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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 110 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 1.36% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 9.51% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 26
Median daily rate £278 £260 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £195 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £100.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.00% +263.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-53.30% +23.63%
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
384 473 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 14.26% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 237 350
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 18 £315 +14.54% 5
Gloucestershire -2 7 £175 -32.69% 2
Somerset +17 1 - - 4
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 52 (85.25%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) VMware
3 27 (44.26%) SQL
4 26 (42.62%) PowerShell
5 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
6 24 (39.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
8 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
8 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
9 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (29.51%) Linux
11 16 (26.23%) Migration
11 16 (26.23%) Unix
11 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (26.23%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (24.59%) Citrix
13 14 (22.95%) Clustering
13 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
13 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
14 13 (21.31%) Shell Script
14 13 (21.31%) WAN
15 12 (19.67%) Ingres
15 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (19.67%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (19.67%) SQL Optimisation
15 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (18.03%) Cisco
16 11 (18.03%) LAN
16 11 (18.03%) VBScript

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.64%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.64%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) WAN
2 11 (18.03%) LAN
3 5 (8.20%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) DHCP
4 4 (6.56%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) NAS
5 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
5 3 (4.92%) SSL
5 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.28%) MPLS
6 2 (3.28%) VLAN
6 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.64%) Extranet
7 1 (1.64%) Intranet
7 1 (1.64%) IPv6
7 1 (1.64%) Skype
7 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (19.67%) Ingres
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.64%) OLAP
10 1 (1.64%) OLTP
10 1 (1.64%) SAP BI
10 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
10 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) DBA
2 17 (27.87%) SQL DBA
3 13 (21.31%) Administrator
4 11 (18.03%) Architect
5 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Consultant
10 3 (4.92%) ERP Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Ingres DBA
10 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
11 2 (3.28%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) Web Services
2 8 (13.11%) REST
2 8 (13.11%) WSDL
2 8 (13.11%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) XSD
3 6 (9.84%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.64%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Clustering
2 10 (16.39%) NHS
3 8 (13.11%) Private Cloud
4 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.56%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) CESG
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (85.25%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
3 18 (29.51%) Linux
4 16 (26.23%) Unix
5 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (14.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.28%) Android
9 2 (3.28%) HPUX
10 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Solaris
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Migration
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Optimisation
3 10 (16.39%) Data Management
3 10 (16.39%) Server Patching
4 9 (14.75%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.11%) SOA
6 7 (11.48%) High Availability
6 7 (11.48%) MODAF
6 7 (11.48%) TOGAF
6 7 (11.48%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (9.84%) Business Continuity
7 6 (9.84%) ETL
7 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.20%) Change Management
8 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) PowerShell
3 13 (21.31%) Shell Script
4 11 (18.03%) VBScript
5 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (16.39%) MCSA
3 10 (16.39%) MCSE
4 8 (13.11%) MCSD
5 7 (11.48%) CCNA
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
8 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.28%) MCP
10 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) HL7
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 24 (39.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (26.23%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
5 8 (13.11%) Docker
5 8 (13.11%) Xen
6 5 (8.20%) vSphere
7 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.64%) Firmware
8 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.64%) NFS
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (16.39%) SCCM
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (8.20%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.64%) MOM
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.59%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco
5 8 (13.11%) HP
5 8 (13.11%) SAP
6 7 (11.48%) NetApp
7 5 (8.20%) Dell
7 5 (8.20%) EMC
8 4 (6.56%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (6.56%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
10 2 (3.28%) IBM
10 2 (3.28%) Veritas
11 1 (1.64%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.64%) CommVault
11 1 (1.64%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.64%) Sophos
11 1 (1.64%) Veeam
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