The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 June 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.57% 0.92% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 7.14% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £414 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -10.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £235 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 24 28 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.14% 12.84% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 25
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £190 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.08 £21.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.97% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Chester

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Chester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Chester

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Local Government
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) SmoothWall
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security Management
4 3 (37.50%) Security Management
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) McAfee
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) LDAP
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) LDAP
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
2 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (62.50%) Local Government
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Security Officer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CESG
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
1 3 (37.50%) SmoothWall
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Kofax
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) BMC
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) VMware