The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 52 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.98% 2.70% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 13.11% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.19% 20.61% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 18
Average daily rate £418 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £437 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 0 3 £325 - 3
Cheltenham - - - -
SAN
South West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Remedy
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) Juniper
6 2 (20.00%) NetApp
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
1 2 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CWNA
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Lumension