The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Suffolk 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 30 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.30% 1.59% 6.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 16.67% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate £400 £235 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 18 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.11% 9.52% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 27
Average daily rate £350 £245 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £316 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -61.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
East of England

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Stowmarket - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
SAN
East of England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) KVM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) JSON
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) Replication

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (33.33%) KVM
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Dell
1 2 (22.22%) EMC
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) CommVault
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Brocade
2 1 (11.11%) Vyatta