Period
to 22 November 2018

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 22 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 80 88
Rank change year-on-year -24 +8 +16
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.77% 0.92% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 6.04% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 16
Wales median daily rate £388 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -23.68% +23.38%
10th Percentile £156 £309 £187
90th Percentile £450 £425 £516
UK median daily rate £396 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.19% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.63 £24.38
% change year-on-year +56.10% +5.13% -9.72%

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 210 182 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.45% 15.19% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 124 154
Wales median daily rate £425 £324 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.27% -19.06% +17.65%
10th Percentile £275 £150 £211
90th Percentile £579 £473 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Wales median hourly rate £22.50 £12.86 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.96% -54.07% +160.47%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.45 £11.99
90th Percentile £42.00 £25.62 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +12.20%

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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 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
South Wales -23 13 £388 +6.90% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) Firewall
5 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) MCSE
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) Office 365
7 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
8 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
8 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Electronics

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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) NAS
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
1 3 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Debian
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
2 3 (23.08%) Server Management
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) VB
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) HNC
5 2 (15.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
3 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Aruba
4 2 (15.38%) NETGEAR
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle