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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 29 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.58% 5.88% 4.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 30.77% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £230 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+21.27% +1.07%
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
26 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.03% 19.12% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
Average daily rate £375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £30.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +4.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Jython
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) BMC
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Sun

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Sun
3 1 (25.00%) HP