The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 29 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.37% 2.45% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.40% 23.08% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.46 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.12% +22.22%
SAN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.36% 10.61% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 16
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £125.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +502.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 5 £230 -50.27% 1
Bootle - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 £240 -
Wirral - 1 - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) IBM
3 10 (37.04%) NetApp
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) UNIX
5 8 (29.63%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) HP
6 7 (25.93%) Brocade
7 6 (22.22%) NAS
7 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) DHCP
7 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (18.52%) DB2
8 5 (18.52%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
9 4 (14.81%) LAN
9 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.81%) EMC
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.81%) VLAN
9 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (11.11%) 802.1X
10 3 (11.11%) Network Management
10 3 (11.11%) Change Control
10 3 (11.11%) HSRP
10 3 (11.11%) GLBP
10 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
10 3 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
1 6 (22.22%) NAS
2 4 (14.81%) VLAN
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) OSPF
3 3 (11.11%) BGP
3 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) IPsec
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (11.11%) HSRP
3 3 (11.11%) GLBP
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) DBA
2 3 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
2 3 (11.11%) SAN Specialist
2 3 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) DB2 Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Basis
1 3 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 3 (11.11%) EMC Centera
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) UNIX
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 3 (11.11%) Network Management
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Data Security
5 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Firmware
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) IBM
3 10 (37.04%) NetApp
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 7 (25.93%) Brocade
5 7 (25.93%) HP
6 5 (18.52%) SAP
7 4 (14.81%) EMC
8 2 (7.41%) Intel
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.41%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) McAfee
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (3.70%) Citrix