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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 117 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.97% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 6.86% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 22
Median daily rate £325 £413 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £294 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.75 £41.80 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.71% +67.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
464 583 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 14.11% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 341 228
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 37
Median hourly rate £19.63 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +6 19 £308 -17.17% 7
Cheshire +12 7 £345 -18.82% 3
Lancashire -7 3 £263 -
Merseyside -7 2 £338 -32.50%
Cumbria - 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 45 (53.57%) Windows
1 45 (53.57%) VMware
2 36 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (41.67%) Cisco
4 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 32 (38.10%) LAN
6 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
7 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (33.33%) WAN
9 27 (32.14%) HP
10 25 (29.76%) Firewall
10 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
11 24 (28.57%) ITIL
12 20 (23.81%) Migration
13 19 (22.62%) Linux
14 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
16 16 (19.05%) SCCM
16 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (17.86%) NAS
17 15 (17.86%) Oracle
18 14 (16.67%) Unix
18 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (15.48%) AIX
19 13 (15.48%) VPN
19 13 (15.48%) DNS
20 12 (14.29%) MS Exchange
20 12 (14.29%) Solaris
20 12 (14.29%) SQL
21 11 (13.10%) MS Office

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 12 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.76%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.57%) Office 365
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.10%) LAN
2 28 (33.33%) WAN
3 25 (29.76%) Firewall
4 15 (17.86%) NAS
5 13 (15.48%) DNS
5 13 (15.48%) VPN
6 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (13.10%) DHCP
7 9 (10.71%) VLAN
8 8 (9.52%) VoIP
9 7 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (8.33%) FWSM
9 7 (8.33%) Network Security
9 7 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.14%) SSL
10 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.14%) Unified Communications
10 6 (7.14%) Wireless
11 5 (5.95%) Internet
11 5 (5.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.38%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.19%) DB2
5 1 (1.19%) GIS
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.57%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) Architect
3 10 (11.90%) Consultant
4 8 (9.52%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) IT Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) AIX Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Designer
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Linux Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) COM
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) Clustering
3 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) BYOD
4 4 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.57%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.57%) HACMP
6 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.38%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (53.57%) Windows
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.62%) Linux
4 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (16.67%) Unix
6 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (15.48%) AIX
8 12 (14.29%) Solaris
9 5 (5.95%) HPUX
10 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.38%) SUSE
13 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 20 (23.81%) Migration
3 8 (9.52%) Service Management
4 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.14%) ERP
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.95%) Project Management
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Coaching
7 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.76%) Server Building
7 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.57%) Stress Testing
8 3 (3.57%) Time Management
8 3 (3.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.57%) PHP
3 3 (3.57%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) Java
4 2 (2.38%) Perl
4 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.38%) VB
4 2 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.14%) CCNA
2 6 (7.14%) MCSE
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (5.95%) CCIE
4 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) CISA
5 3 (3.57%) CISSP
6 2 (2.38%) GSEC
6 2 (2.38%) GSLC
6 2 (2.38%) GSNA
6 2 (2.38%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) SANS
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) MCDST
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) MCTS
7 1 (1.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) VMware ESX
4 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.52%) vSphere
5 7 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (5.95%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (5.95%) XenApp
8 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.38%) VMware GSX
10 2 (2.38%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.19%) Xen
11 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) SCOM
3 7 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 7 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 5 (5.95%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.76%) WSUS
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Ansible
7 2 (2.38%) Cacti
7 2 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.38%) MOM
7 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.38%) SmoothWall
7 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (53.57%) VMware
2 36 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (41.67%) Cisco
4 27 (32.14%) HP
5 15 (17.86%) Oracle
6 11 (13.10%) Citrix
6 11 (13.10%) Veritas
7 10 (11.90%) Dell
8 9 (10.71%) NetApp
9 8 (9.52%) Brocade
9 8 (9.52%) EMC
9 8 (9.52%) Symantec
10 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.95%) Canon
11 5 (5.95%) IBM
11 5 (5.95%) Intel Security
11 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.76%) EqualLogic
12 4 (4.76%) Sun
12 4 (4.76%) Webroot