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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.42% 1.86% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 15.15% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
SAN
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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
81 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.47% 12.27% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 28
Average daily rate £340 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £181 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 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
South Wales -3 8 £271 +8.50% 7
West Wales - 3 £445 -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) BMC
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (25.00%) SCOM
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) NAS
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) SaaS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Lync
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) FileNet
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) SaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) SNMP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
1 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
1 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) SAN Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Change Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) Java SE
1 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Drools
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
1 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) BPMN
4 1 (6.25%) BPEL
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) vCloud
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Intune
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
4 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) BMC
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) EMC
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) HP