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 30 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 95 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing SAN 7 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.52% 0.87% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.02% 7.49% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 16
Median daily rate £375 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +31.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £303 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.39 - £16.87
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 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 174 227 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.99% 11.59% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 138 149
Median daily rate £420 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Leeds -2 4 £305 -22.53% 6
Bradford - 2 £400 - 1
Wakefield 0 1 - -
SAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) Citrix
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) EMC
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Server
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.00%) vSphere
10 3 (15.00%) Splunk
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (15.00%) SUSE

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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) ICT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) SUSE
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Progress 4GL
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
4 3 (15.00%) vSphere
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Grafana
2 3 (15.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
4 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Citrix
4 7 (35.00%) EMC
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Splunk
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) Veeam
8 1 (5.00%) Google
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Progress
8 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.00%) Sophos