The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 49 29 48
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 3.91% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 31.75% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate £388 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.23% 12.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SAN
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) HPUX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) CISM
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) HP Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) LPAR
1 1 (9.09%) HP StorageWorks
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (9.09%) SCADA
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) HPUX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Information Security
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Release Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CISM
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) CCSA
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SRDF
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (9.09%) Legato
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco