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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 90 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 66 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.74% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.99% 13.81% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 8
Average daily rate
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£408 £320 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Average hourly rate £20.19 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.14% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +1.85%
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +6 32 £331 +26.19% 16
Merseyside -4 15 £325 +1.56% 4
Cheshire -14 15 £425 +5.85% 9
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (60.68%) Windows
2 65 (55.56%) VMware
3 45 (38.46%) Citrix
4 38 (32.48%) Firewall
4 38 (32.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
6 35 (29.91%) Cisco
7 34 (29.06%) EMC
8 32 (27.35%) UNIX
9 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
10 27 (23.08%) HP
11 26 (22.22%) Migration
12 25 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (20.51%) LAN
14 23 (19.66%) WAN
15 22 (18.80%) NetApp
15 22 (18.80%) NAS
16 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
17 20 (17.09%) DHCP
17 20 (17.09%) Hyper-V
17 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (16.24%) ITIL
19 18 (15.38%) DNS
19 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 17 (14.53%) IBM
21 16 (13.68%) Solaris
21 16 (13.68%) iSCSI
21 16 (13.68%) Change Control
22 15 (12.82%) SolarWinds
22 15 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (11.97%) IIS
2 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS Project
2 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) Firewall
2 24 (20.51%) LAN
3 23 (19.66%) WAN
4 22 (18.80%) NAS
5 20 (17.09%) DHCP
6 18 (15.38%) DNS
7 16 (13.68%) iSCSI
8 15 (12.82%) BGP
8 15 (12.82%) EIGRP
9 14 (11.97%) Wireless
9 14 (11.97%) VLAN
9 14 (11.97%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (11.11%) OSPF
11 12 (10.26%) VPN
12 11 (9.40%) Internet
13 9 (7.69%) DMZ
13 9 (7.69%) MPLS
13 9 (7.69%) VPLS
14 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.42%) DB2
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Banking
2 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.71%) Electronics
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) Architect
2 14 (11.97%) Project Manager
2 14 (11.97%) Analyst
3 11 (9.40%) Technical Architect
4 10 (8.55%) Server Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Programme Manager
5 9 (7.69%) Consultant
6 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.84%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Programme Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) SAP Basis
1 3 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Replication
2 14 (11.97%) Clustering
3 10 (8.55%) Celerra
4 5 (4.27%) CMDB
5 4 (3.42%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.56%) Life Science
6 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.71%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.71%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) PMI
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.68%) Windows
2 32 (27.35%) UNIX
3 25 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (13.68%) Solaris
7 14 (11.97%) Linux
8 13 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.27%) CentOS
10 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.56%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Migration
2 19 (16.24%) ITIL
3 16 (13.68%) Change Control
4 15 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.82%) Programme Management
5 14 (11.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (10.26%) Project Management
7 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
7 11 (9.40%) Business Continuity
8 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (6.84%) Matrix Management
9 8 (6.84%) Network Management
10 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (4.27%) Software Delivery
11 4 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.42%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.42%) Network Architecture
11 4 (3.42%) Project Planning
12 3 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) Perl
3 3 (2.56%) Jython
3 3 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby
4 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.85%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (5.13%) MCSE
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
1 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.42%) CCIE
4 3 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.56%) MCP
5 2 (1.71%) NCIE
5 2 (1.71%) CCEE
5 2 (1.71%) CCAA
5 2 (1.71%) CCNP
5 2 (1.71%) CCA
5 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.85%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.85%) MCSA
6 1 (0.85%) HNC
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 38 (32.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
3 20 (17.09%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.82%) VMware ESX
5 14 (11.97%) XenApp
6 11 (9.40%) Terminal Services
7 10 (8.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.42%) MetaFrame
9 4 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.56%) NFS
11 1 (0.85%) Samba
11 1 (0.85%) SRDF
11 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) SCCM
2 4 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.71%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.71%) Nagios
4 2 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.71%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.85%) Cacti
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
5 1 (0.85%) MOM
5 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.85%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 65 (55.56%) VMware
2 45 (38.46%) Citrix
3 35 (29.91%) Cisco
4 34 (29.06%) EMC
5 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
6 27 (23.08%) HP
7 22 (18.80%) NetApp
8 17 (14.53%) IBM
9 15 (12.82%) SolarWinds
9 15 (12.82%) CheckPoint
10 13 (11.11%) Oracle
11 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
12 9 (7.69%) Nortel
12 9 (7.69%) Remedy
13 6 (5.13%) SAP
14 5 (4.27%) Brocade
14 5 (4.27%) Dell
14 5 (4.27%) McAfee
15 4 (3.42%) 3PAR
15 4 (3.42%) Juniper
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