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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 65 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 3.09% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 25.33% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £320 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
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
199 150 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.31% 12.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 71
Average daily rate £320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.88 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (68.75%) Windows
2 38 (59.38%) VMware
3 32 (50.00%) Citrix
4 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
6 22 (34.38%) Cisco
7 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 19 (29.69%) EMC
9 17 (26.56%) WAN
10 16 (25.00%) ITIL
10 16 (25.00%) UNIX
10 16 (25.00%) Migration
10 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (23.44%) XenApp
11 15 (23.44%) LAN
12 14 (21.88%) Solaris
12 14 (21.88%) Firewall
12 14 (21.88%) Hyper-V
12 14 (21.88%) NAS
13 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (20.31%) Symantec
13 13 (20.31%) SQL
14 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (18.75%) Change Control
15 11 (17.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (17.19%) HP
16 10 (15.63%) IIS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (15.63%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.56%) TPMS
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.81%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) WAN
2 15 (23.44%) LAN
3 14 (21.88%) Firewall
3 14 (21.88%) NAS
4 10 (15.63%) iSCSI
5 9 (14.06%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (14.06%) BGP
5 9 (14.06%) EIGRP
6 8 (12.50%) Internet
7 7 (10.94%) MPLS
7 7 (10.94%) OSPF
7 7 (10.94%) DNS
7 7 (10.94%) Wireless
7 7 (10.94%) VPLS
7 7 (10.94%) DMZ
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (9.38%) VPN
9 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.81%) DHCP
10 4 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) DataStage
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.38%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Data Centre Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.06%) Clustering
3 8 (12.50%) Replication
3 8 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 7 (10.94%) Celerra
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 2 (3.13%) DTV
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) Handset
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) EFT
6 1 (1.56%) HACMP
6 1 (1.56%) VSAM
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (68.75%) Windows
2 16 (25.00%) UNIX
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (21.88%) Solaris
4 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.94%) Linux
7 6 (9.38%) CentOS
8 2 (3.13%) AIX
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) zOS
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
1 16 (25.00%) Migration
2 12 (18.75%) Change Control
3 11 (17.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
5 7 (10.94%) Programme Management
6 5 (7.81%) Project Management
7 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.69%) Service Management
9 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.13%) Network Management
9 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.13%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.50%) CCNA
3 8 (12.50%) CCA
3 8 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (10.94%) MCSE
5 4 (6.25%) MCSA
5 4 (6.25%) CCIE
5 4 (6.25%) MCP
5 4 (6.25%) MCITP
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.69%) MCTS
6 3 (4.69%) CCNP
7 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) CCEE
7 2 (3.13%) CCAA
8 1 (1.56%) CCENT
8 1 (1.56%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (23.44%) XenApp
4 14 (21.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 8 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (10.94%) Terminal Services
7 4 (6.25%) MetaFrame
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.13%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.56%) RACF
10 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.56%) GPFS
10 1 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (1.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
2 7 (10.94%) SCCM
3 6 (9.38%) SCOM
4 3 (4.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Nagios
6 1 (1.56%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (1.56%) OpenView
6 1 (1.56%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (1.56%) Cacti
6 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.56%) Icinga
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) VMware
2 32 (50.00%) Citrix
3 22 (34.38%) Cisco
4 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 19 (29.69%) EMC
6 13 (20.31%) Symantec
7 11 (17.19%) HP
8 10 (15.63%) NetApp
8 10 (15.63%) SolarWinds
9 8 (12.50%) McAfee
10 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
10 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
10 7 (10.94%) 3PAR
10 7 (10.94%) Nortel
10 7 (10.94%) Oracle
11 6 (9.38%) IBM
11 6 (9.38%) Sophos
12 4 (6.25%) AppSense
12 4 (6.25%) Brocade
12 4 (6.25%) Veeam
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