The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 33 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.07% 1.04% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.62% 7.84% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £410 - £269
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 - £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £41.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £27.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+59.25% -9.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
37 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.18% 13.21% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 17
Median daily rate £525 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Lancashire region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Preston - 7 £415 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) EMC
3 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 7 (63.64%) Brocade
3 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
3 7 (63.64%) 3PAR
3 7 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (36.36%) Canon
4 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 4 (36.36%) SCOM
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) Intel Security
4 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 4 (36.36%) SQL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (27.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Storage Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Product Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Architect
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNA
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) 3PAR
3 7 (63.64%) Brocade
3 7 (63.64%) EMC
4 4 (36.36%) Canon
4 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 4 (36.36%) Intel Security
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) EqualLogic
5 3 (27.27%) Veeam