Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 51 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +16
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.21% 0.68% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 3.90% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £373 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -9.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £321 £322 £316
90th Percentile £488 £421 £444
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £19.85 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +34.54% -64.71%

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 72 77 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.86% 17.54% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 56
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% -6.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £258 £207 £188
90th Percentile £723 £588 £644
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -73.13% -4.31%
10th Percentile £10.69 £9.97 £25.00
90th Percentile £14.55 £43.00 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +5.52% -10.20% +5.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Chorley -7 3 £375 -10.71% 1
Preston - 2 £445 -
Blackburn - 2 - -
Blackpool -7 1 £450 +38.46%
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Replication
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
3 5 (62.50%) Network Design
3 5 (62.50%) IDEF
3 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) BPR
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (62.50%) Data Privacy
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) Data Flow Diagram
3 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (62.50%) Business Transformation
3 5 (62.50%) Workshop Facilitation
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (25.00%) Windows

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 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (62.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) BPR
1 5 (62.50%) Business Transformation
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Flow Diagram
1 5 (62.50%) Data Privacy
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (62.50%) IDEF
1 5 (62.50%) Network Design
1 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
1 5 (62.50%) SOA
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
1 5 (62.50%) UML
1 5 (62.50%) Workshop Facilitation
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) EMC
1 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (12.50%) Sun
1 1 (12.50%) VMware