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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 112 95 78
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 43 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.61% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 11.78% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 33
Median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.31% +64.10%
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
597 518 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.31% 13.68% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 245 185
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 May 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
Cheshire -9 16 £450 +5.88% 2
Merseyside -3 12 £495 +4.21%
Manchester -25 10 £400 +14.28% 13
Cumbria +5 4 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 35 (45.45%) VMware
3 26 (33.77%) Windows Server
4 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
4 24 (31.17%) HP
4 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (28.57%) Migration
7 20 (25.97%) SQL
8 19 (24.68%) Cisco
8 19 (24.68%) Citrix
9 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
10 17 (22.08%) Finance
10 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
11 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (20.78%) EMC
11 16 (20.78%) NetApp
12 14 (18.18%) ITIL
12 14 (18.18%) Hyper-V
13 13 (16.88%) AIX
13 13 (16.88%) Oracle
13 13 (16.88%) NetBackup
14 12 (15.58%) Unix
14 12 (15.58%) Linux
14 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
14 12 (15.58%) IBM
14 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
14 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.58%) 3PAR
14 12 (15.58%) 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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.29%) IIS
3 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.19%) Apache
5 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.90%) Confluence
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) IaaS
2 7 (9.09%) PaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) LAN
1 11 (14.29%) NAS
1 11 (14.29%) WAN
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) DHCP
3 5 (6.49%) NetScaler
3 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.19%) VoIP
5 3 (3.90%) DMZ
5 3 (3.90%) IPsec
5 3 (3.90%) Network Security
5 3 (3.90%) Skype
5 3 (3.90%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Local Government
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (11.69%) Architect
2 8 (10.39%) Administrator
2 8 (10.39%) Consultant
2 8 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (9.09%) Designer
3 7 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Storage Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (6.49%) Wintel Support
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Migration Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (2.60%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) CGI
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Clustering
1 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.90%) HACMP
3 3 (3.90%) HP Storage
3 3 (3.90%) PKI
3 3 (3.90%) Wiki
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.60%) LPAR
4 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Celerra
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) iSeries
5 1 (1.30%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 26 (33.77%) Windows Server
3 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (16.88%) AIX
6 12 (15.58%) Linux
6 12 (15.58%) Unix
7 10 (12.99%) Solaris
8 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.90%) HPUX
10 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.60%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.30%) MVS
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Migration
2 14 (18.18%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Project Management
4 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
5 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.19%) DevOps
7 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.19%) Operations Management
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.19%) Service Management
8 3 (3.90%) Coaching
8 3 (3.90%) High Availability
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) SQL
2 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) C#
3 2 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.90%) MCSE
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
1 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.99%) vSphere
4 9 (11.69%) XenApp
5 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.60%) PowerHA
8 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.30%) Firmware
9 1 (1.30%) GPFS
9 1 (1.30%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) NetBackup
2 12 (15.58%) SCCM
3 7 (9.09%) SCOM
3 7 (9.09%) SCOrch
4 6 (7.79%) vRealize
5 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.90%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.90%) Nagios
7 2 (2.60%) Ansible
7 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.60%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.60%) Legato
7 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.30%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) VMware
2 24 (31.17%) HP
3 19 (24.68%) Cisco
3 19 (24.68%) Citrix
4 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.78%) EMC
5 16 (20.78%) NetApp
6 13 (16.88%) Oracle
7 12 (15.58%) 3PAR
7 12 (15.58%) IBM
8 7 (9.09%) Symantec
9 6 (7.79%) Sun
10 4 (5.19%) Dell
10 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.19%) Veritas
11 3 (3.90%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.90%) Reuters
11 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.60%) Kofax
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