The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 574 569 582
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing SNA 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.083% 0.014% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7201 6993 8756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.67% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3553 3828
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 513 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (43.75%) FTP
4 7 (43.75%) APPN
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) DB2
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) C
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) X.25
6 5 (31.25%) zOS
6 5 (31.25%) JCL
7 4 (25.00%) NetIQ
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
7 4 (25.00%) REXX
7 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
7 4 (25.00%) APPC
7 4 (25.00%) UNIX
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) HTTP
7 4 (25.00%) COBOL
7 4 (25.00%) RPG
7 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) AS400
7 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) FTP
3 7 (43.75%) APPN
4 5 (31.25%) X.25
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (18.75%) SMS
6 3 (18.75%) ATM
6 3 (18.75%) ISDN
6 3 (18.75%) SONET
6 3 (18.75%) Telnet
6 3 (18.75%) Frame Relay
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) IGRP
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) FDDI
7 2 (12.50%) SMDS
7 2 (12.50%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Military
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) APPC
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) AS400
1 4 (25.00%) iSeries
2 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) zOS
3 4 (25.00%) i5/OS
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) OS/400
4 3 (18.75%) OS/390
5 2 (12.50%) MVS
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JCL
3 4 (25.00%) REXX
3 4 (25.00%) COBOL
3 4 (25.00%) RPG
4 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) CCIP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) PowerHA
2 3 (18.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (18.75%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) NetIQ
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) Syncsort
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.25%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) i2
5 1 (6.25%) Siemens
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