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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 37 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.71% 1.26% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 8.33% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£310 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.16% -33.33%
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
15 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.32% 15.08% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 13
Average daily rate £275 £375 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +157.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix