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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 42 19 21
Rank change year-on-year -23 +2  
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.44% 4.13% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 17.86% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £350
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 28 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.78% 23.14% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +114.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
County Antrim -21 1 £275 -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

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

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (50.00%) KYC
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

SAN
Top Related 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) KYC
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware