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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 65 60 89
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +29
Contract jobs citing SAN 242 237 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 2.68% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.36% 14.55% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 152 90
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -0.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 +13 96 £325 -24.41% 13
Surrey -17 45 £438 +27.27% 19
Berkshire -5 35 £330 -10.81% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 18 £313 -3.84% 3
West Sussex +11 14 £285 -44.36% 2
Oxfordshire +6 13 £331 +1.92% 8
East Sussex -3 12 £250 -16.66% 6
Kent -14 5 £481 +32.75% 3
Middlesex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 251 (56.03%) Windows
2 228 (50.89%) VMware
3 154 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 146 (32.59%) Active Directory
5 134 (29.91%) HP
6 128 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 123 (27.46%) SQL
8 112 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 108 (24.11%) Linux
10 103 (22.99%) Cisco
10 103 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 100 (22.32%) Oracle
12 94 (20.98%) Citrix
13 92 (20.54%) UNIX
13 92 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 92 (20.54%) SC Cleared
14 83 (18.53%) EMC
15 82 (18.30%) ITIL
15 82 (18.30%) Firewall
16 69 (15.40%) SQL Server
17 68 (15.18%) MS Exchange
18 67 (14.96%) TCP/IP
19 66 (14.73%) LAN
20 65 (14.51%) WAN
21 61 (13.62%) Java
22 60 (13.39%) NetApp
23 58 (12.95%) vSphere
24 56 (12.50%) NAS
25 53 (11.83%) IBM
25 53 (11.83%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 68 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 37 (8.26%) IIS
3 30 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 29 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.79%) Apache
9 8 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.56%) Lync
11 6 (1.34%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.67%) SAS
13 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.45%) GroupWise
Applications
1 52 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.37%) MS Office
3 17 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.79%) MS Project
5 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.24%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.79%) Maximo
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.12%) SaaS
2 4 (0.89%) Office 365
3 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.30%) Firewall
2 67 (14.96%) TCP/IP
3 66 (14.73%) LAN
4 65 (14.51%) WAN
5 56 (12.50%) NAS
6 47 (10.49%) DNS
7 29 (6.47%) DHCP
7 29 (6.47%) Fibre Channel
8 21 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (4.46%) iSCSI
10 18 (4.02%) LDAP
11 17 (3.79%) MPLS
12 15 (3.35%) Network Security
12 15 (3.35%) VLAN
13 12 (2.68%) Wireless
14 11 (2.46%) OSPF
15 10 (2.23%) VPN
16 9 (2.01%) HTTP
16 9 (2.01%) IPsec
17 8 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.40%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.79%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.46%) EDRMS
8 10 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.56%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.34%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.89%) MySQL
14 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.23%) LoadRunner
2 6 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.89%) Toad
3 4 (0.89%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.45%) YourKit
5 2 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
6 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (7.59%) Finance
2 17 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.34%) Banking
4 5 (1.12%) Billing
4 5 (1.12%) Military
5 4 (0.89%) Retail
6 3 (0.67%) Advertising
6 3 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.45%) Games
7 2 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.22%) International Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (11.38%) Analyst
3 44 (9.82%) Architect
4 40 (8.93%) Consultant
5 35 (7.81%) Administrator
6 23 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 22 (4.91%) Storage Engineer
8 19 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (3.35%) Network Engineer
10 15 (3.35%) Test Analyst
10 15 (3.35%) Technical Architect
11 14 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.13%) DBA
11 14 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.13%) Server Engineer
12 13 (2.90%) Test Manager
13 12 (2.68%) Tester
14 11 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (2.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.47%) HTML
2 28 (6.25%) .NET
3 25 (5.58%) JSP
4 23 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.23%) Middleware
6 7 (1.56%) Web Services
7 6 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.89%) SAML
9 3 (0.67%) Flash
9 3 (0.67%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.67%) COM+
9 3 (0.67%) JPA
10 2 (0.45%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.45%) jQuery
10 2 (0.45%) Java EE
10 2 (0.45%) Spring Integration
10 2 (0.45%) CSS
10 2 (0.45%) Lucene
10 2 (0.45%) Spring
10 2 (0.45%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.16%) Clustering
2 19 (4.24%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.68%) Replication
4 10 (2.23%) HACMP
4 10 (2.23%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.34%) EMC Centera
8 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.12%) Open Source
9 4 (0.89%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.89%) PKI
10 3 (0.67%) iPad
11 2 (0.45%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.22%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.22%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 251 (56.03%) Windows
2 108 (24.11%) Linux
3 103 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (20.54%) UNIX
5 46 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (7.14%) AIX
7 30 (6.70%) Windows 7
8 29 (6.47%) Solaris
9 28 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (4.02%) Windows 2000
10 18 (4.02%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (2.90%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.79%) HPUX
13 7 (1.56%) Windows NT
13 7 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.12%) NetWare
15 3 (0.67%) CentOS
15 3 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.30%) ITIL
2 44 (9.82%) Migration
3 30 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (6.70%) Service Delivery
4 27 (6.03%) Load Balancing
5 24 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
6 22 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 21 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (4.46%) Project Management
9 18 (4.02%) CRM
10 16 (3.57%) Service Management
10 16 (3.57%) Change Management
10 16 (3.57%) Performance Management
10 16 (3.57%) Capacity Management
11 14 (3.13%) Problem Management
11 14 (3.13%) PRINCE2
12 13 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.68%) Performance Analysis
13 12 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.46%) SQL
2 61 (13.62%) Java
3 32 (7.14%) Perl
4 26 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 25 (5.58%) VB
5 25 (5.58%) C
6 24 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 23 (5.13%) Korn
7 23 (5.13%) C#
8 18 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.79%) Python
10 15 (3.35%) VBScript
11 14 (3.13%) C++
11 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.79%) PHP
14 6 (1.34%) Ruby
15 3 (0.67%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 92 (20.54%) SC Cleared
3 52 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (9.60%) ISTQB
6 42 (9.38%) CCNA
7 40 (8.93%) MCSE
8 37 (8.26%) DV Cleared
9 27 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (4.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 21 (4.69%) Degree
12 15 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (3.35%) MCP
12 15 (3.35%) CCNP
13 10 (2.23%) CISSP
13 10 (2.23%) CEH
14 9 (2.01%) MCTS
15 8 (1.79%) MCITP
16 7 (1.56%) MCSA
17 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.91%) SLA
2 11 (2.46%) QA
3 6 (1.34%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.67%) BS7799
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 112 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.95%) vSphere
4 53 (11.83%) Hyper-V
5 30 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (4.69%) XenApp
7 19 (4.24%) ISA Server
8 18 (4.02%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.46%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.23%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (2.01%) UAG
11 9 (2.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (1.79%) vCloud
13 6 (1.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.34%) NLBS
13 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (1.12%) NFS
14 5 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (9.38%) SCCM
2 30 (6.70%) SCOM
3 27 (6.03%) Tivoli
4 26 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (4.46%) Backup Exec
6 16 (3.57%) WSUS
7 14 (3.13%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (2.23%) Nessus
10 9 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (1.34%) BladeLogic
14 5 (1.12%) ARCserve
14 5 (1.12%) MOM
14 5 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.89%) HP SIM
15 4 (0.89%) Puppet
15 4 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 228 (50.89%) VMware
2 154 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 134 (29.91%) HP
4 103 (22.99%) Cisco
5 100 (22.32%) Oracle
6 94 (20.98%) Citrix
7 83 (18.53%) EMC
8 60 (13.39%) NetApp
9 53 (11.83%) IBM
10 34 (7.59%) Red Hat
11 31 (6.92%) Brocade
11 31 (6.92%) 3PAR
12 27 (6.03%) Symantec
13 25 (5.58%) Juniper
14 20 (4.46%) F5
15 18 (4.02%) McAfee
16 16 (3.57%) Sun
16 16 (3.57%) Dell
17 15 (3.35%) SolarWinds
17 15 (3.35%) CheckPoint
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 21 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago