The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 43 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.61% 1.18% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.47% 11.76% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£393 £310 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% +96.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £302 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £350 £164
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.54% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
76 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.05% 10.06% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 7
Average daily rate £400 £281 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -56.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £15.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Southampton region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Southampton region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (60.00%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) VBA
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (6.67%) Lync
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) ADSL
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
2 1 (6.67%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
1 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) VBA
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) Brocade
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (6.67%) Adobe
7 1 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (6.67%) CA
7 1 (6.67%) EMC