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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 70 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 0.98% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 7.43% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
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£450 £300 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £14.25 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% +1.16%
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
171 148 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.21% 13.18% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 86
Average daily rate £320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 21
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 January 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
Salford - 1 - - 3
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (80.00%) VMware
2 43 (78.18%) Windows
3 28 (50.91%) Citrix
4 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
5 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
6 25 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.18%) Migration
8 20 (36.36%) Firewall
8 20 (36.36%) Cisco
9 19 (34.55%) LAN
10 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
10 18 (32.73%) NAS
11 16 (29.09%) HP
12 14 (25.45%) Finance
13 13 (23.64%) EMC
13 13 (23.64%) UNIX
13 13 (23.64%) Linux
14 12 (21.82%) SQL
14 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (20.00%) Solaris
15 11 (20.00%) MCSE
15 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 11 (20.00%) WAN
15 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (18.18%) ITIL
16 10 (18.18%) Replication
17 9 (16.36%) IIS
17 9 (16.36%) MS Excel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) IIS
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.64%) Apache
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
2 19 (34.55%) LAN
3 18 (32.73%) NAS
4 11 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (20.00%) WAN
5 8 (14.55%) iSCSI
6 6 (10.91%) VLAN
7 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.27%) NetScaler
8 4 (7.27%) DMZ
8 4 (7.27%) MPLS
8 4 (7.27%) OSPF
8 4 (7.27%) BGP
8 4 (7.27%) Internet
8 4 (7.27%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.27%) Wireless
8 4 (7.27%) VPLS
9 3 (5.45%) DHCP
9 3 (5.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (16.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (14.55%) Programme Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Project Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Project Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Server Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Server Support
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Replication
2 7 (12.73%) Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) Celerra
3 4 (7.27%) Life Science
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) UNIX
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.00%) Solaris
5 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.64%) AIX
7 2 (3.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Migration
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Programme Management
3 8 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (14.55%) Matrix Management
4 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.91%) Change Control
6 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) SIEM
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.64%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.82%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.82%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (1.82%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) MCSE
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.27%) CCNA
2 4 (7.27%) MCP
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
5 7 (12.73%) Terminal Services
5 7 (12.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.82%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.64%) OpenView
3 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (80.00%) VMware
2 28 (50.91%) Citrix
3 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
4 20 (36.36%) Cisco
5 16 (29.09%) HP
6 13 (23.64%) EMC
7 9 (16.36%) NetApp
8 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
9 6 (10.91%) Oracle
10 5 (9.09%) Symantec
10 5 (9.09%) Nortel
10 5 (9.09%) Dell
11 4 (7.27%) Veeam
11 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
11 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
11 4 (7.27%) StorageTek
11 4 (7.27%) Sun
12 3 (5.45%) Veritas
13 2 (3.64%) MobileIron
13 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
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