Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 42 28
Rank change year-on-year -18 -14 +37
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.51% 3.34% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.17% 27.16% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 12
Lancashire median daily rate £225 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.46% +5.17% -
10th Percentile £164 £420 £176
90th Percentile £402 £521 £538
North West median daily rate £275 £400 £418
% change year-on-year -31.25% -4.19% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 58 81 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.78% 12.31% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 85
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £473 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +5.59% +31.14%
10th Percentile £211 £313 £312
90th Percentile £477 £580 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £11.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.78% +22.10% -29.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £9.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.71 £80.25 £13.97
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% +9.68% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 August 2019. 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
Preston -3 2 £225 -50.00%
Chorley -10 1 £465 -1.90%
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Server Management
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity

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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) PBX
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) ICT Officer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) BCP
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware