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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 101 95 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing SAN 53 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.62% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.72% 13.69% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 35
Median daily rate £425 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.12% +20.21%
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
545 453 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.89% 11.83% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 227 201
Median daily rate £389 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -2 30 £425 +30.76% 12
Merseyside -5 13 £400 +23.07% 1
Cheshire -4 8 £413 -5.17% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 42 (44.21%) VMware
3 32 (33.68%) Windows Server
4 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
5 28 (29.47%) Active Directory
6 26 (27.37%) Cisco
7 25 (26.32%) HP
7 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (25.26%) Migration
9 21 (22.11%) ITIL
10 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 18 (18.95%) Solaris
12 18 (18.95%) Unix
12 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
13 17 (17.89%) AIX
13 17 (17.89%) Oracle
13 17 (17.89%) EMC
14 16 (16.84%) WAN
14 16 (16.84%) LAN
14 16 (16.84%) Clustering
14 16 (16.84%) SCCM
15 15 (15.79%) Firewall
15 15 (15.79%) Citrix
16 14 (14.74%) IBM
16 14 (14.74%) SQL
16 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
17 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
17 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (13.68%) SQL Server

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 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) IaaS
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) PaaS
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) LAN
1 16 (16.84%) WAN
2 15 (15.79%) Firewall
3 12 (12.63%) NAS
4 11 (11.58%) DNS
5 10 (10.53%) DHCP
6 9 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.32%) FWSM
7 6 (6.32%) VoIP
8 5 (5.26%) VLAN
9 4 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.21%) DMZ
9 4 (4.21%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.21%) Network Security
9 4 (4.21%) NX-OS
9 4 (4.21%) SSL
9 4 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.11%) DB2
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.05%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Local Government
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Architect
2 13 (13.68%) Administrator
3 8 (8.42%) Consultant
4 7 (7.37%) Storage Specialist
4 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.32%) Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.26%) Wintel Support
7 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Migration Specialist
7 4 (4.21%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Storage Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.11%) Middleware
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (2.11%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) CGI
2 1 (1.05%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (16.84%) Clustering
3 9 (9.47%) EMC VNX
4 6 (6.32%) HACMP
5 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.16%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.16%) HP Storage
6 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.11%) IBM XIV
7 2 (2.11%) LPAR
7 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.05%) Celerra
8 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.05%) Economics
8 1 (1.05%) iSeries
8 1 (1.05%) PKI
8 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 32 (33.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (18.95%) Solaris
4 18 (18.95%) Unix
5 17 (17.89%) AIX
6 13 (13.68%) Linux
6 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.21%) HPUX
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.05%) MVS
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Migration
2 21 (22.11%) ITIL
3 10 (10.53%) Service Management
4 9 (9.47%) Data Migration
5 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.42%) Project Management
6 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.32%) Change Management
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (5.26%) ERP
9 4 (4.21%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.21%) DevOps
9 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.21%) Operations Management
9 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) VB
3 2 (2.11%) VBScript
4 1 (1.05%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.05%) C#
4 1 (1.05%) Java
4 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
4 1 (1.05%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.21%) CCIE
5 3 (3.16%) CISA
5 3 (3.16%) CISSP
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.11%) Degree
6 2 (2.11%) GSEC
6 2 (2.11%) GSLC
6 2 (2.11%) GSNA
6 2 (2.11%) MCSA
6 2 (2.11%) SANS
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (29.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.58%) XenApp
4 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.53%) vSphere
5 9 (9.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.16%) GPFS
9 2 (2.11%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.11%) PowerHA
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.05%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.05%) Xen
10 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) SCCM
2 12 (12.63%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (6.32%) Ansible
6 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (5.26%) SCOM
6 5 (5.26%) SCOrch
6 5 (5.26%) vRealize
7 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.11%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.11%) Cacti
8 2 (2.11%) Legato
8 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.05%) Nagios
9 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) VMware
2 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
3 26 (27.37%) Cisco
4 25 (26.32%) HP
5 17 (17.89%) EMC
5 17 (17.89%) Oracle
6 15 (15.79%) Citrix
7 14 (14.74%) IBM
8 10 (10.53%) NetApp
9 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
9 7 (7.37%) Sun
10 6 (6.32%) Brocade
10 6 (6.32%) Veritas
11 4 (4.21%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.21%) Dell
12 3 (3.16%) Bloomberg
12 3 (3.16%) Reuters
12 3 (3.16%) Symantec
13 2 (2.11%) arcserve
13 2 (2.11%) Intel Security