Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 102 120
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18 -54
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 53 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.78% 1.48% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 9.03% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 23
Manchester median daily rate £415 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -4.38% +25.00%
10th Percentile £303 £175 £301
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £350 £395 £400
% change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -26.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.35 £14.38 £13.70
90th Percentile £16.04 £15.13 £21.58
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 399 587 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.51% 16.36% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 335 253
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £210 £208
90th Percentile £538 £546 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 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
Salford - 2 - -
Stockport +1 1 £223 -57.62% 3
Rochdale - 1 - -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 17 (73.91%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
2 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
3 8 (34.78%) Docker
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
4 7 (30.43%) Puppet
4 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (26.09%) Serverless
5 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
5 6 (26.09%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) CentOS
5 6 (26.09%) Nagios
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
6 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) Apache
6 5 (21.74%) MySQL
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) NetApp
6 5 (21.74%) nginx
6 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
6 5 (21.74%) Terraform
7 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
7 4 (17.39%) SaaS

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 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) nginx
3 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (26.09%) Serverless
3 4 (17.39%) SaaS
4 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) WAN
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.35%) FTP
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) PBX
5 1 (4.35%) SMTP
5 1 (4.35%) SSH
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) GoCD
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) DBA
3 3 (13.04%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) AWS Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) BYOD
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) HACMP
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) CentOS
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Data Encryption
4 2 (8.70%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Optimisation
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.35%) Process Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Docker
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) VMware NSX
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.35%) Firmware
5 1 (4.35%) GPFS
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
2 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
2 6 (26.09%) Nagios
3 5 (21.74%) Terraform
4 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Ansible
5 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
6 2 (8.70%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) IronPort
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.35%) Polycom
7 1 (4.35%) Veeam