The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs citing SAN 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - - 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £275
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 £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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 84 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.52% 12.00% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 43 37
Median daily rate £385 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £420 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Tyne and Wear

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Brocade
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) CA
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) ITSM
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (30.00%) NAS
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Celerra
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (10.00%) HP Storage
1 1 (10.00%) HP StoreVirtual
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Software Distribution
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) QMS
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) OCA
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) PureDisk
3 1 (10.00%) Simpana
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Brocade
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) CA
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (10.00%) arcserve
6 1 (10.00%) CommVault
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Isilon
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) Sun
6 1 (10.00%) Veritas