The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SNA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SNA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 634 619
Rank change year-on-year +55 -15  
Contract jobs citing SNA 4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.061% 0.076% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £300 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -8.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £425
% change year-on-year -12.72% -19.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SNA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

SNA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SNA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SNA.

Contractor daily rate trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SNA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 4 £300 -22.58% 1
South East +14 3 £300 -22.58%
Hampshire - 3 £300 -
Portsmouth - 2 £300 -
London +31 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £200 -

SNA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SNA.

1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
2 3 (37.50%) OSPF
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
2 3 (37.50%) Scala
2 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) Machine Learning
2 3 (37.50%) D3.js
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
2 3 (37.50%) GraphX

SNA
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
1 3 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) APPN
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Scala Developer
1 2 (25.00%) z/OS Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 3 (37.50%) D3.js
1 3 (37.50%) GraphX
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
1 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) MVS
1 2 (25.00%) OS/390
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Cleansing
1 3 (37.50%) Machine Learning
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Complexity Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Scala
2 2 (25.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) ACF2
1 2 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (25.00%) RACF
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) IBM