The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 22 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.18% - 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% - 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.24% 3.07% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate £320 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas File System
2 1 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (33.33%) SRDF
2 1 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) vCloud
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Data Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Juju
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Juju
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
1 1 (33.33%) Symmetrix
1 1 (33.33%) Celerra
1 1 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas File System
2 1 (33.33%) SRDF
2 1 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) vCloud
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) LXC
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (33.33%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (33.33%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec