Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 115 110
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 26 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.84% 0.88% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 6.23% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 31
Manchester median daily rate £338 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% -2.35% +30.77%
10th Percentile £207 £306 £253
90th Percentile £475 £508 £488
North West median daily rate £408 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +5.84% -3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £15.69 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.37% -26.25%
North West median hourly rate - £15.69 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +6.37% -26.25%

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 467 401 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.06% 14.11% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 233 327
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £183 £142 £207
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 30
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -1.59% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.63 £41.00 £40.38
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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
Stockport +8 1 £210 -5.62% 4
Salford -2 1 £203 - 1
Bolton - 1 £120 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) HP
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco
4 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) WAN
7 9 (34.62%) DNS
7 9 (34.62%) LAN
8 8 (30.77%) DHCP
8 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (26.92%) NAS
9 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 6 (23.08%) SCCM
10 6 (23.08%) Firewall
10 6 (23.08%) Migration
10 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
10 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) EMC
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (19.23%) MCSE

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 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) WAN
2 9 (34.62%) DNS
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) DHCP
4 7 (26.92%) NAS
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
7 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (7.69%) IGMP
8 2 (7.69%) IPsec
8 2 (7.69%) SSH
8 2 (7.69%) VLAN
8 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Migration Architect
3 2 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) HP APS
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.54%) XenServer
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (7.69%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) Docker
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.85%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) TADDM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) HP
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) EMC
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Veeam
7 3 (11.54%) Brocade
7 3 (11.54%) Polycom
8 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 2 (7.69%) arcserve
8 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 2 (7.69%) IronPort
8 2 (7.69%) Juniper
8 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
8 2 (7.69%) McAfee
8 2 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (7.69%) Nokia
8 2 (7.69%) Veritas