The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 67 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.82% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 2.63% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £400 £288 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
SAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 114 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.52% 13.23% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 37
Average daily rate £350 £385 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
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 Bristol

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) Linux
4 10 (62.50%) NetApp
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
4 10 (62.50%) HP
5 9 (56.25%) ITIL
6 8 (50.00%) LDAP
6 8 (50.00%) EMC
6 8 (50.00%) Kerberos
6 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (50.00%) CAD
6 8 (50.00%) Replication
6 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (50.00%) DevOps
6 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (50.00%) FreeIPA
7 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) Clustering
9 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) NAS
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
10 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
10 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 8 (50.00%) LDAP
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) ADSL
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DMZ
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAN Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 8 (50.00%) Replication
2 5 (31.25%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) CAD
2 8 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
3 1 (6.25%) Server Building
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) FreeIPA
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) HP
1 10 (62.50%) NetApp
2 8 (50.00%) EMC
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Altiris
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
6 1 (6.25%) Sun