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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 100 113 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing SAN 51 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.25% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.81% 10.02% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 31
Median daily rate £400 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £16.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +15.60%
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
520 529 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 12.50% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 289 246
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 51
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +8 34 £350 +7.69% 20
Merseyside +8 8 £400 +33.55% 3
Cheshire +8 6 £363 +11.85% 5
Lancashire +7 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 48 (51.06%) Windows
2 46 (48.94%) VMware
3 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
4 34 (36.17%) Windows Server
5 32 (34.04%) HP
6 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.72%) Cisco
7 27 (28.72%) Migration
7 27 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (25.53%) Data Centre
9 23 (24.47%) LAN
10 22 (23.40%) WAN
11 21 (22.34%) ITIL
11 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (21.28%) Firewall
13 19 (20.21%) Solaris
14 18 (19.15%) Oracle
15 16 (17.02%) AIX
15 16 (17.02%) Unix
15 16 (17.02%) Citrix
15 16 (17.02%) SCCM
16 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
16 14 (14.89%) NAS
16 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (14.89%) DHCP
16 14 (14.89%) SQL
17 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
17 13 (13.83%) DNS
17 13 (13.83%) EMC
17 13 (13.83%) Clustering

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 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.64%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.32%) IIS
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) IaaS
3 3 (3.19%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.19%) PaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) LAN
2 22 (23.40%) WAN
3 20 (21.28%) Firewall
4 14 (14.89%) DHCP
4 14 (14.89%) NAS
5 13 (13.83%) DNS
6 10 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.57%) VPN
8 8 (8.51%) VoIP
9 7 (7.45%) FWSM
9 7 (7.45%) VLAN
9 7 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (6.38%) Unified Communications
11 5 (5.32%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.32%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (5.32%) NX-OS
11 5 (5.32%) SSL
12 4 (4.26%) Network Security
12 4 (4.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.19%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.19%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.06%) Local Government
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (17.02%) Architect
2 12 (12.77%) Administrator
3 9 (9.57%) Consultant
3 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.45%) Storage Specialist
5 6 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.32%) Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Designer
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.32%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Wintel Support
7 4 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Migration Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Citrix Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.13%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) CGI
3 1 (1.06%) SAX
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.83%) Clustering
3 8 (8.51%) EMC VNX
4 6 (6.38%) HACMP
5 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.19%) BYOD
5 3 (3.19%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.19%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.19%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.13%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.13%) LPAR
6 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
7 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (51.06%) Windows
2 34 (36.17%) Windows Server
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (20.21%) Solaris
5 16 (17.02%) AIX
5 16 (17.02%) Unix
6 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (12.77%) Linux
7 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.38%) HPUX
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.06%) MVS
11 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) Migration
2 21 (22.34%) ITIL
3 10 (10.64%) Service Management
4 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.45%) Change Management
5 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (5.32%) ERP
7 5 (5.32%) Project Management
8 4 (4.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.26%) Operations Management
8 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.19%) Converged Infrastructure
9 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.19%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
1 14 (14.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) Bourne shell
2 1 (1.06%) Java
2 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.06%) Perl
2 1 (1.06%) PHP
2 1 (1.06%) RPG IV
2 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.06%) VB
2 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.32%) CCIE
4 5 (5.32%) MCSE
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.19%) CCNA
6 3 (3.19%) CISA
6 3 (3.19%) CISSP
6 3 (3.19%) MCSA
7 2 (2.13%) GSEC
7 2 (2.13%) GSLC
7 2 (2.13%) GSNA
7 2 (2.13%) SANS
8 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.06%) Degree
8 1 (1.06%) MCDST
8 1 (1.06%) MCITP
8 1 (1.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.64%) vSphere
4 9 (9.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (9.57%) XenApp
5 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.45%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.19%) GPFS
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.19%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.13%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.13%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.06%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.06%) Xen
8 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) SCCM
2 10 (10.64%) NetBackup
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (6.38%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.38%) SCOM
4 6 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Ansible
6 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.19%) SCOrch
7 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.13%) Cacti
8 2 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.13%) Legato
8 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.13%) SCVMM
8 2 (2.13%) vRealize
8 2 (2.13%) WSUS
9 1 (1.06%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 46 (48.94%) VMware
2 32 (34.04%) HP
3 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
4 27 (28.72%) Cisco
5 18 (19.15%) Oracle
6 16 (17.02%) Citrix
7 13 (13.83%) EMC
8 12 (12.77%) IBM
9 9 (9.57%) Red Hat
10 6 (6.38%) 3PAR
10 6 (6.38%) Brocade
10 6 (6.38%) Dell
10 6 (6.38%) NetApp
10 6 (6.38%) Sun
10 6 (6.38%) Symantec
10 6 (6.38%) Veritas
11 4 (4.26%) Intel Security
11 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.19%) Bloomberg
12 3 (3.19%) Reuters
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