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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.24% 3.34% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 21.28% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
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£375 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.27%
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
68 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.39% 15.69% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 38
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 August 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 22 August 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 -17 9 £375 -6.25% 5
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - - 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
3 16 (64.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (52.00%) Citrix
4 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
5 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
5 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (44.00%) ITIL
6 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (36.00%) vSphere
8 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (36.00%) VPN
8 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (32.00%) IIS
9 8 (32.00%) MCSE
9 8 (32.00%) Office 365
9 8 (32.00%) MCITP
9 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
10 7 (28.00%) MCTS
10 7 (28.00%) vCloud
10 7 (28.00%) Windows Intune
10 7 (28.00%) SCDPM
10 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (32.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (64.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) VPN
3 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) DHCP
3 7 (28.00%) Internet
4 6 (24.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 2 (8.00%) Firewall
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.00%) NAS
7 1 (4.00%) SMS
7 1 (4.00%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (12.00%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (4.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) GIS
1 4 (16.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (16.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) MCSE
2 8 (32.00%) MCITP
2 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) MCTS
4 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) CCA
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (36.00%) vSphere
4 7 (28.00%) vCloud
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
5 6 (24.00%) Terminal Services
6 5 (20.00%) XenServer
7 3 (12.00%) XenApp
7 3 (12.00%) MetaFrame
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
9 1 (4.00%) UAG
9 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Windows Intune
1 7 (28.00%) SCDPM
1 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (24.00%) SCCM
3 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (12.00%) ARCserve
5 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
3 13 (52.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) HP
4 7 (28.00%) McAfee
5 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 5 (20.00%) Remedy
6 4 (16.00%) Intel
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) Cognos
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) ProCurve
8 2 (8.00%) Mitel
8 2 (8.00%) AppSense
9 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (4.00%) IBM