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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 50 53 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing SAN 16 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 1.30% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.06% 10.67% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.07% +21.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+43.15% -12.03%
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
159 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.16% 12.16% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 43 28
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) VMware
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Solaris
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
7 9 (29.03%) Clustering
7 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) UNIX
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
9 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
9 7 (22.58%) Banking
9 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
10 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
10 6 (19.35%) EMC
10 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 5 (16.13%) VB
11 5 (16.13%) Windows 2000
11 5 (16.13%) IBM
11 5 (16.13%) HP
11 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
11 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (12.90%) Firewall
12 4 (12.90%) DHCP
12 4 (12.90%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) FCoE
5 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Server Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Architect
6 2 (6.45%) EMC Storage Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Wiki
2 2 (6.45%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Solaris
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (25.81%) UNIX
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 2000
8 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (9.68%) SUSE
9 3 (9.68%) HPUX
10 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) E-Discovery
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
5 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.23%) Network Design
5 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
2 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.13%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) VBA
4 2 (6.45%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) EMC
4 5 (16.13%) IBM
4 5 (16.13%) HP
4 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) Sun
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) CommVault
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