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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 71 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% 0.13% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 1.47% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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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
111 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.89% 8.70% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 32 36
Average daily rate £385 £289 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) NAS
3 4 (33.33%) Brocade
3 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
5 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) iPhone
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (8.33%) Logistics
6 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Brocade
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix