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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.22% 0.66% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.06% 3.41% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £300 £260 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+60.74% -10.08%

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
85 176 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.28% 19.47% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 106 81
Median daily rate £338 £473 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 13
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 £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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 18 January 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 +17 2 £275 -35.29% 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) HP
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Migration
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Veritas
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) NAS
6 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) Service Management
7 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) ClearCase
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) VBScript
7 3 (20.00%) HPUX
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL

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 (13.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) NAS
2 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (20.00%) StarTeam
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) AIX Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) HPUX Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) IBM XIV
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.67%) HACMP
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) HPUX
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) VBScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
2 2 (13.33%) VB6
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) VMware GSX
5 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (13.33%) MOM
2 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) Veritas
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Fujitsu
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) Brocade
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix
7 2 (13.33%) Dell
7 2 (13.33%) IBM
7 2 (13.33%) NetApp
7 2 (13.33%) Symantec
8 1 (6.67%) Avaya
8 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (6.67%) F5
8 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 1 (6.67%) Lumension