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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 127 83 94
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +11
Contract jobs citing SAN 912 1024 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 2.15% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.57% 14.17% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 559 617
Average daily rate £390 £380 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 69 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -50 831 £400 +3.89% 277
London -54 341 £425 +6.25% 101
South East -21 193 £360 +2.85% 65
City of London -22 97 £431 +1.47% 32
Hampshire +35 75 £363 -9.37% 16
Yorkshire +18 61 £325 +18.18% 19
Scotland 0 61 £363 -3.33% 11
East of England -20 57 £313 +22.54% 15
South West -32 57 £396 -11.94% 23
North West -12 52 £320 -16.93% 24
Berkshire -16 48 £400 +60.00% 14
West Yorkshire -2 34 £319 +64.30% 14
West Midlands -21 34 £340 +38.77% 14
Leeds 0 28 £319 +65.58% 12
East Midlands -14 26 £378 +42.64% 13
Buckinghamshire -14 25 £300 +26.31% 4
Edinburgh -25 25 £356 -8.06% 3
Surrey -22 23 £400 +14.28% 16
Cheshire -13 21 £402 -19.70% 7
Croydon +7 20 £438 +9.37%
Reading -1 20 £400 +60.00% 4
Dorset +12 19 £415 - 3
South Yorkshire +14 17 £338 -10.00%
Hertfordshire -3 17 £215 -33.84% 3
Sheffield +9 16 £338 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire -2 16 £298 - 4
Bournemouth +9 15 £415 - 1
Havant -1 15 £375 +11.11%
North East -19 15 £253 -9.82% 3
West Sussex +8 13 £355 +5.18% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1000 (56.37%) Windows
2 904 (50.96%) VMware
3 570 (32.13%) Microsoft
4 550 (31.00%) Linux
5 523 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 513 (28.92%) Active Directory
7 463 (26.10%) HP
8 461 (25.99%) UNIX
9 456 (25.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 444 (25.03%) EMC
11 443 (24.97%) Cisco
12 383 (21.59%) NAS
13 371 (20.91%) Citrix
14 370 (20.86%) ITIL
15 360 (20.29%) NetApp
16 357 (20.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 343 (19.33%) SQL
17 343 (19.33%) MS Exchange
18 331 (18.66%) Oracle
19 316 (17.81%) Finance
20 313 (17.64%) Solaris
21 304 (17.14%) DNS
22 286 (16.12%) SQL Server
23 269 (15.16%) Firewall
24 264 (14.88%) Clustering
25 254 (14.32%) Red Hat
26 237 (13.36%) LAN
27 233 (13.13%) Security Cleared
28 230 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 230 (12.97%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 343 (19.33%) MS Exchange
2 196 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 152 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 121 (6.82%) IIS
5 86 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 84 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 82 (4.62%) Tomcat
8 79 (4.45%) Apache
9 52 (2.93%) WebSphere
10 43 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 43 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (2.25%) WebLogic
12 27 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 26 (1.47%) Lync
14 15 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
15 13 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
19 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 158 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.40%) MS Office
3 15 (0.85%) MS Project
4 14 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) CATIA
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 15 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.62%) Maximo
3 8 (0.45%) RMDS
4 5 (0.28%) Magento
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.11%) Tridion
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.85%) Office 365
3 12 (0.68%) SaaS
3 12 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.23%) PaaS
6 4 (0.23%) Joyent
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.056%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 383 (21.59%) NAS
2 304 (17.14%) DNS
3 269 (15.16%) Firewall
4 237 (13.36%) LAN
5 230 (12.97%) WAN
6 221 (12.46%) TCP/IP
7 175 (9.86%) DHCP
8 100 (5.64%) VPN
9 90 (5.07%) iSCSI
10 87 (4.90%) Fibre Channel
11 65 (3.66%) LDAP
12 52 (2.93%) VLAN
13 48 (2.71%) Internet
14 46 (2.59%) VoIP
15 45 (2.54%) Wireless
16 44 (2.48%) HTTP
16 44 (2.48%) MPLS
17 39 (2.20%) SMTP
17 39 (2.20%) Connectrix
18 36 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 71 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 42 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 36 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (1.52%) MySQL
12 26 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 16 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (0.79%) Hadoop
19 11 (0.62%) DB2
20 10 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.45%) Toad
3 8 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.28%) Hudson
5 5 (0.28%) Maven
5 5 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.23%) MSI
6 4 (0.23%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.17%) JIRA
7 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.11%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.11%) Subversion
9 1 (0.056%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.056%) FishEye
General
1 316 (17.81%) Finance
2 142 (8.00%) Banking
3 63 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 23 (1.30%) Retail
5 19 (1.07%) Back Office
5 19 (1.07%) Law
6 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.79%) Legal
8 13 (0.73%) Local Government
8 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.62%) Games
10 10 (0.56%) Marketing
11 8 (0.45%) Military
12 7 (0.39%) Advertising
13 6 (0.34%) Publishing
13 6 (0.34%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.28%) French Language
14 5 (0.28%) German Language
15 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 257 (14.49%) Administrator
2 186 (10.48%) Architect
3 146 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 145 (8.17%) Consultant
5 136 (7.67%) Analyst
6 128 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
7 113 (6.37%) Support Engineer
8 108 (6.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 101 (5.69%) Storage Engineer
10 95 (5.36%) UNIX Administrator
11 83 (4.68%) DBA
12 78 (4.40%) Project Manager
13 64 (3.61%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 61 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
15 57 (3.21%) Server Engineer
16 55 (3.10%) Storage Administrator
17 47 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
18 46 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
19 43 (2.42%) Wintel Engineer
20 42 (2.37%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.45%) Middleware
2 65 (3.66%) .NET
3 45 (2.54%) HTML
4 30 (1.69%) Web Services
5 27 (1.52%) XML
6 24 (1.35%) JSP
7 19 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.96%) J2EE
9 16 (0.90%) CSS
10 9 (0.51%) XSLT
11 8 (0.45%) Flash
11 8 (0.45%) Rendezvous
11 8 (0.45%) Regular Expression
12 7 (0.39%) MDX
13 6 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.34%) LAMP
13 6 (0.34%) JSON
13 6 (0.34%) REST
14 5 (0.28%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 264 (14.88%) Clustering
2 118 (6.65%) Replication
3 73 (4.11%) CLARiiON
4 52 (2.93%) Symmetrix DMX
5 49 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 48 (2.71%) Fat Client
6 48 (2.71%) Thin Client
7 37 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 33 (1.86%) EMC Centera
10 30 (1.69%) EqualLogic
11 27 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
12 25 (1.41%) NHS
13 23 (1.30%) Computer Science
13 23 (1.30%) Open Source
13 23 (1.30%) Celerra
14 22 (1.24%) Wiki
14 22 (1.24%) PKI
15 19 (1.07%) Firmware
16 16 (0.90%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1000 (56.37%) Windows
2 550 (31.00%) Linux
3 461 (25.99%) UNIX
4 456 (25.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 357 (20.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 313 (17.64%) Solaris
7 230 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 167 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (8.46%) Windows 7
10 147 (8.29%) AIX
11 80 (4.51%) Windows XP
12 49 (2.76%) SUSE
13 47 (2.65%) HPUX
14 29 (1.63%) Windows 8
15 21 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (1.13%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.96%) VMS
18 11 (0.62%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.45%) Ubuntu
20 7 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (20.86%) ITIL
2 173 (9.75%) Migration
3 165 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 99 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
5 96 (5.41%) Project Management
5 96 (5.41%) Change Management
6 95 (5.36%) Capacity Management
7 90 (5.07%) PRINCE2
8 89 (5.02%) Service Management
9 87 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
10 76 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 74 (4.17%) Performance Management
11 74 (4.17%) Load Balancing
12 63 (3.55%) Problem Management
13 58 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
14 57 (3.21%) Configuration Management
15 43 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
16 42 (2.37%) Change Control
17 37 (2.09%) Incident Management
17 37 (2.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 343 (19.33%) SQL
2 150 (8.46%) Perl
3 126 (7.10%) Shell Script
4 100 (5.64%) PowerShell
5 80 (4.51%) Java
6 46 (2.59%) Korn
7 43 (2.42%) C
7 43 (2.42%) Bash Shell
8 37 (2.09%) Python
9 35 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 33 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.41%) VB
12 22 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.13%) Ruby
14 17 (0.96%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.90%) PHP
16 13 (0.73%) VBA
17 11 (0.62%) VBScript
17 11 (0.62%) C#
18 4 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 233 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 176 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 142 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (6.37%) MCSE
5 82 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 60 (3.38%) Degree
8 55 (3.10%) CCNA
9 52 (2.93%) DV Cleared
10 48 (2.71%) MCITP
11 38 (2.14%) MCSA
12 34 (1.92%) NCDA
13 31 (1.75%) CCNP
14 25 (1.41%) MCP
15 24 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.24%) ISTQB
17 21 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 21 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
18 20 (1.13%) RHCE
19 17 (0.96%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.11%) SLA
2 37 (2.09%) QA
3 24 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.51%) COBIT
5 9 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.39%) 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
1 523 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 513 (28.92%) Active Directory
3 220 (12.40%) vSphere
4 204 (11.50%) Hyper-V
5 172 (9.70%) VMware ESX
6 149 (8.40%) XenApp
7 122 (6.88%) NFS
8 111 (6.26%) VMware ESXi
9 78 (4.40%) SRDF
10 74 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
11 53 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 53 (2.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 52 (2.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 48 (2.71%) XenDesktop
14 27 (1.52%) XenServer
14 27 (1.52%) Xen
14 27 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
15 21 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 21 (1.18%) Veritas File System
15 21 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 166 (9.36%) NetBackup
2 130 (7.33%) SCCM
3 98 (5.52%) SCOM
4 76 (4.28%) Tivoli
5 75 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 66 (3.72%) Backup Exec
7 61 (3.44%) Puppet
8 54 (3.04%) EMC NetWorker
9 46 (2.59%) WSUS
10 33 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (1.75%) Data Guard
12 26 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 25 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
13 25 (1.41%) Nagios
14 21 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 20 (1.13%) ARCserve
16 19 (1.07%) EMC TimeFinder
17 18 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 18 (1.01%) Netcool
18 17 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 904 (50.96%) VMware
2 570 (32.13%) Microsoft
3 463 (26.10%) HP
4 444 (25.03%) EMC
5 443 (24.97%) Cisco
6 371 (20.91%) Citrix
7 360 (20.29%) NetApp
8 331 (18.66%) Oracle
9 254 (14.32%) Red Hat
10 212 (11.95%) IBM
11 183 (10.32%) Brocade
12 173 (9.75%) Veritas
13 129 (7.27%) Sun
14 128 (7.22%) Symantec
15 105 (5.92%) Dell
16 55 (3.10%) 3PAR
17 50 (2.82%) CheckPoint
18 43 (2.42%) Intel
19 41 (2.31%) Hitachi
20 40 (2.25%) McAfee
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: Up to £350 a day (3 months)
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago