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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 99 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 47 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.62% 1.48% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 10.27% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 27
Average daily rate £380 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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
395 370 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.59% 14.42% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 257 151
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +33.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £12.82 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £14.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Yorkshire +8 21 £400 -1.84% 2
West Yorkshire -8 21 £380 +22.77% 21
North Yorkshire +2 6 £313 -21.87% 3
East Yorkshire +2 1 - - 4
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 41 (52.56%) VMware
3 32 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (34.62%) Windows Server
5 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
5 25 (32.05%) HP
6 24 (30.77%) SQL
6 24 (30.77%) Linux
6 24 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 22 (28.21%) EMC
7 22 (28.21%) Cisco
7 22 (28.21%) Red Hat
7 22 (28.21%) Finance
8 21 (26.92%) IBM
8 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
8 21 (26.92%) Unix
8 21 (26.92%) NAS
9 18 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (20.51%) Project Management
10 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.23%) ITIL
11 15 (19.23%) Veritas
12 14 (17.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 13 (16.67%) Migration
14 12 (15.38%) NetApp
15 11 (14.10%) Oracle
15 11 (14.10%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (14.10%) Brocade
16 10 (12.82%) Problem Management
16 10 (12.82%) Perl

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (7.69%) IIS
1 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.92%) NAS
2 9 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (10.26%) DNS
4 5 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (6.41%) FWSM
4 5 (6.41%) LAN
4 5 (6.41%) WAN
5 4 (5.13%) DHCP
5 4 (5.13%) Firewall
5 4 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.13%) VPN
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.85%) Internet
7 2 (2.56%) BGP
7 2 (2.56%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.56%) MPLS
7 2 (2.56%) OSPF
7 2 (2.56%) VoIP
7 2 (2.56%) VRRP
7 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) MySQL
3 5 (6.41%) Informix
3 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) Redis
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) DTS
6 1 (1.28%) QlikView
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.56%) Hudson
1 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
1 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (2.56%) Subversion
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Financial Institution
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Advertising
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Administrator
2 10 (12.82%) Unix Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Storage Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.41%) NAS Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) NetApp Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) SAN Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) EMC Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) EMC Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) NetBackup Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) NetBackup Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (2.56%) COM+
1 2 (2.56%) Middleware
1 2 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Clustering
3 8 (10.26%) Replication
4 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.69%) Private Cloud
6 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (6.41%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.13%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (5.13%) iSeries
8 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.28%) PKI
9 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 27 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 24 (30.77%) Linux
4 21 (26.92%) Unix
5 18 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (11.54%) Solaris
7 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (10.26%) SUSE
8 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (8.97%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (5.13%) AIX
11 3 (3.85%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Project Management
2 15 (19.23%) ITIL
3 13 (16.67%) Migration
4 11 (14.10%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (12.82%) Problem Management
6 9 (11.54%) High Availability
7 8 (10.26%) Performance Management
8 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.13%) Email Filtering
10 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.13%) SDLC
10 4 (5.13%) Web Filtering
11 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
11 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.85%) Server Building
12 2 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
2 10 (12.82%) Perl
3 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) Python
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) C-shell
6 1 (1.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.85%) CCNP
5 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CCIE
6 1 (1.28%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) CCSP
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 14 (17.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (11.54%) NFS
4 9 (11.54%) vCloud
5 8 (10.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (10.26%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.41%) VMware Server
7 4 (5.13%) SRDF
8 3 (3.85%) Firmware
8 3 (3.85%) KVM
8 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.85%) vSphere
8 3 (3.85%) Xen
9 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.56%) XenApp
10 1 (1.28%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 6 (7.69%) SCCM
3 5 (6.41%) Puppet
3 5 (6.41%) SCOM
4 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.56%) Cacti
5 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.56%) Graphite
5 2 (2.56%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.56%) Nagios
5 2 (2.56%) NetCrunch
5 2 (2.56%) Opsview
5 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.56%) vRealize
6 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) VMware
2 25 (32.05%) HP
2 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
3 22 (28.21%) Cisco
3 22 (28.21%) EMC
3 22 (28.21%) Red Hat
4 21 (26.92%) IBM
5 15 (19.23%) Veritas
6 12 (15.38%) NetApp
7 11 (14.10%) Brocade
7 11 (14.10%) Oracle
8 7 (8.97%) F5
9 4 (5.13%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.85%) Veeam
11 2 (2.56%) Citrix
11 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.56%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.56%) Splunk
12 1 (1.28%) Sun
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