The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 53 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.92% 0.38% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.91% 6.67% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate £363 £310 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% +53.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £310 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £310 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +27.27%
SAN
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.05% 5.75% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 29
Average daily rate £375 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £244 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (73.33%) Migration
3 10 (66.67%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) NetApp
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) Service Management
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) ITSM
8 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (20.00%) Office 365
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Project Governance
8 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (20.00%) Information Security
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) SAP
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) MCTS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) NetApp
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) PlateSpin
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (13.33%) Sage
5 2 (13.33%) Veeam