The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 28 March 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)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 67 56
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11  
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.28% 0.57% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 4.85% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £280 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 134 103 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.51% 11.80% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 42
Median daily rate £385 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.75% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the North East

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the North East

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Durham - 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) iSCSI
5 5 (31.25%) Brocade
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) CA
7 3 (18.75%) Middleware
7 3 (18.75%) Symantec
7 3 (18.75%) ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) HTTP
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Perl

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) iSCSI
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) AIX Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Celerra
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.25%) HP Storage
2 1 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) AIX
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) ITSM
2 3 (18.75%) Software Distribution
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) QMS
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) C-shell
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) OCA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Samba
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) PureDisk
3 1 (6.25%) Simpana
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) Brocade
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (18.75%) CA
6 3 (18.75%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) EMC
8 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 1 (6.25%) arcserve
8 1 (6.25%) CommVault
8 1 (6.25%) Concur
8 1 (6.25%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) Isilon
8 1 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (6.25%) SAP
8 1 (6.25%) Sun
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas