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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 43 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.51% 1.84% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.64% 17.50% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate
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£393 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
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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
59 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.47% 10.50% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 12
Average daily rate £475 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £165 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 8 (61.54%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (46.15%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (46.15%) VBA
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Lync
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) ADSL
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
2 1 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Knowledge Management
1 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) VBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe