The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 106 62 85
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +23
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 2.09% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 15.41% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £23.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 292 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 13.58% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 154 193
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SAN
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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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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 -14 8 £338 +22.72%
Bristol -29 7 £320 +21.90% 1
Gloucestershire -17 5 £405 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire -7 3 £413 -2.94% 1
Dorset +8 2 £450 +12.50% 4
Devon - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 52 (61.90%) Windows
2 49 (58.33%) VMware
3 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
3 34 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (36.90%) UNIX
5 30 (35.71%) Linux
5 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
7 28 (33.33%) HP
8 25 (29.76%) Active Directory
8 25 (29.76%) ITIL
9 24 (28.57%) Oracle
9 24 (28.57%) NAS
10 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (25.00%) SQL
12 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
13 17 (20.24%) Cisco
13 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
13 17 (20.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (19.05%) Perl
15 15 (17.86%) Red Hat
16 14 (16.67%) Firewall
17 13 (15.48%) NetApp
17 13 (15.48%) DNS
17 13 (15.48%) NFS
18 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
18 12 (14.29%) Change Management
18 12 (14.29%) Windows 7

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.14%) Lync
5 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.19%) IIS
8 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Project
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.57%) NAS
2 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
3 14 (16.67%) Firewall
4 13 (15.48%) DNS
5 8 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 7 (8.33%) WAN
6 7 (8.33%) DHCP
7 6 (7.14%) LAN
7 6 (7.14%) Network Security
8 3 (3.57%) HTTP
9 2 (2.38%) Internet
9 2 (2.38%) Wireless
9 2 (2.38%) SSH
9 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.38%) FTP
10 1 (1.19%) VoIP
10 1 (1.19%) DMZ
10 1 (1.19%) VPN
10 1 (1.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MSI
1 2 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Back Office
3 6 (7.14%) Front Office
4 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Consultant
1 14 (16.67%) Administrator
2 13 (15.48%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Storage Administrator
6 5 (5.95%) Storage Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (5.95%) DBA
7 4 (4.76%) Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) .NET
1 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.14%) Statistics
2 5 (5.95%) Replication
3 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) Wiki
4 3 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.38%) Celerra
6 1 (1.19%) CESG
6 1 (1.19%) SCADA
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (61.90%) Windows
2 31 (36.90%) UNIX
3 30 (35.71%) Linux
4 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (20.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.71%) Solaris
8 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.76%) HPUX
10 2 (2.38%) AIX
10 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 12 (14.29%) Change Management
2 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 8 (9.52%) Service Management
5 6 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.14%) Security Management
5 6 (7.14%) Migration
6 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.95%) Network Design
6 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.95%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) SOA
7 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.57%) Release Management
8 3 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (19.05%) Perl
3 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.33%) VB
5 6 (7.14%) Python
5 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.95%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.95%) Bourne shell
7 4 (4.76%) Ruby
7 4 (4.76%) Korn
7 4 (4.76%) C
8 2 (2.38%) VBScript
9 1 (1.19%) AWK
9 1 (1.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (8.33%) MCP
5 7 (8.33%) MCSE
6 5 (5.95%) MCITP
7 4 (4.76%) NCDA
8 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.38%) RHCE
10 1 (1.19%) Degree
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (29.76%) Active Directory
3 13 (15.48%) NFS
4 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.33%) vSphere
6 6 (7.14%) vCloud
6 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (5.95%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.76%) ISA Server
9 3 (3.57%) XenApp
10 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.19%) Samba
10 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 6 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.95%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.95%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.57%) SCSM
5 3 (3.57%) WSUS
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (2.38%) OpenView
6 2 (2.38%) MOM
7 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.19%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.19%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (58.33%) VMware
2 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (33.33%) HP
4 24 (28.57%) Oracle
5 17 (20.24%) Cisco
6 15 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 13 (15.48%) NetApp
8 10 (11.90%) EMC
9 9 (10.71%) Citrix
9 9 (10.71%) 3PAR
10 7 (8.33%) Brocade
11 3 (3.57%) Juniper
11 3 (3.57%) Veritas
11 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.57%) Symantec
11 3 (3.57%) IBM
12 2 (2.38%) Dell
12 2 (2.38%) Sun
12 2 (2.38%) Apple
12 2 (2.38%) Acronis