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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 113 86 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 28 59 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 1.78% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 12.27% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 43
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£340 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £8.00 £30.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
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
373 481 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.70% 14.50% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 256 188
Average daily rate £350 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 21
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.55 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £40.60 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Wiltshire +10 12 £358 -2.72% 2
Bristol +1 6 £300 -40.00% 9
Somerset +1 4 £225 +38.46% 3
Gloucestershire -21 3 £250 -30.06% 3
Dorset -17 2 £431 +3.91% 6
Devon - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) VMware
3 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
5 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
6 15 (29.41%) Cisco
6 15 (29.41%) Firewall
7 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
7 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
8 12 (23.53%) SQL
9 11 (21.57%) HP
9 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (19.61%) NAS
10 10 (19.61%) ITIL
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
11 8 (15.69%) Linux
11 8 (15.69%) Oracle
11 8 (15.69%) Citrix
11 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
11 8 (15.69%) Migration
11 8 (15.69%) Banking
12 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (13.73%) Juniper
13 6 (11.76%) EMC
13 6 (11.76%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.76%) IIS
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Apache
7 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) NAS
3 6 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (11.76%) DNS
3 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.80%) Network Security
5 4 (7.84%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) LAN
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
5 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 4 (7.84%) VLAN
6 3 (5.88%) Multicast
6 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.96%) Wireless
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) SSL
8 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.96%) HTTP
8 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.80%) MS Access
3 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) HBase
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) Voldemort
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Electronics
4 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Network Support
4 6 (11.76%) DBA
5 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) Senior DBA
6 4 (7.84%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Server Support
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) Java EE
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) WCF
2 1 (1.96%) REST
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) XSD
2 1 (1.96%) JMS
2 1 (1.96%) WSDL
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) DTV
5 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.92%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.69%) Linux
6 6 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.92%) Android
7 2 (3.92%) AIX
7 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.80%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (9.80%) Database Security
4 5 (9.80%) ETL
4 5 (9.80%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
5 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.88%) Network Design
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.92%) Service Management
7 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) VBScript
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
3 3 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.92%) VB
4 2 (3.92%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
5 3 (5.88%) MCSE
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) MCITP
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) CWNA
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
1 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) ISA Server
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.96%) NFS
5 1 (1.96%) Xen
5 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) WSUS
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) VMware
2 15 (29.41%) Cisco
3 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 11 (21.57%) HP
5 8 (15.69%) Oracle
5 8 (15.69%) Citrix
6 7 (13.73%) Juniper
7 6 (11.76%) EMC
8 5 (9.80%) Dell
9 4 (7.84%) NetApp
10 3 (5.88%) SAP
10 3 (5.88%) IBM
10 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.88%) Brocade
10 3 (5.88%) Veeam
11 2 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (3.92%) Symantec
11 2 (3.92%) McAfee
11 2 (3.92%) Websense
11 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint