Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 82 92
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.53% 1.10% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.57% 7.45% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 15
Wales median daily rate £225 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.98% -4.69% +3.90%
10th Percentile £123 £313 £144
90th Percentile £293 £469 £506
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% - -
UK median hourly rate £43.59 £23.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year +87.48% -45.93% +53.57%

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 197 188 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.69% 14.72% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 120 164
Wales median daily rate £421 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% -10.83% +14.60%
10th Percentile £221 £140 £181
90th Percentile £556 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 12
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.70 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.62% +41.08% +79.88%
10th Percentile £9.71 £11.53 £10.73
90th Percentile £19.75 £44.66 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -21 9 £225 -40.98% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) NAS
5 3 (33.33%) Veeam
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (22.22%) NETGEAR
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat

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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) NAS
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Debian
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Veeam
5 2 (22.22%) Aruba
5 2 (22.22%) NETGEAR
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp