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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 47 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 13 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 2.45% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.54% 16.13% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate £475 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £332 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £445 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +44.44%
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
96 93 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.18% 15.22% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 43
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) CCNP
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Lotus
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) Server Building

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) AIX Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) FlexPod Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Change Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) SABSA
3 1 (5.00%) SDLC
3 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Korn
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) CSSLP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) NCIE
3 1 (5.00%) SANS
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 3 (15.00%) Lotus
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam