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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 643 631 621
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing SNA 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £388 £250 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £540 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - £339
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 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 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 5 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 3 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 -25 4 £388 +55.00%
London -28 3 £475 +90.00%
Kettering - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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%) BDD
2 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
2 5 (35.71%) Parallel Processing
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) CouchDB
2 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Lucene
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) CICS
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (28.57%) RACF
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
3 4 (28.57%) Spark SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Sqoop
3 4 (28.57%) Impala
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Hive
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Flume
4 3 (21.43%) D3.js
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing

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 1 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
3 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
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%) 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%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Lucene
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) APPC
2 3 (21.43%) D3.js
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) GraphX
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (7.14%) ISPF
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%) 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%) Enterprise Software
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%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) zOS
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
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%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
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%) JCL
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
1 4 (28.57%) RACF
2 1 (7.14%) ACF2
2 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Palantir
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) 3Com
3 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Riverbed