The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 34 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.62% 1.95% 5.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 15.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £350 £375 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +120.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-36.04% +24.63%

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
51 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.50% 12.99% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 12
Median daily rate £340 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £194 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -9 4 £350 -6.66% 3
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SAN.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) NAS
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (42.86%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Server Building
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) NAS
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (42.86%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Data ONTAP
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
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