The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 55 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 2.18% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 10.24% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£238 £371 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.02% +27.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £326 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £422 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 166 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.35% 21.31% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 66 72
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
North West

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +6 6 £150 -54.02% 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
4 15 (42.86%) DNS
4 15 (42.86%) DHCP
5 14 (40.00%) VMware
6 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
8 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
8 11 (31.43%) Clustering
9 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (28.57%) SCOM
9 10 (28.57%) Dell
10 9 (25.71%) EMC
10 9 (25.71%) HP
10 9 (25.71%) SQL
11 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 8 (22.86%) WAN
11 8 (22.86%) LAN
11 8 (22.86%) NetApp
11 8 (22.86%) NetBackup
12 7 (20.00%) Citrix
12 7 (20.00%) IIS
12 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (17.14%) Firewall
13 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
13 6 (17.14%) Brocade
14 5 (14.29%) SCCM
14 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
14 5 (14.29%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) nginx
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) DNS
1 15 (42.86%) DHCP
2 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.86%) WAN
3 8 (22.86%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 4 (11.43%) VLAN
6 3 (8.57%) Connectrix
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.71%) VoIP
7 2 (5.71%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.86%) ADSL
8 1 (2.86%) Broadband
8 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) DTS
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (11.43%) Wintel Analyst
1 4 (11.43%) Storage Manager
1 4 (11.43%) Analyst
1 4 (11.43%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Senior Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
4 1 (2.86%) Security Officer
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (2.86%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) EqualLogic
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.71%) CESG
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (5.71%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) Information Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Information Security
5 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCOM
2 8 (22.86%) NetBackup
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (28.57%) Dell
4 9 (25.71%) EMC
4 9 (25.71%) HP
5 8 (22.86%) NetApp
6 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 6 (17.14%) Brocade
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) IBM
10 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
10 3 (8.57%) McAfee
11 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
11 2 (5.71%) Apple
11 2 (5.71%) SAP
12 1 (2.86%) Veeam
12 1 (2.86%) Juniper
12 1 (2.86%) Symantec