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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 79 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.36% 1.51% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 10.71% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £416 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £540 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £20.19 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +23.63%
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
196 140 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.82% 14.06% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 72 47
Median daily rate £386 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -2 5 £500 +8.10%
Warrington -13 5 £350 -16.66%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 16 (72.73%) VMware
1 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) vSphere
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) SCCM
6 6 (27.27%) Citrix
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) NetApp
7 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
7 5 (22.73%) NAS
7 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
7 5 (22.73%) vRealize
8 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) Firewall
8 4 (18.18%) Unix

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 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) NAS
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) Skype
4 2 (9.09%) DMZ
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Designer
1 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) DBA
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (4.55%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Support
3 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) SAN Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSA
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) vSphere
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) vRealize
3 3 (13.64%) SCOM
4 2 (9.09%) BladeLogic
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.55%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
4 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 4 (18.18%) Sun
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Kofax
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
8 1 (4.55%) Brocade
8 1 (4.55%) Reuters