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 2 September 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 42 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.75% 1.59% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 12.08% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 27
Average daily rate
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£289 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £222 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.27%
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
270 298 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.24% 13.13% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 173 186
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 28
Average hourly rate £13.25 £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.81% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 +12 31 £288 -4.16% 18
East Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £335 - 1
South Yorkshire -4 2 £278 +4.71% 3
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) VMware
3 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (34.41%) Linux
5 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (25.81%) HP
7 24 (25.81%) Windows XP
8 23 (24.73%) CentOS
8 23 (24.73%) Ubuntu
9 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (22.58%) VMware Server
9 21 (22.58%) Python
10 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
10 20 (21.51%) Splunk
11 19 (20.43%) Service Management
12 16 (17.20%) NetApp
13 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (16.13%) Workflow
14 14 (15.05%) SLA
14 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
14 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
15 13 (13.98%) SQL
15 13 (13.98%) UNIX
15 13 (13.98%) Citrix
15 13 (13.98%) Incident Management
16 12 (12.90%) Cisco
16 12 (12.90%) ITIL
17 11 (11.83%) Clustering

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.38%) Apache
3 5 (5.38%) ATG Dynamo
3 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.23%) SAS
6 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) DHCP
1 10 (10.75%) DNS
2 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.60%) Firewall
4 7 (7.53%) VPN
5 5 (5.38%) NAS
5 5 (5.38%) WAN
6 4 (4.30%) Wireless
6 4 (4.30%) LAN
7 3 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.15%) VLAN
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.15%) VoIP
8 2 (2.15%) Internet
9 1 (1.08%) MPLS
9 1 (1.08%) DMZ
9 1 (1.08%) WLAN
9 1 (1.08%) IPsec
9 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (12.90%) Administrator
3 10 (10.75%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Storage Administrator
4 6 (6.45%) DBA
5 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.38%) SQL DBA
5 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Linux Support
6 4 (4.30%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) Replication
2 5 (5.38%) NHS
3 3 (3.23%) Firmware
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) CMDB
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.08%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.08%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (34.41%) Linux
4 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (25.81%) Windows XP
6 23 (24.73%) CentOS
6 23 (24.73%) Ubuntu
7 13 (13.98%) UNIX
8 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (9.68%) Solaris
10 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
11 4 (4.30%) VMS
12 1 (1.08%) Fedora
12 1 (1.08%) AIX
12 1 (1.08%) HPUX
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) Service Management
2 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (16.13%) Workflow
3 13 (13.98%) Incident Management
4 12 (12.90%) ITIL
5 8 (8.60%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.38%) Data Modelling
6 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) Data Architecture
8 2 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.15%) Migration
8 2 (2.15%) Data Security
8 2 (2.15%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.15%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.15%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.15%) Data Management
8 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.15%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) Python
2 13 (13.98%) SQL
3 6 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) Ruby
4 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) MCSE
3 7 (7.53%) MCSA
4 6 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) VCAP
7 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) MCITP
7 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.08%) ISEB
8 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.08%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 21 (22.58%) VMware Server
1 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.75%) VMware ESX
4 10 (10.75%) vSphere
5 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.30%) XenServer
7 2 (2.15%) XenApp
8 1 (1.08%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCOM
2 4 (4.30%) SCCM
3 3 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.15%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (60.22%) VMware
2 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.81%) HP
4 20 (21.51%) Splunk
5 16 (17.20%) NetApp
6 13 (13.98%) Citrix
7 12 (12.90%) Cisco
8 10 (10.75%) Dell
8 10 (10.75%) EMC
8 10 (10.75%) Red Hat
9 9 (9.68%) Oracle
10 8 (8.60%) Brocade
11 5 (5.38%) ATG
11 5 (5.38%) JBoss
12 4 (4.30%) IBM
12 4 (4.30%) Symantec
13 3 (3.23%) Juniper
13 3 (3.23%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.23%) Dot Hill
13 3 (3.23%) Veeam
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