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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 109 76 96
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 38 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 1.75% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.13% 14.45% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.50 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +20.27%
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
533 263 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.75% 12.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 142 191
Average daily rate £349 £295 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 60
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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 -10 10 £325 +21.49%
Dorset +3 9 £375 -9.09% 1
Wiltshire -14 6 £300 -36.84% 4
Bristol -29 5 £413 +50.00% 8
Gloucestershire -17 4 £413 -8.33% 1
Devon -22 2 £330 +64.17%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
3 30 (44.78%) HP
4 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
5 26 (38.81%) VMware
6 21 (31.34%) UNIX
7 20 (29.85%) Linux
7 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
8 19 (28.36%) SQL
8 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (23.88%) Oracle
10 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (22.39%) NAS
11 15 (22.39%) Migration
12 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
13 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
13 13 (19.40%) DNS
14 11 (16.42%) EMC
14 11 (16.42%) Citrix
14 11 (16.42%) Perl
14 11 (16.42%) Back Office
15 10 (14.93%) ITIL
15 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
17 8 (11.94%) Firewall
17 8 (11.94%) Web Services
17 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
17 8 (11.94%) Brocade

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.45%) Apache
4 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.99%) JBoss
8 1 (1.49%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.49%) IIS
8 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.49%) Lync
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) assyst
2 2 (2.99%) SAP Business One
2 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) NAS
2 13 (19.40%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) Firewall
4 5 (7.46%) SSH
4 5 (7.46%) HTTPS
4 5 (7.46%) DHCP
4 5 (7.46%) PuTTY
5 4 (5.97%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.97%) Internet
6 3 (4.48%) LAN
6 3 (4.48%) WAN
6 3 (4.48%) HTTP
6 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) FTP
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
7 2 (2.99%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.49%) VLAN
8 1 (1.49%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.45%) RDBMS
1 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.46%) Ingres
3 5 (7.46%) JasperReports
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.48%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.99%) Voldemort
6 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.99%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) HBase
7 1 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) PHPUnit
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (16.42%) Back Office
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 5 (7.46%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Front Office
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.48%) Military
6 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 2 (2.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Administrator
2 9 (13.43%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) Support Technician
4 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Storage Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Technician
8 3 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.99%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) CGI
2 5 (7.46%) Hibernate
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
2 5 (7.46%) CSS
2 5 (7.46%) JDBC
2 5 (7.46%) DAO
2 5 (7.46%) Laravel
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Clustering
2 5 (7.46%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.99%) DTV
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 21 (31.34%) UNIX
3 20 (29.85%) Linux
4 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
9 5 (7.46%) VMS
10 4 (5.97%) Solaris
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (2.99%) Android
11 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.49%) AIX
12 1 (1.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Migration
2 10 (14.93%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.45%) Service Management
4 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.45%) Change Management
4 7 (10.45%) Change Control
5 6 (8.96%) Business Continuity
5 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.46%) MVC
6 5 (7.46%) Validation
6 5 (7.46%) OO
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.48%) Project Management
9 2 (2.99%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) Perl
3 7 (10.45%) PHP
3 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.45%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.96%) Korn
5 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.97%) C
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 2 (2.99%) VB
7 2 (2.99%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.45%) MCSE
5 5 (7.46%) MCP
5 5 (7.46%) MCITP
6 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) RHCE
8 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.49%) SAP Certification
8 1 (1.49%) CCNP
8 1 (1.49%) CCNA
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (10.45%) NFS
5 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.46%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (7.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (4.48%) XenApp
9 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.99%) Kerio MailServer
10 1 (1.49%) vSphere
10 1 (1.49%) Samba
10 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
2 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.97%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.99%) OpenView
4 2 (2.99%) MOM
4 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.99%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) nmon
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) HP
2 26 (38.81%) VMware
3 16 (23.88%) Oracle
4 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.42%) EMC
5 11 (16.42%) Citrix
6 8 (11.94%) Brocade
7 7 (10.45%) Cisco
8 6 (8.96%) NetApp
9 5 (7.46%) SAP
9 5 (7.46%) Dell
10 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.97%) Apple
11 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.48%) Symantec
11 3 (4.48%) Remedy
11 3 (4.48%) Juniper
11 3 (4.48%) IBM
11 3 (4.48%) Meraki
12 2 (2.99%) Meru Networks
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