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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 111 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.92% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 7.78% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 26
Median daily rate £330 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £8.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +36.00%
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
487 360 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.74% 11.79% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 171 253
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 33
Median hourly rate £36.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.82% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 9 £343 -2.14% 10
Gloucestershire +10 5 £400 - 4
Wiltshire -5 4 £330 -9.58% 1
Somerset +8 3 £250 +11.11%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 51 (83.61%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) VMware
3 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (32.79%) Linux
4 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
4 20 (32.79%) Data Centre
4 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
5 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
6 18 (29.51%) ITIL
7 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
8 16 (26.23%) SQL
8 16 (26.23%) Unix
8 16 (26.23%) Clustering
9 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
10 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (21.31%) Cisco
11 12 (19.67%) HP
11 12 (19.67%) LAN
11 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
12 11 (18.03%) Finance
13 10 (16.39%) WAN
13 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
13 10 (16.39%) SCCM
14 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.75%) NAS
14 9 (14.75%) vSphere
14 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (14.75%) MS Excel

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 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Apache
7 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.64%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.64%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon S3
2 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) LAN
2 10 (16.39%) WAN
3 9 (14.75%) NAS
4 8 (13.11%) DNS
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.84%) Ethernet
5 6 (9.84%) Skype
6 5 (8.20%) Firewall
7 4 (6.56%) DHCP
7 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
7 4 (6.56%) SSL
7 4 (6.56%) VPN
8 3 (4.92%) VoIP
9 2 (3.28%) VLAN
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.64%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.48%) Ingres
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.64%) OLAP
7 1 (1.64%) OLTP
7 1 (1.64%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Local Government
3 1 (1.64%) Military
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Administrator
1 8 (13.11%) DBA
1 8 (13.11%) Server Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Analyst
2 7 (11.48%) SQL DBA
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Capacity Manager
5 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Availability Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Capacity and Availability Manager
6 3 (4.92%) ERP Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) J2EE
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.64%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (26.23%) Clustering
3 6 (9.84%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.92%) HP Storage
4 3 (4.92%) IBM XIV
5 2 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.28%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Linux
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.23%) Unix
5 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.28%) Solaris
9 1 (1.64%) HPUX
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) Capacity Management
3 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
3 7 (11.48%) ITSM
3 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Optimisation
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
4 6 (9.84%) PRINCE
4 6 (9.84%) Server Patching
5 4 (6.56%) ERP
5 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
5 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (6.56%) Server Building
6 3 (4.92%) Change Control
6 3 (4.92%) Data Management
6 3 (4.92%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) Perl
4 2 (3.28%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) CCNA
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.20%) MCSE
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) CCNP
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) JSP 440
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
3 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.75%) vSphere
5 6 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.28%) vCloud
7 2 (3.28%) Xen
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) SCCM
2 8 (13.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) vMotion
4 1 (1.64%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.64%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.64%) Nessus
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.31%) Cisco
4 12 (19.67%) HP
5 9 (14.75%) Citrix
6 6 (9.84%) IBM
7 5 (8.20%) NetApp
7 5 (8.20%) Sun
8 4 (6.56%) 3PAR
8 4 (6.56%) Dell
8 4 (6.56%) EMC
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle
8 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.92%) Brocade
9 3 (4.92%) Veeam
10 2 (3.28%) Altiris
10 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.28%) Symantec
11 1 (1.64%) Google
11 1 (1.64%) Veritas
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