The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 127 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +15
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 1.62% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.21% 12.10% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 14
Average daily rate £350 £400 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £30.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -21 15 £350 -3.44% 7
Cheshire -8 7 £275 -32.51% 6
Merseyside -8 7 £375 +120.58% 1
Lancashire 0 1 - - 1
Cumbria -4 1 £250 -50.00% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 40 (48.19%) VMware
3 38 (45.78%) Cisco
4 33 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (37.35%) LAN
6 25 (30.12%) WAN
6 25 (30.12%) SQL
7 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (27.71%) HP
9 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
9 22 (26.51%) Citrix
10 21 (25.30%) ITIL
10 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (25.30%) Windows Server
11 18 (21.69%) Data Centre
11 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
11 18 (21.69%) Oracle
11 18 (21.69%) Firewall
12 17 (20.48%) Migration
13 16 (19.28%) 3PAR
14 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
15 14 (16.87%) IBM
15 14 (16.87%) DNS
15 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
15 14 (16.87%) Unix
16 13 (15.66%) NetBackup
16 13 (15.66%) Linux
16 13 (15.66%) NetApp
16 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.46%) NAS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (9.64%) IIS
2 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.02%) Apache
5 3 (3.61%) Confluence
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.41%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) IaaS
1 5 (6.02%) PaaS
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.35%) LAN
2 25 (30.12%) WAN
3 18 (21.69%) Firewall
4 14 (16.87%) DNS
5 12 (14.46%) NAS
6 11 (13.25%) VoIP
7 10 (12.05%) DHCP
7 10 (12.05%) WLAN
8 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
8 8 (9.64%) Wireless
9 7 (8.43%) VPN
10 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (6.02%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (6.02%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (6.02%) FWSM
11 5 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (6.02%) IPsec
11 5 (6.02%) Network Security
11 5 (6.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) DB2
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Local Government
3 1 (1.20%) Military
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) Architect
2 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (10.84%) Designer
3 8 (9.64%) Administrator
3 8 (9.64%) Server Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Technical Designer
4 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) IT Support
6 5 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Storage Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
2 7 (8.43%) HACMP
3 5 (6.02%) Replication
4 4 (4.82%) CMDB
5 3 (3.61%) AS400
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.61%) Wiki
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.41%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) Celerra
7 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.20%) LPAR
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.30%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (16.87%) Unix
5 13 (15.66%) Linux
6 12 (14.46%) Solaris
7 9 (10.84%) AIX
7 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.82%) HPUX
9 4 (4.82%) MVS
10 3 (3.61%) VME
10 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.41%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Migration
3 10 (12.05%) Service Management
4 8 (9.64%) Project Management
5 7 (8.43%) High Availability
6 5 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (4.82%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (4.82%) ETL
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.61%) Coaching
8 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.41%) Quality Management
9 2 (2.41%) Release Management
9 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.41%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
5 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.23%) CCNA
3 6 (7.23%) CCNP
3 6 (7.23%) MCITP
4 5 (6.02%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.20%) MCSA
7 1 (1.20%) VCP4
7 1 (1.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.05%) vSphere
4 10 (12.05%) XenApp
5 7 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.23%) GPFS
7 5 (6.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (6.02%) XenServer
8 4 (4.82%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.61%) Xen
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (2.41%) Veritas File System
10 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
11 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) NetBackup
2 10 (12.05%) SCCM
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (6.02%) SCOM
4 4 (4.82%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.82%) vRealize
5 3 (3.61%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.61%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (3.61%) Nagios
6 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.20%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.20%) OpenView
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.20%) Puppet
7 1 (1.20%) vMotion
7 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) VMware
2 38 (45.78%) Cisco
3 23 (27.71%) HP
4 22 (26.51%) Citrix
5 18 (21.69%) Oracle
6 16 (19.28%) 3PAR
7 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.87%) IBM
9 13 (15.66%) NetApp
10 10 (12.05%) EMC
11 8 (9.64%) Brocade
11 8 (9.64%) Symantec
12 6 (7.23%) Intel
12 6 (7.23%) Sun
13 5 (6.02%) Avaya
13 5 (6.02%) Veritas
14 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
15 2 (2.41%) BT
15 2 (2.41%) Siemens
15 2 (2.41%) Toshiba
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