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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 67 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 7.32% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Median daily rate £363 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +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
126 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.71% 14.16% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Warrington +11 3 £425 +54.54% 2
Runcorn - 2 - -
Northwich - 1 £350 - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) AIX
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
8 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) Solaris
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.79%) MPLS
9 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Veritas
9 3 (15.79%) SLA
9 3 (15.79%) Dell

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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.79%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
1 3 (15.79%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) HPUX Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) HP Storage
2 2 (10.53%) IBM XIV
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) AIX
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) HPUX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.26%) MVS
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Server Patching
5 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Legato
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Brocade
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 3 (15.79%) Fujitsu
6 3 (15.79%) Veritas
7 2 (10.53%) Bloomberg
7 2 (10.53%) Reuters
8 1 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Sun
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec