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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 55 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.41% 2.95% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 15.79% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £334 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £318 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+24.21% -1.04%
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
79 133 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.90% 18.68% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 75 33
Average daily rate £315 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £214 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
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 3 August 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 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 7 (36.84%) IBM
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
6 6 (31.58%) Clustering
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
7 5 (26.32%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
7 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (26.32%) Solaris
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
7 5 (26.32%) UNIX
7 5 (26.32%) VB
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (15.79%) DNS

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) FCoE
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Server Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) VB
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) IBM
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper