Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 83 88
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.42% 0.89% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 5.63% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 17
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.76% -9.38% -
10th Percentile £264 £274 £254
90th Percentile £468 £446 £520
North West median daily rate £350 £390 £388
% change year-on-year -10.26% +0.65% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.50
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.37% -31.40% -14.00%

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 231 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.00% 15.87% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 146 199
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £243 £229
90th Percentile £525 £675 £555
North West median daily rate £386 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -4.92% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -12.10%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £280 - 1
Knutsford - 4 £280 -
Warrington +18 2 £400 -5.88% 4
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Crewe - 1 £265 - 1
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (42.11%) NAS
5 7 (36.84%) EMC
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
6 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (31.58%) Dell
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (31.58%) Replication
6 6 (31.58%) EMC VNX
7 5 (26.32%) Local Government
7 5 (26.32%) vSphere
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) Clustering
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) PaaS
8 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (21.05%) PaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 3 (15.79%) MPLS
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) ADSL
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) ISDN
6 1 (5.26%) Junos
6 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (26.32%) Local Government
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) EMC VNX
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (21.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.53%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) CESG
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Database Mirroring
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Physics
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (26.32%) vSphere
5 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) SmoothWall
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) EMC
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) Dell
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
7 2 (10.53%) McAfee
7 2 (10.53%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) Veritas
8 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.26%) Lumension
8 1 (5.26%) Meraki
8 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto