The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 120 120 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 1012 964 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.76% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.92% 12.61% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 537 651
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 37
Average hourly rate £24.88 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.64% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £16.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.50 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 935 £350 -3.78% 259
London +6 383 £381 -4.68% 91
South East +2 233 £350 - 64
City of London -4 104 £406 -1.51% 21
East of England +31 94 £205 -38.11% 7
Yorkshire +17 88 £300 +62.16% 21
Hampshire -16 71 £350 +3.70% 15
North West -21 63 £325 +8.33% 24
Surrey +28 55 £400 -11.11% 15
Scotland -29 53 £313 +4.16% 4
West Yorkshire -13 42 £300 +62.16% 14
South West -2 33 £275 -21.42% 11
Norfolk +28 32 £175 -50.00%
Leeds -16 32 £300 +62.16% 11
Manchester -15 31 £325 +8.33% 13
East Sussex +17 30 £330 +32.00% 3
Berkshire +12 30 £415 +7.09% 18
Brighton +16 28 £330 +32.13% 3
Hertfordshire +11 25 £337 -15.74% 6
South Yorkshire +13 24 £275 -0.90% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £310 -4.61% 3
North Yorkshire +15 20 £250 +36.98% 1
West Midlands -35 20 £375 +10.29% 19
Milton Keynes +5 19 £325 -7.14% 3
Edinburgh -13 18 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 16 £315 +7.69%
Merseyside -1 15 £312 -30.61% 5
Gosport +2 14 £350 -15.66%
Essex 0 14 £263 -5.40%
Winchester -3 13 £350 +25.00% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1261 (61.63%) Windows
2 1237 (60.46%) VMware
3 745 (36.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 659 (32.21%) Microsoft
5 655 (32.01%) Active Directory
6 582 (28.45%) Cisco
7 556 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 544 (26.59%) HP
9 536 (26.20%) Linux
10 525 (25.66%) NAS
11 449 (21.95%) Data Centre
12 437 (21.36%) Citrix
13 413 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 395 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 393 (19.21%) ITIL
15 393 (19.21%) SQL
15 393 (19.21%) Firewall
16 392 (19.16%) UNIX
17 386 (18.87%) NetApp
18 378 (18.48%) SQL Server
19 343 (16.76%) Oracle
20 338 (16.52%) MS Exchange
21 336 (16.42%) LAN
22 332 (16.23%) WAN
23 330 (16.13%) EMC
24 327 (15.98%) DNS
25 321 (15.69%) Finance
26 311 (15.20%) vSphere
27 292 (14.27%) Migration
28 255 (12.46%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 338 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 183 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 171 (8.36%) IIS
4 152 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 83 (4.06%) Apache
7 61 (2.98%) Tomcat
8 60 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 49 (2.39%) Lync
10 48 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (2.20%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 28 (1.37%) JBoss
14 25 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (1.03%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
18 10 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 216 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 99 (4.84%) MS Office
3 33 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.32%) MS Project
5 26 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.78%) Maximo
4 10 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 10 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.34%) RMDS
5 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.15%) assyst
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.049%) Summit
10 1 (0.049%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.049%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.049%) TeleForm
10 1 (0.049%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.39%) Office 365
4 31 (1.52%) IaaS
5 29 (1.42%) SaaS
5 29 (1.42%) PaaS
6 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.098%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.049%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.049%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.049%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 525 (25.66%) NAS
2 393 (19.21%) Firewall
3 336 (16.42%) LAN
4 332 (16.23%) WAN
5 327 (15.98%) DNS
6 214 (10.46%) DHCP
7 204 (9.97%) TCP/IP
8 182 (8.90%) Fibre Channel
9 133 (6.50%) VPN
10 124 (6.06%) VLAN
11 104 (5.08%) iSCSI
12 97 (4.74%) Wireless
13 90 (4.40%) Network Security
14 70 (3.42%) LDAP
15 69 (3.37%) VoIP
16 62 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
17 60 (2.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 59 (2.88%) NetScaler
18 59 (2.88%) Internet
19 51 (2.49%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 88 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (1.81%) MySQL
7 36 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (1.12%) DB2
12 19 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (0.93%) Big Data
13 18 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.59%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (0.73%) JIRA
2 14 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.39%) MSI
5 6 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.24%) Subversion
6 5 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.15%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.15%) JMeter
8 3 (0.15%) Toad
8 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.098%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.098%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.098%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.098%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.098%) Juju
9 2 (0.098%) VisualVM
10 1 (0.049%) YourKit
General
1 321 (15.69%) Finance
2 127 (6.21%) Banking
3 34 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.12%) Back Office
5 23 (1.12%) Retail
6 21 (1.03%) Legal
7 17 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.73%) Marketing
9 11 (0.54%) Advertising
9 11 (0.54%) Law
10 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.29%) Local Government
10 6 (0.29%) Military
11 5 (0.24%) Publishing
12 4 (0.20%) Electronics
12 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.20%) French Language
13 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 234 (11.44%) Administrator
3 218 (10.65%) Architect
4 177 (8.65%) Analyst
5 148 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
6 117 (5.72%) Consultant
6 117 (5.72%) Storage Engineer
7 111 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 108 (5.28%) Support Engineer
9 107 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 100 (4.89%) Server Engineer
11 89 (4.35%) Project Manager
12 72 (3.52%) Network Engineer
13 67 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
14 59 (2.88%) DBA
14 59 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
15 56 (2.74%) Support Analyst
16 55 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 53 (2.59%) Technical Architect
18 47 (2.30%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.15%) Middleware
2 48 (2.35%) .NET
2 48 (2.35%) Web Services
3 34 (1.66%) HTML
4 25 (1.22%) XML
5 17 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 16 (0.78%) J2EE
6 16 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.73%) JSP
8 12 (0.59%) Application Packaging
9 9 (0.44%) Rendezvous
10 8 (0.39%) SOAP
10 8 (0.39%) XSLT
11 7 (0.34%) Flash
11 7 (0.34%) Ultra Messaging
11 7 (0.34%) REST
12 6 (0.29%) jQuery
12 6 (0.29%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.29%) LAMP
13 5 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 449 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 241 (11.78%) Clustering
3 131 (6.40%) Replication
4 111 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 90 (4.40%) EMC VNX
6 67 (3.27%) EMC VMAX
7 56 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 52 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 42 (2.05%) EqualLogic
10 39 (1.91%) Blackberry
11 36 (1.76%) CLARiiON
12 35 (1.71%) Symmetrix
13 32 (1.56%) Thin Client
13 32 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 28 (1.37%) Client/Server
15 26 (1.27%) Symmetrix DMX
15 26 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 24 (1.17%) Computer Science
17 22 (1.08%) NHS
17 22 (1.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1261 (61.63%) Windows
2 556 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 536 (26.20%) Linux
4 413 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 395 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 392 (19.16%) UNIX
7 233 (11.39%) Solaris
8 196 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (6.45%) Windows 7
10 114 (5.57%) AIX
11 72 (3.52%) Data ONTAP
12 71 (3.47%) HPUX
13 52 (2.54%) Windows 8
14 48 (2.35%) Windows XP
15 46 (2.25%) CentOS
16 39 (1.91%) Windows 2000
17 38 (1.86%) Ubuntu
18 35 (1.71%) SUSE
19 24 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
20 20 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (19.21%) ITIL
2 292 (14.27%) Migration
3 161 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 136 (6.65%) Change Management
5 129 (6.30%) Project Management
6 104 (5.08%) Service Management
7 90 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
8 83 (4.06%) PRINCE2
9 79 (3.86%) Service Delivery
10 78 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
11 77 (3.76%) Capacity Management
12 76 (3.71%) Change Control
12 76 (3.71%) Configuration Management
13 65 (3.18%) Load Balancing
14 61 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (2.54%) Server Building
17 50 (2.44%) Workflow
18 49 (2.39%) Incident Management
19 47 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (19.21%) SQL
2 162 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 143 (6.99%) Perl
4 95 (4.64%) Shell Script
5 66 (3.23%) Python
6 65 (3.18%) Java
7 62 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 53 (2.59%) C
9 50 (2.44%) Korn
10 37 (1.81%) JavaScript
10 37 (1.81%) VB
11 32 (1.56%) VBScript
12 27 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.08%) PHP
14 16 (0.78%) C#
15 11 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.44%) C++
17 8 (0.39%) VBA
18 6 (0.29%) C-shell
19 5 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 221 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 192 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 158 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 148 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (7.04%) MCSE
6 107 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 99 (4.84%) Degree
8 87 (4.25%) CCNA
9 62 (3.03%) MCSA
10 54 (2.64%) MCITP
11 53 (2.59%) CCNP
12 43 (2.10%) DV Cleared
13 39 (1.91%) MCP
14 35 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (1.22%) MCTS
17 21 (1.03%) CCA
18 18 (0.88%) NCDA
19 17 (0.83%) ISTQB
19 17 (0.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.06%) SLA
2 36 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.32%) QA
4 11 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.098%) GxP
9 1 (0.049%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) DICOM
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
System Software
1 745 (36.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 655 (32.01%) Active Directory
3 311 (15.20%) vSphere
4 254 (12.41%) Hyper-V
5 166 (8.11%) XenApp
6 153 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
7 142 (6.94%) VMware ESX
8 105 (5.13%) NFS
9 53 (2.59%) XenDesktop
10 51 (2.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 46 (2.25%) Xen
12 45 (2.20%) vCloud
13 38 (1.86%) VMware Server
14 35 (1.71%) SRDF
15 34 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 32 (1.56%) KVM
17 30 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 29 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
18 29 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
19 26 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 174 (8.50%) SCCM
2 132 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 100 (4.89%) Tivoli
4 87 (4.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 83 (4.06%) SCOM
6 68 (3.32%) Backup Exec
7 49 (2.39%) Puppet
8 48 (2.35%) EMC VPLEX
9 37 (1.81%) ARCserve
9 37 (1.81%) WSUS
10 34 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
10 34 (1.66%) Nagios
10 34 (1.66%) vMotion
11 29 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 28 (1.37%) OpenView
13 24 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 24 (1.17%) BladeLogic
14 23 (1.12%) SnapVault
15 22 (1.08%) SnapMirror
16 21 (1.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1237 (60.46%) VMware
2 659 (32.21%) Microsoft
3 582 (28.45%) Cisco
4 544 (26.59%) HP
5 437 (21.36%) Citrix
6 386 (18.87%) NetApp
7 343 (16.76%) Oracle
8 330 (16.13%) EMC
9 255 (12.46%) IBM
10 244 (11.93%) Red Hat
11 174 (8.50%) Dell
12 152 (7.43%) Symantec
13 150 (7.33%) Brocade
14 137 (6.70%) 3PAR
15 129 (6.30%) Veritas
16 98 (4.79%) CheckPoint
17 89 (4.35%) Juniper
18 71 (3.47%) CommVault
19 59 (2.88%) Sun
19 59 (2.88%) Veeam
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 90k per year + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago