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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 66 49 69
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 1.29% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 14.55% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£255 £278 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +11.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.27%
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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
93 55 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.03% 8.84% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 30
Average daily rate £388 £278 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.63% -19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014, 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 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) EMC
1 7 (63.64%) NAS
2 5 (45.45%) Brocade
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Storage Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Storage Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAN Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) EMC
2 5 (45.45%) Brocade
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks