The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.54% 1.30% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.69% 13.24% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
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£385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.36% 9.80% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 41 49
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.18 £19.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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
South Wales -8 11 £385 +2.66% 6
Mid Wales - 3 £275 -
SAN
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SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco
5 8 (33.33%) Migration
5 8 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (29.17%) Dell
6 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) EMC
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) 3PAR
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (20.83%) NAS
8 5 (20.83%) Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) Office 365
10 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
10 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (12.50%) Network Security
10 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
10 3 (12.50%) MCITP
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) Oracle

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) FileNet
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) NAS
2 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.17%) Gradle
1 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) Spring
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) Java SE
1 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) Drools
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.17%) CSS3
1 1 (4.17%) JAX-RS
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
3 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) UML
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) SOA
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) BPEL
5 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.33%) OCP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Dell
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) BMC
7 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.33%) ESRI
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix