Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 45 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.22% 2.01% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 11.11% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +28.10% -28.63%
10th Percentile £213 £367 £192
90th Percentile £373 £457 £513
North West median daily rate £350 £395 £388
% change year-on-year -11.39% +1.94% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.37% -31.40% -14.00%

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 71 108 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.40% 18.12% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 64 47
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £146 £170 £150
90th Percentile £438 £518 £475
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Merseyside median hourly rate £10.47 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.56% +28.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £9.39 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £13.69 £28.48 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -10.95%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Merseyside over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 6 £325 -18.75% 1
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) WSUS
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Facilities Management
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) Broadband
6 1 (16.67%) LAN
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (16.67%) SNMP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco

SAN
Co-occurring 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Facilities Management
2 1 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) VMware