The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 North East 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 44 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 11 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.04% 2.09% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 21.21% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 11
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 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £328 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 33 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.75% 9.85% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 47
Average daily rate £331 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +78.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.65 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SAN
England

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
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 24 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 10 £350 +27.27% 1
Northumberland - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
3 15 (71.43%) Windows
4 14 (66.67%) ITIL
4 14 (66.67%) Service Management
5 13 (61.90%) UNIX
5 13 (61.90%) Solaris
6 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
7 11 (52.38%) AIX
8 9 (42.86%) WAN
8 9 (42.86%) Firewall
9 8 (38.10%) LAN
10 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (33.33%) DNS
10 7 (33.33%) EMC
10 7 (33.33%) Veritas
10 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
11 6 (28.57%) Citrix
11 6 (28.57%) DHCP
11 6 (28.57%) Cisco
11 6 (28.57%) Linux
11 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
12 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
12 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (28.57%) DHCP
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) NAS
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (14.29%) Junos
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (4.76%) SMS
8 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.76%) SSL
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) HP Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Middleware
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
1 5 (23.81%) Open Source
1 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.76%) Celerra
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (4.76%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) UNIX
2 13 (61.90%) Solaris
3 11 (52.38%) AIX
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (19.05%) HPUX
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
1 14 (66.67%) Service Management
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Budget Control
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) JSP 440
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (19.05%) KVM
4 4 (19.05%) RHEV
4 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 3 (14.29%) vSphere
5 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) XenServer
6 1 (4.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) EMC
2 7 (33.33%) Veritas
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
6 3 (14.29%) TippingPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Crossbeam
6 3 (14.29%) F5
6 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) McAfee
8 1 (4.76%) Isilon
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) AppSense