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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 109 118 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing SAN 47 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.05% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.72% 7.94% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 26
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.75 £21.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.39% -37.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-53.30% +23.63%
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
539 592 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.20% 13.20% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 336 274
Median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +12 28 £350 -21.78% 12
Cheshire +6 8 £363 -6.45% 5
Merseyside +1 5 £400 +66.66% 1
Lancashire +16 3 - -
Cumbria - 2 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 49 (53.85%) VMware
2 47 (51.65%) Windows
3 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
4 35 (38.46%) Cisco
5 32 (35.16%) HP
5 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
6 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
7 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (28.57%) LAN
8 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 25 (27.47%) ITIL
10 24 (26.37%) WAN
11 23 (25.27%) Oracle
12 21 (23.08%) Solaris
13 20 (21.98%) Migration
13 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (20.88%) Firewall
15 18 (19.78%) Unix
15 18 (19.78%) AIX
16 17 (18.68%) EMC
17 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
17 16 (17.58%) Linux
17 16 (17.58%) SCCM
18 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (15.38%) DHCP
19 14 (15.38%) DNS
19 14 (15.38%) NetBackup
20 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (14.29%) IBM
20 13 (14.29%) Citrix

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 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.79%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.57%) LAN
2 24 (26.37%) WAN
3 19 (20.88%) Firewall
4 14 (15.38%) DHCP
4 14 (15.38%) DNS
5 13 (14.29%) NAS
6 12 (13.19%) VPN
7 11 (12.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
9 8 (8.79%) VoIP
10 7 (7.69%) FWSM
10 7 (7.69%) Network Security
10 7 (7.69%) VLAN
10 7 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (6.59%) Unified Communications
12 5 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (5.49%) NX-OS
12 5 (5.49%) SSL
12 5 (5.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.20%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.30%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.30%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Administrator
3 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.69%) Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) Wintel Support
7 5 (5.49%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) VMWare Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Implementation Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) Solaris Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.19%) Clustering
3 6 (6.59%) HACMP
4 5 (5.49%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (5.49%) EMC VNX
5 4 (4.40%) HP Storage
5 4 (4.40%) IBM XIV
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.30%) BYOD
6 3 (3.30%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.30%) FlexPod
6 3 (3.30%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.20%) LPAR
7 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.20%) PKI
7 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (51.65%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.08%) Solaris
4 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (19.78%) AIX
5 18 (19.78%) Unix
6 16 (17.58%) Linux
7 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.59%) HPUX
10 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.20%) SUSE
11 1 (1.10%) MVS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) ITIL
2 20 (21.98%) Migration
3 12 (13.19%) Service Management
4 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.69%) ERP
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.49%) Project Management
7 4 (4.40%) Coaching
7 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.40%) Server Building
7 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Information Security
8 3 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.30%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.30%) Stress Testing
8 3 (3.30%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.30%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
3 3 (3.30%) PHP
3 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) CCIE
4 5 (5.49%) CCNA
4 5 (5.49%) MCSE
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.30%) CISA
5 3 (3.30%) CISSP
6 2 (2.20%) GSEC
6 2 (2.20%) GSLC
6 2 (2.20%) GSNA
6 2 (2.20%) MCSA
6 2 (2.20%) SANS
7 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.10%) Degree
7 1 (1.10%) MCDST
7 1 (1.10%) MCITP
7 1 (1.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (8.79%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.79%) vSphere
5 6 (6.59%) XenApp
6 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.30%) GPFS
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.20%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.20%) PowerHA
8 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.10%) Xen
9 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) SCCM
2 14 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 10 (10.99%) Oracle ZFS
4 8 (8.79%) Backup Exec
5 6 (6.59%) SCOM
5 6 (6.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Ansible
7 4 (4.40%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (3.30%) Tivoli
9 2 (2.20%) Cacti
9 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.20%) Legato
9 2 (2.20%) SCVMM
9 2 (2.20%) WSUS
10 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 49 (53.85%) VMware
2 35 (38.46%) Cisco
3 32 (35.16%) HP
4 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
5 23 (25.27%) Oracle
6 17 (18.68%) EMC
7 13 (14.29%) Citrix
7 13 (14.29%) IBM
8 11 (12.09%) Dell
9 10 (10.99%) Veritas
10 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
11 8 (8.79%) Brocade
11 8 (8.79%) Symantec
12 7 (7.69%) Sun
13 6 (6.59%) Intel Security
14 4 (4.40%) 3PAR
14 4 (4.40%) Bloomberg
14 4 (4.40%) Canon
14 4 (4.40%) Reuters
14 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
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