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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 39 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 16 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.66% 0.35% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.39% 2.82% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £451 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% +1.16%
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 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.48% 12.26% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 27
Average daily rate £295 £209 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 23 (71.88%) VMware
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) Linux
4 14 (43.75%) Solaris
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (40.63%) UNIX
6 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
7 10 (31.25%) EMC
7 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
8 9 (28.13%) NetBackup
8 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
9 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
9 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) HP
10 6 (18.75%) VB
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
10 6 (18.75%) Clustering
11 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (15.63%) Migration
11 5 (15.63%) Symantec
11 5 (15.63%) VBA
12 4 (12.50%) ITIL
12 4 (12.50%) SQL
12 4 (12.50%) MCSE
12 4 (12.50%) HPUX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) CATIA
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (6.25%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Wiki
2 3 (9.38%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Solaris
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (40.63%) UNIX
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (12.50%) HPUX
7 4 (12.50%) SUSE
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.13%) Fedora
9 1 (3.13%) CentOS
9 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) CAD
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
2 6 (18.75%) VB
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) VBA
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) Korn
6 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) Postfix
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.13%) Ionix
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) EMC
4 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
5 6 (18.75%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Symantec
7 4 (12.50%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) Veritas
8 3 (9.38%) Sun
9 2 (6.25%) Citrix
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco
9 2 (6.25%) CommVault
10 1 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (3.13%) Siemens
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle
10 1 (3.13%) Juniper