The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 16 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 2.52% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 16.15% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £378 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.43% -24.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £323 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £547 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 £45.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.14% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
SAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
150 130 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.99% 15.61% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 35 49
Average daily rate £400 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Cheshire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 3 £463 -11.90% 1
Runcorn -1 1 - - 1
Warrington -15 1 £420 -1.17% 2
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) NAS
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) EMC
5 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) CMDB
6 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 4 (18.18%) Perl
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
7 3 (13.64%) PHP
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) UNIX
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) NFS
7 3 (13.64%) Citrix
7 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
7 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
1 7 (31.82%) NAS
2 3 (13.64%) VLAN
2 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) NX-OS
4 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) IPv4
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
1 5 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) EMC Storage Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Storage Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) FlexPod
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Web Development
3 2 (9.09%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) ITSM
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PHP
2 3 (13.64%) Jython
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) NCIE
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) HNC
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.64%) NFS
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.09%) SRDF
5 1 (4.55%) iptables
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.55%) Samba
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 2 (9.09%) BladeLogic
1 2 (9.09%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.55%) Opsview
2 1 (4.55%) MOM
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 5 (22.73%) NetApp
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) BMC
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (9.09%) Brocade
5 2 (9.09%) Opsware
6 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.55%) Sun