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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Rank 610 598 589
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing SNA 20 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.12% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 2
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£458 £275 £174
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.36% +58.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £188 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £328 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £281 -
% change year-on-year
+51.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +6 20 £458 +83.00%
London -1 12 £475 +111.11%
North West -21 7 £425 -
Manchester -17 4 £445 -
City of London +11 2 £465 +36.76%
Kettering -1 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £300 -
East Midlands -4 1 £300 -

SNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (96.00%) TCP/IP
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) CCNP
3 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (48.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (44.00%) OSPF
5 11 (44.00%) BGP
6 10 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (40.00%) CCDA
6 10 (40.00%) CCIE
6 10 (40.00%) DNS
6 10 (40.00%) DHCP
7 9 (36.00%) SNMP
7 9 (36.00%) IBM
7 9 (36.00%) CCIP
7 9 (36.00%) CCNA
7 9 (36.00%) Radware
7 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
7 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (36.00%) Network Security
7 9 (36.00%) Akamai
7 9 (36.00%) CCSA
8 8 (32.00%) zOS
8 8 (32.00%) FTP
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) Windows
9 7 (28.00%) SMS
9 7 (28.00%) RACF

SNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (24.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) TCP/IP
2 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) OSPF
3 11 (44.00%) BGP
4 10 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (40.00%) DHCP
4 10 (40.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) SNMP
5 9 (36.00%) Network Security
6 8 (32.00%) FTP
7 7 (28.00%) SMS
8 6 (24.00%) SMTP
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (20.00%) X.25
10 4 (16.00%) Wireless
10 4 (16.00%) Frame Relay
10 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (16.00%) ATM
10 4 (16.00%) IPX
11 3 (12.00%) IPX/SPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DataStage
2 1 (4.00%) IDMS
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Spanish Language
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (24.00%) VSAM
5 3 (12.00%) PKI
5 3 (12.00%) EFT
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) zOS
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) OS/390
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (12.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (12.00%) Security Hardening
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VBScript
2 3 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Tcl
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) CCNP
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCIE
2 10 (40.00%) CCDA
3 9 (36.00%) CCIP
3 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 9 (36.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) RACF
2 6 (24.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (24.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (24.00%) zSecure
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (36.00%) Radware
3 9 (36.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) Akamai
4 6 (24.00%) CA
5 4 (16.00%) Nortel
5 4 (16.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) 3Com
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
6 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.00%) Syncsort
7 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) Compaq
7 1 (4.00%) Intel