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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.01% 1.06% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.46% 13.33% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
83 30 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.90% 7.98% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 10 43
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 -18 6 £350 - 1
Northumberland - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (63.64%) Service Management
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (59.09%) UNIX
3 12 (54.55%) Solaris
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) ITIL
4 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) DNS
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) WAN
5 10 (45.45%) Firewall
6 9 (40.91%) LAN
6 9 (40.91%) AIX
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
7 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) EMC
8 7 (31.82%) Veritas
9 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (22.73%) VPN
10 5 (22.73%) Middleware
10 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
10 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
10 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) SQL
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) WAN
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) LAN
4 8 (36.36%) DHCP
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) NAS
6 4 (18.18%) Junos
6 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 3 (13.64%) LDAP
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.09%) SSL
9 1 (4.55%) Wireless
9 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.55%) SMS
9 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) HP Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
1 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
1 5 (22.73%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.55%) Celerra
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) UNIX
2 12 (54.55%) Solaris
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) AIX
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (18.18%) HPUX
9 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Service Management
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (18.18%) Network Management
4 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
1 4 (18.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (18.18%) KVM
4 4 (18.18%) RHEV
4 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (18.18%) vSphere
4 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Veritas File System
5 3 (13.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) WhatsUp Gold
1 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) EMC
2 7 (31.82%) Veritas
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
4 4 (18.18%) F5
4 4 (18.18%) TippingPoint
4 4 (18.18%) Juniper
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Crossbeam
5 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.55%) Brocade