Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 141 135
Rank change year-on-year +62 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 8 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 0.28% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.43% 2.40% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 26
Median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £201
90th Percentile £375 £419 £513
North West median daily rate £350 £285 £400
% change year-on-year +22.81% -28.75% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 158 334 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.26% 11.83% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 197 253
Median daily rate £373 £425 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.35% +8.83% -2.25%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £177
90th Percentile £529 £588 £563
North West median daily rate £363 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -12.65% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 53
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -10.86% +21.23%
10th Percentile £10.82 £12.55 £12.74
90th Percentile £20.38 £30.34 £42.35
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.12% -2.86% +12.90%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Service Design
2 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Brocade
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) EMC VMAX

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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Service Design
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 2 (28.57%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) BMC
5 1 (14.29%) Emulex
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds