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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 48 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.60% 3.91% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.31% 23.68% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
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£375 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
52 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.27% 16.52% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 35
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £15.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Cardiff -11 8 £375 -6.25% 5
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SAN
Wales

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
3 13 (54.17%) Citrix
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (45.83%) ITIL
6 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (37.50%) vSphere
7 9 (37.50%) VPN
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (33.33%) IIS
8 8 (33.33%) MCSE
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (33.33%) Office 365
8 8 (33.33%) MCITP
8 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
9 7 (29.17%) MCTS
9 7 (29.17%) vCloud
9 7 (29.17%) Windows Intune
9 7 (29.17%) SCDPM
9 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
9 7 (29.17%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (33.33%) IIS
2 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) VPN
3 7 (29.17%) DNS
3 7 (29.17%) Internet
3 7 (29.17%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) SMS
7 1 (4.17%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (4.17%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Server Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) GIS
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (33.33%) MCITP
2 8 (33.33%) MCSE
2 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) MCTS
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) CCA
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (37.50%) vSphere
4 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
4 7 (29.17%) vCloud
4 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.83%) XenServer
5 5 (20.83%) Terminal Services
6 3 (12.50%) MetaFrame
6 3 (12.50%) XenApp
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (4.17%) UAG
8 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (29.17%) Windows Intune
1 7 (29.17%) SCDPM
2 6 (25.00%) SCCM
3 5 (20.83%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
3 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
4 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) McAfee
5 5 (20.83%) Symantec
5 5 (20.83%) Remedy
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) Intel
7 2 (8.33%) ProCurve
7 2 (8.33%) AppSense
7 2 (8.33%) Mitel
7 2 (8.33%) Cognos
7 2 (8.33%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) LANDesk