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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 26 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.26% 3.79% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.95% 34.78% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
41 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.86% 10.90% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 6
Average daily rate £283 £375 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 -8 1 - -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 14 (87.50%) UNIX
2 10 (62.50%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) HPUX
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Firmware
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) Remedy
6 4 (25.00%) SLA
6 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) SAP Basis
7 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
7 3 (18.75%) DB2
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) IIS
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
8 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) HPUX Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) DBA
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) DB2 Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Senior DBA
5 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) HPUX
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Security
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Firmware
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) EMC
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade