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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North West
Rank 105 116 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.00% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 6.67% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 18
Median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £485 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £60.00 £41.80 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% +54.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+60.74% -10.08%

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
416 585 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 14.93% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 319 187
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Manchester +11 14 £225 -37.93% 6
Lancashire +3 8 £410 - 1
Cheshire +23 6 £300 +15.38% 2
Merseyside -5 4 £350 -17.64% 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 40 (57.14%) Windows
1 40 (57.14%) VMware
2 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (41.43%) Cisco
4 28 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 27 (38.57%) HP
6 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
6 26 (37.14%) LAN
6 26 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (37.14%) Data Centre
7 23 (32.86%) Migration
8 22 (31.43%) WAN
9 20 (28.57%) Firewall
10 19 (27.14%) Linux
11 17 (24.29%) ITIL
11 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (22.86%) NAS
13 13 (18.57%) Unix
13 13 (18.57%) SQL
13 13 (18.57%) Oracle
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (17.14%) Solaris
14 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
14 12 (17.14%) EMC
15 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
15 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (15.71%) Brocade
16 10 (14.29%) SCCM
16 10 (14.29%) 3PAR
16 10 (14.29%) NetApp

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 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.14%) LAN
2 22 (31.43%) WAN
3 20 (28.57%) Firewall
4 16 (22.86%) NAS
5 10 (14.29%) DNS
5 10 (14.29%) VPN
6 9 (12.86%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (10.00%) DHCP
8 6 (8.57%) VLAN
9 5 (7.14%) Internet
9 5 (7.14%) iSCSI
9 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.71%) Network Security
10 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
11 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.29%) PBX
11 3 (4.29%) SSL
11 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
11 3 (4.29%) VoIP
12 2 (2.86%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) MySQL
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.86%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.43%) GIS
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.29%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) Consultant
1 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (7.14%) Analyst
3 5 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (5.71%) AIX Consultant
4 4 (5.71%) Designer
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Linux Consultant
4 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Administrator
5 3 (4.29%) HPUX Consultant
5 3 (4.29%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) BYOD
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.86%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.86%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.43%) HACMP
6 1 (1.43%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.14%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (27.14%) Linux
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Unix
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (17.14%) Solaris
7 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (14.29%) AIX
9 5 (7.14%) HPUX
10 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.29%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.86%) SUSE
13 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Migration
2 17 (24.29%) ITIL
3 7 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) ERP
6 4 (5.71%) Project Management
6 4 (5.71%) Server Building
6 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (4.29%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.29%) Service Management
7 3 (4.29%) Stress Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Time Management
7 3 (4.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 2 (2.86%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 2 (2.86%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) PHP
3 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
4 2 (2.86%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) VB
4 2 (2.86%) VB6
5 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.57%) CCNA
3 6 (8.57%) MCSE
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) CCIE
6 1 (1.43%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) MCDST
6 1 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (1.43%) MCTS
6 1 (1.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
1 26 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.00%) vSphere
4 6 (8.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.86%) VMware GSX
8 2 (2.86%) XenApp
9 1 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.43%) NFS
9 1 (1.43%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCCM
2 8 (11.43%) SCOM
3 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
4 5 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.29%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (4.29%) WSUS
7 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.86%) MOM
7 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.86%) SmoothWall
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (57.14%) VMware
2 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (41.43%) Cisco
4 27 (38.57%) HP
5 13 (18.57%) Oracle
6 12 (17.14%) EMC
7 11 (15.71%) Brocade
8 10 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 10 (14.29%) Dell
8 10 (14.29%) NetApp
8 10 (14.29%) Veritas
9 9 (12.86%) Citrix
10 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
11 7 (10.00%) Symantec
12 5 (7.14%) Canon
12 5 (7.14%) Intel Security
13 4 (5.71%) EqualLogic
13 4 (5.71%) F5
13 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
13 4 (5.71%) Webroot