Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 118 130
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 -63
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 1.02% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 6.32% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 16
Manchester median daily rate £385 £383 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -6.71% +17.14%
10th Percentile £249 £158 £219
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.38% -3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -31.40% -12.24%
10th Percentile £15.35 £14.38 £20.75
90th Percentile £16.04 £15.13 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £19.85 £14.75 £41.80
% change year-on-year +34.54% -64.71% +54.81%

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 350 506 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.58% 16.05% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 301 288
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.91%
10th Percentile £137 £213 £229
90th Percentile £632 £550 £511
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 29
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +29.68% -15.88%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.72 £9.95
90th Percentile £30.58 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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
Rochdale - 2 £140 -
Stockport +4 1 £223 -55.50% 2
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (38.89%) Docker
3 6 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (33.33%) Puppet
3 6 (33.33%) CentOS
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (33.33%) Serverless
4 5 (27.78%) Terraform
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Nagios
4 5 (27.78%) Apache
4 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (27.78%) MySQL
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 5 (27.78%) nginx
5 4 (22.22%) NAS
5 4 (22.22%) SaaS
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Migration

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 5 (27.78%) Apache
1 5 (27.78%) nginx
1 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (33.33%) Serverless
3 4 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) PBX
5 1 (5.56%) SSH
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) GoCD
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
1 3 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) AWS Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) DBA
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
1 1 (5.56%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) BYOD
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) HACMP
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) CentOS
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Email Filtering
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Physics
4 1 (5.56%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Statistics
4 1 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Docker
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
3 1 (5.56%) GPFS
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Xen
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (27.78%) Nagios
2 5 (27.78%) Terraform
3 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) IronPort
7 1 (5.56%) Meraki
7 1 (5.56%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.56%) Polycom