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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 93 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 58 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.90% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.74% 15.99% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 15
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£425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £31.70 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.16% -33.33%
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
494 369 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.67% 11.88% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 177 122
Average daily rate £325 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.95 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 25 £350 +16.66% 16
Cheshire -9 18 £425 +30.76% 10
Merseyside -3 13 £475 +27.51% 4
Lancashire 0 1 £205 -18.00%
Cumbria - 1 £505 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (55.47%) VMware
2 70 (54.69%) Windows
3 50 (39.06%) Data Centre
4 48 (37.50%) Citrix
5 41 (32.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (30.47%) Cisco
7 35 (27.34%) Active Directory
7 35 (27.34%) Firewall
8 33 (25.78%) EMC
9 31 (24.22%) UNIX
10 28 (21.88%) Migration
10 28 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
12 26 (20.31%) NetApp
12 26 (20.31%) NAS
13 25 (19.53%) HP
13 25 (19.53%) WAN
14 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (17.97%) Hyper-V
16 22 (17.19%) LAN
17 21 (16.41%) ITIL
17 21 (16.41%) DHCP
17 21 (16.41%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (14.84%) IBM
18 19 (14.84%) DNS
19 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
19 18 (14.06%) Change Control
19 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (13.28%) XenApp
21 15 (11.72%) Solaris

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (10.16%) IIS
2 10 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.56%) TPMS
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.25%) MS Project
3 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.34%) Firewall
2 26 (20.31%) NAS
3 25 (19.53%) WAN
4 22 (17.19%) LAN
5 21 (16.41%) DHCP
6 19 (14.84%) DNS
7 15 (11.72%) iSCSI
8 14 (10.94%) EIGRP
8 14 (10.94%) BGP
9 13 (10.16%) Wireless
9 13 (10.16%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (9.38%) VLAN
10 12 (9.38%) VPN
10 12 (9.38%) OSPF
11 10 (7.81%) Internet
12 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
13 8 (6.25%) MPLS
13 8 (6.25%) VPLS
13 8 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.69%) DB2
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) MySQL
5 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.78%) DTS
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Publishing
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (13.28%) Architect
1 17 (13.28%) Analyst
2 16 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 12 (9.38%) Consultant
4 10 (7.81%) Technical Architect
4 10 (7.81%) Programme Manager
5 9 (7.03%) DBA
5 9 (7.03%) Server Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 7 (5.47%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Programme Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Storage Specialist
10 4 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) Middleware
2 4 (3.13%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.78%) Flash
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (39.06%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.72%) Replication
3 12 (9.38%) Clustering
4 8 (6.25%) Celerra
5 5 (3.91%) CMDB
6 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.13%) FlexPod
7 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.34%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.34%) Life Science
8 2 (1.56%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.56%) DTV
8 2 (1.56%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.78%) PMI
9 1 (0.78%) Handset
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (54.69%) Windows
2 31 (24.22%) UNIX
3 28 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.72%) Solaris
6 15 (11.72%) Linux
7 6 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.69%) CentOS
8 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.88%) Migration
2 21 (16.41%) ITIL
2 21 (16.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (14.06%) Change Control
4 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (11.72%) Programme Management
5 14 (10.94%) Project Management
6 13 (10.16%) PRINCE2
7 11 (8.59%) Business Continuity
8 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (6.25%) Matrix Management
9 8 (6.25%) Network Management
10 6 (4.69%) Server Building
11 5 (3.91%) Software Delivery
11 5 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.91%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (3.91%) Service Management
12 4 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) Perl
3 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) PHP
3 3 (2.34%) Jython
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) Java
4 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.03%) MCSE
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) CCNA
5 5 (3.91%) MCP
6 4 (3.13%) CCA
6 4 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.13%) CCIE
6 4 (3.13%) CCNP
6 4 (3.13%) MCSA
6 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.13%) NCIE
7 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.34%) MCITP
7 3 (2.34%) MCTS
8 2 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 41 (32.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (27.34%) Active Directory
3 23 (17.97%) Hyper-V
4 17 (13.28%) XenApp
5 14 (10.94%) VMware ESX
6 9 (7.03%) Terminal Services
7 8 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.13%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.34%) NFS
10 2 (1.56%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.56%) Firmware
10 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.78%) iptables
11 1 (0.78%) Samba
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) SCCM
2 5 (3.91%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.13%) SCOM
3 4 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.34%) OpenView
5 2 (1.56%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.56%) WSUS
5 2 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.56%) Nagios
5 2 (1.56%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.78%) Opsview
6 1 (0.78%) Icinga
6 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.78%) Cacti
6 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (55.47%) VMware
2 48 (37.50%) Citrix
3 39 (30.47%) Cisco
4 33 (25.78%) EMC
5 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
6 26 (20.31%) NetApp
7 25 (19.53%) HP
8 19 (14.84%) IBM
9 13 (10.16%) CheckPoint
9 13 (10.16%) Oracle
9 13 (10.16%) SolarWinds
10 10 (7.81%) Red Hat
11 8 (6.25%) SAP
11 8 (6.25%) Nortel
12 7 (5.47%) McAfee
13 6 (4.69%) Brocade
13 6 (4.69%) Remedy
14 5 (3.91%) 3PAR
14 5 (3.91%) Symantec
14 5 (3.91%) Dell
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