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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North West
Rank 102 124 94
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -30
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.90% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.41% 5.95% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 18
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-19.18% +32.30%

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
390 571 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 15.18% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 327 206
Median daily rate £383 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 42
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +21 10 £410 +2.50% 1
Cheshire +20 5 £300 +9.09% 1
Manchester +4 5 £275 - 7
Merseyside -1 5 £350 -6.66% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) VMware
3 25 (43.86%) Cisco
4 24 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
6 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 19 (33.33%) Migration
6 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (31.58%) Data Centre
8 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (28.07%) Linux
9 15 (26.32%) ITIL
9 15 (26.32%) HP
9 15 (26.32%) LAN
9 15 (26.32%) NAS
10 13 (22.81%) WAN
11 12 (21.05%) EMC
11 12 (21.05%) Firewall
12 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
12 11 (19.30%) Brocade
12 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (17.54%) Unix
13 10 (17.54%) Veritas
14 9 (15.79%) Dell
14 9 (15.79%) SQL
14 9 (15.79%) NetApp
14 9 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
15 8 (14.04%) SCCM

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 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) LAN
1 15 (26.32%) NAS
2 13 (22.81%) WAN
3 12 (21.05%) Firewall
4 9 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (10.53%) DNS
5 6 (10.53%) VPN
6 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
7 3 (5.26%) Internet
7 3 (5.26%) SSL
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.51%) IPv4
8 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.51%) VLAN
8 2 (3.51%) Wireless
9 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) GIS
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (10.53%) Consultant
1 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (8.77%) Analyst
2 5 (8.77%) Storage Specialist
3 4 (7.02%) Administrator
3 4 (7.02%) AIX Consultant
3 4 (7.02%) Architect
3 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (7.02%) Linux Consultant
3 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.51%) Database Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.51%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.51%) IBM XIV
3 2 (3.51%) Life Science
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) AS400
4 1 (1.75%) BYOD
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.75%) HACMP
4 1 (1.75%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.54%) Unix
6 7 (12.28%) AIX
7 6 (10.53%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (3.51%) SUSE
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Migration
2 15 (26.32%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (7.02%) ERP
5 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) Server Building
5 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (5.26%) Release Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Stress Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 2 (3.51%) Coaching
7 2 (3.51%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.51%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.51%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) PHP
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.26%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) VB6
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.53%) MCSE
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) CCNA
4 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.51%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) CCIE
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.04%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.28%) vSphere
4 6 (10.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (7.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.51%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.75%) NFS
8 1 (1.75%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) SCOM
3 6 (10.53%) Backup Exec
4 4 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.02%) WSUS
5 3 (5.26%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.51%) MOM
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (3.51%) SmoothWall
6 2 (3.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.75%) Puppet
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) VMware
2 25 (43.86%) Cisco
3 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 15 (26.32%) HP
5 12 (21.05%) EMC
6 11 (19.30%) Brocade
7 10 (17.54%) Veritas
8 9 (15.79%) Dell
8 9 (15.79%) NetApp
9 8 (14.04%) Oracle
10 7 (12.28%) 3PAR
10 7 (12.28%) Symantec
11 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
12 4 (7.02%) Canon
12 4 (7.02%) Citrix
12 4 (7.02%) F5
12 4 (7.02%) Intel Security
12 4 (7.02%) SAP
12 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
12 4 (7.02%) Webroot