Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 50 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 8 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.86% 1.32% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 9.09% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £238 £294 £285
90th Percentile £373 £382 £444
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.00% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £24.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £19.85 £14.75 £41.80
% change year-on-year +34.54% -64.71% +54.81%

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 62 88 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.42% 14.47% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 68 42
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £167 £155 £159
90th Percentile £536 £472 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -7.41% +1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £22.43 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% +60.18% -26.32%
10th Percentile £9.53 £16.56 £10.35
90th Percentile £21.85 £38.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -4.29% -1.52% -6.47%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +5 6 £325 -7.14% 2
Wirral - 1 - -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Facilities Management
5 3 (37.50%) WSUS
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) NAS
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
7 1 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Replication

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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Facilities Management
2 1 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) WSUS
3 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
4 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
4 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft