The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 119 82
Rank change year-on-year +27 -37  
Contract jobs citing SAN 48 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.15% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.50% 7.64% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 40
Median daily rate £445 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +3.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 457 576 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 15.06% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 325 248
Median daily rate £365 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +16.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 46
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the North West

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the North West

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the North West

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Lancashire - 25 £450 - 1
Manchester +3 9 £428 +3.63% 10
Cheshire +20 7 £450 +2.85% 3
Merseyside -5 6 £413 -16.66%
Cumbria 0 1 £400 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 40 (56.34%) Migration
2 33 (46.48%) HP
3 31 (43.66%) Cisco
3 31 (43.66%) Data Centre
4 27 (38.03%) EMC
5 26 (36.62%) 3PAR
6 25 (35.21%) Data Migration
7 24 (33.80%) Windows
8 22 (30.99%) Fibre Channel
9 21 (29.58%) Brocade
9 21 (29.58%) VMware
10 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
11 18 (25.35%) Citrix
11 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
12 17 (23.94%) NAS
13 16 (22.54%) Unix
13 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
14 15 (21.13%) AIX
14 15 (21.13%) Linux
14 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
15 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
15 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
16 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
16 12 (16.90%) ITIL
16 12 (16.90%) LAN
17 11 (15.49%) Clustering
17 11 (15.49%) Firewall
18 10 (14.08%) WAN

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Maximo
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) IaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Fibre Channel
2 17 (23.94%) NAS
3 12 (16.90%) LAN
4 11 (15.49%) Firewall
5 10 (14.08%) DNS
5 10 (14.08%) WAN
6 7 (9.86%) DHCP
7 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.04%) LDAP
8 5 (7.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (5.63%) DMZ
9 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.23%) Broadband
10 3 (4.23%) SNMP
10 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
10 3 (4.23%) VoIP
10 3 (4.23%) Wireless
10 3 (4.23%) WLAN
11 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (4.23%) DB2
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (12.68%) Banking
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Local Government
3 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (12.68%) Storage Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Storage Specialist
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) DBA
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Security Officer
7 4 (5.63%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Storage Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (2.82%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Flash
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (43.66%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.49%) Clustering
3 6 (8.45%) Mainframe
4 5 (7.04%) Replication
5 4 (5.63%) PKI
6 3 (4.23%) AS400
6 3 (4.23%) CESG
6 3 (4.23%) iSeries
6 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.82%) Life Science
8 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 16 (22.54%) Unix
3 15 (21.13%) AIX
3 15 (21.13%) Linux
4 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.04%) Solaris
8 4 (5.63%) HPUX
9 3 (4.23%) zOS
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.41%) SUSE
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (56.34%) Migration
2 25 (35.21%) Data Migration
3 12 (16.90%) ITIL
4 4 (5.63%) Information Security
4 4 (5.63%) Information Security Management
4 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.63%) Project Management
4 4 (5.63%) Security Management
5 3 (4.23%) Change Management
5 3 (4.23%) High Availability
5 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.82%) ERP
6 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.82%) Release Management
6 2 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) ISEB
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.27%) vSphere
4 7 (9.86%) XenApp
5 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.82%) Firmware
8 2 (2.82%) NFS
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (8.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (7.04%) SCOM
3 4 (5.63%) Puppet
3 4 (5.63%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) WSUS
4 3 (4.23%) Ansible
4 3 (4.23%) SmoothWall
4 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.41%) vRealize
6 1 (1.41%) yum
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) HP
2 31 (43.66%) Cisco
3 27 (38.03%) EMC
4 26 (36.62%) 3PAR
5 21 (29.58%) Brocade
5 21 (29.58%) VMware
6 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
7 18 (25.35%) Citrix
8 8 (11.27%) IBM
8 8 (11.27%) Oracle
9 7 (9.86%) NetApp
10 5 (7.04%) Juniper
10 5 (7.04%) SAP
11 4 (5.63%) Symantec
12 3 (4.23%) McAfee
12 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.23%) Veeam
12 3 (4.23%) Veritas
13 2 (2.82%) Kaseya
13 2 (2.82%) Kaspersky