The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 38 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.11% 1.99% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 13.79% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £175 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.90% 14.43% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 18
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £27.90 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
North West

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 2 - -
Burnley - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
1 10 (71.43%) Citrix
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (64.29%) Change Control
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) IIS
4 7 (50.00%) Siebel
4 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (50.00%) Informatica
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (50.00%) Open Text
4 7 (50.00%) Clustering
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (50.00%) IronPort
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) SLA
6 4 (28.57%) HP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
3 3 (21.43%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Network Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (28.57%) Wiki
3 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) MVS
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Change Control
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) APMP
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Citrix
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) Siebel
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) IronPort
3 7 (50.00%) Informatica
3 7 (50.00%) Open Text
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) JBoss
6 1 (7.14%) CA
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat