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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 42 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.77% 2.40% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 17.95% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£383 £400 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £295 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £451 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +20.27%
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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
33 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.46% 13.36% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 21
Average daily rate £343 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Internet
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) McAfee
2 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) IIS
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) MCTS
2 8 (80.00%) MCITP
2 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 8 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Intune
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) SCDPM
3 5 (50.00%) GIS
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (80.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) Internet
2 8 (80.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Server Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (50.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) GIS
2 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
2 2 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (80.00%) MCTS
1 8 (80.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Intune
1 8 (80.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) McAfee
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Intel
5 1 (10.00%) Cognos