The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 68 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 1.44% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.72% 10.22% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
Average daily rate £263 - £251
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 - £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
149 137 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.52% 14.05% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 105
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.13 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
SAN
North West

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 23 April 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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Rochdale - 1 £190 -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco
6 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (46.15%) Firewall
7 10 (38.46%) LAN
7 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
8 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
9 8 (30.77%) DHCP
9 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 7 (26.92%) Citrix
10 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (26.92%) Wireless
11 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (23.08%) HP
11 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 6 (23.08%) SQL
12 5 (19.23%) Oracle
12 5 (19.23%) Symantec
12 5 (19.23%) Juniper
12 5 (19.23%) SCCM
12 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 8 (30.77%) DHCP
4 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (30.77%) DNS
5 7 (26.92%) Wireless
6 4 (15.38%) IPsec
6 4 (15.38%) NAS
6 4 (15.38%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) MPLS
8 1 (3.85%) 3G
8 1 (3.85%) SMTP
8 1 (3.85%) GPRS
8 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Support Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 2 (7.69%) PDA
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) GIS
2 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 2 (7.69%) AppleScript
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.54%) MetaFrame
5 3 (11.54%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (11.54%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 4 (15.38%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) SCSM
4 1 (3.85%) Legato
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) Symantec
6 5 (19.23%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) Avaya
7 4 (15.38%) IBM
7 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
8 2 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) Hitachi
8 2 (7.69%) Apple
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp
9 1 (3.85%) EMC
9 1 (3.85%) Mitel
9 1 (3.85%) Brocade
9 1 (3.85%) 3Com
9 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
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