The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Gloucestershire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 45 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.89% 2.89% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 22.58% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate
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£405 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
92 31 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.40% 12.81% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 38
Average daily rate £375 £300 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SAN
South West

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Gloucester -11 3 - - 2
Cheltenham - - - - 1
SAN
South West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) VB
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) UNIX
6 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
7 5 (27.78%) Network Design
7 5 (27.78%) Network Security
7 5 (27.78%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) Bourne shell
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Korn
8 4 (22.22%) ISA Server
8 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) LAN
8 4 (22.22%) WAN
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) HPUX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Lync
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 4 (22.22%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MSI
1 2 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) HPUX
5 4 (22.22%) Solaris
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) VB
2 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) Korn
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Bourne shell
3 3 (16.67%) C
4 2 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) ISA Server
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Veritas
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) 3Com
5 2 (11.11%) Acronis
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Lumension
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade