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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 27 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.54% 1.90% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 14.29% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £375 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £358 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.62% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £23.15
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +40.38%
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
34 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.41% 13.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Intel
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Wiki
6 3 (18.75%) SCOM
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) IIS
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) HACMP
6 3 (18.75%) Nagios
6 3 (18.75%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
6 3 (18.75%) EdgeSight
6 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Confluence
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Tuxedo
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) IaaS
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Designer
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (18.75%) Technical Designer
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) SAN Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (18.75%) HACMP
2 3 (18.75%) Wiki
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.25%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) GPFS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas File System
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) EdgeSight
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Intel
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Brocade
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Veritas
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft