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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 35 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.47% 2.99% 6.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 28.57% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 14
Average daily rate
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£341 £275 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.81% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £335 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.48 £25.00 £24.69
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +1.26%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 21 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.01% 10.45% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 8 44
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -35.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
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
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 10 July 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
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 -14 9 £341 +23.81%
Prudhoe - - - -
SAN
North East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 28 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (84.38%) VMware
3 25 (78.13%) Windows
4 24 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (71.88%) ITIL
6 21 (65.63%) Solaris
7 20 (62.50%) UNIX
7 20 (62.50%) Service Management
8 18 (56.25%) DV Cleared
9 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (46.88%) Veritas
10 14 (43.75%) AIX
11 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
12 11 (34.38%) Cisco
12 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
12 11 (34.38%) NetBackup
13 9 (28.13%) EMC
14 8 (25.00%) WAN
14 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
14 8 (25.00%) Firewall
15 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
15 7 (21.88%) LAN
16 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
16 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
16 6 (18.75%) Citrix
16 6 (18.75%) HP
16 6 (18.75%) Thin Client
16 6 (18.75%) Fat Client
16 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
16 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) WAN
1 8 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) NAS
3 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (12.50%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) Junos
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) X.400
7 1 (3.13%) SMS
7 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) SAN Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Thin Client
1 6 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (12.50%) Open Source
3 4 (12.50%) CLARiiON
4 3 (9.38%) Celerra
5 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) Solaris
3 20 (62.50%) UNIX
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (43.75%) AIX
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (9.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 20 (62.50%) Service Management
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) Network Management
4 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) BCP
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (56.25%) DV Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CCA
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
1 3 (9.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (9.38%) KVM
6 3 (9.38%) RHEV
6 3 (9.38%) vSphere
7 2 (6.25%) XenApp
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (9.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) MOM
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) VMware
2 15 (46.88%) Veritas
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) EMC
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) Crossbeam
7 3 (9.38%) TippingPoint
7 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.38%) F5
7 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.38%) Juniper
8 2 (6.25%) McAfee
9 1 (3.13%) Symantec