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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 98 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 1.97% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 13.81% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Average daily rate £325 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £202 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £498 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.91 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
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
252 239 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.89% 14.30% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 115 56
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) ITIL
3 10 (37.04%) LAN
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 10 (37.04%) NetBackup
4 9 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (33.33%) Service Management
5 8 (29.63%) IBM
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (25.93%) 3PAR
6 7 (25.93%) Citrix
6 7 (25.93%) WAN
6 7 (25.93%) Symantec
7 6 (22.22%) NetApp
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Unix
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (22.22%) SSL
8 5 (18.52%) VPN
8 5 (18.52%) DNS
8 5 (18.52%) CCNP
8 5 (18.52%) AIX
8 5 (18.52%) VoIP
8 5 (18.52%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) Firewall
8 5 (18.52%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) IPsec

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) Apache
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) LAN
2 7 (25.93%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) SSL
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) DNS
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) FWSM
4 5 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (18.52%) IPsec
4 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
4 5 (18.52%) Network Security
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) WLAN
5 4 (14.81%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Designer
4 2 (7.41%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) CGI
2 1 (3.70%) SAX
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) HACMP
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) AIX
5 4 (14.81%) Solaris
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (7.41%) HPUX
7 2 (7.41%) Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Coaching
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.70%) Release Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) GPFS
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.70%) Ansible
4 1 (3.70%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) IBM
5 7 (25.93%) 3PAR
5 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 7 (25.93%) Symantec
6 6 (22.22%) NetApp
7 4 (14.81%) EMC
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (11.11%) Veritas
9 2 (7.41%) arcserve
9 2 (7.41%) Dell
9 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
9 2 (7.41%) Polycom
9 2 (7.41%) Siemens
9 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.41%) Sun