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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 57 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.11% 1.69% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.97% 18.92% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 1
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£313 £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.83 - £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.98 - £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
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
229 111 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.11% 8.96% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 47 47
Average daily rate £313 £300 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 13
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £1,000 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 38 (64.41%) VMware
2 35 (59.32%) Windows
3 33 (55.93%) Citrix
4 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
5 26 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (30.51%) EMC
6 18 (30.51%) Cisco
6 18 (30.51%) Firewall
7 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
8 16 (27.12%) WAN
8 16 (27.12%) Migration
9 15 (25.42%) LAN
9 15 (25.42%) NetApp
9 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (25.42%) XenApp
10 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
11 13 (22.03%) UNIX
11 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
12 12 (20.34%) Solaris
12 12 (20.34%) Change Control
12 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (18.64%) NAS
13 11 (18.64%) iSCSI
13 11 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (18.64%) Finance
14 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
15 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
15 9 (15.25%) EIGRP
15 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
15 9 (15.25%) IIS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
2 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) TPMS
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) Firewall
2 16 (27.12%) WAN
3 15 (25.42%) LAN
4 11 (18.64%) NAS
4 11 (18.64%) iSCSI
5 9 (15.25%) EIGRP
5 9 (15.25%) BGP
6 8 (13.56%) Internet
6 8 (13.56%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (11.86%) VPLS
7 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (11.86%) Wireless
7 7 (11.86%) DMZ
7 7 (11.86%) MPLS
7 7 (11.86%) OSPF
8 6 (10.17%) VPN
8 6 (10.17%) VLAN
9 5 (8.47%) DNS
10 3 (5.08%) DHCP
10 3 (5.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Programme Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.47%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Programme Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Storage Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Replication
2 7 (11.86%) Celerra
2 7 (11.86%) Clustering
3 3 (5.08%) Life Science
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
5 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (22.03%) UNIX
4 12 (20.34%) Solaris
4 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.86%) Linux
7 6 (10.17%) CentOS
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Migration
2 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
3 12 (20.34%) Change Control
4 11 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.56%) Business Continuity
6 8 (13.56%) Matrix Management
6 8 (13.56%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.17%) ITIL
8 6 (10.17%) Project Management
9 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.39%) Network Design
11 2 (3.39%) Service Management
11 2 (3.39%) Network Management
11 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
12 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.47%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) CCIE
4 3 (5.08%) CCA
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.08%) CCNP
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
4 3 (5.08%) MCP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) MCTS
5 2 (3.39%) MCITP
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) CCEE
5 2 (3.39%) CCAA
6 1 (1.69%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.69%) CCENT
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (25.42%) XenApp
4 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
5 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
6 7 (11.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (11.86%) Terminal Services
7 4 (6.78%) MetaFrame
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.39%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.69%) Icinga
4 1 (1.69%) Cacti
4 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) VMware
2 33 (55.93%) Citrix
3 18 (30.51%) EMC
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco
4 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.42%) NetApp
6 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
7 8 (13.56%) HP
8 7 (11.86%) Nortel
8 7 (11.86%) CheckPoint
8 7 (11.86%) Oracle
9 4 (6.78%) AppSense
9 4 (6.78%) Symantec
9 4 (6.78%) 3PAR
10 3 (5.08%) Avaya
11 2 (3.39%) IBM
11 2 (3.39%) Dell
11 2 (3.39%) McAfee
11 2 (3.39%) Brocade
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