The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 72 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 45 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.11% 1.96% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.61% 18.09% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £185 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -39.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £169 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £379 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.14% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
SAN
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
271 188 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.72% 10.84% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 107 152
Average daily rate £350 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £206 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £481 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £22.93 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the West Yorkshire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the West Yorkshire region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Leeds -16 29 £348 +87.83% 18
Bradford -15 3 - - 2
Halifax - 2 £235 -
SAN
Yorkshire

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing SAN 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 SAN.

1 55 (78.57%) VMware
2 46 (65.71%) Windows
3 26 (37.14%) Cisco
4 24 (34.29%) ITIL
4 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (31.43%) Linux
7 20 (28.57%) vSphere
8 19 (27.14%) NAS
8 19 (27.14%) Firewall
9 18 (25.71%) IBM
10 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
10 16 (22.86%) Data Centre
11 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
12 13 (18.57%) Clustering
12 13 (18.57%) Service Management
12 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
13 12 (17.14%) Finance
13 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (15.71%) CentOS
14 11 (15.71%) Ubuntu
15 10 (14.29%) VMware Server
15 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
15 10 (14.29%) SolarWinds
15 10 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
15 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 10 (14.29%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing SAN 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 SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.43%) Apache
1 8 (11.43%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.00%) Node.js
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) SAP EP
5 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.43%) CICS
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP SRM
1 2 (2.86%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) Firewall
1 19 (27.14%) NAS
2 7 (10.00%) Internet
3 6 (8.57%) VPN
3 6 (8.57%) DMZ
4 5 (7.14%) DNS
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.29%) BIG-IP
6 3 (4.29%) DHCP
6 3 (4.29%) OSPF
6 3 (4.29%) BGP
6 3 (4.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.86%) VRRP
7 2 (2.86%) MPLS
7 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 2 (2.86%) HSRP
8 1 (1.43%) FCoE
8 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.43%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.00%) Informix
3 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.86%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) JIRA
1 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Senior UNIX Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (7.14%) DBA
5 5 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Administrator
5 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.71%) Project Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Linux Support
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Basis
1 2 (2.86%) SAP ALE
1 2 (2.86%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.43%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (18.57%) Clustering
3 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (11.43%) IBM XIV
4 5 (7.14%) NHS
4 5 (7.14%) Replication
5 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.29%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.43%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (31.43%) Linux
4 11 (15.71%) Ubuntu
4 11 (15.71%) CentOS
5 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.86%) Windows 2000
7 8 (11.43%) UNIX
8 7 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.43%) AIX
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
10 1 (1.43%) Debian
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Service Management
3 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 9 (12.86%) Project Management
5 9 (12.86%) Workflow
6 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.00%) Build Automation
7 5 (7.14%) Change Management
7 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.29%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) Python
3 8 (11.43%) PHP
4 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.43%) COBOL
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) MCSA
4 2 (2.86%) CCIE
4 2 (2.86%) CCSP
4 2 (2.86%) CCNP
4 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) NCDA
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (28.57%) vSphere
3 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
4 10 (14.29%) VMware Server
5 6 (8.57%) NFS
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (11.43%) Nagios
2 8 (11.43%) NetBackup
3 7 (10.00%) Salt
3 7 (10.00%) Opsview
3 7 (10.00%) Graphite
3 7 (10.00%) Cacti
4 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) SCCM
5 2 (2.86%) SCOM
6 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (78.57%) VMware
2 26 (37.14%) Cisco
3 18 (25.71%) IBM
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 9 (12.86%) Splunk
6 9 (12.86%) HP
7 8 (11.43%) Oracle
7 8 (11.43%) F5
8 7 (10.00%) NetApp
8 7 (10.00%) Veritas
8 7 (10.00%) Brocade
9 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.29%) EMC
10 2 (2.86%) SAP
11 1 (1.43%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.43%) Dell
11 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.43%) Veeam
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