Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 58 81
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23 -20
Contract jobs citing SAN 47 117 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.13% 4.80% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.35% 15.90% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 89 5
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £324 £315 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +57.50% -42.53%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £190
90th Percentile £415 £367 £244
North East median daily rate £324 £310 £200
% change year-on-year +4.44% +55.00% -42.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £25.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.61% -
North East median hourly rate - £25.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year - -5.61% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 231 736 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.22% 30.18% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 493 142
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £340 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -20.00% +14.78%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £237
90th Percentile £538 £456 £652
North East median daily rate £339 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +5.86% -14.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 72 38
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +14.29% +10.11%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £32.05 £36.00 £40.03
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -48.89% +57.57% -40.77%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 43 £323 +2.38% 1
Sunderland +4 4 £430 +145.71%
SAN
North East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (82.98%) Solaris
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
1 39 (82.98%) AIX
2 38 (80.85%) Cisco
3 37 (78.72%) Windows
3 37 (78.72%) HP
4 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
5 28 (59.57%) NetBackup
5 28 (59.57%) Symantec
6 27 (57.45%) EMC
6 27 (57.45%) Veritas
6 27 (57.45%) Brocade
6 27 (57.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 27 (57.45%) HP Data Protector
7 26 (55.32%) Fibre Channel
7 26 (55.32%) ITIL
8 25 (53.19%) SC Cleared
9 20 (42.55%) Backup Exec
10 18 (38.30%) IBM
11 17 (36.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (36.17%) Replication
11 17 (36.17%) Veeam
11 17 (36.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 15 (31.91%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (29.79%) VMware
13 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
13 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (29.79%) Firewall
14 13 (27.66%) Quality Management
14 13 (27.66%) HPUX

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (23.40%) Apache
1 11 (23.40%) iPlanet
1 11 (23.40%) JBoss
1 11 (23.40%) Tomcat
1 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (17.02%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (17.02%) MQSeries
3 8 (17.02%) OpenStack
3 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (29.79%) Firewall
3 11 (23.40%) NAS
4 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
5 8 (17.02%) DNS
5 8 (17.02%) FCoE
5 8 (17.02%) iSCSI
5 8 (17.02%) LDAP
6 6 (12.77%) WAN
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.26%) DHCP
7 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.26%) VLAN
7 2 (4.26%) VPN
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.13%) VSAN
8 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Backup Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) AIX Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) NetBackup Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Solaris Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) EMC Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.13%) Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Backup Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Replication
2 10 (21.28%) Clustering
3 9 (19.15%) HP Storage
4 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
5 5 (10.64%) Grid Computing
6 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) AIX
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
1 39 (82.98%) Solaris
2 37 (78.72%) Windows
3 13 (27.66%) HPUX
3 13 (27.66%) Unix
4 12 (25.53%) SUSE
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (27.66%) Quality Management
4 12 (25.53%) QMS
5 11 (23.40%) High Availability
5 11 (23.40%) Load Balancing
6 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (12.77%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Requirements Management
11 3 (6.38%) Change Management
12 2 (4.26%) Change Control
12 2 (4.26%) Facilities Management
12 2 (4.26%) Project Management
12 2 (4.26%) Server Virtualisation
13 1 (2.13%) Customer Requirements
13 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
13 1 (2.13%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Perl
2 8 (17.02%) Bash Shell
2 8 (17.02%) C-shell
2 8 (17.02%) Korn
3 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (53.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) CCNP
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
1 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.28%) KVM
2 10 (21.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (12.77%) Samba
5 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.26%) Firmware
6 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (59.57%) NetBackup
2 27 (57.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 27 (57.45%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (42.55%) Backup Exec
4 17 (36.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 17 (36.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (17.02%) OpenView
6 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.13%) PureDisk
6 1 (2.13%) SafeCom
6 1 (2.13%) Simpana
6 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Cisco
2 37 (78.72%) HP
3 28 (59.57%) Symantec
4 27 (57.45%) Brocade
4 27 (57.45%) EMC
4 27 (57.45%) Veritas
5 18 (38.30%) IBM
6 17 (36.17%) Veeam
7 14 (29.79%) VMware
8 13 (27.66%) Oracle
9 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
9 12 (25.53%) Sun
10 10 (21.28%) PlateSpin
11 9 (19.15%) F5
12 8 (17.02%) Cognos
12 8 (17.02%) Opsware
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 3 (6.38%) Borland
15 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
16 1 (2.13%) ThinPrint