The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.22% 1.97% 4.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 23.53% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £343 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 17 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.86% 8.37% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 44
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.59 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SAN
North East

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Newcastle upon Tyne -9 9 £350 +12.00% 4
SAN
North East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) Service Management
3 13 (72.22%) VMware
3 13 (72.22%) ITIL
3 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (66.67%) UNIX
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
4 12 (66.67%) Solaris
5 10 (55.56%) WAN
5 10 (55.56%) AIX
5 10 (55.56%) Firewall
6 9 (50.00%) LAN
7 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (33.33%) Veritas
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) EMC
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
8 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (27.78%) Open Source
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
9 5 (27.78%) NetBackup

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) DHCP
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Junos
5 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (11.11%) SSL
7 2 (11.11%) NAS
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.56%) Wireless
8 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
1 5 (27.78%) Open Source
1 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
2 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Celerra
4 1 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (5.56%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) UNIX
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Solaris
2 10 (55.56%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) HPUX
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Service Management
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (22.22%) Network Management
5 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (5.56%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
1 4 (22.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (22.22%) KVM
4 4 (22.22%) RHEV
4 4 (22.22%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
2 4 (22.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Veritas
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) EMC
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) F5
4 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
4 4 (22.22%) TippingPoint
5 3 (16.67%) Crossbeam
5 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft