Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 74 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.37% 1.27% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.43% 6.86% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 19
South Wales median daily rate £381 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +0.65% -9.41%
10th Percentile £313 £139 £320
90th Percentile £469 £506 £513
Wales median daily rate £381 £400 £385
% change year-on-year -4.69% +3.90% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - -

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 166 204 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.26% 18.51% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 151 178
South Wales median daily rate £345 £393 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.10% +15.44% -2.86%
10th Percentile £130 £181 £213
90th Percentile £469 £500 £475
Wales median daily rate £350 £393 £343
% change year-on-year -10.83% +14.60% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +171.60% +26.56%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.75 £13.26
90th Percentile £60.14 £77.50 £28.98
Wales median hourly rate £25.70 £18.21 £10.13
% change year-on-year +41.08% +79.88% -36.72%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in South Wales

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in South Wales

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in South Wales

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in South Wales

SAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 5 £325 -31.58% 2
Caerphilly - 4 £438 -
Bridgend - 2 £425 -
Newport +12 1 £325 +73.33% 2
SAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SAN.

1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) DHCP
2 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) VLAN
4 6 (42.86%) Ruby
4 6 (42.86%) LAMP
4 6 (42.86%) NFS
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) CentOS
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Postfix
4 6 (42.86%) Sendmail
4 6 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 6 (42.86%) iptables
5 5 (35.71%) Apache
5 5 (35.71%) PHP
5 5 (35.71%) MySQL
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (35.71%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Unix Support
2 4 (28.57%) Unix Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Backup Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Storage Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Storage and Backup Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) CentOS
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 6 (42.86%) Perl
1 6 (42.86%) Python
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) iptables
1 6 (42.86%) NFS
1 6 (42.86%) Postfix
1 6 (42.86%) Sendmail
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 6 (42.86%) SolarWinds
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Aruba
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Hitachi
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
5 1 (7.14%) Sun