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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 127 98 65
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -33
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 29 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 1.17% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 9.15% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £168 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% +1.16%
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
423 317 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.74% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 154 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Somerset -1 5 £250 +49.25% 4
Bristol -10 4 £275 -45.00% 13
Gloucestershire -24 4 £325 -3.70% 2
Wiltshire -13 3 £300 +1.69% 2
Dorset -7 1 - - 2
Devon - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 36 (59.02%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 20 (32.79%) HP
4 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
5 18 (29.51%) Linux
5 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
6 17 (27.87%) SQL
7 15 (24.59%) UNIX
7 15 (24.59%) Migration
7 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
8 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (21.31%) Perl
9 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (19.67%) Oracle
10 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.03%) ITIL
12 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
12 9 (14.75%) DNS
12 9 (14.75%) Finance
12 9 (14.75%) Firewall
12 9 (14.75%) NAS
13 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
13 8 (13.11%) Puppet
13 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
13 8 (13.11%) RDBMS
13 8 (13.11%) Web Services
13 8 (13.11%) SAP
13 8 (13.11%) PHP
13 8 (13.11%) Java

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Apache
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.28%) assyst
2 2 (3.28%) SAP Business One
3 1 (1.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) DNS
1 9 (14.75%) Firewall
1 9 (14.75%) NAS
2 5 (8.20%) HTTPS
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) SSH
2 5 (8.20%) PuTTY
3 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.28%) Network Security
4 2 (3.28%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) FTP
4 2 (3.28%) LAN
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) LDAP
5 1 (1.64%) HTTP
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) RDBMS
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) Ingres
2 5 (8.20%) JasperReports
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) HBase
4 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.92%) CouchDB
4 3 (4.92%) Voldemort
5 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) PHPUnit
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Back Office
3 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.20%) Electronics
4 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.20%) Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
6 2 (3.28%) Military
7 1 (1.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (9.84%) Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Consultant
3 6 (9.84%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Support Technician
5 4 (6.56%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Architect
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) CSS
2 5 (8.20%) JDBC
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 5 (8.20%) CGI
2 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
2 5 (8.20%) DAO
2 5 (8.20%) Laravel
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Clustering
2 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
2 5 (8.20%) DTV
3 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
4 2 (3.28%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 36 (59.02%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Linux
3 15 (24.59%) UNIX
4 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.20%) VMS
8 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.56%) Android
8 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.56%) Solaris
9 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.64%) AIX
11 1 (1.64%) HPUX
11 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Migration
2 11 (18.03%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.48%) Change Management
4 7 (11.48%) Change Control
5 6 (9.84%) Business Continuity
5 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.20%) OO
6 5 (8.20%) MVC
6 5 (8.20%) Validation
6 5 (8.20%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.56%) High Availability
8 3 (4.92%) Service Management
8 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 13 (21.31%) Perl
3 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
3 8 (13.11%) PHP
3 8 (13.11%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) Korn
4 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) C
5 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) R
8 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.56%) MCSE
5 3 (4.92%) MCP
5 3 (4.92%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.64%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CWNA
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.20%) NFS
4 5 (8.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.92%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (4.92%) XenApp
7 2 (3.28%) Kerio MailServer
7 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.28%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) Data Guard
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.28%) SCCM
4 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.28%) Nagios
5 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) HP
3 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.11%) SAP
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco
5 7 (11.48%) EMC
6 6 (9.84%) Citrix
6 6 (9.84%) NetApp
7 5 (8.20%) Brocade
8 4 (6.56%) Dell
8 4 (6.56%) Juniper
9 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.92%) Veeam
9 3 (4.92%) Meraki
10 2 (3.28%) Kerio
10 2 (3.28%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.28%) Mitel
10 2 (3.28%) Infor
10 2 (3.28%) Barracuda Networks
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