The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 110 94 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.96% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 8.65% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 17
Median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £253 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%
SAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
464 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.79% 11.16% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 144 167
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 13 £400 +14.28% 4
Worcestershire -2 4 £240 -40.00% 1
Coventry -17 4 £333 -2.49% 5
Staffordshire 0 3 - - 2
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) VMware
3 29 (55.77%) Windows Server
4 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (38.46%) Linux
6 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 17 (32.69%) LAN
7 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
7 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
8 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 16 (30.77%) Citrix
9 15 (28.85%) Unix
9 15 (28.85%) Firewall
9 15 (28.85%) vSphere
10 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
10 14 (26.92%) WAN
11 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (25.00%) Cisco
11 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (21.15%) CCNP
12 11 (21.15%) ITIL
12 11 (21.15%) Oracle
12 11 (21.15%) XenApp
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (19.23%) SCCM
14 9 (17.31%) Ubuntu

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.85%) Apache
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) LAN
2 15 (28.85%) Firewall
3 14 (26.92%) WAN
4 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (17.31%) IPv4
6 7 (13.46%) DHCP
6 7 (13.46%) DNS
7 6 (11.54%) Internet
7 6 (11.54%) NAS
8 5 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.69%) VLAN
9 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.77%) MPLS
10 3 (5.77%) WLAN
11 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.85%) Intranet
11 2 (3.85%) VPN
12 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Marketing
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Administrator
3 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) Technical Leader
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix Support
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.69%) PDA
3 4 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Economics
4 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) LPAR
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 29 (55.77%) Windows Server
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (38.46%) Linux
5 15 (28.85%) Unix
6 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (17.31%) Ubuntu
8 9 (17.31%) Windows 8
9 7 (13.46%) Solaris
10 5 (9.62%) AIX
11 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
11 3 (5.77%) MVS
11 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (3.85%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (3.85%) HPUX
13 1 (1.92%) CentOS
13 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Service Management
3 4 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) High Availability
4 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.77%) ITSM
4 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.77%) Migration
4 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.77%) SOA
5 2 (3.85%) E-business
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.92%) Coaching
6 1 (1.92%) Test Planning
6 1 (1.92%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Korn
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (21.15%) CCNP
5 10 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (17.31%) MCSA
6 9 (17.31%) MCSE
6 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
7 3 (5.77%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) NCIE
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.85%) vSphere
3 11 (21.15%) XenApp
4 6 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 5 (9.62%) VMware Server
5 5 (9.62%) XenServer
6 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.85%) NFS
8 1 (1.92%) vCloud
8 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (5.77%) Ansible
3 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.77%) Simpana
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
4 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) VMware
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.77%) Citrix
4 13 (25.00%) Cisco
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle
6 9 (17.31%) Juniper
6 9 (17.31%) NetApp
7 8 (15.38%) IBM
8 7 (13.46%) Dell
8 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
9 6 (11.54%) Veritas
10 4 (7.69%) EMC
10 4 (7.69%) HP
11 3 (5.77%) CommVault
11 3 (5.77%) Sophos
11 3 (5.77%) Sun
11 3 (5.77%) Symantec
12 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
12 2 (3.85%) Netezza
13 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
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