The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 52 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.44% 1.42% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 18.42% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Median daily rate £350 £271 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £261 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £301 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +36.00%
SAN
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.58% 7.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 42
Median daily rate £375 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £34.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -14 5 £350 +12.90% 1
Newport +20 2 £381 -
SAN
Wales

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SAN.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
3 11 (64.71%) Migration
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) HP
6 6 (35.29%) NetApp
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) Service Management
7 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
9 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 3 (17.65%) Office 365
9 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) ITSM
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Technical Design Authority
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Data Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) AIX Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) MCTS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) nmon
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) NetApp
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) CA
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) PlateSpin
6 2 (11.76%) Sage
6 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.88%) IBM