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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 45 25 15
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.64% 2.23% 7.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.67% 11.43% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 9
Average daily rate £253 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £268 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.20% 19.55% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 24
Average daily rate £273 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £305 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 25 (89.29%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
5 19 (67.86%) DV Cleared
6 18 (64.29%) ITIL
7 17 (60.71%) UNIX
8 16 (57.14%) Solaris
8 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (46.43%) Veritas
9 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (42.86%) Service Management
11 9 (32.14%) AIX
11 9 (32.14%) NetBackup
12 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 8 (28.57%) Cisco
12 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
14 6 (21.43%) EMC
14 6 (21.43%) Performance Management
15 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
15 5 (17.86%) NAS
15 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
15 5 (17.86%) HP
15 5 (17.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
16 4 (14.29%) Change Management
16 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) NAS
1 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) X.400
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (3.57%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Military
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 4 (14.29%) Symmetrix DMX
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.71%) Celerra
2 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) UNIX
3 16 (57.14%) Solaris
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (32.14%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Service Management
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 4 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) BCP
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (3.57%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Network Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (67.86%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CCA
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (7.14%) Xen
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) KVM
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) NetBackup
2 5 (17.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Veritas
3 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) EMC
5 5 (17.86%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle