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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 83 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 2.83% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 20.11% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 33 (67.35%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) VMware
3 23 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (38.78%) ITIL
4 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
5 17 (34.69%) Citrix
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco
7 12 (24.49%) UNIX
7 12 (24.49%) LAN
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
8 11 (22.45%) EMC
8 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (22.45%) Symantec
8 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
9 10 (20.41%) Solaris
10 9 (18.37%) WAN
10 9 (18.37%) NetApp
10 9 (18.37%) HP
10 9 (18.37%) IBM
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.37%) Firewall
10 9 (18.37%) Finance
10 9 (18.37%) NAS
11 8 (16.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (16.33%) Backup Exec
11 8 (16.33%) McAfee

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (6.12%) IIS
1 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.12%) CICS
1 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) TPMS
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) LAN
2 9 (18.37%) WAN
2 9 (18.37%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) NAS
3 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.24%) DNS
4 5 (10.20%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) SMTP
6 3 (6.12%) SMS
6 3 (6.12%) SNA
6 3 (6.12%) FTP
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) VLAN
6 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.08%) SNMP
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) DataStage
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) EFT
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) VSAM
2 3 (6.12%) PKI
2 3 (6.12%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.08%) HACMP
3 2 (4.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (67.35%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (24.49%) UNIX
4 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (20.41%) Solaris
6 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (10.20%) AIX
9 4 (8.16%) CentOS
10 3 (6.12%) zOS
11 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.04%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
2 4 (8.16%) Service Management
2 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.12%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.12%) ETL
4 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
4 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Network Management
5 1 (2.04%) Change Control
5 1 (2.04%) Transition Management
5 1 (2.04%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.33%) CCNA
2 8 (16.33%) CCA
2 8 (16.33%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (8.16%) MCSA
4 4 (8.16%) MCP
4 4 (8.16%) MCITP
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.12%) MCTS
5 3 (6.12%) CCIE
6 2 (4.08%) CCNP
6 2 (4.08%) CCEE
6 2 (4.08%) CCAA
7 1 (2.04%) CCENT
7 1 (2.04%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.29%) XenApp
4 4 (8.16%) MetaFrame
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.12%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (6.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (6.12%) RACF
6 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.08%) GPFS
7 1 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.04%) vSphere
7 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.29%) SCCM
3 6 (12.24%) SCOM
3 6 (12.24%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.12%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (6.12%) zSecure
4 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.04%) Nagios
6 1 (2.04%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (2.04%) OpenView
6 1 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (2.04%) Cacti
6 1 (2.04%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.04%) Icinga
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) VMware
2 17 (34.69%) Citrix
3 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
4 12 (24.49%) Cisco
5 11 (22.45%) EMC
5 11 (22.45%) Symantec
6 9 (18.37%) HP
6 9 (18.37%) IBM
6 9 (18.37%) NetApp
7 8 (16.33%) McAfee
8 6 (12.24%) Sophos
8 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.20%) 3PAR
10 4 (8.16%) AppSense
10 4 (8.16%) Brocade
10 4 (8.16%) Veeam
10 4 (8.16%) Sun
11 3 (6.12%) SAP
11 3 (6.12%) CA
12 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds