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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 24 33 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.78% 3.41% 7.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 23.33% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.07% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £39.53 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +6.66%
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
28 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.57% 14.63% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
Average daily rate £388 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) CMDB
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Opsware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Jython
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Perl

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CMDB
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Jython
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) Opsware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) BMC