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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 86 55
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 57 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 1.86% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 12.56% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 44
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£320 £391 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.21% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £8.00 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
392 454 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.06% 14.79% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 239 197
Average daily rate £360 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 27
Average hourly rate £33.25 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £9.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £30.00 £41.30
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 1 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 1 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 +4 11 £350 +4.47% 3
Somerset -4 4 £225 +36.36% 3
Dorset -13 3 £431 +5.82% 7
Gloucestershire -22 3 £250 -30.06% 4
Bristol -3 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Cornwall - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) VMware
3 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 15 (31.25%) Firewall
7 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (27.08%) Cisco
8 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
9 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 12 (25.00%) HP
9 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (25.00%) NAS
10 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (20.83%) Linux
11 9 (18.75%) Oracle
11 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
11 9 (18.75%) ITIL
11 9 (18.75%) Migration
11 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) Banking
12 8 (16.67%) Citrix
13 7 (14.58%) EMC
13 7 (14.58%) DNS
13 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
13 7 (14.58%) UNIX
13 7 (14.58%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) Juniper

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) IIS
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Apache
7 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.17%) assyst
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) NAS
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) Network Security
6 4 (8.33%) VLAN
6 4 (8.33%) Internet
7 3 (6.25%) WAN
7 3 (6.25%) VPN
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) Multicast
8 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.08%) FTP
9 1 (2.08%) HTTP
9 1 (2.08%) SSL
9 1 (2.08%) VoIP
9 1 (2.08%) LDAP
9 1 (2.08%) Wireless
9 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) MySQL
5 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.25%) Voldemort
5 3 (6.25%) HBase
5 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.25%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (16.67%) Banking
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Electronics
4 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.42%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Server Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) DBA
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior DBA
5 4 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Technician
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Junior
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) DTV
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) iPhone
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Linux
5 7 (14.58%) UNIX
6 3 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.25%) Android
7 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
1 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 6 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (10.42%) ETL
3 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
3 5 (10.42%) Database Security
3 5 (10.42%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (10.42%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (8.33%) High Availability
4 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.25%) Network Design
5 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) Perl
3 5 (10.42%) Python
4 4 (8.33%) C
5 3 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
5 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCP
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCNP
6 1 (2.08%) CWNA
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) XenApp
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.33%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.08%) NFS
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.08%) Kerio MailServer
7 1 (2.08%) vSphere
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) WSUS
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) Linux-HA
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) VMware
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (27.08%) Cisco
4 12 (25.00%) HP
5 9 (18.75%) Oracle
6 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (14.58%) EMC
7 7 (14.58%) Juniper
8 6 (12.50%) SAP
9 5 (10.42%) Dell
10 4 (8.33%) Brocade
10 4 (8.33%) NetApp
11 3 (6.25%) Veeam
12 2 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (4.17%) Websense
12 2 (4.17%) McAfee
12 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.17%) Symantec
13 1 (2.08%) Apple
13 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
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