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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 1.31% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.87% 8.52% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 16
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£325 £300 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £325 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £30.00 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
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
156 176 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.11% 15.40% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 116
Average daily rate £360 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Bolton - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £325 -
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 44 (72.13%) VMware
3 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
4 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
5 25 (40.98%) Citrix
6 23 (37.70%) Migration
7 22 (36.07%) Cisco
7 22 (36.07%) LAN
7 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (32.79%) HP
8 20 (32.79%) Firewall
9 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
9 18 (29.51%) NAS
10 17 (27.87%) ITIL
10 17 (27.87%) MCSE
11 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
11 16 (26.23%) EMC
12 15 (24.59%) WAN
12 15 (24.59%) SQL
12 15 (24.59%) UNIX
12 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
13 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (19.67%) Linux
15 11 (18.03%) Solaris
15 11 (18.03%) NetApp
15 11 (18.03%) Symantec
15 11 (18.03%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (16.39%) Replication

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) IIS
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.07%) LAN
2 20 (32.79%) Firewall
3 18 (29.51%) NAS
4 15 (24.59%) WAN
5 11 (18.03%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (11.48%) iSCSI
7 6 (9.84%) VLAN
8 5 (8.20%) Wireless
8 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.56%) DHCP
9 4 (6.56%) DMZ
9 4 (6.56%) Internet
9 4 (6.56%) MPLS
9 4 (6.56%) OSPF
9 4 (6.56%) BGP
9 4 (6.56%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.56%) DNS
9 4 (6.56%) VPLS
9 4 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Server Support
7 4 (6.56%) Project Leader
7 4 (6.56%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Project Leader
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) AIX Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Server Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Server Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Replication
2 7 (11.48%) Clustering
2 7 (11.48%) Celerra
3 3 (4.92%) Life Science
3 3 (4.92%) HACMP
3 3 (4.92%) DLPAR
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) LPAR
5 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.64%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) UNIX
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.67%) Linux
4 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.03%) Solaris
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.28%) HPUX
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Migration
2 17 (27.87%) ITIL
3 6 (9.84%) Change Control
4 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.28%) SIEM
5 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.64%) Change Management
6 1 (1.64%) ERP
6 1 (1.64%) Project Governance
6 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.64%) Information Security
6 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.64%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (1.64%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.64%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (27.87%) MCSE
3 9 (14.75%) MCP
4 6 (9.84%) MCITP
5 5 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (8.20%) MCTS
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.20%) MCSA
5 5 (8.20%) CCNA
6 1 (1.64%) CCA
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.75%) VMware ESX
5 7 (11.48%) Terminal Services
5 7 (11.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.28%) XenApp
8 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) SCOM
2 5 (8.20%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.28%) OpenView
4 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.28%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 44 (72.13%) VMware
2 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.98%) Citrix
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco
5 20 (32.79%) HP
6 16 (26.23%) EMC
7 11 (18.03%) NetApp
7 11 (18.03%) Symantec
8 8 (13.11%) CheckPoint
9 7 (11.48%) 3PAR
10 6 (9.84%) Oracle
11 5 (8.20%) Nortel
12 4 (6.56%) Dell
12 4 (6.56%) Sun
12 4 (6.56%) StorageTek
12 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
12 4 (6.56%) Sophos
13 3 (4.92%) Veeam
13 3 (4.92%) Veritas
13 3 (4.92%) Apple
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