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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 22 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.73% 2.91% 3.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.05% 17.74% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate £402 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.70% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £376 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £640 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
129 124 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.02% 16.40% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 66
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £249 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £34.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chester -18 12 £730 - 1
Runcorn - 4 £378 -
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (46.88%) Windows
1 15 (46.88%) EMC
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Hyper-V
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (34.38%) Brocade
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) DHCP
6 9 (28.13%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) WAN
6 9 (28.13%) NetApp
6 9 (28.13%) SCOM
7 8 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (21.88%) Dell
8 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.88%) Local Government
8 7 (21.88%) Clustering
8 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.75%) IIS
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) WAN
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.63%) Connectrix
6 4 (12.50%) NAS
6 4 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (9.38%) VLAN
7 3 (9.38%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.25%) VPN
9 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.13%) Wireless
9 1 (3.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) DTS
General
1 7 (21.88%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Storage Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.13%) EMC Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) EMC Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
6 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
1 8 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) LINC
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Hyper-V
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.50%) XenApp
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (9.38%) vSphere
7 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCOM
2 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) EMC
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) Brocade
5 9 (28.13%) NetApp
6 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 7 (21.88%) Dell
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco
8 6 (18.75%) HP
9 5 (15.63%) IBM
10 3 (9.38%) Oracle
10 3 (9.38%) SAP
10 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
11 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
11 2 (6.25%) McAfee
12 1 (3.13%) Symantec
12 1 (3.13%) Juniper
12 1 (3.13%) BMC
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