The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 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 Coventry 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 41 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.35% 0.81% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 7.14% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £190 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.97 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 28 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.38% 11.38% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 26
Average daily rate £300 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £136 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.97 £20.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £22.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SAN
West Midlands

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the Coventry region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the Coventry region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (22.22%) VCP4
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (22.22%) VCP4
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau