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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 44 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing SAN 38 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.04% 2.02% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.84% 17.29% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 11
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£300 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £207 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
153 133 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.26% 11.67% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 61
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
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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
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) VMware
3 28 (53.85%) Hyper-V
4 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (48.08%) Cisco
6 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 24 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (44.23%) Symantec
8 21 (40.38%) Backup Exec
9 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
11 16 (30.77%) Firewall
12 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
12 15 (28.85%) Juniper
12 15 (28.85%) HP
13 14 (26.92%) MCSE
14 13 (25.00%) ITIL
14 13 (25.00%) VMware ESX
15 12 (23.08%) MCITP
15 12 (23.08%) Degree
15 12 (23.08%) SQL
16 11 (21.15%) Citrix
16 11 (21.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (19.23%) LAN
17 10 (19.23%) WAN
17 10 (19.23%) SCCM
17 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (17.31%) 3PAR
18 9 (17.31%) VCP5

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.69%) IIS
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Firewall
2 10 (19.23%) LAN
2 10 (19.23%) WAN
3 9 (17.31%) Wireless
4 8 (15.38%) DHCP
4 8 (15.38%) DNS
5 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.62%) NAS
7 4 (7.69%) IPsec
8 2 (3.85%) VoIP
9 1 (1.92%) GPRS
9 1 (1.92%) VPN
9 1 (1.92%) SMTP
9 1 (1.92%) SSL
9 1 (1.92%) 3G
9 1 (1.92%) VLAN
9 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Consultant
1 10 (19.23%) Support Consultant
2 9 (17.31%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Wintel Support
7 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) AIX Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) HACMP
2 3 (5.77%) Replication
2 3 (5.77%) DLPAR
3 2 (3.85%) LPAR
3 2 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.85%) GIS
3 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) UNIX
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) AIX
6 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) CRM
3 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
4 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (3.85%) Service Management
4 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.85%) Change Management
4 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.92%) ERP
5 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (1.92%) Document Management
5 1 (1.92%) Network Management
5 1 (1.92%) High Availability
5 1 (1.92%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (26.92%) MCSE
3 12 (23.08%) MCITP
3 12 (23.08%) Degree
4 11 (21.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (17.31%) VCP5
6 5 (9.62%) MCSA
6 5 (9.62%) MCP
6 5 (9.62%) MCTS
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) CCA
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (53.85%) Hyper-V
2 24 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (9.62%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (40.38%) Backup Exec
2 10 (19.23%) SCCM
3 8 (15.38%) SCOM
4 4 (7.69%) SCSM
5 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.92%) OpenView
7 1 (1.92%) Legato
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.92%) WSUS
7 1 (1.92%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) VMware
2 25 (48.08%) Cisco
3 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 23 (44.23%) Symantec
5 15 (28.85%) Juniper
5 15 (28.85%) HP
6 11 (21.15%) Citrix
7 9 (17.31%) 3PAR
8 6 (11.54%) Oracle
8 6 (11.54%) EMC
9 4 (7.69%) IBM
9 4 (7.69%) Avaya
9 4 (7.69%) Sophos
9 4 (7.69%) NetApp
10 3 (5.77%) Apple
11 2 (3.85%) Veeam
11 2 (3.85%) Meru Networks
11 2 (3.85%) Brocade
11 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.85%) Dell
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