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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 618 594 595
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing SNA 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.14% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £643 £463 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +20.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £319 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £518 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £349 £383
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 6 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 7 £643 +38.91%
London +6 6 £650 +26.82%
South East +9 1 £388 +10.95%
Milton Keynes - 1 £388 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £388 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (43.75%) Scala
1 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
1 7 (43.75%) Parallel Processing
1 7 (43.75%) Big Data
2 6 (37.50%) Sqoop
2 6 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (37.50%) Impala
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Spark
2 6 (37.50%) Spark SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Flume
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Hive
2 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (37.50%) CouchDB
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Lucene
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (31.25%) SAS
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) OSPF
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) QA
3 5 (31.25%) Data Cleansing

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (37.50%) Apache Spark
1 6 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (31.25%) SAS
3 4 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) IaaS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) BGP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) OSPF
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) Converged Networks
3 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Big Data
1 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Hive
2 6 (37.50%) CouchDB
2 6 (37.50%) Impala
2 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (37.50%) Spark SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Sqoop
3 1 (6.25%) Adabas
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Scala Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) CICS Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Lucene
2 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (25.00%) D3.js
2 4 (25.00%) GraphX
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (18.75%) APPC
4 1 (6.25%) ISPF
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Social Network
3 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) zOS
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Parallel Processing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Scala
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) JCL
4 1 (6.25%) REXX
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNA
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) CCSA
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCDA
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCIP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Apache Flume
2 4 (25.00%) RACF
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) ACF2
4 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
1 5 (31.25%) Palantir
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) 3Com
3 1 (6.25%) Akamai
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Nortel
3 1 (6.25%) Radware