The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 30 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.63% 1.21% 5.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 7.69% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £500 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £493 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
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
32 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.84% 15.79% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 15
Median daily rate £325 £419 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +23.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.92 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.90% -50.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) NAS
2 5 (62.50%) vSphere
3 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (50.00%) vRealize
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) NAS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DMZ
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAN Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Kofax
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle