Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 108 83
Rank change year-on-year +58 -25 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 36 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.14% 0.69% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.46% 5.88% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 13
Wales median daily rate £475 £306 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.10% -15.52% -23.68%
10th Percentile £381 £156 £310
90th Percentile £600 £450 £465
UK median daily rate £396 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +2.26% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.46% - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.75% +72.04% -13.08%

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 185 204 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.11% 11.80% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 149 121
Wales median daily rate £400 £408 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +25.38% -17.20%
10th Percentile £225 £269 £145
90th Percentile £535 £575 £469
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 8
Wales median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +37.93% -67.78%
10th Percentile £14.98 £13.07 £10.35
90th Percentile £42.00 £42.00 £29.65
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.96% -16.11%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +51 36 £475 +55.10% 11
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SAN.

1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
2 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) HP
3 15 (41.67%) Service Management
3 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
4 13 (36.11%) 3PAR
5 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) NetBackup
5 11 (30.56%) Dell
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Decision-Making
7 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Korn
8 8 (22.22%) Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Python
8 8 (22.22%) Puppet
8 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
8 8 (22.22%) Ansible
9 7 (19.44%) Storage Management
9 7 (19.44%) HPUX
9 7 (19.44%) Perl
9 7 (19.44%) ITIL
9 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
9 7 (19.44%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (16.67%) Unix
10 6 (16.67%) SLA
10 6 (16.67%) Cisco

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 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) NAS
1 1 (2.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Backup Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Storage and Backup Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (19.44%) HPUX
5 6 (16.67%) Unix
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Service Management
2 9 (25.00%) Decision-Making
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) Storage Management
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (11.11%) Project Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.78%) Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Security Management
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 8 (22.22%) Korn
1 8 (22.22%) Python
2 7 (19.44%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) vCloud
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) NetBackup
2 8 (22.22%) Ansible
2 8 (22.22%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) HP
1 19 (52.78%) VMware
2 13 (36.11%) 3PAR
3 11 (30.56%) Dell
4 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) EMC
6 5 (13.89%) Hitachi
6 5 (13.89%) IBM
6 5 (13.89%) NetApp
7 4 (11.11%) Veritas
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle