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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 29 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.46% 3.68% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.67% 25.00% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £495 £475 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +27.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £277 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.31% +64.10%
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
61 52 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.58% 14.73% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 11
Median daily rate £400 £363 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +64.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £51.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 6 £400 -15.78%
Birkenhead - 1 £500 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (55.56%) IaaS
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) HP
5 7 (38.89%) IIS
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (38.89%) PaaS
5 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
5 7 (38.89%) XenApp
5 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (38.89%) SCOrch
5 7 (38.89%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 6 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Clustering
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Banking
8 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 3 (16.67%) Wiki
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Nagios

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 7 (38.89%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Confluence
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) IaaS
2 7 (38.89%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) NAS
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DMZ
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (16.67%) Wiki
3 2 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (11.11%) EMC VNX
3 2 (11.11%) HACMP
3 2 (11.11%) IBM XIV
3 2 (11.11%) LPAR
3 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Converged Infrastructure
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Escalation Management
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Security Patching
6 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (38.89%) XenApp
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) PowerHA
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCOrch
2 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Legato
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds