The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 46 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.24% - 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% - 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
SAN
North West

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
71 10 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.32% 3.56% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 3 30
Average daily rate £280 £150 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Change Control
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) IronPort
6 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Informatica
7 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (25.00%) WLAN
7 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) Siebel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) QlikView
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Wiki
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Change Control
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) APMP
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Brightmail
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) IronPort
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Siebel
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Informatica
5 3 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) Open Text
6 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
7 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) Business Objects