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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 104 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 41 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 1.06% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 8.50% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 18
Median daily rate £325 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £171 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £30.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +28.72%
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
550 400 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.03% 12.47% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 233 256
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.30 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 20 £320 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 7 £250 +42.85% 1
Wiltshire -9 7 £550 +58.27% 1
Somerset +18 4 £240 +6.66%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 58 (86.57%) Windows
2 35 (52.24%) VMware
3 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
4 27 (40.30%) SQL Server
5 26 (38.81%) SQL
6 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
6 24 (35.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
7 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
8 21 (31.34%) Linux
9 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
10 18 (26.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (25.37%) Clustering
11 17 (25.37%) Hyper-V
12 16 (23.88%) Migration
12 16 (23.88%) Citrix
13 15 (22.39%) Data Centre
13 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (22.39%) SCCM
13 15 (22.39%) Virtual Machines
14 14 (20.90%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (20.90%) Server Patching
14 14 (20.90%) Unix
14 14 (20.90%) Cisco
15 13 (19.40%) WAN
15 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
16 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification

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 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.49%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Office 365
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) WAN
2 11 (16.42%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) DNS
3 7 (10.45%) Firewall
3 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
4 4 (5.97%) NAS
4 4 (5.97%) SSL
4 4 (5.97%) VPN
5 3 (4.48%) DHCP
6 2 (2.99%) MPLS
6 2 (2.99%) VLAN
6 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.49%) IPv6
7 1 (1.49%) Multicast
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (16.42%) Ingres
5 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.49%) OLAP
8 1 (1.49%) OLTP
8 1 (1.49%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Military
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) DBA
2 16 (23.88%) SQL DBA
3 15 (22.39%) Administrator
4 12 (17.91%) Architect
5 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Build Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) ERP Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) Web Services
2 8 (11.94%) REST
2 8 (11.94%) WSDL
2 8 (11.94%) XML
2 8 (11.94%) XSD
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
3 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.49%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Clustering
2 15 (22.39%) Data Centre
3 10 (14.93%) NHS
4 8 (11.94%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.97%) EMC VNX
6 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.49%) CESG
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.49%) iSeries
7 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (86.57%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.34%) Linux
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.90%) Unix
6 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.99%) Android
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) HPUX
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Migration
2 14 (20.90%) Server Patching
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Optimisation
4 9 (13.43%) High Availability
5 8 (11.94%) ITIL
5 8 (11.94%) SOA
5 8 (11.94%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.45%) Data Management
6 7 (10.45%) MODAF
6 7 (10.45%) TOGAF
6 7 (10.45%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (8.96%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.46%) Change Management
8 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.97%) ERP
9 4 (5.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) SQL
2 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
3 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
4 11 (16.42%) VBScript
5 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Java
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (14.93%) MCSA
3 10 (14.93%) MCSE
4 8 (11.94%) MCSD
5 7 (10.45%) CCNA
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.97%) Degree
6 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.99%) MCP
8 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) HL7
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.37%) Hyper-V
4 15 (22.39%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (14.93%) Xen
6 8 (11.94%) Docker
7 5 (7.46%) vSphere
8 3 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) SCCM
2 14 (20.90%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (8.96%) WSUS
5 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.49%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) VMware
2 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.88%) Citrix
4 14 (20.90%) Cisco
5 6 (8.96%) Dell
5 6 (8.96%) NetApp
6 5 (7.46%) EMC
7 4 (5.97%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (5.97%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle
7 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Sun
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) CommVault
10 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.49%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.49%) Sophos
10 1 (1.49%) Veritas