The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 83 57 87
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +30
Contract jobs citing SAN 59 79 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.76% 3.31% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.19% 24.46% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 38
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
484 323 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.40% 13.53% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 188 291
Average daily rate £390 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.24 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SAN
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +11 19 £415 - 4
Gloucestershire -14 14 £358 -22.70% 2
Wiltshire -24 11 £368 -16.23% 9
Somerset -9 4 £163 - 3
Bristol -13 3 £500 +100.00% 10
Devon - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 54 (66.67%) Windows
2 51 (62.96%) VMware
3 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
4 32 (39.51%) Linux
5 30 (37.04%) UNIX
5 30 (37.04%) ITIL
5 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 30 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (29.63%) HP
8 23 (28.40%) Oracle
8 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
9 22 (27.16%) Cisco
10 21 (25.93%) NAS
11 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
12 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (23.46%) Firewall
13 18 (22.22%) SQL
13 18 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
14 16 (19.75%) Perl
15 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
15 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
16 14 (17.28%) Hyper-V
17 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
17 13 (16.05%) NFS
18 12 (14.81%) Solaris
19 11 (13.58%) DNS
19 11 (13.58%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Lync
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Project
1 4 (4.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.47%) Teamcenter
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) NAS
2 19 (23.46%) Firewall
3 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 11 (13.58%) DNS
5 9 (11.11%) iSCSI
6 6 (7.41%) LAN
6 6 (7.41%) WAN
6 6 (7.41%) DHCP
7 5 (6.17%) Network Security
8 4 (4.94%) Internet
9 2 (2.47%) LDAP
9 2 (2.47%) FTP
9 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.47%) SSH
10 1 (1.23%) HTTP
10 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.47%) ReportNet
5 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MSI
1 2 (2.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Consultant
2 11 (13.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Administrator
4 7 (8.64%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (6.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) DBA
6 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) JSP
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) J2EE
2 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.94%) Replication
2 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.94%) Statistics
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Wiki
3 3 (3.70%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.47%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.47%) Celerra
5 1 (1.23%) SCADA
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (39.51%) Linux
3 30 (37.04%) UNIX
4 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
8 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (14.81%) Solaris
10 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
10 6 (7.41%) HPUX
11 4 (4.94%) VMS
12 3 (3.70%) AIX
13 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 9 (11.11%) Change Management
4 8 (9.88%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.41%) Security Management
5 6 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.17%) Network Design
6 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.94%) Service Management
7 4 (4.94%) SOA
7 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.70%) Release Management
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) SQL
2 16 (19.75%) Perl
3 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.41%) Python
5 5 (6.17%) Bourne shell
5 5 (6.17%) VB
5 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.94%) Korn
6 4 (4.94%) Ruby
7 2 (2.47%) C
8 1 (1.23%) sed
8 1 (1.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.94%) MCSE
5 4 (4.94%) NCDA
6 3 (3.70%) Degree
7 2 (2.47%) MCP
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CCNA
7 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) MCDST
7 2 (2.47%) MCITP
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.94%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
1 30 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 13 (16.05%) NFS
4 8 (9.88%) vSphere
5 6 (7.41%) vCloud
6 5 (6.17%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (6.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.47%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.47%) XenApp
7 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.47%) Xen
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.17%) SCOM
2 5 (6.17%) SCOrch
2 5 (6.17%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.70%) SCCM
4 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 3 (3.70%) SCSM
4 3 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.47%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.47%) OpenView
5 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) VMware
2 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.63%) HP
4 23 (28.40%) Oracle
5 22 (27.16%) Cisco
6 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
7 11 (13.58%) NetApp
8 10 (12.35%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.17%) IBM
9 5 (6.17%) EMC
9 5 (6.17%) Sun
9 5 (6.17%) Sophos
10 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.70%) Brocade
11 3 (3.70%) Citrix
12 2 (2.47%) 3Com
12 2 (2.47%) Teradata
12 2 (2.47%) Cognos
12 2 (2.47%) SAP
12 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
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