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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 56 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.22% 4.32% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.74% 40.00% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
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£347 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +17.64%
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
95 20 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.06% 10.81% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 10 25
Average daily rate £349 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -35 12 £320 +3.22% 2
SAN
North East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (75.00%) ITIL
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) Firewall
3 15 (62.50%) Service Management
4 14 (58.33%) WAN
4 14 (58.33%) HP
4 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 13 (54.17%) LAN
5 13 (54.17%) Windows
6 12 (50.00%) Network Management
7 11 (45.83%) DNS
7 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (41.67%) Linux
8 10 (41.67%) UNIX
9 9 (37.50%) Cisco
9 9 (37.50%) EMC
9 9 (37.50%) Juniper
9 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
9 9 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (37.50%) Junos
9 9 (37.50%) F5
9 9 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (37.50%) vSphere
9 9 (37.50%) 3PAR
9 9 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (37.50%) JSP 440
9 9 (37.50%) TippingPoint
9 9 (37.50%) Network Security
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (29.17%) WebLogic
2 4 (16.67%) AquaLogic
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) WAN
3 13 (54.17%) LAN
4 11 (45.83%) DNS
5 9 (37.50%) Junos
5 9 (37.50%) Network Security
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (29.17%) SSL
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (16.67%) DHCP
8 4 (16.67%) VPN
9 3 (12.50%) SMS
10 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (16.67%) Java EE
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 10 (41.67%) UNIX
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (33.33%) Solaris
6 6 (25.00%) AIX
7 3 (12.50%) HPUX
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 15 (62.50%) Service Management
3 12 (50.00%) Network Management
4 9 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (37.50%) Network Design
4 9 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
7 5 (20.83%) Time Management
8 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
10 2 (8.33%) High Availability
11 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) JSP 440
2 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (37.50%) vSphere
1 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.50%) KVM
4 3 (12.50%) RHEV
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (12.50%) OpenView
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) HP
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) EMC
2 9 (37.50%) Juniper
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) F5
2 9 (37.50%) 3PAR
2 9 (37.50%) TippingPoint
3 8 (33.33%) McAfee
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Splunk
5 3 (12.50%) Crossbeam
5 3 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Veritas