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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 109 103 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 39 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 7.77% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 17
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£260 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.44% -12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £100.00 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% +52.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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
461 515 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.85% 15.86% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 316 131
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 26
Average hourly rate £42.46 £27.50 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.40% +42.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.91 £120.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Devon - 12 £200 - 8
Bristol -5 9 £275 -14.06% 5
Wiltshire +4 6 £290 -3.33% 1
Dorset +1 5 £150 -66.66% 5
Gloucestershire -11 4 £236 -41.66% 6
Somerset -1 3 £260 -20.00% 4
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (64.71%) Windows
2 43 (63.24%) VMware
3 28 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
5 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
6 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
7 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (26.47%) HP
8 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
9 16 (23.53%) ITIL
9 16 (23.53%) Linux
10 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
10 15 (22.06%) NAS
11 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (19.12%) NetApp
12 13 (19.12%) Cisco
13 12 (17.65%) EMC
13 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
14 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.18%) vSphere
15 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
15 10 (14.71%) Replication
15 10 (14.71%) Firewall
15 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
15 10 (14.71%) LAN
15 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
15 10 (14.71%) Oracle
15 10 (14.71%) IIS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.71%) IIS
3 8 (11.76%) Apache
4 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.82%) Lync
6 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) NAS
2 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.71%) Firewall
3 10 (14.71%) LAN
4 8 (11.76%) DNS
4 8 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (8.82%) VPN
5 6 (8.82%) VoIP
5 6 (8.82%) WAN
6 5 (7.35%) VLAN
6 5 (7.35%) Network Security
7 4 (5.88%) Unified Communications
7 4 (5.88%) Multicast
7 4 (5.88%) DHCP
8 3 (4.41%) LDAP
8 3 (4.41%) Kerberos
8 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.94%) WLAN
9 2 (2.94%) Internet
10 1 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) MS Access
4 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.94%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.82%) Storage Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Network Support
7 4 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) J2EE
1 3 (4.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) XSD
3 1 (1.47%) JMS
3 1 (1.47%) WSDL
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Java EE
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) WCF
3 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.71%) Replication
3 6 (8.82%) Clustering
4 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (4.41%) Wiki
6 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.47%) CCTV
7 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.76%) UNIX
6 6 (8.82%) Solaris
6 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.88%) CentOS
8 3 (4.41%) AIX
9 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.47%) Debian
10 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.35%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (5.88%) Server Hardening
7 4 (5.88%) DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.41%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.41%) CAD
8 3 (4.41%) Service Management
9 2 (2.94%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Java
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) RHCE
6 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.94%) MCSE
6 2 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) CCEE
7 1 (1.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 28 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (16.18%) vSphere
4 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (7.35%) SRDF
8 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.88%) NFS
9 3 (4.41%) Samba
9 3 (4.41%) XenApp
10 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
10 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.47%) Xen
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.47%) Firmware
11 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) WSUS
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.88%) Puppet
3 3 (4.41%) FreeIPA
3 3 (4.41%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) Ansible
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.47%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 43 (63.24%) VMware
2 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.47%) HP
4 13 (19.12%) Cisco
4 13 (19.12%) NetApp
5 12 (17.65%) EMC
6 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
6 10 (14.71%) Oracle
7 9 (13.24%) IBM
8 7 (10.29%) Dell
9 6 (8.82%) Citrix
9 6 (8.82%) Brocade
10 3 (4.41%) Veeam
10 3 (4.41%) Sun
11 2 (2.94%) Intel
11 2 (2.94%) Juniper
11 2 (2.94%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.94%) McAfee
11 2 (2.94%) Websense
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