The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 86 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 1.86% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 13.59% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 16
Median daily rate £425 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £19.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% +94.44%
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
273 206 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.45% 13.67% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 110 55
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £530 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 12 (38.71%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) NetBackup
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Solaris
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) HP
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 8 (25.81%) Unix
5 8 (25.81%) Clustering
5 8 (25.81%) Service Management
6 7 (22.58%) Oracle
6 7 (22.58%) IBM
6 7 (22.58%) EMC
6 7 (22.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (22.58%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (19.35%) Veritas
7 6 (19.35%) Symantec
7 6 (19.35%) LAN
7 6 (19.35%) AIX
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.90%) SCCM
9 4 (12.90%) 3PAR
9 4 (12.90%) Ansible
9 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) SSL
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
4 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) FWSM
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.23%) CGI
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) SAX
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) HACMP
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.23%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Solaris
3 8 (25.81%) Unix
4 6 (19.35%) AIX
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.45%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) Service Management
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Coaching
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Information Security
3 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) SIEM
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CISA
1 3 (9.68%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) GSEC
2 2 (6.45%) GSLC
2 2 (6.45%) GSNA
2 2 (6.45%) SANS
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) GPFS
4 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) NetBackup
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (12.90%) Ansible
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
3 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.23%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) HP
4 7 (22.58%) EMC
4 7 (22.58%) IBM
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
5 6 (19.35%) Symantec
5 6 (19.35%) Veritas
6 4 (12.90%) 3PAR
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) NetApp
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.68%) Sun
8 2 (6.45%) arcserve
8 2 (6.45%) Axway
8 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
8 2 (6.45%) LogRhythm