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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.51% - 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.37% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 48 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 35.14% 10.86% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 29
Median daily rate £425 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 19 £500 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 27 (79.41%) Migration
2 25 (73.53%) Data Centre
3 24 (70.59%) Data Migration
4 23 (67.65%) 3PAR
4 23 (67.65%) HP
4 23 (67.65%) EMC
5 22 (64.71%) Cisco
6 21 (61.76%) Brocade
7 20 (58.82%) Fibre Channel
8 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
8 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
9 7 (20.59%) AIX
10 6 (17.65%) Linux
10 6 (17.65%) Unix
10 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
11 5 (14.71%) VMware
11 5 (14.71%) SAP
11 5 (14.71%) Oracle
11 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
12 4 (11.76%) DNS
12 4 (11.76%) HPUX
12 4 (11.76%) Solaris
13 3 (8.82%) DB2
13 3 (8.82%) ITIL
13 3 (8.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (8.82%) DHCP
13 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
13 3 (8.82%) Active Directory

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 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Maximo
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.88%) Broadband
4 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) DB2
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Storage Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Storage Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Architect
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support
6 1 (2.94%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) SAN Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Technician
6 1 (2.94%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (73.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.82%) AS400
3 3 (8.82%) iSeries
3 3 (8.82%) Replication
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) AIX
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Unix
3 4 (11.76%) HPUX
3 4 (11.76%) Solaris
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) zOS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Migration
2 24 (70.59%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) ERP
4 2 (5.88%) Release Management
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.94%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (8.82%) Tivoli
1 3 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) 3PAR
1 23 (67.65%) EMC
1 23 (67.65%) HP
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 21 (61.76%) Brocade
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) SAP
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) Kaseya
6 2 (5.88%) Kaspersky
6 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp