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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 261 199 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.64% 2.32% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.76% 13.88% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 112 114
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£375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
1897 1434 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.18% 16.72% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 661 695
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 -2 106 £375 - 14
Berkshire +18 51 £330 -8.96% 13
Surrey +5 42 £375 +25.00% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 20 £380 +2.70% 1
East Sussex +2 16 £400 +20.30%
West Sussex -1 10 £303 +17.47% 1
Oxfordshire -13 9 £375 - 13
Kent -12 4 £430 +65.38% 1
Sussex +1 1 £400 -20.00%
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 278 (54.72%) VMware
2 270 (53.15%) Windows
3 192 (37.80%) Microsoft
4 163 (32.09%) Active Directory
5 149 (29.33%) HP
6 148 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 124 (24.41%) Security Cleared
8 119 (23.43%) SQL
9 117 (23.03%) Cisco
10 113 (22.24%) Citrix
11 112 (22.05%) Linux
12 111 (21.85%) UNIX
12 111 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 107 (21.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 102 (20.08%) ITIL
15 92 (18.11%) Oracle
16 88 (17.32%) MS Excel
17 87 (17.13%) Firewall
17 87 (17.13%) NAS
18 86 (16.93%) TCP/IP
18 86 (16.93%) SC Cleared
19 80 (15.75%) EMC
20 75 (14.76%) MS Exchange
21 70 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 70 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 68 (13.39%) SQL Server
22 68 (13.39%) LAN
23 67 (13.19%) Clustering
24 66 (12.99%) IBM
25 65 (12.80%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 75 (14.76%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.63%) IIS
3 38 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (5.51%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.35%) Lync
6 16 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 13 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.97%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.77%) Apache
12 7 (1.38%) JBoss
12 7 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.98%) SAS
14 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.79%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (17.32%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.72%) MS Office
3 15 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.57%) MS Project
5 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (7.28%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.18%) Maximo
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.98%) SaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Office 365
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (17.13%) Firewall
1 87 (17.13%) NAS
2 86 (16.93%) TCP/IP
3 68 (13.39%) LAN
4 65 (12.80%) DNS
5 61 (12.01%) WAN
6 45 (8.86%) DHCP
7 28 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
9 24 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (4.53%) VPN
11 21 (4.13%) VLAN
12 20 (3.94%) BGP
12 20 (3.94%) LDAP
13 19 (3.74%) VoIP
13 19 (3.74%) MPLS
14 15 (2.95%) Network Security
15 13 (2.56%) IPsec
15 13 (2.56%) OSPF
15 13 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.94%) EDRMS
6 14 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.98%) DB2
9 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.79%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 7
12 2 (0.39%) MySQL
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.98%) StarTeam
2 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (10.83%) Finance
2 20 (3.94%) Banking
3 13 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.77%) Retail
6 6 (1.18%) Back Office
7 5 (0.98%) Billing
7 5 (0.98%) Legal
8 4 (0.79%) Military
8 4 (0.79%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.39%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (12.20%) Analyst
3 51 (10.04%) Architect
4 41 (8.07%) Administrator
5 27 (5.31%) Consultant
6 25 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 23 (4.53%) Technical Architect
8 22 (4.33%) Test Analyst
8 22 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.33%) Storage Engineer
9 21 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (2.95%) Project Manager
11 15 (2.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (2.76%) Server Engineer
13 12 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.17%) Test Specialist
14 11 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.17%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.66%) .NET
2 39 (7.68%) HTML
3 35 (6.89%) JSP
4 33 (6.50%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.94%) Middleware
6 7 (1.38%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.38%) Ajax
6 7 (1.38%) JSON
6 7 (1.38%) SOAP
6 7 (1.38%) REST
7 5 (0.98%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.79%) Flash
8 4 (0.79%) COM+
9 3 (0.59%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.39%) XML
11 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.20%) MDX
11 1 (0.20%) LINQ
11 1 (0.20%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.19%) Clustering
2 38 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.53%) PKI
4 22 (4.33%) Replication
5 19 (3.74%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.36%) User Experience
8 9 (1.77%) HACMP
8 9 (1.77%) EMC Centera
8 9 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.79%) DataPower
13 3 (0.59%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.59%) iPad
13 3 (0.59%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.59%) Statistics
14 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 270 (53.15%) Windows
2 112 (22.05%) Linux
3 111 (21.85%) UNIX
3 111 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (21.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (7.87%) AIX
7 37 (7.28%) Solaris
8 29 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (5.31%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 16 (3.15%) Windows 2000
12 15 (2.95%) SUSE
13 14 (2.76%) Windows NT
14 9 (1.77%) HPUX
14 9 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.79%) CentOS
16 4 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.79%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.08%) ITIL
2 53 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (7.68%) Migration
4 38 (7.48%) Project Management
4 38 (7.48%) Knowledge Management
5 33 (6.50%) Test Scripting
6 32 (6.30%) Load Balancing
7 27 (5.31%) Service Delivery
7 27 (5.31%) Change Management
8 24 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (4.53%) Incident Management
10 20 (3.94%) Software Testing
10 20 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (3.74%) Service Management
12 16 (3.15%) Coaching
13 15 (2.95%) Business Continuity
13 15 (2.95%) ITSM
14 13 (2.56%) Network Design
15 12 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
16 11 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.43%) SQL
2 40 (7.87%) JavaScript
3 32 (6.30%) PowerShell
4 26 (5.12%) Shell Script
5 24 (4.72%) Perl
6 23 (4.53%) Java
7 21 (4.13%) VBScript
8 17 (3.35%) C++
9 16 (3.15%) C
9 16 (3.15%) Korn
10 13 (2.56%) VBA
10 13 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.17%) Python
12 7 (1.38%) Ruby
13 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.59%) C#
15 3 (0.59%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.39%) XPath
16 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (24.41%) Security Cleared
2 86 (16.93%) SC Cleared
3 70 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (10.43%) MCSE
5 47 (9.25%) ISTQB
6 45 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (7.28%) DV Cleared
9 32 (6.30%) Degree
9 32 (6.30%) CCNA
10 22 (4.33%) CCNP
11 16 (3.15%) MCP
12 15 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (2.56%) MCTS
14 10 (1.97%) MCITP
14 10 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (1.57%) CISSP
15 8 (1.57%) CEH
16 6 (1.18%) CCIE
17 5 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.89%) SLA
2 12 (2.36%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.59%) BS7799
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (32.09%) Active Directory
2 148 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.45%) vSphere
5 31 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 29 (5.71%) ISA Server
7 24 (4.72%) Terminal Services
8 23 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (3.35%) XenApp
9 17 (3.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (2.76%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.76%) UAG
11 12 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (1.77%) Samba
14 6 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (1.18%) Firmware
14 6 (1.18%) NFS
15 5 (0.98%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.98%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 46 (9.06%) SCCM
2 35 (6.89%) SCOM
3 27 (5.31%) NetBackup
3 27 (5.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 21 (4.13%) Backup Exec
5 20 (3.94%) Tivoli
6 16 (3.15%) BladeLogic
7 15 (2.95%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.17%) WSUS
11 10 (1.97%) ARCserve
12 9 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (1.57%) Nessus
14 7 (1.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 6 (1.18%) MOM
16 5 (0.98%) Puppet
16 5 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
16 5 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 278 (54.72%) VMware
2 192 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 149 (29.33%) HP
4 117 (23.03%) Cisco
5 113 (22.24%) Citrix
6 92 (18.11%) Oracle
7 80 (15.75%) EMC
8 66 (12.99%) IBM
9 60 (11.81%) NetApp
10 48 (9.45%) Red Hat
11 43 (8.46%) Symantec
11 43 (8.46%) 3PAR
12 31 (6.10%) Juniper
13 29 (5.71%) Brocade
14 28 (5.51%) F5
15 27 (5.31%) Sun
16 26 (5.12%) Veritas
17 25 (4.92%) Dell
18 23 (4.53%) SolarWinds
19 20 (3.94%) CheckPoint
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