Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 143 138
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -41
Contract jobs citing SAN 59 87 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 8.23% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 57
North West median daily rate £350 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £228 £221 £238
90th Percentile £500 £490 £513
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -31.40% -14.00%
10th Percentile £15.35 £14.38 £16.78
90th Percentile £16.04 £15.13 £41.80
England median hourly rate £26.25 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +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 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 791 1057 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.83% 15.24% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 615 616
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 108
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Manchester -18 23 £415 +8.50% 7
Cheshire +11 17 £280 -22.76% 2
Lancashire +20 7 £238 -
Merseyside -1 6 £325 -18.75% 3
Cumbria -2 3 £450 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 33 (55.93%) VMware
2 32 (54.24%) Windows
3 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
4 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
5 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (27.12%) WAN
7 15 (25.42%) NAS
7 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
8 14 (23.73%) Linux
8 14 (23.73%) Firewall
9 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
9 13 (22.03%) DNS
9 13 (22.03%) Cisco
9 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
9 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (20.34%) HP
10 12 (20.34%) Migration
11 11 (18.64%) ITIL
11 11 (18.64%) DHCP
11 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
12 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
12 10 (16.95%) Unix
12 10 (16.95%) EMC
12 10 (16.95%) Citrix
12 10 (16.95%) Juniper
13 9 (15.25%) NetApp
13 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
13 9 (15.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (15.25%) LAN
13 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (10.17%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 5 (8.47%) nginx
4 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) Confluence
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.69%) JBoss
6 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.17%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.17%) Serverless
3 5 (8.47%) PaaS
3 5 (8.47%) SaaS
4 4 (6.78%) Office 365
5 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) WAN
2 15 (25.42%) NAS
3 14 (23.73%) Firewall
4 13 (22.03%) DNS
5 11 (18.64%) DHCP
6 9 (15.25%) LAN
7 4 (6.78%) ADSL
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.78%) ISDN
7 4 (6.78%) Junos
7 4 (6.78%) MPLS
7 4 (6.78%) VoIP
8 3 (5.08%) Broadband
8 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.08%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (5.08%) SNMP
8 3 (5.08%) Wireless
9 2 (3.39%) LDAP
9 2 (3.39%) VPN
9 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.69%) DB2
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) GoCD
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.47%) Local Government
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Front Office
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Administrator
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
3 8 (13.56%) DBA
4 7 (11.86%) SQL DBA
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) LAMP
1 1 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Replication
3 6 (10.17%) EMC VNX
4 5 (8.47%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.78%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (6.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.39%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.69%) BYOD
8 1 (1.69%) CESG
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.69%) iSeries
8 1 (1.69%) Life Science
8 1 (1.69%) User Experience
8 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 14 (23.73%) Linux
4 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (16.95%) Unix
6 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.17%) CentOS
9 4 (6.78%) AIX
10 3 (5.08%) HPUX
10 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.69%) SUSE
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) DevOps
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (8.47%) Change Management
5 5 (8.47%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Facilities Management
7 3 (5.08%) Network Design
8 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.39%) ETL
8 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.39%) Physics
8 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.39%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) CCNA
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.78%) JNCIA
3 3 (5.08%) CCIE
3 3 (5.08%) CCNP
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCITP
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
4 8 (13.56%) Docker
5 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.86%) vSphere
6 5 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (5.08%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.69%) Firmware
8 1 (1.69%) GPFS
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.69%) NFS
8 1 (1.69%) Xen
8 1 (1.69%) XenApp
8 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Puppet
3 6 (10.17%) Kubernetes
3 6 (10.17%) Nagios
3 6 (10.17%) NetBackup
3 6 (10.17%) WSUS
4 5 (8.47%) SCCM
4 5 (8.47%) Terraform
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (6.78%) SCOM
6 3 (5.08%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.39%) Ansible
7 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.69%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) VMware
2 13 (22.03%) Cisco
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.34%) HP
4 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 10 (16.95%) EMC
4 10 (16.95%) Juniper
5 9 (15.25%) NetApp
5 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
6 8 (13.56%) IBM
7 6 (10.17%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.17%) Dell
8 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.08%) EqualLogic
9 3 (5.08%) Meraki
9 3 (5.08%) Oracle
9 3 (5.08%) Symantec
10 2 (3.39%) Brocade
10 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
10 2 (3.39%) Veritas