The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 29 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 28 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.85% 3.21% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 29.27% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Median daily rate £325 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £200 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 50 41 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 13.23% 10.96% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 30
Median daily rate £313 £303 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -28.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £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 £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Northamptonshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Northamptonshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Northampton -2 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Kettering -4 1 - -
SAN
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) NAS
5 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Webroot
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (18.75%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) NAS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) NX-OS
4 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) ADSL
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Support
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Network Support
6 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Webroot
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (6.25%) Novell
5 1 (6.25%) WatchGuard