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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 90 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 0.93% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 6.47% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
Median daily rate £195 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £27.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+72.22% -9.24%

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
229 278 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.31% 14.42% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 142 67
Median daily rate £413 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -18.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
5 14 (43.75%) LAN
5 14 (43.75%) Firewall
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (31.25%) WAN
8 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 8 (25.00%) Cisco
9 8 (25.00%) ITIL
9 8 (25.00%) MS Office
9 8 (25.00%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) NAS
10 7 (21.88%) Migration
10 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle
10 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.88%) DNS
10 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
11 6 (18.75%) VLAN
12 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (15.63%) DHCP
12 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
12 5 (15.63%) Citrix
12 5 (15.63%) NetApp
12 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (15.63%) Virtual Servers

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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
1 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
1 14 (43.75%) LAN
2 10 (31.25%) WAN
3 8 (25.00%) NAS
4 7 (21.88%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) VLAN
6 5 (15.63%) DHCP
6 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (9.38%) Network Security
8 3 (9.38%) PBX
8 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
8 3 (9.38%) VoIP
8 3 (9.38%) VPN
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
9 2 (6.25%) IPv4
9 2 (6.25%) SSL
9 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Designer
2 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Database Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.25%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Senior IT Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) BYOD
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.13%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.13%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) ERP
3 3 (9.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (9.38%) Server Building
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Stress Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.25%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 2 (6.25%) Email Filtering
4 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.13%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.13%) NFS
6 1 (3.13%) Varnish
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) EMC VPLEX
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.25%) SmoothWall
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) NetApp
6 4 (12.50%) Webroot
7 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
8 2 (6.25%) Apple
8 2 (6.25%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.25%) Motorola
8 2 (6.25%) Sophos
9 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) Intel
9 1 (3.13%) Reuters
9 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds