The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 128 81 93
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +12
Contract jobs citing SAN 919 1096 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 2.26% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 14.82% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 605 625
Average daily rate £390 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 60
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.03% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.80 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 834 £400 +0.62% 258
London -59 344 £425 +6.25% 83
South East -26 194 £355 -5.33% 63
City of London -16 96 £438 +2.94% 29
Hampshire +13 75 £358 -12.80% 17
Scotland +2 62 £363 -3.33% 9
Yorkshire +15 61 £325 +18.18% 25
East of England -32 55 £300 +17.64% 16
South West -37 55 £396 -9.94% 18
North West -19 54 £320 -16.93% 24
Berkshire -11 49 £400 +60.00% 14
West Midlands -24 36 £314 +28.06% 14
West Yorkshire -2 34 £319 +27.50% 17
Leeds -7 28 £319 +15.90% 13
East Midlands -16 26 £378 +42.64% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 25 £300 +20.00% 5
Edinburgh -20 25 £356 -8.06% 3
Surrey -30 23 £400 -4.47% 12
Cheshire -7 22 £402 -19.70% 7
Croydon +8 20 £438 +9.37%
Reading -7 20 £400 +60.00% 4
Dorset +17 19 £415 +58.09% 5
Hertfordshire -2 17 £215 -33.84% 3
South Yorkshire +17 16 £350 -6.66% 2
Sheffield +10 15 £350 -6.66% 2
Bournemouth +8 15 £415 +58.09% 3
Havant -3 14 £375 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire -10 14 £250 - 5
North East -19 14 £245 -12.50% 5
Nottingham +4 13 £364 +32.36%

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 987 (56.53%) Windows
2 885 (50.69%) VMware
3 555 (31.79%) Microsoft
4 537 (30.76%) Linux
5 508 (29.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 502 (28.75%) Active Directory
7 457 (26.17%) HP
8 454 (26.00%) UNIX
9 437 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 436 (24.97%) EMC
11 431 (24.68%) Cisco
12 383 (21.94%) NAS
13 358 (20.50%) ITIL
13 358 (20.50%) Citrix
14 353 (20.22%) NetApp
15 339 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 335 (19.19%) MS Exchange
17 334 (19.13%) SQL
18 323 (18.50%) Oracle
19 310 (17.75%) Solaris
19 310 (17.75%) Finance
20 297 (17.01%) DNS
21 279 (15.98%) SQL Server
22 266 (15.23%) Firewall
23 261 (14.95%) Clustering
24 247 (14.15%) Red Hat
25 234 (13.40%) LAN
26 229 (13.12%) Security Cleared
27 226 (12.94%) WAN
28 223 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 335 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 191 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 150 (8.59%) SharePoint
4 123 (7.04%) IIS
5 82 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 82 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (4.58%) Apache
7 78 (4.47%) Tomcat
8 48 (2.75%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 40 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 38 (2.18%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 26 (1.49%) Lync
14 15 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
15 13 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
19 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 160 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.41%) MS Office
3 16 (0.92%) MS Project
4 14 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) CATIA
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 15 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 15 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.57%) Maximo
4 8 (0.46%) RMDS
5 5 (0.29%) Magento
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.11%) Tridion
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.86%) Office 365
3 12 (0.69%) SaaS
3 12 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.29%) Joyent
7 4 (0.23%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.057%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 383 (21.94%) NAS
2 297 (17.01%) DNS
3 266 (15.23%) Firewall
4 234 (13.40%) LAN
5 226 (12.94%) WAN
6 219 (12.54%) TCP/IP
7 171 (9.79%) DHCP
8 99 (5.67%) VPN
9 90 (5.15%) iSCSI
10 87 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
11 62 (3.55%) LDAP
12 52 (2.98%) VLAN
13 47 (2.69%) VoIP
14 46 (2.63%) Internet
14 46 (2.63%) Wireless
15 44 (2.52%) MPLS
16 41 (2.35%) HTTP
17 38 (2.18%) Connectrix
17 38 (2.18%) SMTP
17 38 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.10%) Oracle Database
3 68 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 40 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 32 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.55%) MySQL
10 26 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 22 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.80%) DB2
13 14 (0.80%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
3 8 (0.46%) Toad
4 7 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.29%) Hudson
5 5 (0.29%) Maven
5 5 (0.29%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.23%) MSI
6 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.23%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.23%) JIRA
7 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.11%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.057%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.057%) FishEye
9 1 (0.057%) Selenium
General
1 310 (17.75%) Finance
2 141 (8.08%) Banking
3 62 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 60 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.37%) Retail
6 19 (1.09%) Law
7 18 (1.03%) Back Office
8 15 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.86%) Legal
9 14 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.69%) Local Government
11 11 (0.63%) Games
12 10 (0.57%) Marketing
13 8 (0.46%) Military
14 7 (0.40%) Advertising
15 6 (0.34%) Publishing
16 5 (0.29%) French Language
16 5 (0.29%) German Language
16 5 (0.29%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 249 (14.26%) Administrator
2 180 (10.31%) Architect
3 145 (8.30%) Consultant
4 144 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 133 (7.62%) Analyst
6 122 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
7 111 (6.36%) Support Engineer
8 108 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 95 (5.44%) Storage Engineer
10 92 (5.27%) UNIX Administrator
11 80 (4.58%) DBA
12 78 (4.47%) Project Manager
13 61 (3.49%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 60 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
15 56 (3.21%) Server Engineer
16 55 (3.15%) Storage Administrator
17 44 (2.52%) Network Engineer
18 43 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
18 43 (2.46%) Linux Engineer
19 42 (2.41%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.47%) Middleware
2 64 (3.67%) .NET
3 44 (2.52%) HTML
4 30 (1.72%) Web Services
5 26 (1.49%) XML
6 23 (1.32%) JSP
7 19 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.97%) CSS
9 16 (0.92%) J2EE
10 10 (0.57%) Regular Expression
11 9 (0.52%) XSLT
12 8 (0.46%) Rendezvous
12 8 (0.46%) Flash
13 7 (0.40%) MDX
13 7 (0.40%) JSON
14 5 (0.29%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.29%) LAMP
15 4 (0.23%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 261 (14.95%) Clustering
2 117 (6.70%) Replication
3 73 (4.18%) CLARiiON
4 47 (2.69%) Symmetrix DMX
5 45 (2.58%) Thin Client
5 45 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 45 (2.58%) Fat Client
6 36 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 33 (1.89%) EMC Centera
9 30 (1.72%) EqualLogic
10 25 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 25 (1.43%) NHS
11 22 (1.26%) Open Source
11 22 (1.26%) Celerra
12 21 (1.20%) Wiki
12 21 (1.20%) Computer Science
13 20 (1.15%) PKI
14 19 (1.09%) Firmware
15 17 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 987 (56.53%) Windows
2 537 (30.76%) Linux
3 454 (26.00%) UNIX
4 437 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 339 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 310 (17.75%) Solaris
7 223 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 166 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 149 (8.53%) Windows 7
10 146 (8.36%) AIX
11 79 (4.52%) Windows XP
12 49 (2.81%) SUSE
13 47 (2.69%) HPUX
14 29 (1.66%) Windows 8
15 21 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (1.03%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.97%) VMS
18 11 (0.63%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.52%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (20.50%) ITIL
2 172 (9.85%) Migration
3 161 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 99 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
5 98 (5.61%) Change Management
6 92 (5.27%) Project Management
7 91 (5.21%) Capacity Management
8 90 (5.15%) PRINCE2
9 87 (4.98%) Capacity Planning
9 87 (4.98%) Service Management
10 79 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 76 (4.35%) Load Balancing
12 71 (4.07%) Performance Management
13 61 (3.49%) Problem Management
14 57 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
15 55 (3.15%) Configuration Management
16 42 (2.41%) Change Control
17 41 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
18 38 (2.18%) Incident Management
18 38 (2.18%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 334 (19.13%) SQL
2 149 (8.53%) Perl
3 126 (7.22%) Shell Script
4 102 (5.84%) PowerShell
5 78 (4.47%) Java
6 44 (2.52%) Korn
6 44 (2.52%) C
7 40 (2.29%) Bash Shell
8 34 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 33 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 33 (1.89%) Python
10 23 (1.32%) VB
11 20 (1.15%) Ruby
12 19 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.97%) Bourne shell
14 16 (0.92%) PHP
15 13 (0.74%) VBA
16 11 (0.63%) C#
17 10 (0.57%) VBScript
18 4 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 229 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 173 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 142 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (6.59%) MCSE
5 84 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 57 (3.26%) CCNA
8 56 (3.21%) Degree
9 53 (3.04%) DV Cleared
10 48 (2.75%) MCITP
11 39 (2.23%) MCSA
12 32 (1.83%) CCNP
13 31 (1.78%) NCDA
14 25 (1.43%) MCP
15 24 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
16 22 (1.26%) ISTQB
17 21 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 20 (1.15%) RHCE
19 17 (0.97%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.12%) SLA
2 36 (2.06%) QA
3 23 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.46%) COBIT
6 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 508 (29.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 502 (28.75%) Active Directory
3 220 (12.60%) vSphere
4 200 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 169 (9.68%) VMware ESX
6 140 (8.02%) XenApp
7 122 (6.99%) NFS
8 111 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
9 77 (4.41%) SRDF
10 74 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
11 52 (2.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 51 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 48 (2.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 48 (2.75%) XenDesktop
14 28 (1.60%) XenServer
15 26 (1.49%) Xen
16 25 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
17 22 (1.26%) Terminal Services
18 21 (1.20%) Veritas File System
19 19 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 167 (9.56%) NetBackup
2 129 (7.39%) SCCM
3 97 (5.56%) SCOM
4 75 (4.30%) Tivoli
5 74 (4.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 66 (3.78%) Backup Exec
7 58 (3.32%) Puppet
8 54 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
9 44 (2.52%) WSUS
10 31 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (1.78%) Data Guard
11 26 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 24 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (1.37%) Nagios
13 21 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 20 (1.15%) ARCserve
15 19 (1.09%) EMC TimeFinder
16 18 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 18 (1.03%) Netcool
16 18 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 885 (50.69%) VMware
2 555 (31.79%) Microsoft
3 457 (26.17%) HP
4 436 (24.97%) EMC
5 431 (24.68%) Cisco
6 358 (20.50%) Citrix
7 353 (20.22%) NetApp
8 323 (18.50%) Oracle
9 247 (14.15%) Red Hat
10 215 (12.31%) IBM
11 176 (10.08%) Brocade
12 173 (9.91%) Veritas
13 125 (7.16%) Symantec
14 122 (6.99%) Sun
15 102 (5.84%) Dell
16 55 (3.15%) 3PAR
17 51 (2.92%) CheckPoint
18 42 (2.41%) Intel
19 40 (2.29%) Hitachi
19 40 (2.29%) Juniper
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
IT HR
Rate: Based on experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Gem Partnership
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago