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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.33% 2.61% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 13.86% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £460 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.30% 18.81% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 39
Average daily rate £383 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -19 10 £250 -37.50% 11
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - - 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (52.00%) Citrix
5 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
7 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (36.00%) vSphere
8 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (36.00%) ITIL
9 8 (32.00%) MS Office
9 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
10 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (28.00%) vCloud
10 7 (28.00%) Oracle
10 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (28.00%) WAN
10 7 (28.00%) HP
10 7 (28.00%) VPN
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (28.00%) Terminal Services
10 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (24.00%) IIS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (24.00%) IIS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) VPN
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 5 (20.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) L2TP
5 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (16.00%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (4.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) GIS
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (24.00%) UNIX
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (24.00%) MCITP
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (20.00%) MCTS
5 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCA
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) vSphere
4 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (28.00%) vCloud
4 7 (28.00%) Terminal Services
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.00%) XenServer
6 3 (12.00%) XenApp
6 3 (12.00%) MetaFrame
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (4.00%) UAG
8 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 5 (20.00%) SCDPM
2 5 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (16.00%) ARCserve
4 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 13 (52.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Intel
5 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 5 (20.00%) Remedy
5 5 (20.00%) McAfee
6 4 (16.00%) Cognos
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
8 2 (8.00%) ProCurve
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) AppSense
8 2 (8.00%) Mitel
9 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (4.00%) IBM
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