The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 26 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 1.94% 6.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 33.33% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £320 - £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 12 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.85% 5.83% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
Average daily rate £220 £235 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -10.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SAN
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +4 2 £385 - 1
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (44.44%) Replication
1 4 (44.44%) NetApp
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) EMC
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SAN Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) NetApp
1 4 (44.44%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP