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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 117 117 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 932 807 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.68% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.52% 12.73% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 476 492
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 80
Average hourly rate £29.75 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £13.75 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.02 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +6 833 £375 - 340
London +11 363 £400 - 121
South East +9 251 £375 +4.16% 75
Hampshire -1 113 £363 +0.34% 17
City of London +15 81 £375 -1.31% 37
Scotland +19 75 £350 +2.94% 9
North West +13 52 £400 +8.10% 34
Yorkshire -1 43 £319 +6.25% 27
Berkshire -2 42 £328 -18.12% 20
Surrey +11 34 £380 +19.21% 10
East of England -17 33 £331 +15.21% 23
West Midlands +21 32 £350 - 23
Edinburgh +13 30 £420 +5.00% 1
Manchester +10 23 £363 +26.08% 22
West Yorkshire +6 22 £275 +22.22% 19
Reading +15 20 £400 +48.14% 8
East Midlands +3 20 £350 +4.47% 11
Havant +2 19 £350 -
East Sussex +4 18 £425 +27.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £500 +35.13% 8
South West -28 18 £300 - 20
Milton Keynes -1 17 £500 +35.13% 8
West Sussex -3 16 £450 +100.00% 6
Glasgow -7 16 £325 +3.50% 7
Birmingham +11 15 £360 -20.08% 9
Leeds -2 15 £294 +10.84% 12
North East -21 15 £275 +11.11% 2
Essex +9 13 £300 - 3
Merseyside -1 13 £170 -58.78% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £275 +12.24% 1

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1151 (57.32%) Windows
2 1100 (54.78%) VMware
3 648 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 642 (31.97%) Active Directory
5 631 (31.42%) Microsoft
6 600 (29.88%) Linux
7 555 (27.64%) HP
8 522 (26.00%) Cisco
9 480 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 469 (23.36%) NAS
11 459 (22.86%) Citrix
12 431 (21.46%) UNIX
13 386 (19.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 384 (19.12%) EMC
15 383 (19.07%) ITIL
16 358 (17.83%) SQL
16 358 (17.83%) Firewall
17 350 (17.43%) MS Exchange
18 340 (16.93%) DNS
19 320 (15.94%) Security Cleared
20 316 (15.74%) NetApp
21 313 (15.59%) Oracle
22 296 (14.74%) SQL Server
23 282 (14.04%) Finance
24 278 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
25 271 (13.50%) LAN
26 261 (13.00%) WAN
27 259 (12.90%) IBM
28 257 (12.80%) Solaris
28 257 (12.80%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 350 (17.43%) MS Exchange
2 178 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (7.97%) IIS
4 133 (6.62%) SharePoint
5 87 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (3.98%) Apache
7 75 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 65 (3.24%) Lync
9 60 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 60 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 47 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 41 (2.04%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.64%) OpenStack
13 26 (1.29%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
14 15 (0.75%) JBoss
15 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
18 9 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 221 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 112 (5.58%) MS Office
3 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.70%) MS Project
5 10 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.050%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 59 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.15%) RMDS
5 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.100%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.100%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.100%) assyst
6 2 (0.100%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.050%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.050%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.050%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.050%) Summit
7 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.64%) Office 365
3 18 (0.90%) SaaS
4 16 (0.80%) IaaS
5 12 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
9 1 (0.050%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 469 (23.36%) NAS
2 358 (17.83%) Firewall
3 340 (16.93%) DNS
4 271 (13.50%) LAN
5 261 (13.00%) WAN
6 241 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 229 (11.40%) DHCP
8 134 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
9 127 (6.32%) VPN
10 117 (5.83%) VLAN
11 106 (5.28%) iSCSI
12 85 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
13 78 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 72 (3.59%) Wireless
15 71 (3.54%) MPLS
16 67 (3.34%) NetScaler
17 66 (3.29%) Network Security
18 63 (3.14%) VoIP
19 62 (3.09%) LDAP
20 58 (2.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 42 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
5 37 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.34%) MySQL
7 27 (1.34%) DB2
8 26 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 24 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.95%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.65%) EDRMS
15 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.50%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.45%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (0.75%) MSI
2 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.30%) Subversion
4 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.25%) PHPUnit
5 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.100%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.050%) GCC
9 1 (0.050%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.050%) JIRA
9 1 (0.050%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.050%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.050%) AdminStudio
General
1 282 (14.04%) Finance
2 115 (5.73%) Banking
3 63 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.34%) Retail
5 27 (1.34%) Back Office
6 26 (1.29%) Legal
7 24 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.00%) Law
9 17 (0.85%) Publishing
10 13 (0.65%) Marketing
11 9 (0.45%) Electronics
11 9 (0.45%) Games
12 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.35%) Automotive
14 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.25%) Military
15 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.20%) Advertising
16 4 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 215 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 212 (10.56%) Architect
3 207 (10.31%) Administrator
4 205 (10.21%) Analyst
5 145 (7.22%) Consultant
6 115 (5.73%) Systems Administrator
7 98 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
7 98 (4.88%) Network Engineer
8 90 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 87 (4.33%) Support Engineer
9 87 (4.33%) Server Engineer
10 81 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
11 64 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
12 55 (2.74%) Technical Architect
13 54 (2.69%) UNIX Administrator
14 51 (2.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 48 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
16 44 (2.19%) Support Analyst
17 39 (1.94%) DBA
17 39 (1.94%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.43%) Middleware
2 78 (3.88%) .NET
3 64 (3.19%) HTML
4 47 (2.34%) ASP.NET
5 46 (2.29%) JSP
6 38 (1.89%) Web Services
7 13 (0.65%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.65%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.65%) XML
8 11 (0.55%) JSON
8 11 (0.55%) Hibernate
9 10 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (0.45%) X-Windows
11 8 (0.40%) CGI
11 8 (0.40%) CSS
11 8 (0.40%) Ajax
12 7 (0.35%) Java EE
12 7 (0.35%) Flash
13 6 (0.30%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 247 (12.30%) Clustering
2 156 (7.77%) Replication
3 69 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 38 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.64%) Open Source
7 30 (1.49%) PKI
8 29 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 29 (1.44%) Thin Client
9 28 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 22 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.95%) CLARiiON
13 18 (0.90%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.90%) HACMP
14 17 (0.85%) Symmetrix DMX
15 15 (0.75%) EqualLogic
15 15 (0.75%) NHS
16 14 (0.70%) PDA
16 14 (0.70%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1151 (57.32%) Windows
2 600 (29.88%) Linux
3 480 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 431 (21.46%) UNIX
5 386 (19.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 278 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 257 (12.80%) Solaris
8 180 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 134 (6.67%) AIX
10 100 (4.98%) Windows 7
11 85 (4.23%) HPUX
12 55 (2.74%) SUSE
13 44 (2.19%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.54%) Windows 8
15 28 (1.39%) VMS
16 24 (1.20%) CentOS
16 24 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
17 22 (1.10%) Windows 2000
18 20 (1.00%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (19.07%) ITIL
2 257 (12.80%) Migration
3 144 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 127 (6.32%) Project Management
5 116 (5.78%) Change Management
6 110 (5.48%) Load Balancing
7 96 (4.78%) Service Delivery
8 90 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
9 88 (4.38%) Configuration Management
10 85 (4.23%) Service Management
11 74 (3.69%) Knowledge Management
12 69 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
13 65 (3.24%) Incident Management
14 60 (2.99%) Problem Management
15 59 (2.94%) Change Control
16 53 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
17 52 (2.59%) ITSM
18 50 (2.49%) Test Scripting
19 49 (2.44%) Business Continuity
20 48 (2.39%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 358 (17.83%) SQL
2 152 (7.57%) PowerShell
3 120 (5.98%) Shell Script
4 106 (5.28%) Perl
5 75 (3.74%) Java
6 66 (3.29%) JavaScript
7 57 (2.84%) VBScript
8 50 (2.49%) C
9 48 (2.39%) Python
10 43 (2.14%) Korn
11 38 (1.89%) VB
12 37 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.64%) VBA
13 33 (1.64%) C++
14 20 (1.00%) C#
14 20 (1.00%) PHP
15 16 (0.80%) Ruby
16 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.45%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 320 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 249 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 189 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (6.57%) MCSE
6 108 (5.38%) CCNA
7 93 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 78 (3.88%) Degree
9 70 (3.49%) ISTQB
10 68 (3.39%) DV Cleared
11 63 (3.14%) CCNP
11 63 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 44 (2.19%) MCITP
13 31 (1.54%) CCIE
14 28 (1.39%) MCSA
15 27 (1.34%) MCP
16 23 (1.15%) NCDA
16 23 (1.15%) MCTS
17 19 (0.95%) NCIE
18 18 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.28%) SLA
2 25 (1.25%) QA
3 14 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 648 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 642 (31.97%) Active Directory
3 234 (11.65%) vSphere
4 232 (11.55%) Hyper-V
5 150 (7.47%) VMware ESX
6 147 (7.32%) XenApp
7 143 (7.12%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (4.63%) NFS
9 73 (3.64%) XenDesktop
10 64 (3.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 51 (2.54%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.94%) Xen
13 38 (1.89%) VMware Server
14 35 (1.74%) KVM
15 33 (1.64%) ISA Server
16 29 (1.44%) Samba
16 29 (1.44%) vCloud
17 28 (1.39%) Firmware
18 27 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
19 26 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 166 (8.27%) SCCM
2 119 (5.93%) SCOM
3 102 (5.08%) NetBackup
4 100 (4.98%) Tivoli
5 93 (4.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 75 (3.74%) Backup Exec
7 58 (2.89%) Puppet
8 52 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 40 (1.99%) Nagios
10 38 (1.89%) WSUS
11 36 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 34 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (1.49%) BladeLogic
13 30 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
14 29 (1.44%) Netcool
15 28 (1.39%) HP SIM
16 26 (1.29%) SCVMM
16 26 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
17 24 (1.20%) EdgeSight
18 20 (1.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1100 (54.78%) VMware
2 631 (31.42%) Microsoft
3 555 (27.64%) HP
4 522 (26.00%) Cisco
5 459 (22.86%) Citrix
6 384 (19.12%) EMC
7 316 (15.74%) NetApp
8 313 (15.59%) Oracle
9 259 (12.90%) IBM
10 224 (11.16%) Red Hat
11 152 (7.57%) Veritas
12 133 (6.62%) Dell
13 124 (6.18%) Symantec
14 123 (6.13%) Brocade
15 119 (5.93%) CheckPoint
16 115 (5.73%) 3PAR
17 93 (4.63%) Juniper
18 80 (3.98%) F5
19 66 (3.29%) Sun
20 57 (2.84%) Veeam
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Fixed Recruitment
Rate: £33500 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £319.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £525 - £550 per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
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