The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 32 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.28% 7.63% 4.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 35.09% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 2
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£275 £245 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% +22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -2.32%
SAN
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.69% 21.76% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 9
Average daily rate £413 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.36% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £508 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £26.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Tyne and Wear region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Tyne and Wear region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 11 £275 +12.24%
Sunderland - 2 £433 - 1
SAN
North East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 19 (67.86%) HP
2 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (46.43%) Network Management
6 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 12 (42.86%) Firewall
7 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 10 (35.71%) EMC
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 9 (32.14%) UNIX
8 9 (32.14%) Network Design
8 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
9 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
9 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 8 (28.57%) Change Management
9 8 (28.57%) Service Management
9 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 8 (28.57%) LAN
9 8 (28.57%) WAN
9 8 (28.57%) vSphere
9 8 (28.57%) 3PAR
9 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 7 (25.00%) F5
10 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) AquaLogic
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) LAN
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) SSL
4 6 (21.43%) Network Security
4 6 (21.43%) Junos
4 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (7.14%) SMS
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.14%) UNIX Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Server Support
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Middleware
1 7 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Network Management
3 9 (32.14%) Network Design
3 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
4 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 8 (28.57%) Change Management
4 8 (28.57%) Service Management
4 8 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (25.00%) SOA
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) Time Management
8 3 (10.71%) Build Automation
9 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) High Availability
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) JSP 440
2 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) vSphere
1 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 7 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (21.43%) OpenView
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) HP
2 10 (35.71%) EMC
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 8 (28.57%) 3PAR
5 7 (25.00%) F5
5 7 (25.00%) TippingPoint
5 7 (25.00%) Juniper
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.00%) McAfee
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) Splunk
7 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp