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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 112 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 1031 1128 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 2.12% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.66% 15.59% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 683 664
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 49
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.70 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 -26 916 £370 -1.33% 297
London -25 374 £400 - 108
South East -7 233 £334 -4.64% 76
City of London -10 102 £425 - 40
Hampshire +9 100 £325 -23.52% 13
Scotland +1 74 £282 -29.50% 8
West Midlands +13 64 £340 +13.33% 19
North West +2 60 £320 +6.66% 25
East of England -28 60 £330 +29.41% 25
Yorkshire +1 41 £290 +0.86% 18
South West -28 38 £350 -0.70% 18
Manchester +6 37 £300 +9.09% 17
Surrey -18 37 £450 +33.33% 21
East Midlands +2 32 £351 +43.36% 6
Berkshire -17 32 £330 -3.22% 16
West Yorkshire +12 31 £288 -4.16% 11
Leeds +17 25 £288 +15.00% 7
Birmingham +14 23 £335 +45.65% 9
Worcestershire +10 22 £290 -14.07% 2
Glasgow +5 21 £300 -
Worcester +4 19 £340 +0.74% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 18 £293 +5.40% 7
Edinburgh -32 18 £350 -12.50% 1
Nottingham +14 16 £400 +63.26%
Nottinghamshire +9 16 £400 +63.26%
Buckinghamshire -11 16 £313 -3.84% 2
Hertfordshire -15 16 £488 +77.27% 2
Suffolk -12 15 £375 +47.05% 3
West Sussex +11 14 £290 -26.11% 4
Cheshire -10 14 £300 -27.71% 4

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1142 (59.05%) Windows
2 1001 (51.76%) VMware
3 645 (33.35%) Microsoft
4 611 (31.59%) Active Directory
5 572 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 545 (28.18%) HP
7 538 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 514 (26.58%) Linux
9 436 (22.54%) UNIX
10 435 (22.49%) Cisco
11 417 (21.56%) SQL
12 404 (20.89%) Citrix
13 403 (20.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 368 (19.03%) MS Exchange
15 365 (18.87%) EMC
16 360 (18.61%) NAS
17 349 (18.05%) Oracle
18 346 (17.89%) Firewall
19 344 (17.79%) ITIL
20 343 (17.74%) DNS
21 322 (16.65%) Security Cleared
22 318 (16.44%) NetApp
23 289 (14.94%) SQL Server
24 273 (14.12%) Hyper-V
25 269 (13.91%) WAN
26 264 (13.65%) LAN
27 263 (13.60%) TCP/IP
28 261 (13.50%) SC Cleared
29 257 (13.29%) Finance
30 243 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 368 (19.03%) MS Exchange
2 184 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (8.12%) SharePoint
4 133 (6.88%) IIS
5 109 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 100 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 61 (3.15%) Lync
8 56 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 53 (2.74%) WebSphere
10 49 (2.53%) Apache
11 44 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 41 (2.12%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.29%) WebLogic
14 23 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.67%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.47%) CICS
18 8 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 214 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 147 (7.60%) MS Office
3 34 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.14%) MS Project
5 9 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.41%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.052%) SPSS
9 1 (0.052%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 49 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.41%) Maximo
4 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.21%) assyst
7 3 (0.16%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.16%) RMDS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.052%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.052%) Magento
8 1 (0.052%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.24%) Office 365
3 14 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.67%) SaaS
5 10 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.47%) IaaS
7 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.26%) PaaS
9 3 (0.16%) Joyent
10 1 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 360 (18.61%) NAS
2 346 (17.89%) Firewall
3 343 (17.74%) DNS
4 269 (13.91%) WAN
5 264 (13.65%) LAN
6 263 (13.60%) TCP/IP
7 242 (12.51%) DHCP
8 125 (6.46%) VPN
9 100 (5.17%) VLAN
10 98 (5.07%) Fibre Channel
11 80 (4.14%) Wireless
12 72 (3.72%) iSCSI
13 53 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (2.69%) Network Security
14 52 (2.69%) LDAP
14 52 (2.69%) VoIP
15 46 (2.38%) MPLS
16 41 (2.12%) Internet
17 37 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (1.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 53 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 45 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (1.76%) MySQL
7 31 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 29 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 22 (1.14%) DB2
12 20 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (0.98%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (0.57%) LoadRunner
2 10 (0.52%) MSI
3 8 (0.41%) Toad
3 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.31%) JIRA
6 5 (0.26%) Maven
7 4 (0.21%) Hudson
7 4 (0.21%) Selenium
7 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.10%) YourKit
General
1 257 (13.29%) Finance
2 109 (5.64%) Banking
3 46 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.34%) Retail
6 22 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.03%) Legal
8 19 (0.98%) Back Office
9 18 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.83%) Marketing
11 15 (0.78%) Law
12 12 (0.62%) Advertising
12 12 (0.62%) Publishing
13 11 (0.57%) Games
14 10 (0.52%) French Language
14 10 (0.52%) Billing
15 9 (0.47%) Local Government
15 9 (0.47%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 224 (11.58%) Analyst
2 213 (11.01%) Architect
3 201 (10.39%) Administrator
4 184 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 134 (6.93%) Consultant
6 128 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 125 (6.46%) Support Engineer
8 111 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
9 104 (5.38%) Storage Engineer
10 84 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 75 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 67 (3.46%) Project Manager
12 67 (3.46%) Server Engineer
13 60 (3.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 56 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
15 54 (2.79%) DBA
16 50 (2.59%) Network Engineer
17 49 (2.53%) Storage Administrator
18 45 (2.33%) Storage Consultant
18 45 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.72%) Middleware
2 67 (3.46%) .NET
3 56 (2.90%) HTML
4 49 (2.53%) Web Services
5 39 (2.02%) ASP.NET
6 37 (1.91%) JSP
7 34 (1.76%) XML
8 21 (1.09%) JSON
9 14 (0.72%) CSS
10 10 (0.52%) Flash
11 9 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.36%) LAMP
12 7 (0.36%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.31%) MDX
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
15 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.21%) SAML
15 4 (0.21%) Application Packaging
16 3 (0.16%) Software Packaging
16 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 196 (10.13%) Clustering
2 149 (7.70%) Replication
3 72 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 59 (3.05%) Thin Client
4 59 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 41 (2.12%) Mainframe
6 40 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.65%) EqualLogic
9 30 (1.55%) Firmware
10 28 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
11 27 (1.40%) Open Source
11 27 (1.40%) CLARiiON
12 22 (1.14%) EMC Centera
13 18 (0.93%) HACMP
14 15 (0.78%) PDA
15 14 (0.72%) NHS
16 13 (0.67%) Statistics
16 13 (0.67%) Celerra
17 12 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1142 (59.05%) Windows
2 538 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 514 (26.58%) Linux
4 436 (22.54%) UNIX
5 403 (20.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 243 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (10.03%) Solaris
8 172 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 162 (8.38%) Windows 7
10 127 (6.57%) AIX
11 102 (5.27%) Windows XP
12 37 (1.91%) SUSE
13 36 (1.86%) HPUX
14 34 (1.76%) Ubuntu
15 33 (1.71%) Windows 8
16 30 (1.55%) CentOS
17 27 (1.40%) Windows 2000
18 20 (1.03%) VMS
18 20 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (17.79%) ITIL
2 214 (11.07%) Migration
3 164 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 113 (5.84%) Service Management
5 101 (5.22%) Project Management
6 88 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 86 (4.45%) Load Balancing
8 80 (4.14%) Change Management
9 79 (4.08%) PRINCE2
10 74 (3.83%) Configuration Management
11 64 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
12 55 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 55 (2.84%) Incident Management
13 54 (2.79%) Capacity Management
14 50 (2.59%) Performance Management
15 47 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
16 43 (2.22%) CRM
17 40 (2.07%) Change Control
18 37 (1.91%) Business Continuity
19 36 (1.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 417 (21.56%) SQL
2 155 (8.01%) PowerShell
3 126 (6.51%) Shell Script
4 109 (5.64%) Java
5 103 (5.33%) Perl
6 68 (3.52%) C
7 61 (3.15%) VB
8 58 (3.00%) Python
9 51 (2.64%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.43%) JavaScript
11 40 (2.07%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.02%) Korn
13 36 (1.86%) C#
14 35 (1.81%) VBScript
15 23 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.09%) PHP
17 15 (0.78%) C++
18 13 (0.67%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.57%) Ruby
20 8 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 322 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 261 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 225 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 170 (8.79%) MCSE
5 103 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (4.60%) CCNA
7 88 (4.55%) Degree
8 87 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 74 (3.83%) MCITP
9 74 (3.83%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.41%) ISTQB
11 48 (2.48%) MCP
12 44 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 37 (1.91%) CCNP
14 34 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 34 (1.76%) MCSA
15 31 (1.60%) MCTS
16 25 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (0.98%) VCAP
18 17 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.98%) SLA
2 24 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (1.24%) QA
3 15 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.57%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.31%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
System Software
1 611 (31.59%) Active Directory
2 572 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 211 (10.91%) vSphere
5 148 (7.65%) XenApp
6 147 (7.60%) VMware ESX
7 115 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
9 60 (3.10%) NFS
10 50 (2.59%) VMware Server
11 47 (2.43%) XenDesktop
12 43 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 42 (2.17%) XenServer
14 41 (2.12%) Terminal Services
15 35 (1.81%) ISA Server
16 34 (1.76%) Xen
16 34 (1.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 31 (1.60%) SRDF
18 26 (1.34%) vCloud
19 23 (1.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 175 (9.05%) SCCM
2 114 (5.89%) NetBackup
3 102 (5.27%) SCOM
4 101 (5.22%) Backup Exec
5 76 (3.93%) Tivoli
6 75 (3.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 51 (2.64%) Puppet
8 37 (1.91%) WSUS
9 35 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (1.65%) Data Guard
11 31 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
12 29 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 25 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 23 (1.19%) ARCserve
15 20 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
16 19 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
17 18 (0.93%) BladeLogic
17 18 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 17 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1001 (51.76%) VMware
2 645 (33.35%) Microsoft
3 545 (28.18%) HP
4 435 (22.49%) Cisco
5 404 (20.89%) Citrix
6 365 (18.87%) EMC
7 349 (18.05%) Oracle
8 318 (16.44%) NetApp
9 193 (9.98%) Red Hat
10 190 (9.82%) IBM
11 160 (8.27%) Symantec
12 137 (7.08%) Brocade
13 132 (6.83%) Dell
14 93 (4.81%) 3PAR
15 91 (4.71%) Veritas
16 86 (4.45%) Juniper
17 84 (4.34%) CheckPoint
18 59 (3.05%) Hitachi
19 50 (2.59%) Sun
20 46 (2.38%) McAfee
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