The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Liverpool region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 19 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.54% 1.85% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 37.50% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £385 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 9.23% 4.94% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 11
Average daily rate £220 £225 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
SAN
Merseyside

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 24 April 2014.

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 18 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Replication
1 4 (57.14%) EMC
1 4 (57.14%) NetApp
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAN Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) EMC
1 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft