Period
to 15 December 2018

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 6 months to 15 December 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 West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 151 146
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +14
Contract jobs citing SAN 50 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 1.09% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 8.49% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 55
North West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £241 £211 £208
90th Percentile £481 £500 £488
England median daily rate £383 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £19.85 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.54% -53.40%
England median hourly rate £41.50 £18.11 £28.00
% change year-on-year +129.22% -35.34% +2.75%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 823 730 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 12.84% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 458 585
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £195 £158 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 53
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.03 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.20 £44.62 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.48%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 6 months to 15 December 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
Manchester -21 16 £319 -20.31% 18
Cheshire -9 13 £375 +33.93% 3
Lancashire -11 12 £470 +147.11% 3
Merseyside -12 3 £410 +26.15% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 32 (64.00%) VMware
3 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 25 (50.00%) Firewall
5 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (42.00%) NAS
5 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (38.00%) WAN
7 19 (38.00%) LAN
8 16 (32.00%) HP
8 16 (32.00%) SCCM
8 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
9 15 (30.00%) Migration
10 14 (28.00%) Cisco
11 13 (26.00%) Replication
12 12 (24.00%) DNS
12 12 (24.00%) Linux
13 11 (22.00%) Unix
13 11 (22.00%) Citrix
13 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 10 (20.00%) NetApp
14 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 9 (18.00%) Web Services
15 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
15 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
15 9 (18.00%) Network Design
15 9 (18.00%) Fibre Channel

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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) NAS
3 19 (38.00%) LAN
3 19 (38.00%) WAN
4 12 (24.00%) DNS
5 9 (18.00%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (16.00%) DHCP
7 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.00%) VLAN
8 6 (12.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (12.00%) VPN
9 5 (10.00%) DMZ
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (8.00%) iSCSI
10 4 (8.00%) MPLS
10 4 (8.00%) SSL
11 3 (6.00%) BGP
11 3 (6.00%) ISDN
11 3 (6.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.00%) SAN Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Migration Architect
5 5 (10.00%) NAS Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) NetApp Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Data Centre Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 6 (12.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (26.00%) Replication
3 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (6.00%) Clustering
8 2 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (4.00%) EMC VNX
8 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
8 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (24.00%) Linux
4 11 (22.00%) Unix
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) AIX
7 5 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.00%) Solaris
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 2000
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (8.00%) Windows NT
8 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Migration
2 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (18.00%) Network Design
4 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.00%) BPR
7 5 (10.00%) Business Transformation
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.00%) Data Privacy
7 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) IDEF
7 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 5 (10.00%) SOA
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (10.00%) UML
7 5 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.00%) MCSE
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.00%) CCNP
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) HP APS
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (12.00%) NFS
5 6 (12.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (8.00%) XenApp
7 3 (6.00%) vSphere
8 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.00%) VMware NSX
8 2 (4.00%) Xen
9 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.00%) Docker
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.00%) vCloud
9 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) OpenView
3 5 (10.00%) NetApp OnCommand
4 4 (8.00%) SCOM
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
7 1 (2.00%) Foglight
7 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
7 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.00%) SmoothWall
7 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) VMware
2 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) HP
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco
5 11 (22.00%) Citrix
6 10 (20.00%) NetApp
7 7 (14.00%) Brocade
7 7 (14.00%) Veeam
8 6 (12.00%) Dell
8 6 (12.00%) EMC
8 6 (12.00%) Veritas
9 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.00%) Sun
10 4 (8.00%) Hitachi
10 4 (8.00%) IBM
10 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
11 3 (6.00%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
12 2 (4.00%) IronPort