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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 77 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 52 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.08% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.41% 7.88% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 15
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£400 £365 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +53.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.78 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.77% +7.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.75 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
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
419 368 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 13.64% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 179 192
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 53
Average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015. 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 24 £363 +20.83% 21
Merseyside -3 12 £170 -58.78% 2
Cheshire 0 8 £408 -1.80% 11
Cumbria - 4 £500 -
Lancashire - 2 £269 - 3
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 71 (67.62%) Windows
2 65 (61.90%) VMware
3 37 (35.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
4 36 (34.29%) Active Directory
5 35 (33.33%) HP
5 35 (33.33%) Citrix
6 31 (29.52%) UNIX
7 29 (27.62%) Cisco
8 28 (26.67%) EMC
9 26 (24.76%) Firewall
9 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (23.81%) Migration
11 23 (21.90%) LAN
12 22 (20.95%) ITIL
12 22 (20.95%) Linux
12 22 (20.95%) NAS
13 21 (20.00%) Finance
13 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 18 (17.14%) IBM
16 17 (16.19%) VMware ESX
16 17 (16.19%) Hyper-V
16 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 15 (14.29%) DHCP
17 15 (14.29%) SQL
17 15 (14.29%) IIS
18 14 (13.33%) MCSE
18 14 (13.33%) Solaris

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 15 (14.29%) IIS
2 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.86%) Apache
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) Firewall
2 23 (21.90%) LAN
3 22 (20.95%) NAS
4 15 (14.29%) DHCP
5 14 (13.33%) WAN
6 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
6 13 (12.38%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (10.48%) iSCSI
7 11 (10.48%) DNS
8 9 (8.57%) VLAN
9 5 (4.76%) Internet
9 5 (4.76%) Wireless
10 4 (3.81%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.81%) VPN
10 4 (3.81%) EIGRP
10 4 (3.81%) DMZ
10 4 (3.81%) BGP
10 4 (3.81%) MPLS
10 4 (3.81%) OSPF
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.81%) DB2
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (13.33%) Administrator
2 11 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (10.48%) Architect
2 11 (10.48%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Server Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Programme Manager
5 7 (6.67%) Consultant
5 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Senior Programme Manager
7 5 (4.76%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.76%) HPUX Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) DBA
7 5 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Clustering
2 11 (10.48%) Replication
3 7 (6.67%) Celerra
4 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.81%) Life Science
5 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) CMDB
6 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.90%) PKI
7 1 (0.95%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.95%) PMI
7 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 71 (67.62%) Windows
2 31 (29.52%) UNIX
3 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (20.95%) Linux
5 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (13.33%) Solaris
8 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.62%) HPUX
10 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.95%) AIX
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.81%) Migration
2 22 (20.95%) ITIL
3 9 (8.57%) Matrix Management
4 8 (7.62%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (7.62%) Programme Management
4 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.67%) Change Control
6 5 (4.76%) Project Management
6 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.81%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.86%) Wealth Management
8 3 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.86%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.90%) High Availability
9 2 (1.90%) SIEM
9 2 (1.90%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (1.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) Python
5 1 (0.95%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) C
5 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) MCSE
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) MCP
3 4 (3.81%) CCNA
3 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.90%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) PMP
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (35.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (34.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (16.19%) VMware ESX
3 17 (16.19%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.62%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (4.76%) Firmware
6 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.86%) vSphere
7 3 (2.86%) XenApp
8 2 (1.90%) NFS
8 2 (1.90%) SRDF
8 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.95%) Samba
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.81%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
5 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.95%) Puppet
5 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.95%) MOM
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) Legato
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.95%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 65 (61.90%) VMware
2 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.33%) HP
3 35 (33.33%) Citrix
4 29 (27.62%) Cisco
5 28 (26.67%) EMC
6 18 (17.14%) IBM
7 12 (11.43%) NetApp
8 11 (10.48%) CheckPoint
9 10 (9.52%) Oracle
10 9 (8.57%) Brocade
11 7 (6.67%) SolarWinds
11 7 (6.67%) Dell
11 7 (6.67%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.71%) Symantec
12 6 (5.71%) Remedy
13 5 (4.76%) Veeam
13 5 (4.76%) Juniper
13 5 (4.76%) Nortel
14 4 (3.81%) 3PAR
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