The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 39 50 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11  
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% 2.40% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 16.67% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £134 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.27% +45.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year -7.28% +0.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 44 60 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 12.94% 14.39% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 24
Median daily rate £375 £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +19.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Cardiff

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Cardiff

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Cardiff

SAN
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SAN.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) iPhone
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware