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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 129 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 41 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.69% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 12.94% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 25
Average daily rate £400 £423 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +32.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £502 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £20.09 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
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
580 510 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.42% 13.03% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 176
Average daily rate £375 £336 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 50 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -2 15 £450 +5.88% 5
Merseyside -3 9 £438 +34.61% 3
Manchester -32 9 £325 -1.88% 12
Cumbria +6 5 £250 -50.49%
Lancashire - 3 £400 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (40.79%) VMware
3 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (27.63%) ITIL
4 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
5 20 (26.32%) Cisco
5 20 (26.32%) Migration
6 19 (25.00%) HP
6 19 (25.00%) Citrix
7 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
7 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (22.37%) PowerShell
8 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
8 17 (22.37%) SQL
9 16 (21.05%) Unix
10 15 (19.74%) Oracle
10 15 (19.74%) NetApp
11 14 (18.42%) Finance
11 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (18.42%) Hyper-V
12 13 (17.11%) Firewall
12 13 (17.11%) NetBackup
12 13 (17.11%) LAN
13 12 (15.79%) WAN
13 12 (15.79%) IBM
13 12 (15.79%) 3PAR
14 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
14 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.47%) Solaris
15 10 (13.16%) AIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (13.16%) IIS
2 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.58%) Apache
5 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.95%) Confluence
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) IaaS
1 8 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Firewall
1 13 (17.11%) LAN
2 12 (15.79%) WAN
3 9 (11.84%) NAS
4 8 (10.53%) DNS
5 7 (9.21%) VoIP
6 6 (7.89%) SSL
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (6.58%) FWSM
7 5 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (6.58%) IPsec
7 5 (6.58%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.58%) Network Security
7 5 (6.58%) VPN
7 5 (6.58%) Wireless
7 5 (6.58%) WLAN
8 4 (5.26%) DHCP
9 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) JIRA
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Local Government
3 1 (1.32%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (13.16%) Administrator
2 8 (10.53%) Consultant
2 8 (10.53%) Designer
3 7 (9.21%) Server Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) DBA
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) CGI
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (1.32%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Clustering
2 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.58%) EMC VNX
3 5 (6.58%) HACMP
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.95%) Wiki
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.32%) Celerra
6 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Economics
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.32%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.00%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.05%) Unix
5 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.47%) Solaris
7 10 (13.16%) AIX
8 7 (9.21%) Linux
9 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.95%) HPUX
11 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 20 (26.32%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) Service Management
4 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.53%) Project Management
6 7 (9.21%) Converged Infrastructure
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Change Management
8 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (5.26%) Coaching
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.26%) High Availability
9 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.26%) Operations Management
9 4 (5.26%) Performance Management
9 4 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) PowerShell
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) VB
2 2 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (1.32%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.58%) CCNP
4 3 (3.95%) MCSE
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MCSA
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
3 14 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.84%) vSphere
4 9 (11.84%) XenApp
5 8 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.58%) GPFS
6 5 (6.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.32%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) NetBackup
2 9 (11.84%) SCCM
3 7 (9.21%) SCOrch
3 7 (9.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (7.89%) SCOM
4 6 (7.89%) vRealize
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (3.95%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.95%) Nagios
7 2 (2.63%) Ansible
7 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.32%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.32%) Puppet
8 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) VMware
2 20 (26.32%) Cisco
3 19 (25.00%) Citrix
3 19 (25.00%) HP
4 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
5 15 (19.74%) NetApp
5 15 (19.74%) Oracle
6 12 (15.79%) 3PAR
6 12 (15.79%) IBM
7 10 (13.16%) EMC
8 8 (10.53%) Symantec
9 7 (9.21%) Sun
10 4 (5.26%) Veritas
11 3 (3.95%) Intel
11 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.63%) arcserve
12 2 (2.63%) Avaya
12 2 (2.63%) Dell
12 2 (2.63%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.63%) Siemens
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