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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 63 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 1.50% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 9.16% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
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£388 £238 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -36.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £158 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.26% -1.04%
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
116 131 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.81% 16.35% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 66
Average daily rate £450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -13 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 3
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) NAS
4 11 (42.31%) HP
4 11 (42.31%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 8 (30.77%) NetApp
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (19.23%) Middleware
8 5 (19.23%) Veritas
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco
8 5 (19.23%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
8 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (19.23%) Replication
9 4 (15.38%) SCCM
9 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
9 4 (15.38%) Veeam
9 4 (15.38%) IBM
9 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) OpenView
9 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 4 (15.38%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) NAS
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.85%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) DTS
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) FlexPod Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Junior
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (19.23%) Replication
3 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 3 (11.54%) FlexPod
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) Jython
2 3 (11.54%) Perl
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (11.54%) NCIE
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) NCDA
3 1 (3.85%) HNC
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OpenView
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) NetApp
4 5 (19.23%) Veritas
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Veeam
6 3 (11.54%) Brocade
7 2 (7.69%) Remedy
7 2 (7.69%) BMC
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) Sophos
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
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