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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 117 126 78
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -48
Contract jobs citing SAN 994 898 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.65% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.17% 12.57% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 524 600
Average daily rate
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£375 £393 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 27 66
Average hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -12.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £14.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +1.85%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +15 913 £390 -2.50% 328
London +14 380 £404 -5.00% 98
South East +17 260 £393 +9.79% 76
City of London +37 129 £415 -5.14% 25
Hampshire -6 71 £370 +2.77% 19
North West -8 67 £414 +29.29% 29
Scotland -1 56 £333 -8.27% 15
Yorkshire -32 51 £265 -18.46% 22
West Midlands 0 50 £375 +19.52% 19
West Sussex +10 47 £420 +18.30% 4
East of England +4 44 £338 +12.50% 27
Surrey +19 43 £388 -3.12% 12
East Midlands +5 34 £400 +5.82% 16
West Yorkshire -10 34 £265 -18.46% 15
Manchester +11 33 £331 +26.19% 14
South West -25 29 £345 -13.75% 33
Berkshire -14 28 £419 +4.75% 21
Worthing +13 26 £450 +12.50%
Oxfordshire +6 25 £320 -5.18% 2
Winchester +4 23 £290 -27.04%
East Sussex +15 22 £300 -14.40% 9
Hertfordshire +10 21 £475 +120.93% 8
Edinburgh -11 21 £340 -4.56% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 17 £425 +41.66% 5
Glasgow +8 15 £310 +27.83% 3
Cheshire -15 15 £425 +5.85% 9
Leeds -18 15 £245 -24.61% 11
Merseyside -4 14 £325 +1.56% 4
Erskine +4 13 £343 -6.61%
Milton Keynes 0 13 £425 +17.24% 3

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1177 (60.73%) Windows
2 1095 (56.50%) VMware
3 660 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 589 (30.39%) Microsoft
5 575 (29.67%) Active Directory
6 532 (27.45%) HP
7 529 (27.30%) Cisco
8 513 (26.47%) Linux
9 490 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 456 (23.53%) NAS
11 402 (20.74%) Citrix
12 400 (20.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 369 (19.04%) UNIX
14 365 (18.83%) EMC
15 362 (18.68%) NetApp
16 355 (18.32%) ITIL
16 355 (18.32%) Firewall
17 349 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
18 343 (17.70%) SQL
19 323 (16.67%) MS Exchange
20 315 (16.25%) SQL Server
21 305 (15.74%) DNS
22 301 (15.53%) Finance
23 299 (15.43%) Oracle
24 297 (15.33%) LAN
25 291 (15.02%) WAN
25 291 (15.02%) Migration
26 289 (14.91%) Clustering
27 265 (13.67%) Hyper-V
28 260 (13.42%) Security Cleared

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 323 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 158 (8.15%) IIS
3 137 (7.07%) SharePoint
4 128 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (3.77%) Apache
6 66 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 66 (3.41%) Lync
7 60 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 53 (2.73%) Tomcat
9 43 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 39 (2.01%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.86%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 26 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
15 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.72%) JBoss
16 10 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 10 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 218 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 107 (5.52%) MS Office
3 30 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.88%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.36%) RMDS
3 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.31%) Maximo
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.10%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.10%) assyst
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.052%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.43%) Office 365
4 22 (1.14%) SaaS
5 19 (0.98%) IaaS
6 9 (0.46%) PaaS
7 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.052%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 456 (23.53%) NAS
2 355 (18.32%) Firewall
3 305 (15.74%) DNS
4 297 (15.33%) LAN
5 291 (15.02%) WAN
6 200 (10.32%) TCP/IP
7 192 (9.91%) DHCP
8 173 (8.93%) Fibre Channel
9 133 (6.86%) VPN
10 121 (6.24%) iSCSI
11 110 (5.68%) VLAN
12 85 (4.39%) Network Security
13 68 (3.51%) MPLS
14 66 (3.41%) LDAP
15 65 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
16 64 (3.30%) NetScaler
17 61 (3.15%) Wireless
18 60 (3.10%) VoIP
19 58 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
20 56 (2.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.23%) Oracle Database
3 67 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
7 28 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.29%) DB2
10 24 (1.24%) MySQL
11 20 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.93%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.72%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.52%) Informix
15 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.57%) MSI
3 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.46%) JIRA
5 7 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.31%) Subversion
7 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.15%) Toad
8 2 (0.10%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.10%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.10%) Juju
9 1 (0.052%) YourKit
9 1 (0.052%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.052%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.052%) Gradle
9 1 (0.052%) Artifactory
General
1 301 (15.53%) Finance
2 115 (5.93%) Banking
3 37 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.55%) Back Office
4 30 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 19 (0.98%) Retail
7 16 (0.83%) Legal
8 12 (0.62%) Publishing
9 11 (0.57%) Law
10 8 (0.41%) Electronics
10 8 (0.41%) Marketing
11 5 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.26%) Advertising
11 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.21%) Local Government
12 4 (0.21%) Games
13 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.15%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 217 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 212 (10.94%) Architect
3 196 (10.11%) Administrator
4 180 (9.29%) Analyst
5 122 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
6 116 (5.99%) Server Engineer
7 112 (5.78%) Consultant
7 112 (5.78%) Storage Engineer
8 96 (4.95%) Network Engineer
9 95 (4.90%) Support Engineer
10 87 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
11 86 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
12 66 (3.41%) Technical Architect
12 66 (3.41%) Project Manager
13 54 (2.79%) DBA
14 51 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
16 45 (2.32%) Infrastructure Manager
17 42 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (2.12%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.82%) Middleware
2 64 (3.30%) .NET
3 47 (2.43%) HTML
4 45 (2.32%) Web Services
5 30 (1.55%) XML
6 28 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 27 (1.39%) JSP
8 17 (0.88%) Application Packaging
9 15 (0.77%) J2EE
10 10 (0.52%) Rendezvous
10 10 (0.52%) JSON
11 9 (0.46%) XSLT
11 9 (0.46%) Flash
11 9 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.41%) SOAP
13 7 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.36%) REST
13 7 (0.36%) Regular Expression
14 6 (0.31%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.26%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 289 (14.91%) Clustering
2 145 (7.48%) Replication
3 79 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 38 (1.96%) Symmetrix
5 38 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 33 (1.70%) Blackberry
6 33 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.65%) Symmetrix DMX
8 30 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (1.34%) PKI
10 25 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.29%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.24%) Open Source
11 24 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.19%) CLARiiON
12 23 (1.19%) Celerra
13 22 (1.14%) NHS
14 20 (1.03%) EqualLogic
15 19 (0.98%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1177 (60.73%) Windows
2 513 (26.47%) Linux
3 490 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 400 (20.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 369 (19.04%) UNIX
6 349 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (11.40%) Solaris
8 156 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 121 (6.24%) AIX
10 92 (4.75%) HPUX
11 91 (4.70%) Windows 7
12 40 (2.06%) SUSE
13 38 (1.96%) Windows 2000
14 36 (1.86%) Windows XP
14 36 (1.86%) CentOS
15 30 (1.55%) Windows 8
16 26 (1.34%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.62%) Android
18 12 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (18.32%) ITIL
2 291 (15.02%) Migration
3 147 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 141 (7.28%) Project Management
5 104 (5.37%) Change Management
6 91 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 91 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
7 87 (4.49%) Service Management
8 78 (4.02%) Configuration Management
9 74 (3.82%) Load Balancing
10 71 (3.66%) PRINCE2
11 62 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (3.15%) Incident Management
12 61 (3.15%) Capacity Management
13 60 (3.10%) Change Control
13 60 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
14 53 (2.73%) Knowledge Management
15 50 (2.58%) Performance Monitoring
16 48 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 343 (17.70%) SQL
2 125 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 111 (5.73%) Perl
4 92 (4.75%) Shell Script
5 65 (3.35%) Java
6 59 (3.04%) C
7 54 (2.79%) Python
8 49 (2.53%) JavaScript
9 48 (2.48%) Korn
10 38 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 34 (1.75%) VBScript
11 34 (1.75%) VB
12 27 (1.39%) VBA
13 23 (1.19%) C#
14 21 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.93%) C++
16 16 (0.83%) PHP
17 9 (0.46%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.46%) Ruby
18 5 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 260 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 200 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 171 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 123 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (6.09%) MCSE
6 89 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 87 (4.49%) Degree
8 75 (3.87%) CCNA
9 57 (2.94%) CCNP
10 53 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.68%) MCITP
11 52 (2.68%) ISTQB
12 49 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 39 (2.01%) MCSA
14 32 (1.65%) MCP
15 26 (1.34%) NCDA
16 25 (1.29%) NCIE
17 21 (1.08%) MCTS
17 21 (1.08%) CCIE
17 21 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.51%) SLA
2 32 (1.65%) QA
3 25 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.052%) COBIT
7 1 (0.052%) HL7
7 1 (0.052%) DICOM
System Software
1 660 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 575 (29.67%) Active Directory
3 265 (13.67%) Hyper-V
4 244 (12.59%) vSphere
5 148 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
6 137 (7.07%) XenApp
7 132 (6.81%) VMware ESX
8 85 (4.39%) NFS
9 70 (3.61%) XenDesktop
10 56 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 38 (1.96%) VMware Server
12 37 (1.91%) KVM
13 36 (1.86%) vCloud
14 34 (1.75%) SRDF
14 34 (1.75%) Samba
14 34 (1.75%) Xen
15 33 (1.70%) Terminal Services
16 26 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
17 25 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 163 (8.41%) SCCM
2 98 (5.06%) SCOM
3 90 (4.64%) Tivoli
4 82 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 80 (4.13%) NetBackup
6 51 (2.63%) Puppet
7 40 (2.06%) Backup Exec
7 40 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 38 (1.96%) Nagios
9 37 (1.91%) WSUS
10 34 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
11 33 (1.70%) HP SIM
12 29 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (1.34%) Netcool
14 25 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
15 23 (1.19%) ARCserve
15 23 (1.19%) EdgeSight
16 20 (1.03%) SCVMM
17 19 (0.98%) OpenView
18 17 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1095 (56.50%) VMware
2 589 (30.39%) Microsoft
3 532 (27.45%) HP
4 529 (27.30%) Cisco
5 402 (20.74%) Citrix
6 365 (18.83%) EMC
7 362 (18.68%) NetApp
8 299 (15.43%) Oracle
9 228 (11.76%) IBM
10 210 (10.84%) Red Hat
11 148 (7.64%) 3PAR
12 146 (7.53%) Dell
13 132 (6.81%) Veritas
14 125 (6.45%) Brocade
15 108 (5.57%) Juniper
16 86 (4.44%) CheckPoint
17 69 (3.56%) F5
18 65 (3.35%) Symantec
19 62 (3.20%) CommVault
20 49 (2.53%) Sun
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £363.64 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £38 - £40.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
LSCS Ltd
Rate: market
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: 4 days ago