Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 98 97
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 2.12% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 9.31% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 41 7
North East median daily rate £330 £320 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +60.00% -36.00%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £193
90th Percentile £407 £415 £227
England median daily rate £400 £382 £385
% change year-on-year +4.71% -0.78% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
North East median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -
England median hourly rate £19.38 £43.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -54.93% +54.95% -4.31%

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 216 537 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.96% 22.75% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 348 167
North East median daily rate £330 £333 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -29.15% +46.88%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £225
90th Percentile £565 £488 £654
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 46 43
North East median hourly rate £15.13 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.98% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £21.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £32.05 £41.50 £42.15
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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
Tyne and Wear +31 19 £330 +1.54% 10
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) HP
2 14 (73.68%) ITIL
3 12 (63.16%) AIX
3 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco
4 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
6 9 (47.37%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (47.37%) Symantec
6 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
7 8 (42.11%) Firewall
7 8 (42.11%) EMC
7 8 (42.11%) Brocade
7 8 (42.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (36.84%) NAS
8 7 (36.84%) Veritas
8 7 (36.84%) Quality Management
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
9 6 (31.58%) VMware
9 6 (31.58%) QMS
9 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (26.32%) Veeam
10 5 (26.32%) Replication
10 5 (26.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (26.32%) IBM
10 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec

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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) iPlanet
1 3 (15.79%) JBoss
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) NAS
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) FCoE
5 2 (10.53%) LDAP
5 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) HTTP
6 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Backup Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) NetBackup Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) HP Storage
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) AIX
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 4 (21.05%) HPUX
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Quality Management
3 6 (31.58%) QMS
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) High Availability
5 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Facilities Management
6 2 (10.53%) ITSM
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Server Building
7 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) C-shell
2 2 (10.53%) Korn
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) KVM
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) Samba
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
2 8 (42.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (10.53%) OpenView
5 1 (5.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (5.26%) PowerCLI
5 1 (5.26%) SafeCom
5 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) HP
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Symantec
4 8 (42.11%) Brocade
4 8 (42.11%) EMC
5 7 (36.84%) Veritas
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) Veeam
8 3 (15.79%) F5
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.79%) Sun
9 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
9 2 (10.53%) Borland
9 2 (10.53%) Cognos
9 2 (10.53%) Opsware
9 2 (10.53%) PlateSpin
10 1 (5.26%) Citrix