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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 112 115 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -62
Contract jobs citing SAN 30 26 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.96% 0.87% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 7.16% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £306 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.14% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 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 1 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
Bristol +1 11 £335 +4.68% 2
Wiltshire +1 6 £450 -14.28% 3
Somerset +12 4 £225 -30.76% 2
Devon - 4 £300 - 6
Dorset 0 2 £110 -75.55% 7
Gloucestershire -6 1 £175 - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) VMware
3 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
4 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
6 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
6 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (30.19%) Cisco
8 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
9 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
10 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 13 (24.53%) Firewall
11 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
12 11 (20.75%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
13 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
13 10 (18.87%) NAS
13 10 (18.87%) Banking
14 9 (16.98%) DNS
14 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
15 8 (15.09%) Linux
15 8 (15.09%) ITIL
15 8 (15.09%) IIS
15 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
15 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
16 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (15.09%) IIS
4 6 (11.32%) Apache
5 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
7 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.66%) Lync
8 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) PaaS
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) Firewall
2 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.87%) NAS
3 9 (16.98%) DNS
4 7 (13.21%) VPN
5 6 (11.32%) LAN
5 6 (11.32%) Network Security
5 6 (11.32%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (9.43%) VLAN
6 5 (9.43%) WAN
7 4 (7.55%) DHCP
7 4 (7.55%) VoIP
7 4 (7.55%) Multicast
8 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.89%) Wireless
9 1 (1.89%) SSL
9 1 (1.89%) Internet
9 1 (1.89%) MPLS
9 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) MS Access
3 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) DB2
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 10 (18.87%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.43%) DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Network Support
4 5 (9.43%) Senior DBA
5 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Server Support
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) XSD
3 1 (1.89%) JMS
3 1 (1.89%) WSDL
3 1 (1.89%) Java EE
3 1 (1.89%) JSON
3 1 (1.89%) WCF
3 1 (1.89%) REST
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.89%) CCTV
6 1 (1.89%) Wiki
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) DTV
6 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.55%) UNIX
7 3 (5.66%) AIX
8 2 (3.77%) Solaris
8 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.77%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Debian
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) ETL
5 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.43%) Database Security
5 5 (9.43%) Digital Forensics
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.55%) Server Hardening
7 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.66%) Service Management
7 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) RHCE
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.55%) vSphere
7 3 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.77%) XenApp
8 2 (3.77%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.77%) NFS
8 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.89%) Samba
9 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.89%) SRDF
9 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.66%) WSUS
3 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) VMware
2 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.19%) Cisco
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
5 7 (13.21%) HP
6 6 (11.32%) Dell
6 6 (11.32%) EMC
6 6 (11.32%) Oracle
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix
8 4 (7.55%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) Juniper
9 3 (5.66%) NetApp
10 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.77%) Brocade
10 2 (3.77%) McAfee
10 2 (3.77%) Websense
10 2 (3.77%) Veeam
10 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
10 2 (3.77%) Becrypt
11 1 (1.89%) F5
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