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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 36 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.82% 1.59% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.91% 12.50% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£345 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.48 £24.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -0.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.72% 12.74% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 13
Average daily rate £320 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
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 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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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
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 11 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 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Intel
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) Apache
4 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 2 (18.18%) Hitachi
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
4 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) NAS
4 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
4 2 (18.18%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Designer
1 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) RHEV
3 1 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Intel
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Hitachi
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft