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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank - 23 40
Contract jobs citing SAN 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 2.02% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 15.38% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £321 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +19.04%
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
70 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.95% 13.13% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 21
Average daily rate £320 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £310 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -36.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 - - - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Brightmail
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Brightmail
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint