Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 31 65
Rank change year-on-year -9 +34 +8
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.94% 4.48% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 15.20% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 0
Lancashire median daily rate £473 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.17% - -
North West median daily rate £405 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.75% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £15.69 -

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 90 171 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.17% 29.43% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 97 46
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £448 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +21.77% -2.00%
10th Percentile £263 £303 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.50 £11.36 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.84% -54.56% +47.06%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £74.85 £13.97 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

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 21 September 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 - 20 £474 - 1
Preston +4 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Blackburn - 2 - -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 21 (84.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (64.00%) Firewall
4 15 (60.00%) Web Services
4 15 (60.00%) Linux
4 15 (60.00%) EMC
5 14 (56.00%) Solaris
5 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (56.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (52.00%) Sun
6 13 (52.00%) Unix
6 13 (52.00%) AIX
7 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (48.00%) DNS
7 12 (48.00%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (44.00%) Windows
9 10 (40.00%) IBM
9 10 (40.00%) IIS
9 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (36.00%) SCCM
10 9 (36.00%) VLAN
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 9 (36.00%) DMZ
10 9 (36.00%) Hitachi
10 9 (36.00%) Windows 2000
10 9 (36.00%) Windows NT
10 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
11 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
11 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
12 7 (28.00%) Enterprise Software

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 10 (40.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) DMZ
3 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 6 (24.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (8.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Architect
2 9 (36.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Storage Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (28.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Solaris
3 13 (52.00%) AIX
3 13 (52.00%) Unix
4 11 (44.00%) Windows
5 9 (36.00%) Windows 2000
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 9 (36.00%) Windows NT
6 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (16.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Network Design
3 7 (28.00%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) BPR
4 6 (24.00%) Business Transformation
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (24.00%) Data Flow Diagram
4 6 (24.00%) Data Privacy
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) IDEF
4 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
4 6 (24.00%) SOA
4 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (24.00%) UML
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) MCSE
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware NSX
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) EMC
2 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (52.00%) Sun
4 10 (40.00%) IBM
5 9 (36.00%) Hitachi
6 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
7 6 (24.00%) NetApp
8 3 (12.00%) Bomgar
8 3 (12.00%) VMware
9 2 (8.00%) HP
9 2 (8.00%) Veritas
10 1 (4.00%) Brocade
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle
10 1 (4.00%) Symantec