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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 85 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22  
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 1.02% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 6.62% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
Median daily rate £440 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £315 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £511 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 200 272 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.33% 15.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 144 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 - -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) NAS
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Clustering
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (20.00%) XenApp
6 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (13.33%) High Availability
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (13.33%) Puppet
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V

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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) NAS
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WLAN
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Storage Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SAN Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Online Games
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.67%) Data Encryption
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Optimisation
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.67%) Huawei
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Synology
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam