Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 24 September 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 81 26
Rank change year-on-year +40 -55 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.37% 0.76% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 11.63% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £143 £324 £79
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.86% +311.43% -
10th Percentile £142 £284 £74
90th Percentile £145 £366 £81
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £26.25 £23.38
% change year-on-year +51.43% +12.30% -24.60%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 60 43 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.79% 6.53% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 28
Northern Ireland median daily rate £353 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +11.11% +48.24%
10th Percentile £122 £111 £79
90th Percentile £500 £460 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -16.42% -47.66%
10th Percentile £13.95 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.70 £14.00 £26.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Northern Ireland

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Northern Ireland

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Northern Ireland

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
County Antrim +49 9 £143 -54.60% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SAN.

1 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 7 (77.78%) Security Patching
2 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
2 7 (77.78%) Threat Detection
2 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) A+ Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Juniper
2 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) Sun

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) Network Security
1 7 (77.78%) VLAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Specialist
1 6 (66.67%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Security Patching
1 7 (77.78%) Threat Detection
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) A+ Certification
1 7 (77.78%) CCNP
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) VMware