The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Southampton region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 39 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.42% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 9.52% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£345 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.80% 13.17% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 3 (23.08%) Intel
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Apache
4 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) LDAP
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (15.38%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Administrator
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Designer
1 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
2 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) RHEV
3 1 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Tivoli
1 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
2 3 (23.08%) Intel
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
3 2 (15.38%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade