The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 19 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.13% - 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.38% 13.68% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
Average daily rate £260 £194 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.19% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SAN
West Midlands

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
SAN
West Midlands

SAN
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) MCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft