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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 47 44 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 16 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.06% 2.20% 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.39% 15.91% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£313 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -33.33%
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
154 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.87% 13.84% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 45 20
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £168 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 19 (76.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
7 8 (32.00%) Solaris
7 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (28.00%) Clustering
8 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) Migration
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (24.00%) UNIX
10 5 (20.00%) ITIL
10 5 (20.00%) VB
10 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000
10 5 (20.00%) HP
10 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.00%) IBM
10 5 (20.00%) Banking
11 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (16.00%) Firewall
12 3 (12.00%) Symantec
12 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (12.00%) EMC

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) NAS
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) FCoE
5 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Storage Architect
5 2 (8.00%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (36.00%) Linux
6 8 (32.00%) Solaris
7 6 (24.00%) UNIX
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000
9 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (4.00%) SUSE
11 1 (4.00%) HPUX
11 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) E-Discovery
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) VB
2 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) VMware
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle