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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 68 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 1.17% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 5.77% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £275 £408 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.51% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £560 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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
196 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.76% 20.23% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 66
Average daily rate £488 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 3 £245 -38.75%
Warrington - 2 £275 - 4
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
5 9 (39.13%) NAS
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
7 7 (30.43%) Linux
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
8 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (26.09%) SCCM
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
9 5 (21.74%) Replication
9 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
9 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) DB2
10 4 (17.39%) IBM
10 4 (17.39%) VoIP
10 4 (17.39%) DNS
10 4 (17.39%) EMC
10 4 (17.39%) Avaya
10 4 (17.39%) ETL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (13.04%) IIS
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
1 9 (39.13%) NAS
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.35%) LDAP
7 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Database Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Storage Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Digital
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 4 (17.39%) CMDB
4 3 (13.04%) AS400
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (4.35%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) PKI
6 1 (4.35%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (17.39%) MVS
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) VME
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) AIX
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ETL
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) High Availability
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) XenApp
5 3 (13.04%) Xen
5 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.70%) XenServer
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (13.04%) vRealize
3 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
5 5 (21.74%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) Avaya
6 4 (17.39%) Brocade
6 4 (17.39%) EMC
6 4 (17.39%) IBM
7 3 (13.04%) Sun
8 2 (8.70%) BT
8 2 (8.70%) Toshiba
9 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
9 1 (4.35%) NetApp
9 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
9 1 (4.35%) Veeam
9 1 (4.35%) Veritas
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