Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 57 94
Rank change year-on-year +3 +37 -26
Contract jobs citing SAN 48 125 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.94% 4.64% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.05% 16.73% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 94 5
North East median daily rate £324 £310 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +55.00% -42.53%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £190
90th Percentile £415 £365 £244
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
North East median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -11.36% +10.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 266 747 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.82% 27.73% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 481 170
North East median daily rate £340 £320 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -18.21% +20.38%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £227
90th Percentile £538 £456 £653
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 76 52
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +31.76% -29.17%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £42.58
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the North East

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +10 47 £324 +2.78% 2
Durham +2 1 - - 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 39 (81.25%) Solaris
1 39 (81.25%) Linux
1 39 (81.25%) AIX
2 38 (79.17%) Cisco
2 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) HP
3 30 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 28 (58.33%) NetBackup
4 28 (58.33%) Symantec
5 27 (56.25%) EMC
5 27 (56.25%) Veritas
5 27 (56.25%) Brocade
5 27 (56.25%) HP Data Protector
5 27 (56.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 26 (54.17%) Fibre Channel
6 26 (54.17%) ITIL
7 25 (52.08%) SC Cleared
8 20 (41.67%) Backup Exec
9 18 (37.50%) IBM
10 17 (35.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (35.42%) Replication
10 17 (35.42%) Veeam
10 17 (35.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
11 15 (31.25%) VMware
11 15 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (29.17%) Firewall
13 13 (27.08%) Quality Management
13 13 (27.08%) HPUX

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 11 (22.92%) Apache
1 11 (22.92%) iPlanet
1 11 (22.92%) JBoss
1 11 (22.92%) Tomcat
1 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
2 9 (18.75%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (16.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.58%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (29.17%) Firewall
3 12 (25.00%) NAS
4 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 8 (16.67%) DNS
5 8 (16.67%) FCoE
5 8 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 8 (16.67%) LDAP
6 6 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.17%) DHCP
7 2 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.08%) VSAN
8 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Backup Engineer
2 16 (33.33%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 16 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) AIX Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) NetBackup Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Solaris Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) EMC Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.08%) Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Replication
2 10 (20.83%) Clustering
3 9 (18.75%) HP Storage
4 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (10.42%) Grid Computing
6 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) AIX
1 39 (81.25%) Linux
1 39 (81.25%) Solaris
2 38 (79.17%) Windows
3 13 (27.08%) HPUX
3 13 (27.08%) Unix
4 12 (25.00%) SUSE
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (27.08%) Quality Management
4 12 (25.00%) QMS
5 11 (22.92%) High Availability
5 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
6 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Requirements Management
11 3 (6.25%) Change Management
12 2 (4.17%) Change Control
12 2 (4.17%) Facilities Management
12 2 (4.17%) Project Management
12 2 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
13 1 (2.08%) Customer Requirements
13 1 (2.08%) Proactive Monitoring
13 1 (2.08%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Perl
2 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (16.67%) C-shell
2 8 (16.67%) Korn
3 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (52.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.83%) KVM
2 10 (20.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (12.50%) Samba
5 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.17%) Firmware
7 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.08%) XenApp
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (58.33%) NetBackup
2 27 (56.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 27 (56.25%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (41.67%) Backup Exec
4 17 (35.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 17 (35.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (16.67%) OpenView
6 1 (2.08%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.08%) PureDisk
6 1 (2.08%) SafeCom
6 1 (2.08%) SCCM
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) Simpana
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Cisco
1 38 (79.17%) HP
2 28 (58.33%) Symantec
3 27 (56.25%) Brocade
3 27 (56.25%) EMC
3 27 (56.25%) Veritas
4 18 (37.50%) IBM
5 17 (35.42%) Veeam
6 15 (31.25%) VMware
7 13 (27.08%) Oracle
8 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 12 (25.00%) Sun
9 10 (20.83%) PlateSpin
10 9 (18.75%) F5
11 8 (16.67%) Cognos
11 8 (16.67%) Opsware
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 3 (6.25%) Borland
14 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
14 2 (4.17%) Citrix