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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 46 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.24% 2.14% 4.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 20.00% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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
94 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.08% 10.70% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 26 29
Average daily rate £363 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (50.00%) Dell
4 6 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 5 (41.67%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (25.00%) Network Security
7 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (16.67%) NAS
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 2 (16.67%) ESRI
8 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
8 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
3 6 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) ESRI
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix