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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 120 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 44 67 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.81% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 13.96% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £200 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £19.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.38 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-33.21% +84.21%
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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -19 19 £413 +32.00% 5
Merseyside -7 12 £448 -5.78% 1
Cheshire -9 11 £438 +2.94% 5
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 36 (41.38%) VMware
3 28 (32.18%) Windows Server
4 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
5 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (26.44%) HP
6 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
6 23 (26.44%) Migration
7 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (21.84%) Cisco
8 19 (21.84%) ITIL
8 19 (21.84%) SQL
9 18 (20.69%) Citrix
9 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
10 17 (19.54%) Unix
11 16 (18.39%) EMC
11 16 (18.39%) Finance
12 15 (17.24%) Clustering
12 15 (17.24%) AIX
12 15 (17.24%) Oracle
12 15 (17.24%) Solaris
12 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
13 14 (16.09%) WAN
13 14 (16.09%) NetBackup
13 14 (16.09%) SCCM
14 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
14 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
14 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (14.94%) LAN
14 13 (14.94%) Linux

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (12.64%) IIS
2 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.45%) Confluence
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.30%) Apache
7 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) IaaS
2 7 (8.05%) PaaS
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) WAN
2 13 (14.94%) LAN
3 12 (13.79%) Firewall
3 12 (13.79%) NAS
4 7 (8.05%) DNS
5 5 (5.75%) DHCP
5 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.75%) VoIP
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.60%) DMZ
6 4 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (4.60%) Network Security
6 4 (4.60%) SSL
7 3 (3.45%) FWSM
7 3 (3.45%) IPsec
7 3 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.45%) Skype
7 3 (3.45%) VPN
7 3 (3.45%) Wireless
7 3 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) DB2
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (18.39%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Legal
3 2 (2.30%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Administrator
2 12 (13.79%) Architect
3 9 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
4 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Storage Specialist
5 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.75%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Wintel Support
7 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.60%) Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Solaris Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Storage Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.30%) Middleware
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (2.30%) XML
2 1 (1.15%) CGI
2 1 (1.15%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Clustering
1 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.20%) EMC VNX
3 6 (6.90%) HACMP
4 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.45%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.45%) PKI
5 3 (3.45%) Wiki
6 2 (2.30%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.30%) LPAR
6 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.15%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 28 (32.18%) Windows Server
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.54%) Unix
5 15 (17.24%) AIX
5 15 (17.24%) Solaris
6 13 (14.94%) Linux
6 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.15%) HPUX
11 1 (1.15%) MVS
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Migration
2 19 (21.84%) ITIL
3 10 (11.49%) Project Management
4 9 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.34%) Service Management
5 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (8.05%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (6.90%) Change Management
7 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.60%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.60%) Coaching
9 4 (4.60%) DevOps
9 4 (4.60%) High Availability
9 4 (4.60%) Operations Management
9 4 (4.60%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) SQL
2 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) C#
3 2 (2.30%) VB
3 2 (2.30%) VBScript
4 1 (1.15%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.15%) Perl
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.15%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) CISA
2 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.45%) CISSP
2 3 (3.45%) MCSE
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) GSEC
3 2 (2.30%) GSLC
3 2 (2.30%) GSNA
3 2 (2.30%) MCSA
3 2 (2.30%) SANS
4 1 (1.15%) CCIE
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.79%) vSphere
4 10 (11.49%) XenApp
5 8 (9.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.75%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.45%) GPFS
9 3 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (3.45%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.30%) DFS Replication
10 2 (2.30%) PowerHA
10 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (1.15%) Veritas File System
11 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) NetBackup
1 14 (16.09%) SCCM
2 8 (9.20%) SCOM
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (8.05%) SCOrch
3 7 (8.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.90%) vRealize
5 5 (5.75%) Ansible
5 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.45%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.45%) Nagios
7 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.30%) Legato
7 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (41.38%) VMware
2 23 (26.44%) HP
2 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.84%) Cisco
4 18 (20.69%) Citrix
5 16 (18.39%) EMC
6 15 (17.24%) Oracle
7 13 (14.94%) IBM
8 11 (12.64%) NetApp
9 8 (9.20%) 3PAR
9 8 (9.20%) Sun
10 6 (6.90%) Veritas
11 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.75%) Symantec
12 4 (4.60%) Dell
13 3 (3.45%) Bloomberg
13 3 (3.45%) Brocade
13 3 (3.45%) Reuters
14 2 (2.30%) Axway
14 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
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