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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.79% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 16.46% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
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£280 £250 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £453 £242
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +1.85%
SAN
UK

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
74 79 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.60% 10.88% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 24
Average daily rate £300 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £178 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £37.50 £20.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 6 £271 +8.50% 4
West Wales - 3 £445 -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) BMC
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) EMC
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) SNMP
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Change Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) CRM
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (13.33%) BladeLogic
2 2 (13.33%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) BMC
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle