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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 88 87 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 56 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.73% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 10.94% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 23
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£360 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £30.47 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Manchester +7 31 £325 +8.33% 5
Merseyside -5 11 £170 -54.66% 1
Cheshire 0 10 £425 +9.67% 8
Cumbria - 3 £500 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 72 (69.90%) Windows
2 61 (59.22%) VMware
3 42 (40.78%) Active Directory
4 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
5 35 (33.98%) HP
6 32 (31.07%) UNIX
7 30 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (27.18%) Citrix
8 28 (27.18%) Cisco
8 28 (27.18%) Migration
9 27 (26.21%) EMC
9 27 (26.21%) LAN
10 26 (25.24%) ITIL
10 26 (25.24%) Hyper-V
11 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (24.27%) Firewall
12 23 (22.33%) NAS
13 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (19.42%) WAN
14 20 (19.42%) Linux
15 19 (18.45%) MCSE
15 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
16 18 (17.48%) SQL
16 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
17 17 (16.50%) IBM
17 17 (16.50%) VMware ESX
18 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (14.56%) Finance
19 15 (14.56%) Solaris

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.59%) IIS
3 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.88%) Apache
5 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.97%) nginx
7 1 (0.97%) Lync
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
1 1 (0.97%) PaaS
1 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.21%) LAN
2 25 (24.27%) Firewall
3 23 (22.33%) NAS
4 20 (19.42%) WAN
5 15 (14.56%) DHCP
6 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.65%) DNS
8 11 (10.68%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (7.77%) iSCSI
10 7 (6.80%) Wireless
10 7 (6.80%) VLAN
11 5 (4.85%) MPLS
12 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
12 4 (3.88%) VPLS
12 4 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.88%) OSPF
12 4 (3.88%) BGP
12 4 (3.88%) EIGRP
12 4 (3.88%) DMZ
12 4 (3.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.88%) DB2
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Local Government
4 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (15.53%) Administrator
3 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (11.65%) Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) Architect
6 11 (10.68%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Server Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.85%) DBA
11 5 (4.85%) HPUX Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) HPUX Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) Storage Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Clustering
2 11 (10.68%) Replication
3 7 (6.80%) Celerra
4 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.91%) HACMP
5 3 (2.91%) DLPAR
5 3 (2.91%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.91%) Life Science
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) LPAR
6 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) PMI
7 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.97%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 72 (69.90%) Windows
2 32 (31.07%) UNIX
3 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (19.42%) Linux
6 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (14.56%) Solaris
8 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (7.77%) HPUX
10 5 (4.85%) AIX
10 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) Migration
2 26 (25.24%) ITIL
3 6 (5.83%) Change Control
4 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.88%) High Availability
5 4 (3.88%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.91%) Project Management
6 3 (2.91%) Project Planning
6 3 (2.91%) Wealth Management
6 3 (2.91%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.94%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (1.94%) SIEM
7 2 (1.94%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.94%) Change Management
7 2 (1.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) SQL
2 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.97%) VBScript
5 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (18.45%) MCSE
3 10 (9.71%) MCP
4 9 (8.74%) MCITP
5 6 (5.83%) MCSA
6 5 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.85%) CCNA
6 5 (4.85%) MCTS
6 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.97%) PMP
8 1 (0.97%) CCA
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 30 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (25.24%) Hyper-V
4 17 (16.50%) VMware ESX
5 7 (6.80%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (4.85%) Firmware
6 5 (4.85%) XenApp
7 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.91%) vSphere
8 3 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.94%) SRDF
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) SCCM
2 10 (9.71%) SCOM
3 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.88%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.88%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.94%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.94%) OpenView
7 1 (0.97%) Nagios
7 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.97%) Legato
7 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 61 (59.22%) VMware
2 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.98%) HP
4 28 (27.18%) Citrix
4 28 (27.18%) Cisco
5 27 (26.21%) EMC
6 17 (16.50%) IBM
7 13 (12.62%) Symantec
7 13 (12.62%) NetApp
8 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
9 11 (10.68%) Oracle
10 9 (8.74%) Brocade
11 8 (7.77%) Dell
12 7 (6.80%) Red Hat
12 7 (6.80%) Juniper
12 7 (6.80%) 3PAR
13 5 (4.85%) Nortel
13 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds
14 4 (3.88%) Veeam
14 4 (3.88%) Remedy
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