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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 5.29% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £345 £275 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -32.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £516 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-36.04% +24.63%

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
67 189 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.24% 20.26% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 112 72
Median daily rate £338 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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
Warrington +27 2 £275 - 3
Knutsford - 2 £450 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (58.33%) AIX
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Veritas
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (33.33%) Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) VBScript
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio

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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) BGP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) AIX Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) IBM XIV
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (8.33%) HACMP
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) AIX
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware GSX
5 1 (8.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (16.67%) MOM
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
1 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Veritas
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Brocade
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Lumension
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec