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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 111 98 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 1036 1058 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 2.01% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.53% 14.75% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 667 649
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 38 52
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £22.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.65 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.20% +13.95%

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
8267 7173 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.60% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 3890 4116
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 415 681
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -9 945 £370 -1.33% 305
London -23 396 £400 - 114
South East +11 239 £338 -6.25% 71
City of London -19 104 £425 - 37
Hampshire +19 86 £325 -24.41% 15
East of England +10 73 £325 +22.64% 30
Scotland -17 56 £300 -22.07% 7
West Midlands +6 54 £320 +14.28% 18
North West -16 48 £350 +12.00% 22
Surrey -16 48 £425 +23.63% 16
Yorkshire +8 44 £290 -3.33% 23
South West -16 41 £350 +7.69% 9
Berkshire +8 40 £330 -5.71% 15
East Midlands +11 33 £374 +52.55% 12
Manchester +5 32 £320 +6.66% 10
West Yorkshire +8 31 £275 -8.33% 12
Cambridgeshire +22 27 £291 +4.95% 9
Leeds +16 26 £275 -2.65% 8
Hertfordshire -10 24 £475 +72.72% 10
Birmingham +8 23 £335 +34.00% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 22 £338 +3.84% 4
Renfrewshire -3 21 £333 -6.33%
Milton Keynes +4 18 £350 +7.69% 3
Glasgow -6 17 £288 +4.54% 4
Cambridge +4 15 £325 +17.11% 5
Nottingham +19 14 £433 +76.53% 4
Nottinghamshire +17 14 £433 +76.53% 4
North East -23 14 £350 +16.66% 5
Somerset -3 12 £325 +19.81% 4
Gosport -14 12 £475 +9.19%

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1169 (58.80%) Windows
2 1034 (52.01%) VMware
3 655 (32.95%) Microsoft
4 641 (32.24%) Active Directory
5 584 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 569 (28.62%) HP
7 563 (28.32%) Linux
8 554 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 462 (23.24%) Cisco
10 439 (22.08%) UNIX
11 431 (21.68%) SQL
12 422 (21.23%) Citrix
13 412 (20.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 389 (19.57%) EMC
15 380 (19.11%) MS Exchange
16 378 (19.01%) NAS
17 376 (18.91%) DNS
18 367 (18.46%) Oracle
19 366 (18.41%) Firewall
20 350 (17.61%) ITIL
21 334 (16.80%) Security Cleared
22 307 (15.44%) NetApp
23 293 (14.74%) SQL Server
24 275 (13.83%) Hyper-V
25 271 (13.63%) DHCP
26 268 (13.48%) WAN
26 268 (13.48%) SC Cleared
27 264 (13.28%) TCP/IP
28 261 (13.13%) LAN
29 259 (13.03%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 380 (19.11%) MS Exchange
2 200 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 149 (7.49%) SharePoint
4 137 (6.89%) IIS
5 104 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 102 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 67 (3.37%) Apache
8 60 (3.02%) WebSphere
8 60 (3.02%) Lync
9 57 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (2.62%) Tomcat
11 47 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 28 (1.41%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.45%) CICS
17 9 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 214 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 146 (7.34%) MS Office
3 34 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.31%) MS Project
5 10 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.050%) CATIA
9 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) Maximo
4 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.20%) assyst
5 4 (0.20%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.15%) Adaptiv
6 3 (0.15%) RMDS
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.050%) Summit
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.050%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.26%) Office 365
3 12 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.60%) SaaS
4 9 (0.45%) IaaS
4 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Joyent
8 1 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 378 (19.01%) NAS
2 376 (18.91%) DNS
3 366 (18.41%) Firewall
4 271 (13.63%) DHCP
5 268 (13.48%) WAN
6 264 (13.28%) TCP/IP
7 261 (13.13%) LAN
8 132 (6.64%) VPN
9 113 (5.68%) VLAN
10 111 (5.58%) Fibre Channel
11 83 (4.18%) Wireless
12 80 (4.02%) iSCSI
13 68 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (2.97%) Network Security
15 56 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (2.72%) VoIP
17 50 (2.52%) LDAP
18 49 (2.46%) Internet
19 48 (2.41%) MPLS
20 47 (2.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 45 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 39 (1.96%) MySQL
7 31 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 28 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (1.31%) DB2
9 26 (1.31%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (0.96%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.60%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (0.55%) MSI
2 10 (0.50%) LoadRunner
3 8 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.40%) Toad
4 7 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.30%) JIRA
5 6 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.20%) Selenium
7 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.20%) Maven
8 3 (0.15%) Hudson
8 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.15%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.15%) PHPUnit
General
1 259 (13.03%) Finance
2 112 (5.63%) Banking
3 49 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.41%) Retail
5 28 (1.41%) Legal
6 24 (1.21%) Back Office
7 21 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.91%) Law
10 15 (0.75%) Marketing
11 13 (0.65%) Publishing
12 12 (0.60%) Advertising
13 10 (0.50%) French Language
13 10 (0.50%) Local Government
13 10 (0.50%) Billing
13 10 (0.50%) Games
14 9 (0.45%) Dutch Language
15 8 (0.40%) Military
16 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (11.57%) Analyst
2 220 (11.07%) Architect
3 200 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 194 (9.76%) Administrator
5 141 (7.09%) Consultant
6 125 (6.29%) Support Engineer
7 122 (6.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 109 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
9 104 (5.23%) Storage Engineer
10 82 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
11 76 (3.82%) Support Analyst
11 76 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
12 69 (3.47%) Server Engineer
13 67 (3.37%) Project Manager
13 67 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 63 (3.17%) Network Engineer
15 46 (2.31%) Storage Consultant
16 45 (2.26%) DBA
17 44 (2.21%) Storage Administrator
17 44 (2.21%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.82%) Middleware
2 66 (3.32%) .NET
3 53 (2.67%) HTML
4 48 (2.41%) Web Services
5 40 (2.01%) ASP.NET
6 38 (1.91%) JSP
7 26 (1.31%) XML
8 19 (0.96%) JSON
9 13 (0.65%) CSS
10 11 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 11 (0.55%) LAMP
11 9 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.30%) MDX
13 5 (0.25%) Hibernate
14 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.20%) Java EE
14 4 (0.20%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.20%) SAML
14 4 (0.20%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 200 (10.06%) Clustering
2 155 (7.80%) Replication
3 81 (4.07%) Blackberry
4 80 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.57%) Fat Client
5 51 (2.57%) Thin Client
6 40 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.86%) Mainframe
8 33 (1.66%) Firmware
9 31 (1.56%) EqualLogic
9 31 (1.56%) Open Source
9 31 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 30 (1.51%) CLARiiON
11 29 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.96%) EMC Centera
13 18 (0.91%) HACMP
14 15 (0.75%) PDA
15 13 (0.65%) Celerra
16 12 (0.60%) PKI
16 12 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1169 (58.80%) Windows
2 563 (28.32%) Linux
3 554 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 439 (22.08%) UNIX
5 412 (20.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 256 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 200 (10.06%) Solaris
8 187 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 160 (8.05%) Windows 7
10 129 (6.49%) AIX
11 92 (4.63%) Windows XP
12 48 (2.41%) HPUX
13 44 (2.21%) SUSE
14 36 (1.81%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.76%) CentOS
16 34 (1.71%) Windows 8
17 27 (1.36%) Windows 2000
18 25 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
19 24 (1.21%) VMS
20 21 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (17.61%) ITIL
2 218 (10.97%) Migration
3 148 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 109 (5.48%) Service Management
5 103 (5.18%) Load Balancing
6 98 (4.93%) Project Management
7 81 (4.07%) Configuration Management
8 80 (4.02%) Change Management
9 79 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 73 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
11 64 (3.22%) PRINCE2
12 62 (3.12%) Incident Management
13 58 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
14 54 (2.72%) Capacity Management
15 51 (2.57%) Performance Management
15 51 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
16 46 (2.31%) Capacity Planning
17 42 (2.11%) Change Control
18 40 (2.01%) CRM
19 39 (1.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 431 (21.68%) SQL
2 157 (7.90%) PowerShell
3 127 (6.39%) Shell Script
4 118 (5.94%) Java
5 103 (5.18%) Perl
6 63 (3.17%) VB
7 62 (3.12%) C
8 54 (2.72%) Python
9 49 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 46 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 42 (2.11%) VBScript
12 41 (2.06%) Korn
13 36 (1.81%) C#
14 31 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.21%) PHP
15 24 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.16%) C++
17 11 (0.55%) Bourne shell
18 10 (0.50%) Ruby
18 10 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 334 (16.80%) Security Cleared
2 268 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 231 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 173 (8.70%) MCSE
5 124 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (5.43%) CCNA
7 94 (4.73%) Degree
8 83 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 78 (3.92%) DV Cleared
9 78 (3.92%) MCITP
10 68 (3.42%) ISTQB
11 47 (2.36%) CCNP
12 45 (2.26%) MCP
12 45 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 33 (1.66%) MCTS
15 30 (1.51%) MCSA
16 27 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.86%) NCDA
18 15 (0.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.82%) SLA
2 27 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.06%) QA
4 13 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) BS7799
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 641 (32.24%) Active Directory
2 584 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (13.83%) Hyper-V
4 213 (10.71%) vSphere
5 156 (7.85%) XenApp
6 146 (7.34%) VMware ESX
7 117 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
8 79 (3.97%) NFS
9 58 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
10 52 (2.62%) XenDesktop
11 51 (2.57%) VMware Server
12 45 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 44 (2.21%) XenServer
14 43 (2.16%) ISA Server
15 40 (2.01%) Terminal Services
16 34 (1.71%) Xen
17 33 (1.66%) SRDF
18 30 (1.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 25 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
20 24 (1.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 190 (9.56%) SCCM
2 121 (6.09%) Backup Exec
3 117 (5.89%) NetBackup
4 110 (5.53%) SCOM
5 79 (3.97%) Tivoli
6 74 (3.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 54 (2.72%) Puppet
8 42 (2.11%) WSUS
9 34 (1.71%) Data Guard
10 33 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
11 32 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 25 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
14 23 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 23 (1.16%) ARCserve
14 23 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (1.06%) Nagios
16 20 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 18 (0.91%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1034 (52.01%) VMware
2 655 (32.95%) Microsoft
3 569 (28.62%) HP
4 462 (23.24%) Cisco
5 422 (21.23%) Citrix
6 389 (19.57%) EMC
7 367 (18.46%) Oracle
8 307 (15.44%) NetApp
9 219 (11.02%) Red Hat
10 208 (10.46%) IBM
11 165 (8.30%) Symantec
12 148 (7.44%) Dell
13 138 (6.94%) Brocade
14 103 (5.18%) CheckPoint
15 100 (5.03%) 3PAR
16 98 (4.93%) Juniper
17 97 (4.88%) Veritas
18 54 (2.72%) F5
18 54 (2.72%) Hitachi
19 53 (2.67%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £230 to £260 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £135 - £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago