The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 68 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 1.52% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 12.61% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Median daily rate £438 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £324 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.38 £35.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-33.21% +59.09%
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
147 119 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.72% 12.02% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 60 54
Median daily rate £401 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester -8 2 £414 -17.25% 3
Warrington -9 2 £455 -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 11 (40.74%) vSphere
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (33.33%) Migration
8 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
10 6 (22.22%) WAN
10 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) SCCM
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
11 5 (18.52%) NAS
11 5 (18.52%) 3PAR
11 5 (18.52%) AIX
11 5 (18.52%) Unix
11 5 (18.52%) Sun
11 5 (18.52%) NetApp
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) Firewall
11 5 (18.52%) vRealize
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Markit EDM
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) WAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) NAS
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (11.11%) Skype
4 3 (11.11%) VoIP
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) DMZ
5 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.70%) MPLS
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Administrator
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
4 1 (3.70%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) HP Storage
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) AIX
4 5 (18.52%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) VB
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) MCSA
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) vSphere
4 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (7.41%) XenApp
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) vRealize
3 4 (14.81%) SCOM
4 2 (7.41%) BladeLogic
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Legato
5 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) 3PAR
4 5 (18.52%) NetApp
4 5 (18.52%) Sun
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) EMC
5 4 (14.81%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
7 2 (7.41%) Kofax
7 2 (7.41%) Reuters
8 1 (3.70%) Avaya
8 1 (3.70%) Brocade
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Veritas