Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - +40 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.82% - 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% - 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Chester median daily rate £280 - £225
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -25.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £21.50
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.50

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 Chester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 40 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.78% 12.84% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 38
Chester median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £240 £333 £286
90th Percentile £490 £530 £529
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -3.06% -38.76%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 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 Chester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 5 (83.33%) Local Government
1 5 (83.33%) NAS
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) EMC VNX
2 4 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Unix

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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (66.67%) EMC VNX
1 4 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Dell
1 4 (66.67%) EMC
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft