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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 141 108 98
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs citing SAN 963 1068 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.89% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.74% 12.83% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 583 668
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £18.09 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
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 £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -33 853 £360 -2.08% 232
London -23 347 £390 -3.70% 71
South East -23 227 £350 +4.86% 47
City of London 0 95 £400 -5.88% 18
Yorkshire +5 77 £288 -0.86% 34
Scotland -8 72 £310 +10.71% 11
Hampshire -12 69 £361 +11.58% 10
East of England -4 59 £310 -5.34% 15
North West -29 56 £325 +1.56% 14
Surrey -12 40 £375 -14.28% 18
South West -4 38 £260 -25.71% 22
West Yorkshire -24 36 £300 +4.34% 23
Berkshire -3 34 £450 +36.36% 5
East Sussex +17 32 £330 +32.00% 2
Brighton +15 30 £330 +28.78% 2
East Midlands -8 28 £363 -0.34% 14
Edinburgh +2 27 £350 +7.69% 5
Leeds -25 27 £300 +4.34% 20
Hertfordshire +11 23 £400 -17.94% 9
Buckinghamshire -7 22 £325 - 3
Manchester -34 22 £325 +4.83% 7
South Yorkshire +4 20 £255 -8.10% 7
North Yorkshire +10 19 £250 -25.37% 2
Essex +8 18 £222 -32.36% 1
Milton Keynes -5 18 £325 -7.14% 1
Gosport +5 17 £363 -23.68%
Renfrewshire 0 17 £310 +5.80%
Erskine +6 16 £310 +5.80%
West Midlands -38 15 £367 +8.01% 10
Wales -8 14 £385 +2.66% 9

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1202 (60.40%) VMware
2 1200 (60.30%) Windows
3 712 (35.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 646 (32.46%) Active Directory
5 637 (32.01%) Microsoft
6 545 (27.39%) Cisco
7 540 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 536 (26.93%) HP
9 526 (26.43%) Linux
10 494 (24.82%) NAS
11 447 (22.46%) Data Centre
12 419 (21.06%) Citrix
13 410 (20.60%) ITIL
14 394 (19.80%) UNIX
15 376 (18.89%) NetApp
16 373 (18.74%) Firewall
17 369 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
18 361 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 359 (18.04%) SQL
20 343 (17.24%) Finance
21 340 (17.09%) SQL Server
22 327 (16.43%) Oracle
23 326 (16.38%) MS Exchange
24 321 (16.13%) LAN
24 321 (16.13%) DNS
24 321 (16.13%) vSphere
25 318 (15.98%) EMC
26 308 (15.48%) WAN
27 274 (13.77%) IBM
28 265 (13.32%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 326 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 183 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 163 (8.19%) IIS
4 156 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (4.02%) Apache
7 57 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 55 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 44 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 44 (2.21%) Lync
10 43 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 32 (1.61%) JBoss
12 29 (1.46%) OpenStack
13 28 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.95%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
19 10 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 205 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 106 (5.33%) MS Office
3 34 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.90%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.80%) Maximo
4 10 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 10 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.25%) Adaptiv
5 5 (0.25%) RMDS
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.15%) assyst
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.050%) Summit
9 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.050%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 65 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.91%) Office 365
3 31 (1.56%) IaaS
4 29 (1.46%) PaaS
5 28 (1.41%) SaaS
6 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.050%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.050%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.050%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 494 (24.82%) NAS
2 373 (18.74%) Firewall
3 321 (16.13%) DNS
3 321 (16.13%) LAN
4 308 (15.48%) WAN
5 234 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 207 (10.40%) DHCP
7 152 (7.64%) Fibre Channel
8 130 (6.53%) VPN
9 122 (6.13%) VLAN
10 100 (5.03%) iSCSI
11 89 (4.47%) Wireless
12 86 (4.32%) Network Security
13 74 (3.72%) LDAP
14 62 (3.12%) VoIP
15 60 (3.02%) SSL
16 57 (2.86%) NetScaler
17 56 (2.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (2.61%) Internet
19 51 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 76 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.06%) MySQL
6 37 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (1.46%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.26%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.06%) DB2
13 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.85%) Big Data
15 14 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.65%) MongoDB
17 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
18 9 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (0.90%) JIRA
2 13 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.45%) Subversion
3 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.35%) MSI
5 5 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.15%) JMeter
8 2 (0.10%) Juju
8 2 (0.10%) VisualVM
8 2 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.10%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.10%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.050%) Toad
General
1 343 (17.24%) Finance
2 130 (6.53%) Banking
3 46 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.51%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.36%) Retail
6 22 (1.11%) Legal
7 18 (0.90%) Back Office
8 15 (0.75%) Law
8 15 (0.75%) Advertising
9 14 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.70%) Marketing
10 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.40%) Publishing
12 6 (0.30%) Military
13 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.20%) Automotive
14 4 (0.20%) French Language
14 4 (0.20%) Local Government
15 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 256 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 248 (12.46%) Administrator
3 198 (9.95%) Architect
4 184 (9.25%) Analyst
5 158 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
6 115 (5.78%) Consultant
7 112 (5.63%) Storage Engineer
8 110 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 107 (5.38%) Support Engineer
10 104 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
11 84 (4.22%) Project Manager
12 83 (4.17%) Server Engineer
13 76 (3.82%) Network Engineer
14 70 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 57 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
17 54 (2.71%) Support Analyst
18 53 (2.66%) DBA
19 49 (2.46%) Wintel Engineer
20 45 (2.26%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.42%) Middleware
2 45 (2.26%) .NET
3 43 (2.16%) Web Services
4 32 (1.61%) HTML
5 23 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.90%) JSP
7 17 (0.85%) XML
8 16 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (0.60%) Application Packaging
10 9 (0.45%) J2EE
10 9 (0.45%) Flash
11 8 (0.40%) REST
12 7 (0.35%) SAML
12 7 (0.35%) SOAP
12 7 (0.35%) Rendezvous
12 7 (0.35%) LAMP
12 7 (0.35%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.30%) XSLT
13 6 (0.30%) jQuery
14 5 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 447 (22.46%) Data Centre
2 187 (9.40%) Clustering
3 124 (6.23%) Replication
4 96 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.17%) EMC VNX
5 63 (3.17%) EMC VMAX
6 55 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 48 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 42 (2.11%) EqualLogic
9 34 (1.71%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.36%) CLARiiON
10 27 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 25 (1.26%) PKI
12 22 (1.11%) Mainframe
13 21 (1.06%) NHS
13 21 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.95%) Computer Science
14 19 (0.95%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1200 (60.30%) Windows
2 540 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 526 (26.43%) Linux
4 394 (19.80%) UNIX
5 369 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 361 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 220 (11.06%) Solaris
8 207 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (6.88%) Windows 7
10 113 (5.68%) AIX
11 75 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
12 53 (2.66%) Windows 8
13 43 (2.16%) CentOS
13 43 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 42 (2.11%) HPUX
15 39 (1.96%) Ubuntu
16 38 (1.91%) SUSE
17 30 (1.51%) Windows 2000
18 24 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
19 23 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (20.60%) ITIL
2 265 (13.32%) Migration
3 178 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 156 (7.84%) Change Management
5 134 (6.73%) Project Management
6 106 (5.33%) Service Management
7 87 (4.37%) Service Delivery
8 76 (3.82%) Change Control
9 75 (3.77%) PRINCE2
10 72 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
11 67 (3.37%) Load Balancing
12 66 (3.32%) Capacity Management
13 65 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
13 65 (3.27%) Problem Management
14 59 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (2.81%) Configuration Management
17 53 (2.66%) Incident Management
18 48 (2.41%) Workflow
19 44 (2.21%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 359 (18.04%) SQL
2 179 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 146 (7.34%) Perl
4 96 (4.82%) Shell Script
5 65 (3.27%) Python
6 61 (3.07%) Bash Shell
7 54 (2.71%) Java
8 50 (2.51%) Korn
9 46 (2.31%) C
10 35 (1.76%) JavaScript
11 33 (1.66%) VB
12 31 (1.56%) VBScript
13 20 (1.01%) PHP
13 20 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.80%) C#
15 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.35%) VBA
17 6 (0.30%) C-shell
18 5 (0.25%) Ruby
19 4 (0.20%) AWK
Qualifications
1 235 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 175 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 173 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 148 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
5 129 (6.48%) MCSE
6 114 (5.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 92 (4.62%) Degree
8 91 (4.57%) CCNA
9 64 (3.22%) MCSA
10 47 (2.36%) CCNP
11 45 (2.26%) MCITP
12 35 (1.76%) DV Cleared
13 34 (1.71%) MCP
14 31 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
15 28 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.16%) MCTS
17 21 (1.06%) ISTQB
18 18 (0.90%) NCDA
19 16 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 16 (0.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.22%) SLA
2 40 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.36%) QA
4 13 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
System Software
1 712 (35.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 646 (32.46%) Active Directory
3 321 (16.13%) vSphere
4 209 (10.50%) Hyper-V
5 166 (8.34%) XenApp
6 151 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
7 145 (7.29%) VMware ESX
8 113 (5.68%) NFS
9 52 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 51 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 48 (2.41%) vCloud
12 44 (2.21%) Xen
13 38 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 36 (1.81%) VMware Server
15 33 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 30 (1.51%) SRDF
16 30 (1.51%) XenServer
17 29 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
17 29 (1.46%) KVM
18 27 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 164 (8.24%) SCCM
2 155 (7.79%) NetBackup
3 93 (4.67%) Tivoli
4 87 (4.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 77 (3.87%) SCOM
6 68 (3.42%) Backup Exec
7 53 (2.66%) Puppet
8 42 (2.11%) WSUS
9 33 (1.66%) EMC VPLEX
10 32 (1.61%) vMotion
11 31 (1.56%) Nagios
12 27 (1.36%) ARCserve
12 27 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 26 (1.31%) SnapVault
14 24 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 24 (1.21%) OpenView
15 23 (1.16%) BladeLogic
15 23 (1.16%) SnapMirror
16 22 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1202 (60.40%) VMware
2 637 (32.01%) Microsoft
3 545 (27.39%) Cisco
4 536 (26.93%) HP
5 419 (21.06%) Citrix
6 376 (18.89%) NetApp
7 327 (16.43%) Oracle
8 318 (15.98%) EMC
9 274 (13.77%) IBM
10 253 (12.71%) Red Hat
11 168 (8.44%) Dell
12 157 (7.89%) Symantec
12 157 (7.89%) Brocade
13 127 (6.38%) 3PAR
14 121 (6.08%) Veritas
15 91 (4.57%) Juniper
16 85 (4.27%) CheckPoint
17 70 (3.52%) CommVault
18 63 (3.17%) Sun
19 62 (3.12%) F5
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day Initial 3 Month Contract
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Laptop & Phone
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
People Source
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Bromwich
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnborough
Energon Global
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago