Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 118 120
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -35
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.90% 0.61% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 4.26% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 20
Manchester median daily rate £375 £428 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +22.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £199 £263 £251
90th Percentile £518 £500 £478
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 413 399 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.85% 14.30% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 217 278
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £177 £163 £210
90th Percentile £563 £547 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 24
Manchester median hourly rate £18.62 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.13% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.00 £43.50
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% +3.33% -13.04%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Salford 0 1 £203 -
Stockport - 1 £210 - 4
Bolton - 1 £120 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) VMware
3 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco
5 12 (41.38%) HP
6 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (24.14%) WAN
8 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
8 7 (24.14%) Migration
9 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
9 6 (20.69%) NAS
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) LAN
10 5 (17.24%) DNS
10 5 (17.24%) EMC
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (13.79%) DHCP
11 4 (13.79%) MySQL
11 4 (13.79%) Oracle

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 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) G Suite
3 1 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
1 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.90%) Converged Networks
6 2 (6.90%) DMZ
6 2 (6.90%) HTTP
6 2 (6.90%) IPsec
6 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.45%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.45%) FCoE
7 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.45%) Games
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Designer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Deployment Automation
2 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Decision-Making
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) XenServer
5 2 (6.90%) Docker
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) NFS
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.90%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) TADDM
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) EMC
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) Brocade
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 2 (6.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.90%) arcserve
7 2 (6.90%) Kaspersky
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 2 (6.90%) Polycom
7 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) Veeam
8 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.45%) IronPort