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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 41 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.41% 2.10% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 12.50% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
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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
47 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.24% 16.82% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 13
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £43.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.42% +82.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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
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 6 July 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 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) HP
1 11 (68.75%) Citrix
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) 3PAR
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) VBA
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) SCCM
5 6 (37.50%) SCOM
5 6 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (31.25%) vMotion
6 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
6 5 (31.25%) VCP4
6 5 (31.25%) vSphere
6 5 (31.25%) XenApp
6 5 (31.25%) FCoE
6 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) FCoE
1 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) VBA
3 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 5 (31.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) VCP4
3 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
2 5 (31.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
1 6 (37.50%) SCOM
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (31.25%) vMotion
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) HP
1 11 (68.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) 3PAR
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper