The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 25 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.95% 0.88% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 6.45% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £450 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
SAN
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.20% 13.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 24
Average daily rate £325 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £281 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +107.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.46 £32.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.65 £24.00
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 Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Dorset region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Dorset region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth 0 3 £190 - 3
Poole - 1 £110 -
SAN
South West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Server Building
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Veeam
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) NAS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp