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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 106 113 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 1074 991 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 1.87% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 13.63% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 557 623
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 30 44
Average hourly rate £28.15 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.78% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.20 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £39.85 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%

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
7774 7270 6969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.17% 13.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 3941 3534
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 388 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +20 1010 £350 -6.66% 274
London +11 408 £375 -6.25% 86
South East +16 272 £358 +0.35% 62
City of London +3 118 £400 - 23
East of England +33 101 £200 -34.69% 17
Hampshire -6 85 £350 +4.47% 19
Yorkshire +3 78 £300 +62.16% 28
Surrey +33 70 £400 -11.11% 11
North West -16 66 £325 +8.33% 28
Scotland -33 44 £310 +5.98% 2
West Yorkshire -14 41 £300 +62.16% 18
East Sussex +18 35 £334 +6.88% 6
Hertfordshire +7 35 £350 -5.40% 7
South West +1 35 £275 -21.42% 26
Norfolk - 31 £175 -
Manchester -12 29 £313 +4.16% 15
Leeds -15 29 £348 +87.83% 15
West Midlands -28 29 £375 +10.29% 18
Berkshire -1 28 £380 -15.55% 15
Brighton +13 23 £334 +33.76% 6
East Midlands -13 21 £341 +1.11% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £295 -1.66% 5
Winchester 0 20 £343 +14.16%
South Yorkshire +8 19 £410 +47.74% 7
Cambridgeshire +4 18 £294 +44.17% 4
Merseyside 0 18 £400 -5.88% 5
North Yorkshire +9 16 £250 +36.98% 1
Camberley +3 15 £394 -14.40%
Gosport +11 14 £350 -
Milton Keynes +10 14 £325 - 3

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1270 (61.32%) Windows
2 1241 (59.92%) VMware
3 753 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 643 (31.05%) Active Directory
5 641 (30.95%) Microsoft
6 569 (27.47%) Cisco
7 561 (27.09%) HP
8 555 (26.80%) Linux
9 553 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 505 (24.38%) NAS
11 441 (21.29%) Data Centre
12 434 (20.96%) Citrix
13 426 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 408 (19.70%) UNIX
15 392 (18.93%) Firewall
16 388 (18.73%) NetApp
17 385 (18.59%) ITIL
18 384 (18.54%) SQL Server
19 379 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 378 (18.25%) SQL
21 348 (16.80%) Oracle
22 342 (16.51%) EMC
23 339 (16.37%) DNS
24 334 (16.13%) MS Exchange
25 329 (15.89%) LAN
25 329 (15.89%) WAN
26 325 (15.69%) Finance
27 310 (14.97%) Migration
28 302 (14.58%) vSphere
29 264 (12.75%) Clustering

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 334 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 181 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 172 (8.31%) IIS
4 137 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (4.20%) Apache
6 83 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 68 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 68 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 51 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.22%) WebSphere
10 45 (2.17%) Lync
11 26 (1.26%) JBoss
12 25 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (1.16%) OpenStack
14 22 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.97%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
18 12 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
19 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 219 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 104 (5.02%) MS Office
3 34 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.11%) MS Project
6 5 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.72%) Maximo
4 10 (0.48%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.34%) RMDS
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.097%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.097%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.048%) Summit
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.048%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.37%) Office 365
4 28 (1.35%) IaaS
5 27 (1.30%) SaaS
6 24 (1.16%) PaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.097%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.097%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.048%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 505 (24.38%) NAS
2 392 (18.93%) Firewall
3 339 (16.37%) DNS
4 329 (15.89%) LAN
4 329 (15.89%) WAN
5 222 (10.72%) DHCP
6 210 (10.14%) TCP/IP
7 192 (9.27%) Fibre Channel
8 142 (6.86%) VPN
9 119 (5.75%) iSCSI
10 112 (5.41%) VLAN
11 90 (4.35%) Wireless
12 87 (4.20%) Network Security
13 77 (3.72%) VoIP
14 76 (3.67%) LDAP
15 64 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 59 (2.85%) FCoE
17 58 (2.80%) NetScaler
18 56 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.54%) Oracle Database
3 90 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.83%) MySQL
7 34 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 27 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.06%) DB2
12 21 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (0.72%) Big Data
16 12 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.53%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.68%) JIRA
3 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.39%) MSI
4 8 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.29%) Subversion
6 5 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.14%) JMeter
8 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.14%) Toad
9 2 (0.097%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.097%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.097%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.097%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.097%) Juju
9 2 (0.097%) VisualVM
10 1 (0.048%) YourKit
General
1 325 (15.69%) Finance
2 121 (5.84%) Banking
3 34 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 27 (1.30%) Back Office
6 20 (0.97%) Retail
7 19 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.87%) Legal
9 17 (0.82%) Marketing
10 12 (0.58%) Advertising
11 9 (0.43%) Law
12 7 (0.34%) Publishing
12 7 (0.34%) Local Government
13 5 (0.24%) Military
13 5 (0.24%) Electronics
13 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.19%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 242 (11.69%) Administrator
2 240 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 214 (10.33%) Architect
4 184 (8.88%) Analyst
5 155 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
6 115 (5.55%) Consultant
7 110 (5.31%) Server Engineer
8 109 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
9 108 (5.21%) Infrastructure Architect
10 97 (4.68%) Support Engineer
11 95 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
12 86 (4.15%) Project Manager
13 73 (3.52%) Network Engineer
14 62 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
15 61 (2.95%) DBA
16 58 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
17 57 (2.75%) Support Analyst
18 49 (2.37%) Wintel Engineer
19 46 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 46 (2.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (4.01%) Middleware
2 55 (2.66%) .NET
3 51 (2.46%) Web Services
4 39 (1.88%) HTML
5 25 (1.21%) XML
6 23 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.06%) JSP
8 16 (0.77%) J2EE
9 15 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (0.58%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.43%) Rendezvous
12 8 (0.39%) SOAP
12 8 (0.39%) XSLT
13 7 (0.34%) Ultra Messaging
13 7 (0.34%) REST
14 6 (0.29%) Flash
14 6 (0.29%) LAMP
14 6 (0.29%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.24%) SAML
15 5 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 441 (21.29%) Data Centre
2 264 (12.75%) Clustering
3 136 (6.57%) Replication
4 104 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (4.20%) EMC VNX
6 67 (3.24%) EMC VMAX
7 52 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 42 (2.03%) EqualLogic
9 36 (1.74%) Symmetrix
9 36 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 34 (1.64%) CLARiiON
11 33 (1.59%) Thin Client
11 33 (1.59%) Fat Client
12 31 (1.50%) Blackberry
13 28 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.35%) Computer Science
14 27 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
15 20 (0.97%) HACMP
15 20 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1270 (61.32%) Windows
2 555 (26.80%) Linux
3 553 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 426 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 408 (19.70%) UNIX
6 379 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 246 (11.88%) Solaris
8 190 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (6.62%) AIX
10 128 (6.18%) Windows 7
11 80 (3.86%) HPUX
12 71 (3.43%) Data ONTAP
13 45 (2.17%) Windows XP
14 43 (2.08%) Windows 8
15 41 (1.98%) CentOS
16 40 (1.93%) Windows 2000
17 32 (1.55%) SUSE
18 28 (1.35%) Ubuntu
19 22 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
20 18 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (18.59%) ITIL
2 310 (14.97%) Migration
3 156 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 132 (6.37%) Project Management
5 126 (6.08%) Change Management
6 102 (4.93%) Service Management
7 97 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
8 87 (4.20%) Service Delivery
9 78 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 78 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
10 77 (3.72%) Change Control
11 75 (3.62%) Capacity Management
12 74 (3.57%) Configuration Management
13 71 (3.43%) Load Balancing
14 60 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (2.66%) Workflow
17 52 (2.51%) Server Building
18 50 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
19 48 (2.32%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 378 (18.25%) SQL
2 162 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 150 (7.24%) Perl
4 104 (5.02%) Shell Script
5 69 (3.33%) Java
6 60 (2.90%) C
7 58 (2.80%) Bash Shell
8 57 (2.75%) Python
9 52 (2.51%) Korn
10 42 (2.03%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.83%) VB
12 31 (1.50%) VBScript
13 29 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.16%) PHP
15 18 (0.87%) C#
16 15 (0.72%) C++
17 14 (0.68%) VBA
18 8 (0.39%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.34%) Ruby
20 4 (0.19%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 234 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 176 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 143 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (6.08%) MCSE
6 102 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 98 (4.73%) Degree
8 85 (4.10%) CCNA
9 58 (2.80%) MCITP
10 52 (2.51%) DV Cleared
10 52 (2.51%) CCNP
11 49 (2.37%) MCSA
12 38 (1.83%) MCP
13 34 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
14 31 (1.50%) ISTQB
15 25 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.06%) CCA
16 22 (1.06%) MCTS
17 20 (0.97%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.30%) SLA
2 35 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.21%) QA
4 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.097%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) HL7
8 1 (0.048%) DICOM
8 1 (0.048%) COBIT
8 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 753 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 643 (31.05%) Active Directory
3 302 (14.58%) vSphere
4 262 (12.65%) Hyper-V
5 157 (7.58%) XenApp
6 154 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
7 146 (7.05%) VMware ESX
8 111 (5.36%) NFS
9 57 (2.75%) XenDesktop
10 54 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 49 (2.37%) Xen
12 40 (1.93%) vCloud
13 34 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 34 (1.64%) SRDF
14 33 (1.59%) VMware Server
15 30 (1.45%) KVM
16 29 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 29 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
16 29 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
17 26 (1.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 168 (8.11%) SCCM
2 130 (6.28%) NetBackup
3 98 (4.73%) Tivoli
4 95 (4.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 84 (4.06%) SCOM
6 71 (3.43%) Backup Exec
7 53 (2.56%) Puppet
8 46 (2.22%) EMC VPLEX
9 43 (2.08%) Nagios
10 38 (1.83%) WSUS
11 37 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
12 34 (1.64%) ARCserve
13 29 (1.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 29 (1.40%) vMotion
14 25 (1.21%) OpenView
15 24 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 23 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (1.11%) BladeLogic
17 21 (1.01%) Control-M
17 21 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1241 (59.92%) VMware
2 641 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 569 (27.47%) Cisco
4 561 (27.09%) HP
5 434 (20.96%) Citrix
6 388 (18.73%) NetApp
7 348 (16.80%) Oracle
8 342 (16.51%) EMC
9 262 (12.65%) IBM
10 240 (11.59%) Red Hat
11 172 (8.31%) Dell
12 152 (7.34%) Symantec
13 147 (7.10%) 3PAR
14 144 (6.95%) Brocade
15 142 (6.86%) Veritas
16 101 (4.88%) CheckPoint
17 93 (4.49%) Juniper
18 75 (3.62%) CommVault
19 61 (2.95%) Sun
20 60 (2.90%) F5
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £397 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago