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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 106 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing SAN 56 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 1.87% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 12.53% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £22.45 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £45.00 £31.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
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
540 463 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.32% 14.93% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 239 187
Average daily rate £377 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £439 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 42 44
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -34 22 £325 +4.83% 7
Merseyside -4 12 £295 -34.44% 2
Cheshire -19 9 £324 +8.02% 3
Lancashire -3 8 £400 - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 66 (57.39%) VMware
2 63 (54.78%) Windows
3 43 (37.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (33.04%) Cisco
5 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
5 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
7 30 (26.09%) HP
8 29 (25.22%) ITIL
9 27 (23.48%) LAN
9 27 (23.48%) Citrix
10 26 (22.61%) IBM
11 25 (21.74%) NAS
12 24 (20.87%) UNIX
12 24 (20.87%) SQL
12 24 (20.87%) NetApp
13 23 (20.00%) WAN
13 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 22 (19.13%) DNS
14 22 (19.13%) Firewall
15 21 (18.26%) DHCP
15 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
18 18 (15.65%) CCNA
19 15 (13.04%) Symantec
19 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
19 15 (13.04%) Migration

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (6.96%) IIS
1 8 (6.96%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.61%) Lync
4 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.61%) CICS
4 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.74%) TPMS
6 1 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) MS Office
2 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.48%) LAN
2 25 (21.74%) NAS
3 23 (20.00%) WAN
4 22 (19.13%) DNS
4 22 (19.13%) Firewall
5 21 (18.26%) DHCP
6 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
7 11 (9.57%) VPN
8 8 (6.96%) VoIP
8 8 (6.96%) VLAN
9 7 (6.09%) Wireless
10 5 (4.35%) WLAN
11 4 (3.48%) BGP
11 4 (3.48%) EIGRP
12 3 (2.61%) SSL
12 3 (2.61%) SNA
12 3 (2.61%) FTP
12 3 (2.61%) SMS
12 3 (2.61%) SMTP
12 3 (2.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) DB2
3 3 (2.61%) DataStage
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.87%) DTS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Publishing
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.74%) Electronics
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (13.91%) Analyst
1 16 (13.91%) Consultant
2 10 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (6.96%) Architect
3 8 (6.96%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.09%) DBA
4 7 (6.09%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (5.22%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Storage Specialist
6 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (4.35%) Storage Consultant
6 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.35%) SAN Specialist
6 5 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) Middleware
2 3 (2.61%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.61%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
3 1 (0.87%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (5.22%) Replication
4 4 (3.48%) Clustering
5 3 (2.61%) VSAM
5 3 (2.61%) PKI
5 3 (2.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.61%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (2.61%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.61%) EMC Centera
5 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.61%) EFT
6 2 (1.74%) HACMP
6 2 (1.74%) DTV
6 2 (1.74%) CMDB
6 2 (1.74%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.74%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 63 (54.78%) Windows
2 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (20.87%) UNIX
4 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.43%) Solaris
7 8 (6.96%) Linux
8 7 (6.09%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (5.22%) AIX
10 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.61%) CentOS
11 3 (2.61%) zOS
12 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) ITIL
2 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (13.04%) Migration
3 8 (6.96%) Server Building
4 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.22%) Project Management
4 6 (5.22%) Service Management
5 5 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.35%) Software Delivery
6 4 (3.48%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.48%) Network Management
6 4 (3.48%) Change Control
6 4 (3.48%) Change Management
7 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.61%) ETL
7 3 (2.61%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.61%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.61%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.87%) SQL
2 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.48%) VBScript
3 4 (3.48%) Perl
4 2 (1.74%) PHP
4 2 (1.74%) Jython
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) C
5 1 (0.87%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (15.65%) CCNA
3 14 (12.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (10.43%) MCITP
4 12 (10.43%) MCSE
5 9 (7.83%) CCA
5 9 (7.83%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (6.96%) MCSA
7 6 (5.22%) CCNP
8 5 (4.35%) MCP
9 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.48%) MCTS
9 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.61%) CCIE
10 3 (2.61%) VCP4
10 3 (2.61%) VCP5
11 2 (1.74%) CCEE
11 2 (1.74%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.48%) QA
System Software
1 43 (37.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
3 15 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 14 (12.17%) XenApp
5 7 (6.09%) XenServer
6 6 (5.22%) vSphere
6 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.48%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.61%) Firmware
9 3 (2.61%) RACF
9 3 (2.61%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.61%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (2.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.74%) GPFS
10 2 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) SCCM
2 11 (9.57%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.83%) SCOM
4 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.35%) OpenView
6 4 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.61%) SCDPM
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (2.61%) zSecure
7 3 (2.61%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.87%) WSUS
9 1 (0.87%) Nagios
9 1 (0.87%) EMC Navisphere
9 1 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.87%) Icinga
9 1 (0.87%) Cacti
9 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 66 (57.39%) VMware
2 38 (33.04%) Cisco
3 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
4 30 (26.09%) HP
5 27 (23.48%) Citrix
6 26 (22.61%) IBM
7 24 (20.87%) NetApp
8 15 (13.04%) Symantec
8 15 (13.04%) Brocade
9 14 (12.17%) EMC
10 12 (10.43%) 3PAR
11 9 (7.83%) McAfee
12 8 (6.96%) Sophos
12 8 (6.96%) Veeam
12 8 (6.96%) SAP
13 7 (6.09%) AppSense
14 6 (5.22%) Veritas
15 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
16 4 (3.48%) Altiris
16 4 (3.48%) Sun
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