The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 19 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.38% 10.43% 4.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.35% 43.14% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
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£400 £225 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +17.64%
SAN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.63% 24.17% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Average daily rate £400 £225 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -26.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Chester region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Chester region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Clustering
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (60.00%) DHCP
4 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (60.00%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) SCOM
6 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
8 5 (33.33%) High Availability
9 4 (26.67%) HP
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) IIS
10 3 (20.00%) ITIL
10 3 (20.00%) Citrix
10 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (13.33%) Lync
11 2 (13.33%) vSphere
11 2 (13.33%) XenApp
11 2 (13.33%) Firewall
11 2 (13.33%) Migration
11 2 (13.33%) Replication

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DHCP
1 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
2 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) WSUS
4 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
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