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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 38 31 24
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7  
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 2.37% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 20.51% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 39 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.15% 11.57% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 9
Median daily rate £330 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £196 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -70.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
5 1 (16.67%) Server Building
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) NAS
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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