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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 1.93% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 9.88% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Median daily rate £300 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.15%
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
139 162 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.12% 19.49% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 100 42
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
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 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 6 May 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 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (15.00%) vSphere
6 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (10.00%) XenApp
7 2 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) Server Building
7 2 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (10.00%) Korn
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) IPsec
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (5.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Server Building
2 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.00%) Coaching
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Network Design
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Korn
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) NCIE
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) PowerHA
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds