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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 70 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.83% 1.52% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 8.16% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Average daily rate
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£324 £263 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -36.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £158 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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
133 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.68% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 70
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 September 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 September 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
Warrington - 2 £275 - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) HP
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) NAS
5 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) LAN
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) NetApp
8 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
9 5 (19.23%) Veritas
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (19.23%) Middleware
9 5 (19.23%) Citrix
9 5 (19.23%) Replication
9 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
9 5 (19.23%) SCCM
9 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (15.38%) Veeam
10 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (15.38%) OpenView
10 4 (15.38%) Brocade

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
1 10 (38.46%) NAS
2 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) VoIP
5 2 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) DTS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Storage Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) FlexPod Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) ICT Technician
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Architect
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (19.23%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) FlexPod
3 2 (7.69%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Server Building
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Jython
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNA
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (7.69%) NCIE
2 1 (3.85%) VCAP
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) NCDA
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.69%) XenServer
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) OpenView
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) HP
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) NetApp
6 5 (19.23%) Veritas
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) IBM
7 4 (15.38%) Brocade
7 4 (15.38%) Veeam
8 2 (7.69%) Remedy
8 2 (7.69%) Avaya
8 2 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) Toshiba
8 2 (7.69%) BT
9 1 (3.85%) BMC
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle
9 1 (3.85%) Sophos
9 1 (3.85%) 3PAR