The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 22 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 Cardiff 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 37 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 3.36% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 19.05% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.95% 17.65% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 10
Average daily rate £375 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £140 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
South Wales

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) IIS
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (42.86%) VPN
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) MCTS
6 5 (35.71%) MCITP
6 5 (35.71%) McAfee
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Intel
6 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
6 5 (35.71%) Terminal Services
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
6 5 (35.71%) Internet
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) MCSE

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (42.86%) IIS
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) L2TP
6 1 (7.14%) SMS
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (7.14%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
1 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) MCTS
2 5 (35.71%) MCITP
2 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Terminal Services
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
4 1 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (35.71%) SCDPM
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Intune
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) ARCserve
3 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) McAfee
3 5 (35.71%) Intel
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) AppSense
7 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco