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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 22 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.54% 1.44% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.33% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £245 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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
24 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.34% 17.27% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
Average daily rate £250 £376 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.42% -11.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -42.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) vRealize
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vRealize
2 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft