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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 111 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 1.22% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.38% 9.49% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 25
Median daily rate £325 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +6.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
346 411 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.49% 12.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 279
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +13 11 £313 +4.16% 5
Cornwall - 9 £350 -
Wiltshire -8 4 £448 +39.84% 1
Gloucestershire -4 2 £175 -35.18% 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 54 (85.71%) Windows
2 40 (63.49%) VMware
3 39 (61.90%) Linux
4 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
5 31 (49.21%) PowerShell
6 27 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 25 (39.68%) SQL
8 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 19 (30.16%) Clustering
9 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (26.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (26.98%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (26.98%) Unix
11 15 (23.81%) Failover Clustering
12 14 (22.22%) NAS
12 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
13 13 (20.63%) Cisco
13 13 (20.63%) Ingres
13 13 (20.63%) ITIL
13 13 (20.63%) Shell Script
13 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (20.63%) Data Encryption
13 13 (20.63%) SQL Optimisation
14 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (19.05%) HP
15 11 (17.46%) VBScript
15 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
15 11 (17.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (15.87%) Red Hat

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 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.35%) Apache
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) NAS
2 8 (12.70%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) VoIP
3 6 (9.52%) WAN
4 4 (6.35%) LAN
4 4 (6.35%) SMTP
4 4 (6.35%) SSL
4 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (3.17%) MPLS
6 2 (3.17%) VLAN
6 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) Extranet
7 1 (1.59%) Intranet
7 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.59%) Skype
7 1 (1.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (26.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (20.63%) Ingres
5 9 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.59%) MySQL
9 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Games
2 4 (6.35%) Military
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) DBA
2 16 (25.40%) SQL DBA
3 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Administrator
5 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.76%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Ingres DBA
9 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Clustering
2 8 (12.70%) EMC VNX
3 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.11%) Replication
4 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.94%) NHS
5 3 (4.76%) CESG
5 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (85.71%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Linux
3 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.98%) Unix
5 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (17.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (11.11%) Solaris
10 3 (4.76%) Ubuntu
11 2 (3.17%) Android
11 2 (3.17%) Debian
12 1 (1.59%) CentOS
12 1 (1.59%) HPUX
12 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Data Encryption
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Optimisation
2 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (14.29%) ETL
3 8 (12.70%) Data Management
3 8 (12.70%) Server Patching
4 6 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 6 (9.52%) DevOps
4 6 (9.52%) High Availability
4 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 6 (9.52%) Project Management
5 5 (7.94%) Change Management
6 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.35%) Patch Management
6 4 (6.35%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) PowerShell
2 25 (39.68%) SQL
3 13 (20.63%) Shell Script
4 11 (17.46%) VBScript
5 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.35%) AWK
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) C
9 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.11%) MCSE
4 6 (9.52%) CCNA
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.35%) Degree
6 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 4 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (4.76%) MCITP
7 3 (4.76%) RHCE
8 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.17%) CCNP
9 1 (1.59%) MCP
9 1 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) JSP 440
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.98%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.70%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (9.52%) vSphere
6 5 (7.94%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.35%) NFS
7 4 (6.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.17%) Docker
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.59%) Firmware
10 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (14.29%) SCCM
3 7 (11.11%) Puppet
4 5 (7.94%) WSUS
5 4 (6.35%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.35%) vRealize
5 4 (6.35%) Zenoss
6 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.17%) Ansible
6 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.17%) Packer
6 2 (3.17%) PowerCLI
6 2 (3.17%) Terraform
7 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.59%) MOM
7 1 (1.59%) SCOM
7 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) VMware
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.63%) Cisco
4 12 (19.05%) HP
5 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
6 9 (14.29%) Dell
6 9 (14.29%) NetApp
6 9 (14.29%) SAP
7 8 (12.70%) EMC
8 5 (7.94%) Veritas
9 4 (6.35%) Brocade
9 4 (6.35%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (6.35%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (6.35%) Oracle
9 4 (6.35%) Symantec
10 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.76%) Citrix
10 3 (4.76%) Sophos
10 3 (4.76%) Veeam
11 2 (3.17%) IBM