The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +25
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.89% 1.88% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 15.63% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £363 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 64 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.63% 12.01% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 28 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SAN
South West

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 5 (50.00%) VMware
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) NAS
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Brocade
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Meru Networks
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) SAN Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SCADA
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) DoDAF
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Brocade
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Meru Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat