The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 97 62 92
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +30
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 60 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.26% 2.62% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 21.66% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 12
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£320 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
SAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
357 277 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.09% 12.08% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 168 104
Average daily rate £375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £113.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
West Yorkshire -17 19 £320 +20.75% 16
North Yorkshire -2 6 £400 - 6
South Yorkshire -24 2 - - 3
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 60 (61.86%) Windows
2 53 (54.64%) VMware
3 36 (37.11%) Microsoft
4 34 (35.05%) ITIL
5 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
8 22 (22.68%) NetApp
8 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
9 21 (21.65%) NAS
10 20 (20.62%) HP
11 19 (19.59%) SQL
11 19 (19.59%) Linux
11 19 (19.59%) Cisco
11 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (15.46%) VPN
13 15 (15.46%) UNIX
13 15 (15.46%) Oracle
14 14 (14.43%) MS Office
14 14 (14.43%) DNS
15 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
15 13 (13.40%) Citrix
15 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (12.37%) LAN
16 12 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
17 11 (11.34%) vSphere
17 11 (11.34%) WAN
17 11 (11.34%) Solaris
17 11 (11.34%) Firewall

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.28%) Apache
3 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.09%) WorkSite
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.06%) Lync
8 2 (2.06%) IIS
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.03%) CICS
9 1 (1.03%) SAP EP
9 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Office
2 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.03%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) SaaS
2 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.65%) NAS
2 15 (15.46%) VPN
3 14 (14.43%) DNS
4 12 (12.37%) LAN
5 11 (11.34%) WAN
5 11 (11.34%) Firewall
6 10 (10.31%) DHCP
6 10 (10.31%) Ethernet
7 9 (9.28%) iSCSI
7 9 (9.28%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
9 7 (7.22%) FTP
9 7 (7.22%) SMTP
10 6 (6.19%) RTSP
11 3 (3.09%) VLAN
11 3 (3.09%) IPsec
11 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.09%) VoIP
11 3 (3.09%) Internet
11 3 (3.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.12%) Ingres
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.03%) HBase
7 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.03%) DataStage
7 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MSI
2 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Legal
3 3 (3.09%) Back Office
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (12.37%) Administrator
2 11 (11.34%) Support Engineer
2 11 (11.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (9.28%) Architect
4 8 (8.25%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (5.15%) DBA
7 5 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.15%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.12%) Server Specialist
8 4 (4.12%) VMware Specialist
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server Specialist
9 3 (3.09%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) Middleware
1 4 (4.12%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.06%) XML
2 2 (2.06%) XSLT
2 2 (2.06%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.03%) J2EE
3 1 (1.03%) ATL
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.03%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.03%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.03%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Replication
2 6 (6.19%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) PDA
2 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Open Source
3 3 (3.09%) iPad
3 3 (3.09%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.03%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.03%) PKI
5 1 (1.03%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.03%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.86%) Windows
2 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (19.59%) Linux
4 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (15.46%) UNIX
6 11 (11.34%) Solaris
7 8 (8.25%) AIX
8 7 (7.22%) HPUX
8 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.15%) Ubuntu
9 5 (5.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (4.12%) CentOS
10 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.12%) VMS
11 3 (3.09%) Android
12 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) ITIL
2 12 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (9.28%) Service Management
4 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.22%) ITSM
5 6 (6.19%) Change Management
5 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.15%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (5.15%) Software Deployment
6 5 (5.15%) Workflow
6 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
6 5 (5.15%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.15%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.12%) Project Management
7 4 (4.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.09%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.19%) Python
4 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.09%) VB
6 3 (3.09%) Java
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.06%) Perl
7 2 (2.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.03%) Korn
8 1 (1.03%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (8.25%) MCSE
4 7 (7.22%) MCSA
4 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.09%) CCNP
6 3 (3.09%) MCP
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.06%) NCIE
7 2 (2.06%) VCAP
7 2 (2.06%) VCP5
7 2 (2.06%) HND
7 2 (2.06%) CCNA
7 2 (2.06%) CCDA
7 2 (2.06%) CCDP
7 2 (2.06%) CISSP
7 2 (2.06%) CCSA
7 2 (2.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.34%) VMware ESX
3 11 (11.34%) vSphere
4 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.19%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.19%) Samba
5 6 (6.19%) VMware Server
6 5 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.12%) Firmware
7 4 (4.12%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.06%) NFS
8 2 (2.06%) Xen
8 2 (2.06%) KVM
8 2 (2.06%) SRDF
9 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.03%) XenApp
9 1 (1.03%) UAG
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Nagios
1 4 (4.12%) NetBackup
1 4 (4.12%) WSUS
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
1 4 (4.12%) SCOM
2 2 (2.06%) ARCserve
2 2 (2.06%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Control-M
3 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (54.64%) VMware
2 36 (37.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.68%) NetApp
4 20 (20.62%) HP
5 19 (19.59%) Cisco
6 15 (15.46%) Oracle
7 13 (13.40%) Citrix
8 11 (11.34%) EMC
9 8 (8.25%) Sun
10 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
10 7 (7.22%) Brocade
11 5 (5.15%) Dell
12 4 (4.12%) IBM
12 4 (4.12%) CommVault
12 4 (4.12%) Mitel
12 4 (4.12%) Altiris
13 3 (3.09%) Splunk
13 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.09%) Reuters
13 3 (3.09%) Intel
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