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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 34 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.11% 4.50% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.51% 27.08% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.34%
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 £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%
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
41 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.79% 16.61% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 11
Average daily rate £375 £370 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 August 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
5 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (57.14%) IIS
5 8 (57.14%) VPN
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) DHCP
6 7 (50.00%) Internet
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 7 (50.00%) McAfee
6 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 7 (50.00%) MCTS
6 7 (50.00%) MCITP
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 7 (50.00%) SCDPM
6 7 (50.00%) Office 365
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Intune
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (42.86%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (57.14%) IIS
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 7 (50.00%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) Internet
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) NAS
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (7.14%) L2TP
7 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (21.43%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (7.14%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
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
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
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 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
2 7 (50.00%) MCTS
2 7 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) UAG
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (50.00%) SCDPM
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Intune
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 3 (21.43%) ARCserve
4 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Intel
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Cognos
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
6 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco