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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.84% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 7.20% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Median daily rate £363 £324 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £258 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £28.13
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +4.81%
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
134 125 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.82% 11.73% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 76 69
Median daily rate £403 £413 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +35.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 15
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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
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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 3 £425 +54.54%
Northwich - 1 £350 - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) VMware
2 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) Migration
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 9 (39.13%) HP
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) vSphere
8 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Unix
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) NAS
10 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
10 4 (17.39%) EMC
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) AIX
10 4 (17.39%) Solaris
10 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
10 4 (17.39%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall

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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) NAS
3 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
3 3 (13.04%) Skype
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
5 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) ClearCase
1 3 (13.04%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Designer
2 3 (13.04%) HPUX Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Server Support
4 1 (4.35%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.35%) IBM XIV
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 4 (17.39%) AIX
6 4 (17.39%) Solaris
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) HPUX
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) MVS
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) vSphere
4 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas File System
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) vRealize
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Legato
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) IBM
6 3 (13.04%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
7 2 (8.70%) Reuters
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
7 2 (8.70%) Veritas
8 1 (4.35%) Avaya
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec