The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 43 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 0.97% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.83% 8.33% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £300 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -5.66%
SAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 72 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.93% 11.61% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 29
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Birmingham region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) VMware
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) Solaris
5 13 (36.11%) Linux
6 12 (33.33%) UNIX
7 11 (30.56%) EMC
7 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
7 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
8 10 (27.78%) DNS
8 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (25.00%) DHCP
9 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
11 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 6 (16.67%) Symantec
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) VB
12 6 (16.67%) Migration
12 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 5 (13.89%) Firewall
13 5 (13.89%) VBA

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) CATIA
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.78%) DNS
3 9 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (13.89%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) 3G
6 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) WLAN
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Wiki
2 2 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (36.11%) Solaris
3 13 (36.11%) Linux
4 12 (33.33%) UNIX
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 3 (8.33%) HPUX
10 2 (5.56%) SUSE
10 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.78%) CentOS
11 1 (2.78%) Fedora
11 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) CAD
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
1 6 (16.67%) VB
1 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) VBA
3 2 (5.56%) Korn
3 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) MCSA
3 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.78%) Firmware
6 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.11%) Ionix
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) VMware
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (30.56%) EMC
4 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.67%) Symantec
6 5 (13.89%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco
8 3 (8.33%) Juniper
9 2 (5.56%) Sun
9 2 (5.56%) Veritas
9 2 (5.56%) NetApp
9 2 (5.56%) Apple
9 2 (5.56%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.78%) Mitel
10 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.78%) Radware
10 1 (2.78%) Siemens