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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 104 123 79
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -44
Contract jobs citing SAN 1039 898 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.71% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 13.01% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 539 591
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 25 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £45.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +19 972 £375 -0.66% 334
London +29 423 £375 -11.76% 109
South East +12 240 £375 +3.44% 61
City of London +29 138 £413 -5.71% 30
East of England +29 79 £200 -40.74% 27
North West -12 67 £423 +40.83% 35
Hampshire -15 66 £370 +3.49% 14
Surrey +34 61 £400 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire -13 59 £275 +22.22% 15
West Midlands -2 51 £388 +34.86% 23
Scotland -16 48 £333 - 7
West Yorkshire -17 37 £268 +0.94% 10
Manchester 0 32 £313 +4.16% 21
East Midlands +1 30 £350 - 12
Berkshire -19 30 £419 -1.41% 14
South West +16 27 £358 -1.37% 49
East Sussex +11 26 £350 -3.51% 2
Hertfordshire +10 26 £350 +24.44% 19
Leeds -27 23 £313 +10.61% 7
Cheshire -13 19 £425 +30.76% 10
Norfolk - 19 £175 -
Birmingham -3 17 £313 -16.66% 11
Oxfordshire -8 17 £150 -68.42% 2
West Sussex -14 17 £280 -22.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 16 £275 +35.80% 4
Edinburgh -12 16 £320 -17.41% 2
Brighton - 16 £350 - 1
Glasgow +2 14 £313 +131.48% 4
Winchester -3 14 £265 -17.18%
Camberley +5 13 £394 -14.40% 1

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1201 (62.10%) Windows
2 1113 (57.55%) VMware
3 668 (34.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 594 (30.71%) Microsoft
5 591 (30.56%) Active Directory
6 558 (28.85%) HP
7 522 (26.99%) Cisco
8 521 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 495 (25.59%) Linux
10 455 (23.53%) NAS
11 423 (21.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 399 (20.63%) Citrix
13 374 (19.34%) ITIL
14 371 (19.18%) NetApp
15 370 (19.13%) UNIX
16 356 (18.41%) Firewall
17 350 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 337 (17.43%) SQL
19 334 (17.27%) SQL Server
19 334 (17.27%) EMC
20 321 (16.60%) MS Exchange
21 309 (15.98%) Oracle
22 308 (15.93%) DNS
23 304 (15.72%) Finance
24 292 (15.10%) Migration
25 283 (14.63%) WAN
26 277 (14.32%) LAN
27 275 (14.22%) vSphere
28 260 (13.44%) Clustering
29 252 (13.03%) Security Cleared

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 321 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 162 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 161 (8.32%) IIS
4 112 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.72%) Apache
6 68 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 54 (2.79%) Lync
8 54 (2.79%) Tomcat
9 49 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 39 (2.02%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 25 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.09%) JBoss
14 20 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
18 9 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 206 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 110 (5.69%) MS Office
3 29 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.98%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.52%) Maximo
4 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.36%) RMDS
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.10%) assyst
10 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.10%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
11 1 (0.052%) TeleForm
11 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.33%) Office 365
4 22 (1.14%) IaaS
5 21 (1.09%) SaaS
6 14 (0.72%) PaaS
7 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.052%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 455 (23.53%) NAS
2 356 (18.41%) Firewall
3 308 (15.93%) DNS
4 283 (14.63%) WAN
5 277 (14.32%) LAN
6 196 (10.13%) TCP/IP
7 185 (9.57%) DHCP
8 176 (9.10%) Fibre Channel
9 123 (6.36%) VPN
9 123 (6.36%) iSCSI
10 98 (5.07%) VLAN
11 79 (4.08%) Network Security
12 71 (3.67%) LDAP
13 68 (3.52%) Wireless
14 66 (3.41%) VoIP
15 62 (3.21%) NetScaler
15 62 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (3.05%) MPLS
17 55 (2.84%) FCoE
18 51 (2.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 73 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
8 29 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.34%) MySQL
10 25 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.09%) DB2
13 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.83%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.62%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (0.47%) Big Data
17 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.52%) JIRA
2 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.41%) MSI
4 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.31%) Subversion
6 4 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.16%) Toad
7 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.16%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.10%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.10%) Juju
9 1 (0.052%) Gradle
9 1 (0.052%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.052%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.052%) YourKit
9 1 (0.052%) JMeter
General
1 304 (15.72%) Finance
2 108 (5.58%) Banking
3 32 (1.65%) Back Office
4 25 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.83%) Retail
8 14 (0.72%) Legal
9 13 (0.67%) Marketing
10 12 (0.62%) Publishing
11 10 (0.52%) Law
12 9 (0.47%) Advertising
13 5 (0.26%) Military
13 5 (0.26%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Local Government
14 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 223 (11.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 214 (11.07%) Administrator
3 203 (10.50%) Architect
4 182 (9.41%) Analyst
5 134 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
6 121 (6.26%) Server Engineer
7 114 (5.89%) Consultant
8 109 (5.64%) Storage Engineer
9 91 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 89 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 89 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 77 (3.98%) Network Engineer
12 72 (3.72%) Project Manager
13 61 (3.15%) DBA
14 57 (2.95%) Technical Architect
15 55 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
16 51 (2.64%) Support Analyst
17 50 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
18 43 (2.22%) Wintel Engineer
18 43 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.72%) Middleware
2 55 (2.84%) .NET
3 42 (2.17%) Web Services
4 36 (1.86%) HTML
5 23 (1.19%) XML
6 22 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 21 (1.09%) JSP
8 18 (0.93%) Application Packaging
9 15 (0.78%) J2EE
10 9 (0.47%) Flash
10 9 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (0.41%) SOAP
12 7 (0.36%) REST
12 7 (0.36%) SAP Basis
12 7 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.36%) Rendezvous
13 6 (0.31%) XSLT
14 5 (0.26%) LAMP
14 5 (0.26%) SAML
14 5 (0.26%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 260 (13.44%) Clustering
2 126 (6.51%) Replication
3 96 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.02%) Symmetrix
6 37 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 36 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 31 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 29 (1.50%) Symmetrix DMX
10 28 (1.45%) EqualLogic
10 28 (1.45%) CLARiiON
11 27 (1.40%) Thin Client
11 27 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.40%) Fat Client
12 25 (1.29%) Computer Science
13 23 (1.19%) PKI
14 22 (1.14%) Open Source
15 21 (1.09%) NHS
15 21 (1.09%) Celerra
16 20 (1.03%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1201 (62.10%) Windows
2 521 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 495 (25.59%) Linux
4 423 (21.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 370 (19.13%) UNIX
6 350 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 228 (11.79%) Solaris
8 166 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 126 (6.51%) AIX
10 111 (5.74%) Windows 7
11 89 (4.60%) HPUX
12 40 (2.07%) Windows 2000
13 34 (1.76%) Windows XP
14 30 (1.55%) SUSE
15 28 (1.45%) CentOS
16 26 (1.34%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.78%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (19.34%) ITIL
2 292 (15.10%) Migration
3 138 (7.14%) Project Management
4 133 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 110 (5.69%) Change Management
6 94 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
7 91 (4.71%) Service Management
8 82 (4.24%) Service Delivery
9 75 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
10 69 (3.57%) PRINCE2
11 68 (3.52%) Configuration Management
12 67 (3.46%) Load Balancing
13 64 (3.31%) Change Control
14 60 (3.10%) Capacity Management
15 56 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (2.79%) Incident Management
16 54 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
17 53 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (2.43%) Workflow
18 47 (2.43%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 337 (17.43%) SQL
2 154 (7.96%) PowerShell
3 121 (6.26%) Perl
4 95 (4.91%) Shell Script
5 61 (3.15%) Java
6 57 (2.95%) C
7 49 (2.53%) Python
8 47 (2.43%) Korn
9 46 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 38 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 37 (1.91%) VBScript
12 36 (1.86%) VB
13 31 (1.60%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.29%) C#
15 23 (1.19%) VBA
16 16 (0.83%) PHP
17 15 (0.78%) C++
18 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.31%) Ruby
20 5 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 252 (13.03%) Security Cleared
2 190 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 167 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (6.05%) MCSE
6 89 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 86 (4.45%) Degree
8 73 (3.77%) CCNA
9 58 (3.00%) MCITP
10 48 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 47 (2.43%) CCNP
12 41 (2.12%) ISTQB
13 38 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 37 (1.91%) MCP
15 34 (1.76%) MCSA
16 26 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
17 24 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (1.19%) NCDA
19 21 (1.09%) NCIE
19 21 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.29%) SLA
2 31 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.45%) QA
4 12 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.052%) HL7
9 1 (0.052%) DICOM
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
System Software
1 668 (34.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 591 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 275 (14.22%) vSphere
4 250 (12.93%) Hyper-V
5 144 (7.45%) XenApp
6 142 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
6 142 (7.34%) VMware ESX
7 93 (4.81%) NFS
8 60 (3.10%) XenDesktop
9 51 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 42 (2.17%) Xen
11 37 (1.91%) VMware Server
12 36 (1.86%) vCloud
13 31 (1.60%) SRDF
14 27 (1.40%) Terminal Services
14 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (1.34%) KVM
16 25 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
17 24 (1.24%) Samba
18 23 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 163 (8.43%) SCCM
2 104 (5.38%) NetBackup
3 97 (5.02%) SCOM
3 97 (5.02%) Tivoli
4 87 (4.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 53 (2.74%) Backup Exec
6 42 (2.17%) Puppet
7 41 (2.12%) WSUS
8 40 (2.07%) Nagios
9 35 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 34 (1.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 29 (1.50%) ARCserve
11 29 (1.50%) HP SIM
12 23 (1.19%) OpenView
13 21 (1.09%) vMotion
14 20 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (0.98%) Netcool
15 19 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (0.98%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1113 (57.55%) VMware
2 594 (30.71%) Microsoft
3 558 (28.85%) HP
4 522 (26.99%) Cisco
5 399 (20.63%) Citrix
6 371 (19.18%) NetApp
7 334 (17.27%) EMC
8 309 (15.98%) Oracle
9 237 (12.25%) IBM
10 217 (11.22%) Red Hat
11 157 (8.12%) Dell
12 143 (7.39%) 3PAR
13 136 (7.03%) Brocade
14 129 (6.67%) Veritas
15 100 (5.17%) Symantec
16 99 (5.12%) Juniper
17 87 (4.50%) CheckPoint
18 70 (3.62%) CommVault
19 67 (3.46%) F5
20 54 (2.79%) Sun
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