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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 105 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 1086 980 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.86% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 13.83% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 588 582
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 50
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £14.10 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £33.11 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +21.95%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
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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 -1 997 £365 -2.62% 332
London -11 410 £400 -5.88% 115
South East +22 268 £338 +0.74% 65
City of London +9 107 £400 -6.97% 37
Hampshire +29 91 £350 -10.54% 15
East of England -1 62 £288 +4.54% 27
Yorkshire +18 61 £290 -0.85% 37
Scotland -11 58 £325 -7.93% 10
North West -18 55 £370 +23.33% 29
Berkshire +35 54 £353 +10.15% 21
Surrey -15 53 £344 +5.76% 16
West Midlands -1 44 £338 +20.53% 22
West Yorkshire +14 41 £280 -11.11% 21
South West -35 38 £375 +15.38% 18
East Midlands +14 37 £400 +55.33% 16
Leeds +18 35 £285 -24.00% 13
Manchester +15 32 £350 +21.73% 14
Buckinghamshire +11 30 £313 -0.15% 3
Milton Keynes +6 24 £338 +3.84% 3
Hertfordshire -9 23 £488 +18.18% 8
Renfrewshire -5 20 £323 -9.15% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 19 £295 +5.35% 7
North East -33 19 £334 +11.24% 4
Bracknell +14 17 £330 - 1
Birmingham +2 17 £344 +37.50% 13
Edinburgh -11 16 £438 +6.06%
Nottingham +18 15 £433 +88.04% 5
Nottinghamshire +13 15 £433 +80.20% 6
Gosport - 14 £394 - 4
East Sussex -4 13 £250 -7.49% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1177 (58.35%) Windows
2 1064 (52.75%) VMware
3 681 (33.76%) Active Directory
4 657 (32.57%) Microsoft
5 613 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 575 (28.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 563 (27.91%) HP
8 557 (27.62%) Linux
9 515 (25.53%) Cisco
10 438 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 435 (21.57%) Citrix
12 434 (21.52%) UNIX
13 425 (21.07%) NAS
14 402 (19.93%) SQL
15 401 (19.88%) EMC
16 392 (19.43%) DNS
17 391 (19.39%) Firewall
18 388 (19.24%) MS Exchange
19 377 (18.69%) ITIL
20 365 (18.10%) Security Cleared
21 358 (17.75%) Oracle
22 302 (14.97%) NetApp
23 294 (14.58%) SQL Server
24 286 (14.18%) SC Cleared
25 278 (13.78%) DHCP
26 266 (13.19%) WAN
27 261 (12.94%) LAN
28 260 (12.89%) TCP/IP
29 257 (12.74%) Hyper-V
30 254 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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
1 388 (19.24%) MS Exchange
2 206 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 146 (7.24%) IIS
4 132 (6.54%) SharePoint
5 115 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 107 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 76 (3.77%) Apache
8 67 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 65 (3.22%) Lync
10 60 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 53 (2.63%) Tomcat
12 51 (2.53%) WebSphere
13 30 (1.49%) WebLogic
14 27 (1.34%) JBoss
15 19 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.84%) OpenStack
17 15 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
19 8 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 225 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 155 (7.68%) MS Office
3 34 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.44%) MS Project
5 11 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) CATIA
8 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 52 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.25%) Maximo
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.20%) Adaptiv
4 4 (0.20%) assyst
4 4 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.15%) RMDS
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.099%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.050%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.44%) Office 365
3 14 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.50%) SaaS
5 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.45%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.40%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Joyent
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 425 (21.07%) NAS
2 392 (19.43%) DNS
3 391 (19.39%) Firewall
4 278 (13.78%) DHCP
5 266 (13.19%) WAN
6 261 (12.94%) LAN
7 260 (12.89%) TCP/IP
8 128 (6.35%) VPN
9 118 (5.85%) VLAN
10 110 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
11 90 (4.46%) Wireless
12 76 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
13 71 (3.52%) iSCSI
14 69 (3.42%) VoIP
15 65 (3.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 63 (3.12%) MPLS
17 61 (3.02%) Internet
18 56 (2.78%) Network Security
19 47 (2.33%) LDAP
20 45 (2.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (1.98%) MySQL
6 37 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 25 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.09%) DB2
10 22 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (0.94%) EDRMS
13 19 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.89%) Relational Database
14 18 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.59%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (0.74%) MSI
2 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.40%) LoadRunner
2 8 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.35%) JIRA
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.25%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.20%) Selenium
6 4 (0.20%) Maven
6 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.15%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.15%) Subversion
7 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.15%) Hudson
General
1 244 (12.10%) Finance
2 112 (5.55%) Banking
3 54 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.49%) Retail
4 30 (1.49%) Legal
5 27 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.24%) Back Office
7 24 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.09%) Law
9 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.74%) Marketing
10 14 (0.69%) Publishing
11 11 (0.55%) Dutch Language
11 11 (0.55%) French Language
12 10 (0.50%) Military
13 8 (0.40%) Games
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
13 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.35%) Billing
15 5 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 215 (10.66%) Analyst
2 210 (10.41%) Architect
3 203 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 198 (9.82%) Administrator
5 150 (7.44%) Consultant
6 115 (5.70%) Support Engineer
7 113 (5.60%) Storage Engineer
8 112 (5.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 107 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
10 98 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 75 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
12 70 (3.47%) Server Engineer
13 67 (3.32%) Project Manager
14 66 (3.27%) Support Analyst
15 65 (3.22%) Network Engineer
16 64 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 46 (2.28%) UNIX Administrator
18 45 (2.23%) Storage Administrator
19 42 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 41 (2.03%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.72%) Middleware
2 69 (3.42%) .NET
3 58 (2.88%) HTML
4 51 (2.53%) Web Services
5 45 (2.23%) JSP
5 45 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.24%) XML
7 22 (1.09%) JSON
8 13 (0.64%) CSS
9 11 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 10 (0.50%) Hibernate
11 9 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.40%) LAMP
13 7 (0.35%) MDX
14 6 (0.30%) Java EE
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (0.30%) Application Packaging
14 6 (0.30%) Ajax
15 5 (0.25%) DAO
15 5 (0.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.32%) Clustering
2 154 (7.64%) Replication
3 90 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 80 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.53%) Thin Client
5 51 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 44 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.49%) Open Source
7 30 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 28 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 28 (1.39%) CLARiiON
9 26 (1.29%) EqualLogic
9 26 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 20 (0.99%) HACMP
11 18 (0.89%) PKI
12 17 (0.84%) EMC Centera
13 16 (0.79%) PDA
13 16 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.79%) Celerra
14 13 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1177 (58.35%) Windows
2 575 (28.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 557 (27.62%) Linux
4 438 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 434 (21.52%) UNIX
6 254 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (10.21%) Solaris
8 177 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 158 (7.83%) Windows 7
10 127 (6.30%) AIX
11 93 (4.61%) Windows XP
12 57 (2.83%) HPUX
13 42 (2.08%) SUSE
14 38 (1.88%) Windows 8
15 37 (1.83%) CentOS
15 37 (1.83%) Ubuntu
16 28 (1.39%) VMS
16 28 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
17 24 (1.19%) Windows 2000
18 21 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (18.69%) ITIL
2 236 (11.70%) Migration
3 136 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 112 (5.55%) Load Balancing
5 109 (5.40%) Project Management
6 106 (5.26%) Service Management
7 95 (4.71%) Change Management
8 83 (4.12%) Configuration Management
9 74 (3.67%) Service Delivery
10 72 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
11 60 (2.97%) Incident Management
12 58 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 55 (2.73%) Performance Management
14 54 (2.68%) PRINCE2
15 52 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (2.33%) Problem Management
17 46 (2.28%) Change Control
18 44 (2.18%) Business Continuity
19 43 (2.13%) Network Design
20 41 (2.03%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (19.93%) SQL
2 163 (8.08%) PowerShell
3 124 (6.15%) Shell Script
4 114 (5.65%) Java
5 80 (3.97%) Perl
6 65 (3.22%) VB
7 60 (2.97%) JavaScript
8 54 (2.68%) VBScript
9 49 (2.43%) Python
9 49 (2.43%) C
10 43 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.78%) Korn
12 34 (1.69%) C#
13 28 (1.39%) C++
14 26 (1.29%) PHP
15 17 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.64%) VBA
18 12 (0.59%) Ruby
19 5 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 365 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 286 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 238 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 174 (8.63%) MCSE
5 144 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (5.70%) CCNA
7 89 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 84 (4.16%) Degree
9 83 (4.12%) DV Cleared
10 74 (3.67%) ISTQB
11 70 (3.47%) MCITP
12 51 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 49 (2.43%) CCNP
14 47 (2.33%) MCP
15 37 (1.83%) MCTS
16 35 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 28 (1.39%) MCSA
18 23 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (1.04%) CCIE
20 18 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.16%) SLA
2 27 (1.34%) QA
3 19 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.84%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) BS7799
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
System Software
1 681 (33.76%) Active Directory
2 613 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (12.74%) Hyper-V
4 213 (10.56%) vSphere
5 161 (7.98%) XenApp
6 158 (7.83%) VMware ESX
7 119 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (4.21%) NFS
9 57 (2.83%) VMware Server
10 53 (2.63%) XenDesktop
11 51 (2.53%) Terminal Services
12 47 (2.33%) ISA Server
13 45 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
14 39 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 38 (1.88%) XenServer
16 36 (1.78%) Xen
17 35 (1.74%) Firmware
18 30 (1.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 29 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 26 (1.29%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 181 (8.97%) SCCM
2 119 (5.90%) Backup Exec
3 112 (5.55%) SCOM
4 101 (5.01%) NetBackup
5 94 (4.66%) Tivoli
6 90 (4.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 50 (2.48%) Puppet
8 43 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 42 (2.08%) WSUS
10 37 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 32 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
13 27 (1.34%) Data Guard
14 26 (1.29%) BladeLogic
15 23 (1.14%) Nagios
15 23 (1.14%) ARCserve
15 23 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (0.99%) SCDPM
16 20 (0.99%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1064 (52.75%) VMware
2 657 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 563 (27.91%) HP
4 515 (25.53%) Cisco
5 435 (21.57%) Citrix
6 401 (19.88%) EMC
7 358 (17.75%) Oracle
8 302 (14.97%) NetApp
9 228 (11.30%) IBM
10 202 (10.01%) Red Hat
11 180 (8.92%) Symantec
12 148 (7.34%) Dell
13 134 (6.64%) Brocade
14 128 (6.35%) CheckPoint
15 102 (5.06%) Juniper
16 91 (4.51%) 3PAR
17 90 (4.46%) Veritas
18 66 (3.27%) F5
19 60 (2.97%) Sun
20 57 (2.83%) McAfee
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 per hour + Access to car, Pension, BUPA
Posted: 4 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago