The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 30 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 / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 92 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 -25  
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.56% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 4.03% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Median daily rate £275 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £345 £510
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 - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 199 248 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.03% 13.80% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 132 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 12 (54.55%) Windows
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
5 7 (31.82%) NAS
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) MS Office
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) NetApp
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) Webroot
9 3 (13.64%) XenApp
9 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
9 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.64%) Virtual Servers

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) NAS
3 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) WAN
5 3 (13.64%) WLAN
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (9.09%) Internet
6 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.55%) IPv4
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) COM
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) BYOD
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (4.55%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (13.64%) XenApp
4 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.09%) NFS
5 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.55%) Firmware
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.55%) Varnish
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) NetApp
3 4 (18.18%) Webroot
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Huawei
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Intel
6 1 (4.55%) Motorola
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos
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