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 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)
UK / Wales
Rank 65 66 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.43% 1.62% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 9.73% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £138 £419 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.16% +59.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £316 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £475 £301
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 109 113 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.46% 16.64% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 43
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +8 3 £138 -67.16% 2
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (42.86%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (42.86%) Software Licensing
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
3 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) ADSL
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) Hitachi
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
1 3 (42.86%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (28.57%) ADSL
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) EMC Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EMC VNX
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) Software Licensing
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Fujitsu
3 2 (28.57%) Hitachi
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) IBM