The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 42 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.67% 4.23% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.11% 25.00% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% -5.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -
SAN
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
76 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.61% 16.93% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 15
Average daily rate £413 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.06% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £9.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +193.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 (73.08%) ITIL
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) HP
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (46.15%) Network Management
5 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (42.31%) Firewall
6 9 (34.62%) UNIX
7 8 (30.77%) WebLogic
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 8 (30.77%) EMC
7 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 8 (30.77%) Service Management
7 8 (30.77%) Change Management
7 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
7 8 (30.77%) Middleware
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
7 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (30.77%) Network Design
8 7 (26.92%) AquaLogic
8 7 (26.92%) Java EE
8 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
8 7 (26.92%) Problem Management
8 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) SOA
8 7 (26.92%) LAN
8 7 (26.92%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 7 (26.92%) AquaLogic
3 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) LAN
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) SSL
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (19.23%) Junos
4 5 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Middleware
2 7 (26.92%) Java EE
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (34.62%) UNIX
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Solaris
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (7.69%) AIX
8 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Network Management
3 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 8 (30.77%) Change Management
3 8 (30.77%) Network Design
4 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
4 7 (26.92%) SOA
4 7 (26.92%) Problem Management
5 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (15.38%) Time Management
7 3 (11.54%) Build Automation
8 2 (7.69%) High Availability
8 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Change Data Capture
9 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
1 6 (23.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 6 (23.08%) vSphere
2 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) KVM
4 1 (3.85%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) OpenView
1 6 (23.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (19.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) EMC
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 6 (23.08%) Juniper
4 6 (23.08%) TippingPoint
4 6 (23.08%) 3PAR
4 6 (23.08%) Splunk
5 5 (19.23%) F5
5 5 (19.23%) McAfee
6 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.69%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix