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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 28 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.92% 2.22% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.62% 16.67% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£450 £150 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +17.64%
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
37 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.50% 13.33% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 7
Average daily rate £350 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £73.75 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.75% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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 24 October 2014. 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 -1 5 £450 +200.00% 1
Wirral - 3 £363 - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) HP
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 6 (46.15%) HPUX
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Wealth Management
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 2 (15.38%) Publishing
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
5 2 (15.38%) EMC Centera
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Brocade
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) DMZ
3 1 (7.69%) SNMP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) HPUX Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 2 (15.38%) EMC Centera
1 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (7.69%) e-Health
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) HPUX
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Wealth Management
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMFS
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) vCloud
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) CA
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