The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 50 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.97% 2.29% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.05% 18.99% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate
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£339 £253 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.43% -9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £232 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £353 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
SAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 79 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.05% 12.08% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 27
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £368 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the North East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear -1 7 £339 +34.43% 4
Northumberland - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (60.71%) HP
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) ITIL
3 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 10 (35.71%) EMC
6 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (32.14%) vSphere
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 8 (28.57%) UNIX
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) Network Management
9 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
9 7 (25.00%) Solaris
9 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco
9 7 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
10 6 (21.43%) MS Office
10 6 (21.43%) LAN
10 6 (21.43%) WAN
10 6 (21.43%) 3PAR

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.71%) AquaLogic
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (14.29%) Junos
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (10.71%) NAS
5 3 (10.71%) Network Security
6 2 (7.14%) DNS
6 2 (7.14%) SSL
6 2 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.57%) Internet
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (32.14%) Linux
4 8 (28.57%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) Solaris
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) CentOS
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.86%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.29%) Network Design
5 4 (14.29%) SOA
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Time Management
7 2 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
8 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) JSP 440
2 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) vSphere
3 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (10.71%) OpenView
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) HP
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) EMC
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) 3PAR
7 5 (17.86%) F5
7 5 (17.86%) TippingPoint
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
7 5 (17.86%) McAfee
7 5 (17.86%) Juniper
8 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
8 3 (10.71%) Crossbeam
8 3 (10.71%) Splunk
9 1 (3.57%) NetApp