The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 57 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.68% 0.80% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.38% 6.67% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Median daily rate £400 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £363 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £463 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%
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
105 90 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.60% 12.00% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 51 73
Median daily rate £338 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.96% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 29 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SAN.

1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Linux
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (60.00%) vSphere
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (55.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) LAN
4 11 (55.00%) WAN
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (50.00%) CCNP
5 10 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
6 9 (45.00%) Windows 8
6 9 (45.00%) IPv4
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (45.00%) Juniper
6 9 (45.00%) MCSE
6 9 (45.00%) MCSA
7 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) Citrix

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
1 11 (55.00%) LAN
1 11 (55.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (45.00%) IPv4
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Leader
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) FlexPod Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.00%) Korn
1 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (45.00%) MCSA
3 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) NCIE
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds