The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 106 114 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -43
Contract jobs citing SAN 34 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.95% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 6.89% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 26
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £100.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+21.27% +1.07%
SAN
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 421 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.14% 13.82% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 248 154
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.62% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.65 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Wiltshire +2 9 £348 -15.75%
Bristol -9 8 £320 - 2
Devon - 8 £250 - 3
Dorset +1 4 £150 -66.66% 5
Somerset -2 2 £225 -33.33% 1
Gloucestershire -10 1 £175 -56.79% 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 44 (69.84%) Windows
2 40 (63.49%) VMware
3 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
6 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
9 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
9 15 (23.81%) Cisco
9 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (22.22%) NAS
10 14 (22.22%) SQL
11 12 (19.05%) Linux
11 12 (19.05%) Firewall
11 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
12 11 (17.46%) TCP/IP
12 11 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
13 10 (15.87%) LAN
13 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
14 9 (14.29%) HP
14 9 (14.29%) Oracle
14 9 (14.29%) IIS
14 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 9 (14.29%) Banking
15 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (14.29%) IIS
4 8 (12.70%) Apache
5 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (9.52%) Lync
7 5 (7.94%) Tomcat
8 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.59%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) NAS
2 12 (19.05%) Firewall
3 11 (17.46%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.87%) LAN
5 8 (12.70%) DNS
6 7 (11.11%) VPN
6 7 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (9.52%) WAN
7 6 (9.52%) VLAN
7 6 (9.52%) Network Security
8 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
8 4 (6.35%) DHCP
8 4 (6.35%) VoIP
8 4 (6.35%) Multicast
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless
9 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.17%) WLAN
9 2 (3.17%) Internet
10 1 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (11.11%) MySQL
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.94%) MS Access
3 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.17%) DB2
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.29%) Banking
2 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (9.52%) DBA
3 6 (9.52%) Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Network Support
4 5 (7.94%) Senior DBA
4 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Designer
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) J2EE
1 3 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) XSD
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) WSDL
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) Java EE
3 1 (1.59%) JSON
3 1 (1.59%) WCF
3 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Wiki
4 3 (4.76%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.59%) CCTV
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (69.84%) Windows
2 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (19.05%) Linux
6 5 (7.94%) UNIX
6 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.35%) CentOS
7 4 (6.35%) Solaris
8 3 (4.76%) AIX
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.59%) Debian
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.52%) Migration
5 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.94%) ETL
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (7.94%) Database Security
5 5 (7.94%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.35%) Server Hardening
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.17%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Java
2 4 (6.35%) Perl
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
3 1 (1.59%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.76%) RHCE
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) MCSA
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.59%) CCEE
7 1 (1.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.70%) vSphere
4 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.76%) Samba
6 3 (4.76%) NFS
7 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.59%) SRDF
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
8 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) WSUS
2 4 (6.35%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) VMware
2 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (23.81%) Cisco
4 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
5 9 (14.29%) HP
5 9 (14.29%) Oracle
6 8 (12.70%) Dell
6 8 (12.70%) Citrix
7 6 (9.52%) EMC
8 5 (7.94%) NetApp
9 4 (6.35%) IBM
10 3 (4.76%) Sun
10 3 (4.76%) Juniper
10 3 (4.76%) Veeam
11 2 (3.17%) Becrypt
11 2 (3.17%) Brocade
11 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.17%) McAfee
11 2 (3.17%) Websense
12 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com