Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 November 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 86 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 1.27% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 7.53% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 16
Wales median daily rate £363 £475 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +23.38% +2.67%
10th Percentile £309 £187 £288
90th Percentile £425 £516 £444
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -12.04% +8.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 182 239 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.24% 16.90% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 153 195
Wales median daily rate £310 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +16.79% -8.67%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £216
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.28%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Wales

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Wales

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Wales

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Wales

SAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
South Wales +5 11 £363 -23.68% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for SAN.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) CentOS
4 3 (27.27%) Postfix
4 3 (27.27%) Sendmail
4 3 (27.27%) iptables
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 3 (27.27%) LAMP
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) CLARiiON
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) NFS
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) Apache

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) EMC Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) EMC Storage Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Storage Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Support
2 2 (18.18%) Unix Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CLARiiON
2 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) CentOS
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Power Management
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Python
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) iptables
1 3 (27.27%) NFS
1 3 (27.27%) Postfix
1 3 (27.27%) Sendmail
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu
3 2 (18.18%) Hitachi
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam