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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +26 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.48% 0.71% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 5.45% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £415 £400 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +48.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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 43 55 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 21.39% 13.03% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 16
Median daily rate £525 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £449 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 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 29 March 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 +7 7 £415 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Brocade
2 7 (70.00%) 3PAR
2 7 (70.00%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) NAS
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle

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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Product Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Life Science
3 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) 3PAR
2 7 (70.00%) Brocade
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 7 (70.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Kaseya
4 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Canon
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam