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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 27 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.21% 3.44% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £400 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.55% -33.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £28.13
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +4.81%
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
60 65 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.43% 17.20% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 13
Median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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 +6 8 £400 +23.07% 2
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (42.86%) HP
4 7 (33.33%) Migration
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) IaaS
6 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (23.81%) FWSM
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (23.81%) NAS
6 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
6 5 (23.81%) Brocade
6 5 (23.81%) CCIE
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (19.05%) EMC
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) VMware
7 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
8 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
8 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (14.29%) PaaS

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 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (23.81%) FWSM
1 5 (23.81%) NAS
1 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
2 3 (14.29%) DMZ
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) VMWare Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (14.29%) HACMP
2 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.52%) FlexPod
3 2 (9.52%) IBM XIV
3 2 (9.52%) LPAR
3 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Escalation Management
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCIE
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) PowerHA
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Firmware
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) Legato
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) Brocade
4 4 (19.05%) EMC
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds