The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 June 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 95 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19  
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.92% 1.36% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 10.57% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 30
Median daily rate £345 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 265 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 14.18% 12.91% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 167 161
Median daily rate £375 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -56.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in West Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in West Yorkshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in West Yorkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Leeds -1 4 £310 -27.90% 3
Bradford - 4 £344 - 8
Pudsey - 3 £400 -
Wakefield 0 2 £306 - 1
SAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 16 (64.00%) VMware
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (52.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (40.00%) HP
7 9 (36.00%) Citrix
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (32.00%) LAN
8 8 (32.00%) WAN
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) EMC
9 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
9 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (24.00%) Brocade
10 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (24.00%) Migration
11 5 (20.00%) Firewall
11 5 (20.00%) Dell
11 5 (20.00%) SCCM
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
11 5 (20.00%) Veeam
11 5 (20.00%) Data Centre

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.00%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Phone
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.00%) SUSE
6 2 (8.00%) Unix
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Database Tuning
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Progress 4GL
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCDST
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (20.00%) SCCM
3 4 (16.00%) WSUS
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (8.00%) SmoothWall
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
6 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) VMware
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) Citrix
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 8 (32.00%) EMC
6 6 (24.00%) Brocade
7 5 (20.00%) Dell
7 5 (20.00%) Veeam
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) Symantec
9 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
9 2 (8.00%) SonicWALL
10 1 (4.00%) Avaya
10 1 (4.00%) Google
10 1 (4.00%) Juniper
10 1 (4.00%) NetApp
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle
10 1 (4.00%) Progress
10 1 (4.00%) Sophos