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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 54 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +25
Contract jobs citing SAN 37 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.81% 1.92% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 15.54% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 11
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£320 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
185 148 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.03% 12.38% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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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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
Salford - 1 - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 38 (64.41%) VMware
3 32 (54.24%) Cisco
4 27 (45.76%) Hyper-V
5 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
6 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (40.68%) Symantec
8 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (35.59%) Backup Exec
10 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (33.90%) ITIL
10 20 (33.90%) MCSE
11 19 (32.20%) Citrix
12 17 (28.81%) HP
12 17 (28.81%) Firewall
13 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
13 16 (27.12%) Juniper
13 16 (27.12%) MS Exchange
14 14 (23.73%) SQL
14 14 (23.73%) VMware ESX
15 12 (20.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (20.34%) MCITP
15 12 (20.34%) Degree
16 11 (18.64%) SCCM
16 11 (18.64%) LAN
17 10 (16.95%) WAN
17 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
17 10 (16.95%) 3PAR
17 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (27.12%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) LAN
3 10 (16.95%) WAN
4 8 (13.56%) Wireless
4 8 (13.56%) DHCP
4 8 (13.56%) DNS
5 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.47%) NAS
7 4 (6.78%) IPsec
8 2 (3.39%) VLAN
8 2 (3.39%) SSL
8 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 2 (3.39%) VoIP
9 1 (1.69%) GPRS
9 1 (1.69%) SMTP
9 1 (1.69%) 3G
9 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (16.95%) Architect
2 10 (16.95%) Consultant
2 10 (16.95%) Support Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Administrator
5 6 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Wintel Support
6 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.08%) AIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Clustering
2 3 (5.08%) HACMP
2 3 (5.08%) Replication
2 3 (5.08%) DLPAR
3 2 (3.39%) LPAR
3 2 (3.39%) GIS
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) Linux
6 5 (8.47%) AIX
7 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.78%) UNIX
7 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Migration
3 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.78%) CRM
5 3 (5.08%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.39%) SIEM
6 2 (3.39%) Service Management
6 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.69%) ERP
7 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.69%) Document Management
7 1 (1.69%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (1.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (33.90%) MCSE
3 12 (20.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (20.34%) MCITP
3 12 (20.34%) Degree
4 9 (15.25%) VCP5
5 5 (8.47%) MCSA
5 5 (8.47%) MCP
5 5 (8.47%) MCTS
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) CCA
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (45.76%) Hyper-V
2 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 14 (23.73%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.47%) XenApp
6 3 (5.08%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) Backup Exec
2 11 (18.64%) SCCM
3 8 (13.56%) SCOM
4 4 (6.78%) SCSM
4 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.39%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (3.39%) OpenView
7 1 (1.69%) Legato
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) VMware
2 32 (54.24%) Cisco
3 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
4 24 (40.68%) Symantec
5 19 (32.20%) Citrix
6 17 (28.81%) HP
7 16 (27.12%) Juniper
8 10 (16.95%) 3PAR
9 8 (13.56%) EMC
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle
11 4 (6.78%) Sophos
11 4 (6.78%) Apple
11 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.78%) Avaya
11 4 (6.78%) NetApp
12 2 (3.39%) Axway
12 2 (3.39%) Veeam
12 2 (3.39%) MobileIron
12 2 (3.39%) Meru Networks
12 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
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