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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 107 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Contract jobs citing SAN 27 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 1.82% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 13.36% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £353 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £23.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
439 292 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.32% 13.63% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 148 195
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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
Somerset -17 7 £325 +18.18%
Bristol -20 7 £320 +21.90% 2
Gloucestershire -23 4 £405 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire -14 3 £413 -4.62% 1
Dorset +4 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Devon - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (63.75%) Windows
2 48 (60.00%) VMware
3 33 (41.25%) Security Cleared
3 33 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (37.50%) UNIX
5 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
6 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 27 (33.75%) Linux
8 26 (32.50%) HP
9 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 24 (30.00%) ITIL
10 23 (28.75%) NAS
11 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (26.25%) Oracle
13 19 (23.75%) SQL
14 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
15 16 (20.00%) Cisco
15 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 16 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (17.50%) Red Hat
16 14 (17.50%) Firewall
17 13 (16.25%) NetApp
17 13 (16.25%) Perl
18 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
18 12 (15.00%) DNS
18 12 (15.00%) NFS
18 12 (15.00%) Service Delivery
18 12 (15.00%) Change Management
18 12 (15.00%) Windows 7

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.25%) Lync
4 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.25%) Apache
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.00%) MS Project
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) NAS
2 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.50%) Firewall
4 12 (15.00%) DNS
5 8 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 7 (8.75%) WAN
7 6 (7.50%) DHCP
7 6 (7.50%) LAN
7 6 (7.50%) Network Security
8 3 (3.75%) HTTP
9 2 (2.50%) Wireless
9 2 (2.50%) Internet
9 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.25%) SSH
10 1 (1.25%) VoIP
10 1 (1.25%) FTP
10 1 (1.25%) VPN
10 1 (1.25%) DMZ
10 1 (1.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MSI
1 2 (2.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Back Office
3 6 (7.50%) Front Office
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Consultant
1 14 (17.50%) Administrator
2 12 (15.00%) Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.00%) Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.50%) Statistics
2 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.75%) Replication
3 3 (3.75%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Wiki
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) SCADA
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Celerra
5 1 (1.25%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 51 (63.75%) Windows
2 30 (37.50%) UNIX
3 27 (33.75%) Linux
4 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (10.00%) Solaris
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.00%) HPUX
10 2 (2.50%) AIX
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 12 (15.00%) Change Management
3 11 (13.75%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (10.00%) Service Management
5 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.50%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (6.25%) Network Design
7 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.25%) Security Management
7 5 (6.25%) Migration
8 4 (5.00%) SOA
8 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) SQL
2 13 (16.25%) Perl
3 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.75%) VB
5 5 (6.25%) Bourne shell
5 5 (6.25%) Python
5 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.00%) C
6 4 (5.00%) Korn
6 4 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
9 1 (1.25%) sed
9 1 (1.25%) AWK
Qualifications
1 33 (41.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (8.75%) MCSE
5 7 (8.75%) MCP
6 5 (6.25%) MCITP
7 4 (5.00%) NCDA
8 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) RHCE
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.25%) Degree
10 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.00%) NFS
4 10 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (7.50%) vSphere
5 6 (7.50%) vCloud
6 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.00%) ISA Server
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.75%) XenApp
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.25%) Xen
8 1 (1.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.75%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.50%) MOM
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView
5 2 (2.50%) SCOM
5 2 (2.50%) WSUS
5 2 (2.50%) SCSM
6 1 (1.25%) nmon
6 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) VMware
2 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (32.50%) HP
4 21 (26.25%) Oracle
5 16 (20.00%) Cisco
6 14 (17.50%) Red Hat
7 13 (16.25%) NetApp
8 9 (11.25%) EMC
8 9 (11.25%) Citrix
9 8 (10.00%) 3PAR
10 7 (8.75%) Brocade
11 3 (3.75%) IBM
11 3 (3.75%) Juniper
11 3 (3.75%) Veritas
11 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.75%) Symantec
12 2 (2.50%) 3Com
12 2 (2.50%) Apple
12 2 (2.50%) Dell
12 2 (2.50%) Meru Networks