The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 28 23 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.90% 3.13% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -17.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 34 28 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 12.93% 12.50% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 22
Median daily rate £313 £301 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% -29.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +154.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Northampton

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Northampton

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for SAN.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Webroot
2 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) NX-OS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) NX-OS
2 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support
4 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Network Support
5 2 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Webroot
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds