Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 47 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.63% 1.54% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.00% 6.73% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Lancashire median daily rate £473 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +98.95% - -
North West median daily rate £415 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £15.69 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +6.37% -31.40%

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 75 104 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.96% 22.91% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 43
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -0.57% +25.71%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £173
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.00 £11.36 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.44% -44.59% -50.96%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £14.70 £43.00 £32.50
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -5.88%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Lancashire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Lancashire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN 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 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 12 £474 -
Preston +3 3 £450 +1.41% 1
Blackburn - 2 - -
Blackpool - 1 £450 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) Web Services
4 9 (50.00%) Unix
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (44.44%) Solaris
5 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 8 (44.44%) EMC
5 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (38.89%) Sun
6 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) AIX
6 7 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (38.89%) Network Design
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
7 6 (33.33%) IDEF
7 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
7 6 (33.33%) Replication
7 6 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (33.33%) UML
7 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 6 (33.33%) SOA
7 6 (33.33%) DNS

SAN
Co-occurring 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 5 (27.78%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (27.78%) DMZ
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Architect
2 8 (44.44%) Technical Architect
3 6 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Replication
3 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
1 9 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Solaris
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 5 (27.78%) Windows NT
5 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (38.89%) Network Design
2 7 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) BPR
3 6 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (33.33%) Data Flow Diagram
3 6 (33.33%) Data Privacy
3 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) IDEF
3 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 6 (33.33%) UML
3 6 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) EMC
1 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 7 (38.89%) Sun
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (27.78%) Hitachi
4 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Bomgar
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) VMware