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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 44 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 10 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.61% 0.88% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.49% 7.81% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£380 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £443 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
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
87 64 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.96% 11.27% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 33
Average daily rate £260 £240 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Solaris
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) UNIX
4 9 (39.13%) EMC
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
7 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) HP
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) VB
8 4 (17.39%) HPUX
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) SUSE
8 4 (17.39%) Clustering
9 3 (13.04%) IBM
9 3 (13.04%) Veritas
9 3 (13.04%) Symantec

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Storage Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Wiki
2 3 (13.04%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Solaris
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) UNIX
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) SUSE
6 4 (17.39%) HPUX
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (4.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.35%) CAD
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) Korn
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
4 2 (8.70%) C
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Postfix
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) EMC
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 3 (13.04%) Veritas
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Sun
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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