Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.79% 1.75% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 11.43% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Merseyside median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% +7.78%
10th Percentile £285 £238 £294
90th Percentile £534 £373 £412
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £24.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £19.85 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +34.54% -64.71%

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 68 70 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.44% 15.35% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 74
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £163 £124 £158
90th Percentile £535 £495 £493
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.16 £11.74 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.23% -35.70% +10.61%
10th Percentile £13.58 £9.53 £15.50
90th Percentile £25.38 £21.85 £31.40
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 2 £463 +42.31% 3
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) VSAN
4 1 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (25.00%) FWSM
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Meraki
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (25.00%) NX-OS
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FWSM
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAAS
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) B2C
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds