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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 50 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.96% 2.65% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 11.90% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £421 £419
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 £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
138 168 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.99% 22.22% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 82
Average daily rate £300 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £233 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +81.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +8 9 £270 -17.24% 3
Runcorn - 1 - -
Warrington - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 3
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (59.46%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 16 (43.24%) Hyper-V
4 15 (40.54%) VMware
4 15 (40.54%) DHCP
5 14 (37.84%) DNS
5 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) EMC
7 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
7 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (27.03%) Clustering
8 10 (27.03%) Dell
9 9 (24.32%) SCOM
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
9 9 (24.32%) HP
10 8 (21.62%) NetApp
10 8 (21.62%) IIS
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL
10 8 (21.62%) LAN
10 8 (21.62%) WAN
10 8 (21.62%) Performance Management
10 8 (21.62%) Brocade
10 8 (21.62%) NetBackup
11 7 (18.92%) Firewall
11 7 (18.92%) Citrix
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (16.22%) Project Management
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco
12 6 (16.22%) SharePoint

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (10.81%) Lync
5 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.70%) nginx
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) DHCP
2 14 (37.84%) DNS
3 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) Firewall
6 5 (13.51%) Connectrix
7 4 (10.81%) VLAN
8 2 (5.41%) VPN
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.41%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.41%) VoIP
9 1 (2.70%) LDAP
9 1 (2.70%) ADSL
9 1 (2.70%) Broadband
9 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.70%) Wireless
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.70%) NAS
9 1 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) DTS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.51%) Local Government
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Storage Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) EqualLogic
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) CESG
5 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) UNIX
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 2 (5.41%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) Solaris
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Performance Management
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.41%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Security Management
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (43.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCOM
2 8 (21.62%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) EMC
4 10 (27.03%) Dell
5 9 (24.32%) HP
6 8 (21.62%) NetApp
6 8 (21.62%) Brocade
7 7 (18.92%) Citrix
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco
9 4 (10.81%) IBM
10 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
10 3 (8.11%) McAfee
11 2 (5.41%) Apple
11 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
11 2 (5.41%) SAP
12 1 (2.70%) Oracle
12 1 (2.70%) Juniper
12 1 (2.70%) Veeam
12 1 (2.70%) Symantec