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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North East
Rank 87 59 40
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.73% 2.01% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 15.13% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 17
Median daily rate £285 £200 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £212 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £27.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+59.25% -9.24%

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
203 119 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.26% 13.27% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 57 64
Median daily rate £325 £417 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.96% +19.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £295 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -33 5 £338 +68.75% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 30 (61.22%) HP
3 29 (59.18%) Linux
4 28 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
6 22 (44.90%) Oracle
7 19 (38.78%) Windows
7 19 (38.78%) Red Hat
7 19 (38.78%) iSCSI
8 17 (34.69%) EMC
9 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
10 15 (30.61%) Cisco
11 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
12 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
12 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
12 12 (24.49%) AIX
12 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
12 12 (24.49%) NAS
13 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (22.45%) SQL
13 11 (22.45%) Unix
13 11 (22.45%) HTTP
13 11 (22.45%) Brocade
13 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
13 11 (22.45%) Firewall
13 11 (22.45%) VMware
14 10 (20.41%) ITSM
14 10 (20.41%) Middleware
14 10 (20.41%) DNS
14 10 (20.41%) HTTPS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) iSCSI
2 12 (24.49%) NAS
2 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
3 11 (22.45%) Firewall
3 11 (22.45%) HTTP
4 10 (20.41%) DNS
4 10 (20.41%) HTTPS
5 8 (16.33%) LDAP
5 8 (16.33%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (6.12%) Wireless
7 2 (4.08%) DHCP
8 1 (2.04%) FTP
8 1 (2.04%) Internet
8 1 (2.04%) LAN
8 1 (2.04%) SSH
8 1 (2.04%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) ClearCase
1 6 (12.24%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Storage Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) HPUX Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.04%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Server Support
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Middleware
2 8 (16.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Clustering
2 7 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
2 7 (14.29%) Replication
3 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.16%) Symmetrix
5 3 (6.12%) Celerra
5 3 (6.12%) EMC VNX
5 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.12%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (6.12%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.08%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Windows
3 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
4 12 (24.49%) AIX
5 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.45%) Unix
6 10 (20.41%) Solaris
7 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.20%) HPUX
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
3 10 (20.41%) ITSM
3 10 (20.41%) Software Distribution
3 10 (20.41%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (18.37%) High Availability
5 8 (16.33%) OO
5 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Compliance Management
7 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.16%) Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Change Management
9 3 (6.12%) QMS
9 3 (6.12%) Quality Management
10 2 (4.08%) Server Monitoring
11 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (2.04%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
2 10 (20.41%) Perl
3 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (16.33%) C-shell
3 8 (16.33%) Korn
4 5 (10.20%) Jython
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.20%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) RHCE
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.08%) HP ASE
5 2 (4.08%) HPE ATP
6 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) OCA
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.33%) KVM
3 8 (16.33%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (16.33%) Samba
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) Firmware
5 1 (2.04%) NFS
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 9 (18.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (10.20%) BladeLogic
3 5 (10.20%) Puppet
3 5 (10.20%) SCCM
3 5 (10.20%) SCOrch
3 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (8.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (8.16%) WSUS
5 2 (4.08%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (4.08%) MOM
5 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.04%) Legato
6 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.04%) OpenView
6 1 (2.04%) PureDisk
6 1 (2.04%) Simpana
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) HP
2 22 (44.90%) Oracle
3 19 (38.78%) Red Hat
4 17 (34.69%) EMC
5 15 (30.61%) Cisco
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.45%) Brocade
7 11 (22.45%) VMware
8 10 (20.41%) CA
9 8 (16.33%) 3PAR
10 6 (12.24%) IBM
11 5 (10.20%) BMC
11 5 (10.20%) Dell
11 5 (10.20%) Symantec
12 3 (6.12%) Isilon
13 2 (4.08%) NetApp
14 1 (2.04%) arcserve
14 1 (2.04%) CommVault
14 1 (2.04%) Sun
14 1 (2.04%) Veritas