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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 89 68 91
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Contract jobs citing SAN 193 212 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 2.53% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 13.07% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 115 83
Average daily rate £360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.33 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.02% -49.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £12.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +35 75 £363 -9.37% 17
Berkshire -16 48 £400 +60.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -14 25 £300 +26.31% 4
Surrey -22 23 £400 +14.28% 16
West Sussex +8 13 £355 +5.18% 2
Kent +4 3 £394 +21.15% 3
Middlesex -18 3 £300 -47.68%
Oxfordshire -7 2 £338 +12.50% 9
East Sussex -23 1 £351 -33.23%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 227 (59.58%) Windows
2 214 (56.17%) VMware
3 131 (34.38%) Active Directory
4 121 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 108 (28.35%) HP
5 108 (28.35%) Microsoft
6 95 (24.93%) Linux
7 94 (24.67%) Citrix
8 88 (23.10%) Cisco
9 87 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 83 (21.78%) UNIX
11 78 (20.47%) MS Exchange
12 77 (20.21%) IBM
13 75 (19.69%) EMC
14 74 (19.42%) DNS
15 69 (18.11%) Security Cleared
16 66 (17.32%) LAN
17 65 (17.06%) vSphere
18 64 (16.80%) Windows Server 2003
19 63 (16.54%) Firewall
20 61 (16.01%) ITIL
21 60 (15.75%) NetApp
22 59 (15.49%) SQL
23 57 (14.96%) SQL Server
24 55 (14.44%) WAN
24 55 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
25 53 (13.91%) Solaris
25 53 (13.91%) Brocade
26 52 (13.65%) SC Cleared
27 51 (13.39%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 55 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (9.71%) IIS
4 24 (6.30%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.77%) Tomcat
5 22 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (5.25%) Apache
7 16 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.94%) WebSphere
9 13 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.79%) Lync
14 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 38 (9.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.41%) MS Office
3 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.05%) MS Project
4 4 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Maximo
2 8 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.42%) DNS
2 66 (17.32%) LAN
3 63 (16.54%) Firewall
4 55 (14.44%) WAN
5 51 (13.39%) TCP/IP
6 44 (11.55%) DHCP
7 39 (10.24%) NAS
8 32 (8.40%) VPN
9 26 (6.82%) LDAP
9 26 (6.82%) Connectrix
10 24 (6.30%) MPLS
11 23 (6.04%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (5.51%) iSCSI
12 21 (5.51%) HTTP
12 21 (5.51%) Internet
13 16 (4.20%) SMTP
14 10 (2.62%) VLAN
15 8 (2.10%) SSL
15 8 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.10%) MySQL
3 8 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.31%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.79%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.52%) OLTP
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.31%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.05%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.05%) Toad
3 4 (1.05%) Maven
4 1 (0.26%) Introscope
General
1 45 (11.81%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.41%) Banking
4 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.57%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.05%) French Language
5 4 (1.05%) German Language
5 4 (1.05%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.52%) Military
7 2 (0.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (9.97%) Administrator
2 37 (9.71%) Consultant
3 32 (8.40%) Project Manager
3 32 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (7.61%) Support Engineer
5 26 (6.82%) Architect
6 25 (6.56%) Analyst
7 18 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (4.46%) Technical Manager
8 17 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.20%) Storage Engineer
10 14 (3.67%) Technical Project Manager
10 14 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.41%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.15%) DBA
12 12 (3.15%) Server Engineer
12 12 (3.15%) Storage Consultant
12 12 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (2.89%) Build Engineer
13 11 (2.89%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.04%) HTML
2 21 (5.51%) .NET
3 19 (4.99%) Middleware
4 16 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 16 (4.20%) JSP
5 7 (1.84%) Web Services
6 4 (1.05%) Spring Integration
6 4 (1.05%) Struts
6 4 (1.05%) CSS
6 4 (1.05%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.05%) Spring
6 4 (1.05%) Lucene
6 4 (1.05%) jQuery
7 3 (0.79%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.52%) Flash
8 2 (0.52%) VXML
8 2 (0.52%) SAML
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.52%) JPA
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.50%) Clustering
2 24 (6.30%) Replication
3 18 (4.72%) EMC Centera
3 18 (4.72%) CLARiiON
4 11 (2.89%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.62%) HACMP
6 7 (1.84%) CESG
7 6 (1.57%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.31%) PKI
9 4 (1.05%) IPTV
9 4 (1.05%) Symmetrix DMX
10 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.52%) IVR
11 2 (0.52%) LPAR
11 2 (0.52%) Open Source
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 227 (59.58%) Windows
2 95 (24.93%) Linux
3 87 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (21.78%) UNIX
5 64 (16.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (13.91%) Solaris
7 50 (13.12%) AIX
8 42 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (10.24%) Windows 7
10 25 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.46%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.15%) HPUX
13 11 (2.89%) SUSE
14 8 (2.10%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.79%) NetWare
17 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.01%) ITIL
2 42 (11.02%) Migration
3 37 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (8.92%) Project Management
5 27 (7.09%) PRINCE2
6 26 (6.82%) Service Management
7 22 (5.77%) Performance Management
8 19 (4.99%) Problem Management
8 19 (4.99%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.46%) Software Testing
9 17 (4.46%) Change Control
10 16 (4.20%) Change Management
11 15 (3.94%) Capacity Management
12 14 (3.67%) Budget Control
12 14 (3.67%) Knowledge Management
13 13 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
14 12 (3.15%) Network Management
14 12 (3.15%) Load Balancing
15 11 (2.89%) Incident Management
15 11 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.49%) SQL
2 39 (10.24%) Shell Script
3 21 (5.51%) Korn
4 20 (5.25%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.99%) Java
6 17 (4.46%) Perl
7 12 (3.15%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.89%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.62%) C
10 9 (2.36%) Python
10 9 (2.36%) VB
10 9 (2.36%) VBA
11 8 (2.10%) C#
12 7 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.31%) PHP
15 3 (0.79%) Ruby
15 3 (0.79%) AWK
15 3 (0.79%) C++
16 2 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 69 (18.11%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.04%) MCSE
5 22 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.25%) ISTQB
7 18 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (4.46%) DV Cleared
9 16 (4.20%) CCNA
10 11 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.36%) ISEB
13 8 (2.10%) MCITP
14 6 (1.57%) MCSA
14 6 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.57%) CCNP
14 6 (1.57%) Degree
15 4 (1.05%) VCAP
15 4 (1.05%) CCDP
15 4 (1.05%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.94%) SLA
2 7 (1.84%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 121 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (17.06%) vSphere
4 38 (9.97%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.46%) SRDF
6 16 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.94%) XenApp
7 15 (3.94%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 11 (2.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (2.10%) NFS
11 6 (1.57%) NLBS
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.31%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.31%) vCloud
13 4 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.05%) XenServer
13 4 (1.05%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (12.07%) SCCM
2 45 (11.81%) NetBackup
3 29 (7.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 26 (6.82%) Tivoli
4 26 (6.82%) SCOM
5 22 (5.77%) WSUS
6 17 (4.46%) EMC TimeFinder
7 15 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.36%) EMC Navisphere
9 8 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (1.84%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.31%) MOM
13 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.79%) XenMobile
15 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
15 2 (0.52%) Puppet
15 2 (0.52%) Foglight
Vendors
1 214 (56.17%) VMware
2 108 (28.35%) HP
2 108 (28.35%) Microsoft
3 94 (24.67%) Citrix
4 88 (23.10%) Cisco
5 77 (20.21%) IBM
6 75 (19.69%) EMC
7 60 (15.75%) NetApp
8 53 (13.91%) Brocade
9 50 (13.12%) Oracle
10 47 (12.34%) Red Hat
11 41 (10.76%) Symantec
12 30 (7.87%) Sun
13 19 (4.99%) CheckPoint
14 17 (4.46%) Veritas
15 15 (3.94%) McAfee
16 14 (3.67%) Blue Coat
17 13 (3.41%) Remedy
18 12 (3.15%) 3PAR
19 11 (2.89%) Dell
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
Buckinghamshire
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 18 days ago