The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 31 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.63% 2.29% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 30.77% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£475 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
SAN
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.73% 7.43% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Average daily rate £375 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Liverpool region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Liverpool region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) EMC
6 4 (30.77%) NetApp
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) VoIP
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) IPsec
6 4 (30.77%) VLAN
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) NAS
6 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) Network Management
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) GLBP
6 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
7 3 (23.08%) Change Control
7 3 (23.08%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (23.08%) Publishing

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) IPsec
2 4 (30.77%) VLAN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) NAS
2 4 (30.77%) HSRP
2 4 (30.77%) GLBP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Storage Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) CLARiiON
2 3 (23.08%) EMC Centera
2 3 (23.08%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) EMC
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 2 (15.38%) Intel
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Brocade