The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Gloucester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 24 12 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 2.03% 1.56% 4.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 14.29% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Average daily rate £400 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £500 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 7 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 27.03% 10.94% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 42
Average daily rate £450 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SAN
Gloucestershire

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Bourne shell
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bourne shell
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat