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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 106 130 49
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -81
Contract jobs citing SAN 28 17 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.57% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 4.66% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 45
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £505 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.16% -33.33%
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
351 365 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.67% 12.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 222 168
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 10 £370 -29.52% 7
Bristol +15 9 £313 - 16
Somerset +17 3 £225 -40.00% 5
Gloucestershire -9 2 - - 7
Devon - 2 - - 6
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) VMware
3 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
4 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
6 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
6 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (30.61%) Cisco
8 13 (26.53%) SharePoint
8 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
8 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (22.45%) SQL
9 11 (22.45%) Firewall
10 10 (20.41%) ITIL
10 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
10 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
11 9 (18.37%) Banking
11 9 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (18.37%) NAS
11 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
11 9 (18.37%) Migration
12 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 7 (14.29%) IIS
12 7 (14.29%) DNS
12 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (26.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
3 7 (14.29%) IIS
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Apache
5 3 (6.12%) Lync
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) IaaS
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) NAS
3 7 (14.29%) DNS
3 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.24%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (10.20%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) LAN
5 5 (10.20%) Network Security
6 4 (8.16%) VLAN
6 4 (8.16%) Multicast
6 4 (8.16%) DHCP
6 4 (8.16%) VPN
7 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) Internet
8 1 (2.04%) MPLS
8 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.04%) HTTP
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (10.20%) MS Access
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Network Support
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.20%) DBA
5 5 (10.20%) Senior DBA
6 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Server Support
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
1 3 (6.12%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) JMS
2 1 (2.04%) WSDL
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XSD
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) Java EE
2 1 (2.04%) JSON
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.04%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.04%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Linux
5 4 (8.16%) UNIX
6 3 (6.12%) AIX
6 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.20%) ETL
4 5 (10.20%) Digital Forensics
4 5 (10.20%) Database Security
4 5 (10.20%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.08%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (4.08%) Information Management
7 2 (4.08%) Network Design
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) Server Hardening
7 2 (4.08%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) CCEE
5 1 (2.04%) MCITP
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 2 (4.08%) NFS
6 2 (4.08%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.04%) XenApp
7 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.04%) SRDF
7 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
1 4 (8.16%) WSUS
2 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) VMware
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) HP
4 6 (12.24%) Dell
4 6 (12.24%) EMC
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) Oracle
6 4 (8.16%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) Juniper
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) IBM
8 2 (4.08%) Brocade
8 2 (4.08%) Websense
8 2 (4.08%) McAfee
8 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (2.04%) Nokia
9 1 (2.04%) Intel
9 1 (2.04%) SAP
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