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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 16 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.51% 7.98% 7.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 30.36% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
27 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.30% 26.29% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 15
Average daily rate £400 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (52.38%) Clustering
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) DHCP
5 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
5 10 (47.62%) DNS
5 10 (47.62%) SCOM
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix
8 6 (28.57%) LAN
8 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 6 (28.57%) HP
8 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 6 (28.57%) SCCM
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) High Availability
9 5 (23.81%) Local Government
9 5 (23.81%) PKI
9 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) IIS
9 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
10 4 (19.05%) ITIL
10 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 4 (19.05%) UNIX
10 4 (19.05%) Dell
11 3 (14.29%) vSphere

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DHCP
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Clustering
2 5 (23.81%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) High Availability
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
4 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) SCOM
2 6 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Dell
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Apple
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
6 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) EMC