The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 41 53 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.12% 1.41% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 16.22% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +17.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.14% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
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 Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.15% 8.67% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 5
Average daily rate £388 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.30 £22.50 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +74.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £11.70 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.14 £33.30 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 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
Bath - 2 £306 - 1
SAN
South West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (25.00%) Becrypt
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) FCoE
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) Multicast
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) SRDF
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Intel
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp