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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.88% 0.20% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 1.96% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£438 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
110 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.15% 10.06% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 24 32
Average daily rate £363 £400 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +72.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £435 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £121.59 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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
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 December 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
South Wales -10 6 £438 - 3
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Intune
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (41.67%) IIS
5 5 (41.67%) MCSE
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
5 5 (41.67%) VPN
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Internet
5 5 (41.67%) McAfee
5 5 (41.67%) MCTS
5 5 (41.67%) MCITP
5 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (41.67%) Office 365
5 5 (41.67%) SCDPM
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) VMware

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Change Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (41.67%) MCTS
1 5 (41.67%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Intune
2 5 (41.67%) SCDPM
2 5 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
3 2 (16.67%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) McAfee
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) BMC
6 1 (8.33%) Intel