX
8 37 (7.68%) Solaris
9 30 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (4.77%) HPUX
11 17 (3.53%) Windows 2000
12 14 (2.90%) Windows 7
13 13 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (2.70%) Windows NT
14 10 (2.07%) SUSE
15 7 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.45%) NetWare
16 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.60%) ITIL
2 55 (11.41%) Migration
3 46 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 46 (9.54%) Knowledge Management
4 39 (8.09%) Project Management
5 37 (7.68%) Software Testing
6 31 (6.43%) Test Scripting
7 28 (5.81%) Service Delivery
8 26 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (4.98%) Service Management
10 22 (4.56%) Change Management
11 20 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.53%) Capacity Management
13 16 (3.32%) Data Migration
14 15 (3.11%) Load Balancing
14 15 (3.11%) Software Engineering
14 15 (3.11%) Change Control
15 14 (2.90%) OO
15 14 (2.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.54%) SQL
2 38 (7.88%) Perl
3 34 (7.05%) JavaScript
4 29 (6.02%) Shell Script
5 22 (4.56%) VBA
5 22 (4.56%) Java
6 21 (4.36%) C
7 19 (3.94%) C++
7 19 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.11%) Korn
9 14 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.49%) Python
11 7 (1.45%) VBScript
12 6 (1.24%) Ruby
13 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.62%) XPath
14 3 (0.62%) VB
15 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 107 (22.20%) Security Cleared
2 80 (16.60%) SC Cleared
3 56 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (10.37%) ISTQB
5 46 (9.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (8.09%) MCSE
7 38 (7.88%) DV Cleared
8 28 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (5.60%) Degree
10 17 (3.53%) CCNA
11 15 (3.11%) MCP
11 15 (3.11%) CCNP
12 10 (2.07%) MCTS
12 10 (2.07%) MCITP
13 9 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.87%) VCP4
14 8 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (1.24%) CCIE
15 6 (1.24%) MCSA
16 5 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.39%) SLA
2 10 (2.07%) QA
3 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (26.14%) Active Directory
3 61 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.09%) vSphere
5 28 (5.81%) VMware ESX
6 15 (3.11%) Terminal Services
6 15 (3.11%) Samba
7 12 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 12 (2.49%) XenApp
7 12 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.07%) ISA Server
9 9 (1.87%) GPFS
10 8 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.04%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.04%) NFS
11 5 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (1.04%) Firmware
12 4 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (9.13%) SCCM
2 26 (5.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 23 (4.77%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (4.56%) SCOM
5 18 (3.73%) Tivoli
6 16 (3.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (2.70%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.70%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.28%) BladeLogic
8 11 (2.28%) ARCserve
9 9 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.66%) Nagios
11 7 (1.45%) WSUS
11 7 (1.45%) SCSM
12 6 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 6 (1.24%) OpenView
13 5 (1.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 232 (48.13%) VMware
2 184 (38.17%) Microsoft
3 175 (36.31%) HP
4 100 (20.75%) Citrix
5 85 (17.63%) Cisco
6 79 (16.39%) Oracle
7 68 (14.11%) IBM
8 62 (12.86%) EMC
9 53 (11.00%) Red Hat
10 50 (10.37%) NetApp
11 48 (9.96%) 3PAR
12 35 (7.26%) Veritas
13 30 (6.22%) Brocade
14 26 (5.39%) Symantec
14 26 (5.39%) Dell
15 22 (4.56%) Sun
15 22 (4.56%) Juniper
16 19 (3.94%) Hitachi
17 15 (3.11%) CA
18 14 (2.90%) CheckPoint
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £160.12 per week
Posted: 22 days ago