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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 56 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.70% 2.79% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 14.84% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £415 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £495 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.12%
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
147 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.88% 18.79% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 76
Average daily rate £305 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 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 +7 7 £150 -54.02% 1
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
4 14 (43.75%) DHCP
5 13 (40.63%) DNS
5 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (37.50%) VMware
7 11 (34.38%) Clustering
7 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 10 (31.25%) SCOM
9 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (25.00%) LAN
10 8 (25.00%) WAN
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
10 8 (25.00%) Citrix
11 7 (21.88%) HP
11 7 (21.88%) IIS
12 6 (18.75%) ITIL
12 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.75%) Dell
12 6 (18.75%) SCCM
12 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
12 6 (18.75%) High Availability
13 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (15.63%) PKI
13 5 (15.63%) Firewall
13 5 (15.63%) Local Government
13 5 (15.63%) UNIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (21.88%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Lync
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.13%) Apache
6 1 (3.13%) nginx
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DHCP
2 13 (40.63%) DNS
3 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 8 (25.00%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.13%) LDAP
7 1 (3.13%) ADSL
7 1 (3.13%) Broadband
7 1 (3.13%) Connectrix
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) DTS
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Architect
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
3 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Storage Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Security Officer
4 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.25%) CESG
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
6 4 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
8 1 (3.13%) Solaris
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
1 6 (18.75%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.50%) XenApp
4 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (9.38%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCOM
2 6 (18.75%) SCCM
3 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) Dell
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 4 (12.50%) NetApp
7 4 (12.50%) Brocade
8 3 (9.38%) McAfee
8 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) EMC
9 2 (6.25%) SAP
9 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.25%) Apple
10 1 (3.13%) Symantec
10 1 (3.13%) Juniper
10 1 (3.13%) Veeam
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle