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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 2.39% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.01% 14.71% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £338 £463 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +28.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £508 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+60.74% -10.08%

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
109 102 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.93% 16.24% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) HP
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) IBM
4 10 (52.63%) Linux
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) NetApp
6 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
6 8 (42.11%) Migration
6 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
7 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
7 7 (36.84%) Network Security
7 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (36.84%) Change Management
7 7 (36.84%) Dell
7 7 (36.84%) SLA
8 6 (31.58%) EMC
8 6 (31.58%) Brocade
9 5 (26.32%) 3PAR
9 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (26.32%) Unix
9 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Escalation Management
9 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing

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 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Network Security
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) IPv4
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.26%) SNMP
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) SAN Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Storage Architect
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) CLARiiON
2 4 (21.05%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) HP Storage
5 1 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) HPUX
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
3 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
4 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (26.32%) Escalation Management
5 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Workflow
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.79%) Product Management
7 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
7 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCSE
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) RHCE
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
1 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (21.05%) SRDF
5 3 (15.79%) XenApp
6 2 (10.53%) vSphere
7 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) HP
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) IBM
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) NetApp
4 7 (36.84%) Dell
5 6 (31.58%) Brocade
5 6 (31.58%) EMC
6 5 (26.32%) 3PAR
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle
10 1 (5.26%) Cisco
10 1 (5.26%) Juniper
10 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
10 1 (5.26%) Symantec
10 1 (5.26%) Veritas