The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Somerset 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 43 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.94% 3.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.93% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.48% 7.77% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 5
Average daily rate £350 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £278 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
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 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
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 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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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 - - - -
SAN
South West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (33.33%) MCP
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) Statistics
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (25.00%) assyst
6 3 (25.00%) MCITP
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Front Office
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) MCP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) JBoss