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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 67 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8  
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 1.59% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 8.12% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Median daily rate £375 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £241 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 71 197 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.17% 19.60% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 128 72
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 3 £295 -30.58% 2
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (64.29%) AIX
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) Clustering
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Veritas
5 5 (35.71%) Local Government
5 5 (35.71%) SCOM
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) NetApp
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) Juniper
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) VBScript

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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DMZ
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Local Government
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) AIX Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Security Officer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) CESG
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.14%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) AIX
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
3 3 (21.43%) Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) VMware GSX
5 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) MOM
3 2 (14.29%) SmoothWall
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (14.29%) WSUS
4 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Veritas
3 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Kofax
6 1 (7.14%) Lumension
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
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