The table below looks at the statistics for SNA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SNA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 643 621 606
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing SNA 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.059% 0.075% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £413 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £338 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £339
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 -

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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

SNA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SNA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 5 £413 +37.50% 1
London -9 3 £525 +90.90%
East Midlands +10 1 £300 -17.24%
South East - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Kettering - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SNA.

1 6 (42.86%) Scala
1 6 (42.86%) Big Data
2 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) CouchDB
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
2 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
2 5 (35.71%) Parallel Processing
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) CICS
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Lucene
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
3 4 (28.57%) Spark SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Hive
3 4 (28.57%) Impala
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) Sqoop
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Flume
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Palantir
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) CICS
1 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
3 3 (21.43%) SAS
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Big Data
2 5 (35.71%) CouchDB
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Hive
3 4 (28.57%) Impala
3 4 (28.57%) Spark SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Sqoop
4 1 (7.14%) Adabas
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Protractor
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Scala Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Lucene
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) D3.js
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) APPC
3 2 (14.29%) GraphX
4 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (7.14%) Material Design
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Sass
4 1 (7.14%) SVG
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) WebGL
4 1 (7.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
3 1 (7.14%) Social Network
3 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) BDD
1 5 (35.71%) Parallel Processing
1 5 (35.71%) SDLC
1 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Scala
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) C
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) REXX
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Apache Flume
2 3 (21.43%) RACF
3 1 (7.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Palantir
2 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) Riverbed