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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 589 568 555
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -13
Contract jobs citing SNA 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.13% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
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£300 £324 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average 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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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 -15 5 £300 -7.33%
London +5 3 £300 +114.28%
Lancashire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
North West - 1 - -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
2 6 (33.33%) CCNA
2 6 (33.33%) IPX
2 6 (33.33%) SAS
2 6 (33.33%) ATM
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 6 (33.33%) Retail
3 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) X.25
3 5 (27.78%) Tivoli NetView
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) IPX/SPX
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) C
4 4 (22.22%) COBOL
4 4 (22.22%) RPG

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 6 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) IPX
2 6 (33.33%) ATM
2 6 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) X.25
3 5 (27.78%) IPX/SPX
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 4 (22.22%) APPN
4 4 (22.22%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) ISDN
5 1 (5.56%) SMS
5 1 (5.56%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (22.22%) DB2
1 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) Impala
2 2 (11.11%) CouchDB
2 2 (11.11%) Sqoop
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
3 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) SAS Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Scala Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Insight Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) APPC
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) GraphX
2 2 (11.11%) D3.js
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (22.22%) AS400
2 4 (22.22%) iSeries
3 3 (16.67%) Social Network
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) i5/OS
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) OS/400
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) zOS
5 1 (5.56%) OS/390
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
4 2 (11.11%) Business Development
4 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.56%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
1 4 (22.22%) COBOL
1 4 (22.22%) RPG
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) Spark SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CCNP
1 6 (33.33%) CCNA
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) IBM Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCDA
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) PowerHA
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Flume
3 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (5.56%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) NetIQ
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Palantir
4 1 (5.56%) Syncsort
4 1 (5.56%) Compaq
4 1 (5.56%) Intel
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint