Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 144 140
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4 +19
Contract jobs citing SAN 35 73 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 1.27% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 10.11% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 44
North West median daily rate £338 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £178
90th Percentile £461 £506 £534
England median daily rate £395 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North West median hourly rate - £24.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00% +43.54%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £20.58 £34.75
% change year-on-year +118.69% -40.78% -8.55%

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 626 722 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.29% 12.51% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 413 464
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -4.85%
10th Percentile £207 £186 £235
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 81 61
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -31.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £37.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -14.00%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +10 14 £325 -7.14% 3
Cheshire -11 10 £400 +14.29% 7
Lancashire -16 5 £275 -32.93%
Merseyside -12 2 £443 +10.63%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco
4 13 (37.14%) Linux
4 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (34.29%) Office 365
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) Veritas
7 9 (25.71%) Unix
7 9 (25.71%) SQL
7 9 (25.71%) Symantec
7 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
7 9 (25.71%) NAS
8 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
8 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (22.86%) NetBackup
8 8 (22.86%) NetApp
8 8 (22.86%) HP
8 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
9 7 (20.00%) Dell
9 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 7 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) NAS
2 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (20.00%) Skype
4 6 (17.14%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
5 4 (11.43%) DHCP
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) Firewall
6 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) FTP
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) PBX
7 1 (2.86%) SNMP
7 1 (2.86%) VSAN
7 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) DB2
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) SAN Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) NAS Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) NetApp Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 13 (37.14%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Unix
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.71%) HPUX
8 2 (5.71%) Solaris
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) AIX
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (20.00%) Threat Management
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) Server Management
6 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) Network Management
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.43%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.43%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) CCNP
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) ISO 22301
3 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) NFS
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) vCloud
6 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) NetBackup
2 7 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (11.43%) NetApp OnCommand
4 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Grafana
5 2 (5.71%) Hyperic
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) Nagios
5 2 (5.71%) vRealize
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.86%) QRadar
6 1 (2.86%) SCCM
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Symantec
4 9 (25.71%) Veritas
5 8 (22.86%) HP
5 8 (22.86%) NetApp
6 7 (20.00%) Dell
6 7 (20.00%) IronPort
7 6 (17.14%) Brocade
8 5 (14.29%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) Sun
9 4 (11.43%) IBM
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle
10 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
10 3 (8.57%) StorageTek
11 2 (5.71%) EMC
12 1 (2.86%) Apple
12 1 (2.86%) arcserve