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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 46 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 2.07% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 12.50% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£205 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+84.21% -29.62%
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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
46 88 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.57% 16.57% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 9
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £493 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £19.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £33.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec