The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 57 63 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 1.59% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 13.10% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 10
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +8.13%
SAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
188 145 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.79% 12.12% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 74 49
Average daily rate £318 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Salford - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 47 (78.33%) Windows
2 40 (66.67%) VMware
3 34 (56.67%) Cisco
4 28 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (43.33%) Hyper-V
7 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 25 (41.67%) Symantec
8 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (36.67%) MCSE
10 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (35.00%) Backup Exec
11 20 (33.33%) Citrix
11 20 (33.33%) ITIL
12 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
12 18 (30.00%) HP
12 18 (30.00%) Firewall
13 16 (26.67%) Juniper
13 16 (26.67%) SQL
13 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
14 14 (23.33%) VMware ESX
15 13 (21.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (21.67%) Degree
16 12 (20.00%) MCITP
16 12 (20.00%) LAN
17 11 (18.33%) WAN
17 11 (18.33%) SCCM
17 11 (18.33%) 3PAR
18 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.67%) IIS
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) Firewall
2 12 (20.00%) LAN
3 11 (18.33%) WAN
4 9 (15.00%) DHCP
4 9 (15.00%) DNS
5 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (11.67%) Wireless
7 6 (10.00%) NAS
8 4 (6.67%) IPsec
9 3 (5.00%) VLAN
10 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.33%) VPN
10 2 (3.33%) SSL
10 2 (3.33%) VoIP
11 1 (1.67%) SMTP
11 1 (1.67%) 3G
11 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.67%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (16.67%) Consultant
2 10 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (8.33%) Wintel Support
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Systems Support
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.00%) AIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) HACMP
2 3 (5.00%) Replication
2 3 (5.00%) DLPAR
3 2 (3.33%) LPAR
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) GIS
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
4 1 (1.67%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 47 (78.33%) Windows
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.33%) Linux
6 5 (8.33%) AIX
7 4 (6.67%) UNIX
7 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (1.67%) HPUX
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.33%) SIEM
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.67%) Change Management
6 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.67%) Document Management
6 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (36.67%) MCSE
3 13 (21.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (21.67%) Degree
4 12 (20.00%) MCITP
5 9 (15.00%) VCP5
6 6 (10.00%) MCP
7 5 (8.33%) MCSA
7 5 (8.33%) MCTS
8 3 (5.00%) CCNA
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.67%) CCA
10 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Hyper-V
2 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (23.33%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.33%) XenApp
6 3 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) Backup Exec
2 11 (18.33%) SCCM
3 9 (15.00%) SCOM
4 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.67%) SCSM
6 2 (3.33%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.33%) OpenView
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.67%) WSUS
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) VMware
2 34 (56.67%) Cisco
3 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (41.67%) Symantec
4 20 (33.33%) Citrix
5 18 (30.00%) HP
6 16 (26.67%) Juniper
7 11 (18.33%) 3PAR
8 8 (13.33%) EMC
9 4 (6.67%) NetApp
9 4 (6.67%) Avaya
9 4 (6.67%) Apple
9 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.67%) Sophos
10 3 (5.00%) Oracle
10 3 (5.00%) StorageTek
10 3 (5.00%) Dell
10 3 (5.00%) Sun
11 2 (3.33%) IBM
11 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
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