The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 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 Wales 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 53 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.75% 0.69% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 5.66% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £210 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -47.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £242 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.66% 12.24% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 48
Average daily rate £338 £260 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
SAN
UK

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Wales region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Wales region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales -11 13 £250 +19.04% 3
North Wales - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (33.33%) vSphere
5 5 (33.33%) vCloud
6 4 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
6 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) XenServer
6 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) Symantec
6 4 (26.67%) Remedy

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) L2TP
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (20.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (6.67%) FishEye
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Clojure
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCA
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
2 5 (33.33%) vCloud
3 4 (26.67%) XenServer
3 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
3 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (13.33%) MetaFrame
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.67%) NFS
6 1 (6.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) Remedy
5 3 (20.00%) Intel
5 3 (20.00%) Cognos
6 2 (13.33%) AppSense
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
7 1 (6.67%) LANDesk