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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 44 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.01% 1.90% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 13.46% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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
53 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.42% 14.09% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 18
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) 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 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware