The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 30 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.13% 3.55% 3.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 33.33% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £335 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 18 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.11% 10.65% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 7 36
Average daily rate £331 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.63 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.88% -19.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SAN
Tyne and Wear

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Solaris
4 15 (68.18%) Service Management
5 14 (63.64%) ITIL
5 14 (63.64%) UNIX
6 12 (54.55%) AIX
6 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) WAN
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (40.91%) Firewall
8 8 (36.36%) Veritas
8 8 (36.36%) LAN
8 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Fat Client
9 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
9 7 (31.82%) Citrix
9 7 (31.82%) Thin Client
9 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
10 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
10 6 (27.27%) DNS
10 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
11 5 (22.73%) HP
11 5 (22.73%) EMC
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco
11 5 (22.73%) DHCP
11 5 (22.73%) VPN
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) WAN
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) Junos
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (9.09%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.55%) SMS
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Thin Client
1 7 (31.82%) Fat Client
2 5 (22.73%) Open Source
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.55%) Celerra
4 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Solaris
3 14 (63.64%) UNIX
4 12 (54.55%) AIX
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Service Management
2 14 (63.64%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 4 (18.18%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (13.64%) Network Management
5 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) BCP
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCA
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
1 3 (13.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (18.18%) KVM
4 4 (18.18%) RHEV
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (9.09%) XenApp
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.64%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Veritas
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) Crossbeam
6 3 (13.64%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
6 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.64%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee