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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 60 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 1.73% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 10.18% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
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£423 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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
146 167 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.86% 17.01% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 90
Average daily rate £340 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +2 1 £400 - 2
Warrington - 1 £420 - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (33.33%) EMC
4 6 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (33.33%) Clustering
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) SCOM
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (22.22%) NAS
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (22.22%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (16.67%) Brocade
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (16.67%) IIS
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) UNIX
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 3 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) SRDF
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCOM
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.56%) Legato
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) EMC
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Brocade
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) HP