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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 78 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SAN 67 64 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 2.13% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 17.02% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 22
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £22.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £41.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -8.00%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -7 30 £313 +4.16% 14
Merseyside -2 18 £400 -5.88% 4
Cheshire -9 14 £425 +37.09% 7
Lancashire +4 4 £313 +33.54%
Cumbria - 1 £505 - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 79 (59.40%) Windows
2 74 (55.64%) VMware
3 48 (36.09%) Citrix
4 47 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (33.83%) Data Centre
6 43 (32.33%) Cisco
7 38 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
9 34 (25.56%) EMC
10 33 (24.81%) Firewall
11 32 (24.06%) NAS
12 31 (23.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (23.31%) Migration
13 29 (21.80%) UNIX
14 28 (21.05%) ITIL
14 28 (21.05%) HP
14 28 (21.05%) NetApp
14 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
15 27 (20.30%) WAN
16 25 (18.80%) DHCP
16 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (18.05%) LAN
17 24 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
18 23 (17.29%) DNS
19 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
19 20 (15.04%) SQL
19 20 (15.04%) SCCM
20 19 (14.29%) XenApp
20 19 (14.29%) Change Control
20 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (12.03%) IIS
2 12 (9.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.50%) Lync
6 2 (1.50%) TPMS
7 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Project
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.81%) Firewall
2 32 (24.06%) NAS
3 27 (20.30%) WAN
4 25 (18.80%) DHCP
5 24 (18.05%) LAN
6 23 (17.29%) DNS
7 14 (10.53%) iSCSI
7 14 (10.53%) BGP
7 14 (10.53%) EIGRP
8 13 (9.77%) Wireless
8 13 (9.77%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (9.02%) VLAN
9 12 (9.02%) OSPF
9 12 (9.02%) VPN
10 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.27%) Internet
11 8 (6.02%) MPLS
11 8 (6.02%) VoIP
11 8 (6.02%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.76%) DB2
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) DTS
7 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
General
1 10 (7.52%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.01%) Electronics
3 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Publishing
4 3 (2.26%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (15.04%) Analyst
2 17 (12.78%) Consultant
3 16 (12.03%) Project Manager
4 15 (11.28%) Architect
5 10 (7.52%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Server Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.02%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 7 (5.26%) DBA
8 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) Middleware
2 3 (2.26%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 45 (33.83%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.53%) Replication
3 14 (10.53%) Clustering
4 9 (6.77%) EMC VNX
5 8 (6.02%) Celerra
5 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (3.76%) CMDB
7 4 (3.01%) FlexPod
7 4 (3.01%) CLARiiON
7 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.01%) DTV
8 3 (2.26%) EMC Centera
8 3 (2.26%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (1.50%) Life Science
9 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.50%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 79 (59.40%) Windows
2 31 (23.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (21.80%) UNIX
4 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.28%) Solaris
7 12 (9.02%) Linux
8 8 (6.02%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.51%) CentOS
11 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.50%) AIX
12 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.31%) Migration
2 28 (21.05%) ITIL
3 24 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (14.29%) Change Control
5 13 (9.77%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.02%) Project Management
7 11 (8.27%) Programme Management
8 10 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.52%) Business Continuity
9 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.77%) Server Building
10 8 (6.02%) Network Management
11 6 (4.51%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.76%) Software Delivery
12 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (3.76%) Service Management
12 5 (3.76%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.76%) Incident Management
13 4 (3.01%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (3.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.04%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.51%) Perl
4 3 (2.26%) PHP
4 3 (2.26%) Jython
5 2 (1.50%) C
5 2 (1.50%) VBScript
6 1 (0.75%) Python
6 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.75%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (11.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (10.53%) CCNA
5 11 (8.27%) MCSE
6 9 (6.77%) CCA
6 9 (6.77%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.26%) MCITP
8 7 (5.26%) MCSA
9 6 (4.51%) MCP
9 6 (4.51%) Degree
9 6 (4.51%) CCNP
10 4 (3.01%) NCIE
10 4 (3.01%) MCTS
10 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.01%) CCIE
11 2 (1.50%) PMP
11 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.01%) QA
System Software
1 47 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 19 (14.29%) XenApp
5 12 (9.02%) VMware ESX
6 10 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 9 (6.77%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.01%) MetaFrame
8 4 (3.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.26%) Firmware
9 3 (2.26%) NFS
10 2 (1.50%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.50%) vSphere
10 2 (1.50%) XenServer
10 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.75%) iptables
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) SCCM
2 10 (7.52%) Backup Exec
3 9 (6.77%) SCOM
4 5 (3.76%) OpenView
5 4 (3.01%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.01%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.26%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.50%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.50%) WSUS
7 2 (1.50%) Nagios
7 2 (1.50%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.75%) Opsview
8 1 (0.75%) Icinga
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.75%) Cacti
8 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
8 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (55.64%) VMware
2 48 (36.09%) Citrix
3 43 (32.33%) Cisco
4 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
5 34 (25.56%) EMC
6 28 (21.05%) NetApp
6 28 (21.05%) HP
7 18 (13.53%) IBM
8 13 (9.77%) McAfee
8 13 (9.77%) Symantec
8 13 (9.77%) SolarWinds
9 12 (9.02%) Oracle
10 11 (8.27%) CheckPoint
11 10 (7.52%) 3PAR
11 10 (7.52%) Brocade
11 10 (7.52%) SAP
12 8 (6.02%) Nortel
12 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
12 8 (6.02%) Sophos
13 7 (5.26%) Veeam
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