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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 92 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 1.48% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 11.54% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate £350 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
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
279 182 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.30% 12.83% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 93 69
Average daily rate £363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) ITIL
3 11 (42.31%) Citrix
3 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
5 9 (34.62%) HP
5 9 (34.62%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) Unix
6 8 (30.77%) NetApp
6 8 (30.77%) Service Management
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) IBM
7 7 (26.92%) AIX
8 6 (23.08%) SSL
8 6 (23.08%) Firewall
8 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
9 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) IPsec
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (19.23%) FWSM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) WAN
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
3 6 (23.08%) SSL
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (19.23%) FWSM
4 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (19.23%) IPsec
4 5 (19.23%) Network Security
4 5 (19.23%) VoIP
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 5 (19.23%) WLAN
5 3 (11.54%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) NAS
6 2 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) DataStage
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Designer
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Designer
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) HACMP
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) EFT
4 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) AIX
5 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Solaris
6 3 (11.54%) HPUX
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (11.54%) Coaching
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Transition Management
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.85%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNP
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) GPFS
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) RACF
4 1 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (3.85%) vMotion
4 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.85%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
3 9 (34.62%) HP
4 8 (30.77%) NetApp
4 8 (30.77%) VMware
5 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 5 (19.23%) Symantec
7 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Polycom
8 2 (7.69%) Siemens
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Sun
8 2 (7.69%) Veritas
9 1 (3.85%) CA
9 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.85%) IronPort