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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 32 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.79% 2.99% 5.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 31.58% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £335 £550
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 £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 19 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.37% 9.45% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 45
Average daily rate £331 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.63 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -40.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.53 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £10.93 £19.85
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
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 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 -9 10 £350 +27.27% 1
SAN
North East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 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 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Solaris
4 15 (68.18%) Service Management
5 14 (63.64%) ITIL
5 14 (63.64%) UNIX
6 12 (54.55%) AIX
6 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) WAN
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (40.91%) Firewall
8 8 (36.36%) Veritas
8 8 (36.36%) LAN
8 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Fat Client
9 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
9 7 (31.82%) Citrix
9 7 (31.82%) Thin Client
9 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
10 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
10 6 (27.27%) DNS
10 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
11 5 (22.73%) HP
11 5 (22.73%) EMC
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco
11 5 (22.73%) DHCP
11 5 (22.73%) VPN
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) WAN
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) Junos
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (9.09%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) SMS
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Fat Client
1 7 (31.82%) Thin Client
2 5 (22.73%) Open Source
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (4.55%) Celerra
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Solaris
3 14 (63.64%) UNIX
4 12 (54.55%) AIX
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (18.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Service Management
2 14 (63.64%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Network Management
5 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) BCP
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCA
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) JSP 440
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (18.18%) KVM
4 4 (18.18%) RHEV
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (9.09%) Xen
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.64%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Veritas
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
6 3 (13.64%) Crossbeam
6 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.64%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee