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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 88 94 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.15% 0.62% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.96% 4.62% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Median daily rate £308 £371 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £294 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
273 260 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.49% 13.33% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 139 85
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 - 2 £525 - 1
Bolton - 1 - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) VMware
3 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
5 21 (41.18%) LAN
6 20 (39.22%) Firewall
7 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
8 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
9 17 (33.33%) Cisco
9 17 (33.33%) WAN
10 16 (31.37%) ITIL
11 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
13 10 (19.61%) Oracle
13 10 (19.61%) MS Office
13 10 (19.61%) DNS
13 10 (19.61%) HP
13 10 (19.61%) Migration
14 9 (17.65%) NAS
14 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
15 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (15.69%) SCCM
15 8 (15.69%) VLAN
15 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (15.69%) Citrix
15 8 (15.69%) DHCP
15 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
16 7 (13.73%) VoIP
16 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi

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 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.88%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) LAN
2 20 (39.22%) Firewall
3 17 (33.33%) WAN
4 10 (19.61%) DNS
5 9 (17.65%) NAS
6 8 (15.69%) DHCP
6 8 (15.69%) VLAN
7 7 (13.73%) VoIP
7 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (11.76%) Unified Communications
9 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (9.80%) IP Telephony
9 5 (9.80%) Network Security
9 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
9 5 (9.80%) VPN
9 5 (9.80%) Wireless
10 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (7.84%) Internet
10 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (7.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Architect
2 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Designer
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) COM
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) BYOD
3 4 (7.84%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.92%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.96%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.96%) HACMP
6 1 (1.96%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) AIX
5 6 (11.76%) Solaris
6 5 (9.80%) Linux
7 4 (7.84%) Unix
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.92%) HPUX
9 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Migration
3 5 (9.80%) ERP
3 5 (9.80%) Service Management
4 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Information Security
5 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Server Building
5 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.88%) Stress Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (3.92%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 2 (3.92%) Email Filtering
6 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) CISA
2 3 (5.88%) CISSP
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) GSEC
3 2 (3.92%) GSLC
3 2 (3.92%) GSNA
3 2 (3.92%) SANS
4 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.96%) MCDST
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) XenApp
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.96%) GPFS
7 1 (1.96%) NFS
7 1 (1.96%) Varnish
7 1 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) EMC VPLEX
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (3.92%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.92%) Cacti
4 2 (3.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.92%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) VMware
2 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (19.61%) HP
4 10 (19.61%) Oracle
5 8 (15.69%) Citrix
6 5 (9.80%) EMC
6 5 (9.80%) NetApp
7 4 (7.84%) Webroot
8 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.88%) IBM
8 3 (5.88%) Veritas
9 2 (3.92%) Apple
9 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.92%) Intel
9 2 (3.92%) Isilon
9 2 (3.92%) LogRhythm
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.92%) Sophos
9 2 (3.92%) Sun