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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 74 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 248 187 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.70% 2.22% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 12.95% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 100 116
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£375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.65 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 0 113 £363 +0.34% 18
Berkshire -3 41 £325 -18.75% 18
Surrey +16 34 £380 +19.21% 12
East Sussex +2 18 £425 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £500 +35.13% 8
West Sussex -4 14 £450 +100.00% 4
Oxfordshire -11 6 £375 - 5
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Kent -20 1 £450 +73.07% 4
Home Counties - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 270 (52.33%) VMware
2 268 (51.94%) Windows
3 187 (36.24%) Microsoft
4 157 (30.43%) HP
5 156 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 151 (29.26%) Active Directory
7 133 (25.78%) Linux
8 120 (23.26%) Security Cleared
9 114 (22.09%) UNIX
10 113 (21.90%) Citrix
11 107 (20.74%) Cisco
12 106 (20.54%) SQL
13 104 (20.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 101 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 96 (18.60%) ITIL
16 93 (18.02%) MS Excel
17 91 (17.64%) Oracle
18 86 (16.67%) NAS
19 85 (16.47%) SC Cleared
20 80 (15.50%) TCP/IP
20 80 (15.50%) Firewall
21 79 (15.31%) Clustering
22 75 (14.53%) MS Exchange
23 72 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
24 69 (13.37%) EMC
25 68 (13.18%) IBM
25 68 (13.18%) DNS
26 66 (12.79%) SQL Server
27 60 (11.63%) LAN
28 57 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 75 (14.53%) MS Exchange
2 57 (11.05%) IIS
3 36 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (2.33%) Lync
8 11 (2.13%) Apache
8 11 (2.13%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.74%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.55%) GroupWise
12 7 (1.36%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.16%) JBoss
13 6 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.97%) SAS
15 4 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 93 (18.02%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.26%) MS Office
3 8 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.16%) SaaS
3 3 (0.58%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (16.67%) NAS
2 80 (15.50%) TCP/IP
2 80 (15.50%) Firewall
3 68 (13.18%) DNS
4 60 (11.63%) LAN
5 52 (10.08%) WAN
6 45 (8.72%) DHCP
7 37 (7.17%) Fibre Channel
8 26 (5.04%) iSCSI
8 26 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (4.26%) BGP
10 22 (4.26%) VPN
10 22 (4.26%) VoIP
11 20 (3.88%) VLAN
12 19 (3.68%) LDAP
13 17 (3.29%) FCoE
14 16 (3.10%) SMTP
15 15 (2.91%) MPLS
16 14 (2.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.71%) EDRMS
6 13 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.97%) DB2
11 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.58%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 7
13 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 52 (10.08%) Finance
2 21 (4.07%) Banking
3 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.16%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.16%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Back Office
6 5 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.58%) Military
8 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Automotive
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (10.66%) Analyst
3 48 (9.30%) Architect
4 41 (7.95%) Administrator
5 28 (5.43%) Consultant
6 24 (4.65%) Technical Architect
7 23 (4.46%) Network Engineer
8 22 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (3.88%) Storage Engineer
9 20 (3.88%) Server Engineer
9 20 (3.88%) Test Analyst
9 20 (3.88%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.49%) Test Specialist
10 18 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
12 16 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (2.91%) UNIX Engineer
14 12 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.14%) .NET
2 35 (6.78%) HTML
3 31 (6.01%) JSP
4 29 (5.62%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.88%) Middleware
6 6 (1.16%) Ajax
6 6 (1.16%) JSON
6 6 (1.16%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.16%) SOAP
6 6 (1.16%) REST
7 5 (0.97%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.78%) COM+
9 3 (0.58%) Flash
9 3 (0.58%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.39%) XML
11 1 (0.19%) ServiceStack
11 1 (0.19%) Web Services
11 1 (0.19%) CGI
11 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.31%) Clustering
2 32 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.84%) PKI
3 25 (4.84%) Replication
4 18 (3.49%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.94%) User Experience
7 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.55%) HACMP
9 7 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.36%) EMC Centera
10 6 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.78%) DataPower
11 4 (0.78%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.58%) iPad
12 3 (0.58%) Statistics
12 3 (0.58%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 268 (51.94%) Windows
2 133 (25.78%) Linux
3 114 (22.09%) UNIX
4 104 (20.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 101 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (10.66%) AIX
8 39 (7.56%) Solaris
9 30 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (4.07%) Windows 7
11 17 (3.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (2.91%) SUSE
13 14 (2.71%) Windows 2000
14 13 (2.52%) Windows NT
15 10 (1.94%) HPUX
16 8 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.97%) CentOS
18 4 (0.78%) Android
18 4 (0.78%) NetWare
19 3 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.60%) ITIL
2 53 (10.27%) Migration
3 49 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (8.91%) Knowledge Management
5 37 (7.17%) Software Testing
6 36 (6.98%) Test Scripting
6 36 (6.98%) Project Management
7 33 (6.40%) Service Delivery
8 29 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (5.23%) Service Management
10 26 (5.04%) Change Management
11 25 (4.84%) Load Balancing
12 24 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (3.49%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.10%) ITSM
15 14 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (2.71%) Network Design
15 14 (2.71%) Business Continuity
15 14 (2.71%) OO
16 13 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.54%) SQL
2 35 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 35 (6.78%) Perl
3 33 (6.40%) PowerShell
4 28 (5.43%) Shell Script
5 21 (4.07%) Java
6 20 (3.88%) VBScript
6 20 (3.88%) VBA
7 19 (3.68%) C++
8 17 (3.29%) C
9 13 (2.52%) Korn
10 12 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.94%) Python
12 6 (1.16%) Ruby
12 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.58%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.39%) XPath
14 2 (0.39%) C#
14 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 85 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 57 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (9.69%) ISTQB
5 45 (8.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 42 (8.14%) MCSE
8 35 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (6.40%) Degree
10 22 (4.26%) CCNA
11 20 (3.88%) CCNP
12 14 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.94%) MCTS
13 10 (1.94%) MCP
14 9 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (1.55%) MCITP
16 5 (0.97%) MCSA
16 5 (0.97%) CCIE
16 5 (0.97%) ISEB
16 5 (0.97%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.81%) SLA
2 10 (1.94%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 156 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (29.26%) Active Directory
3 49 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.30%) vSphere
5 28 (5.43%) VMware ESX
6 25 (4.84%) ISA Server
7 23 (4.46%) Terminal Services
8 17 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.10%) XenDesktop
9 16 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 16 (3.10%) Samba
10 15 (2.91%) XenApp
11 12 (2.33%) UAG
12 10 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.16%) Firmware
14 6 (1.16%) NFS
15 5 (0.97%) GPFS
15 5 (0.97%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.97%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (7.56%) SCCM
2 29 (5.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 29 (5.62%) SCOM
3 23 (4.46%) NetBackup
4 21 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (3.68%) Backup Exec
6 17 (3.29%) Tivoli
7 15 (2.91%) BladeLogic
7 15 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.13%) ARCserve
11 9 (1.74%) WSUS
12 8 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (1.55%) Nagios
13 6 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 6 (1.16%) Puppet
14 5 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 270 (52.33%) VMware
2 187 (36.24%) Microsoft
3 157 (30.43%) HP
4 113 (21.90%) Citrix
5 107 (20.74%) Cisco
6 91 (17.64%) Oracle
7 69 (13.37%) EMC
8 68 (13.18%) IBM
9 53 (10.27%) Red Hat
10 52 (10.08%) NetApp
11 48 (9.30%) 3PAR
12 39 (7.56%) Symantec
13 35 (6.78%) Veritas
14 29 (5.62%) Juniper
15 28 (5.43%) Brocade
16 27 (5.23%) Dell
17 26 (5.04%) F5
18 24 (4.65%) Sun
19 21 (4.07%) SolarWinds
20 18 (3.49%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £450.00 - £485.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago