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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 42 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.70% 1.65% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.73% 13.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £280 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £184 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £376 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
129 75 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.32% 12.36% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 32 37
Average daily rate £313 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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
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 24 July 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) DNS
3 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
4 10 (35.71%) DHCP
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 9 (32.14%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
5 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
5 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 9 (32.14%) HP
6 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 7 (25.00%) NetApp
7 7 (25.00%) UNIX
8 6 (21.43%) HPUX
8 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) EMC
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
9 5 (17.86%) Solaris
9 5 (17.86%) AIX
9 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) WAN
10 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Change Management
11 3 (10.71%) LAN
11 3 (10.71%) Cisco
11 3 (10.71%) Firewall

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) DHCP
3 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
5 3 (10.71%) LAN
5 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) VPN
6 2 (7.14%) WLAN
6 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.14%) 3G
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
7 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Administrator
2 8 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (17.86%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (17.86%) Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Storage Administrator
6 3 (10.71%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Replication
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) LPAR
1 1 (3.57%) HP StorageWorks
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (3.57%) SCADA
1 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.00%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) HPUX
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Solaris
6 5 (17.86%) AIX
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Change Management
2 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security
3 2 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Release Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCITP
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) CCNP
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (3.57%) RHCE
2 1 (3.57%) CCSA
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SRDF
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
1 3 (10.71%) Ionix
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) Legato
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
1 9 (32.14%) HP
2 7 (25.00%) NetApp
3 6 (21.43%) EMC
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.14%) Mitel
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Radware
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) CA
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