The table below looks at the statistics for SNA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SNA over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 601 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +15
Contract jobs citing SNA 11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.17% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£275 £1,000 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +669.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8459 6986 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.48% 13.53% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 3831 3949
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 442 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SNA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SNA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SNA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SNA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SNA within the UK.

SNA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SNA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SNA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SNA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SNA within the UK.

SNA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SNA
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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 -28 10 £275 -72.50%
South East - 3 £275 -
West Midlands - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SNA 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 SNA.

1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) CCIE
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) Siemens
3 5 (31.25%) X.25
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) IGRP
4 4 (25.00%) zOS
4 4 (25.00%) PPP
4 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (25.00%) FDDI
4 4 (25.00%) SMDS
4 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (18.75%) Frame Relay
5 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 3 (18.75%) CICS
5 3 (18.75%) SONET
5 3 (18.75%) APPN
5 3 (18.75%) ATM
5 3 (18.75%) ISDN
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) SMS
6 2 (12.50%) RACF

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SNA 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 SNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) X.25
3 4 (25.00%) FDDI
3 4 (25.00%) SMDS
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) IGRP
3 4 (25.00%) PPP
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) ISDN
4 3 (18.75%) SONET
4 3 (18.75%) APPN
4 3 (18.75%) Frame Relay
5 2 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (6.25%) FTP
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (6.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Arabic Language
2 2 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Research Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Social Network
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) zOS
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Time Series Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Structural Equation Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.25%) REXX
3 1 (6.25%) JCL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCIE
3 1 (6.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Siemens
3 2 (12.50%) Nortel
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Intel
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Syncsort
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed