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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 119 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.93% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 12.10% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 15
Median daily rate £325 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.18% +34.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +57.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% +77.77%
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
388 405 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 15.93% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 236 124
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.59 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -10 4 £300 -4.00% 4
Coventry -10 4 £356 +2.88%
Walsall 0 2 £200 -52.94% 1
Warwickshire -5 2 - - 2
Halesowen - 2 £240 - 1
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 3
Worcestershire -12 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 19 (57.58%) VMware
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
5 10 (30.30%) Citrix
5 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) IBM
6 9 (27.27%) NetApp
7 8 (24.24%) Unix
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) LAN
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) Internet
9 6 (18.18%) WAN
10 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco
10 5 (15.15%) HP
10 5 (15.15%) SCCM
10 5 (15.15%) XenApp
10 5 (15.15%) vSphere
11 4 (12.12%) NAS
11 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (12.12%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Internet
1 6 (18.18%) LAN
1 6 (18.18%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) Converged Networks
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Unix Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (24.24%) Unix
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (21.21%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) AIX
7 4 (12.12%) Solaris
8 2 (6.06%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.03%) CentOS
9 1 (3.03%) HPUX
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
2 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.06%) E-business
2 2 (6.06%) High Availability
2 2 (6.06%) Migration
2 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (6.06%) Service Management
2 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (3.03%) Coaching
3 1 (3.03%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.03%) Network Design
3 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.03%) Server Building
3 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
3 1 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Korn
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) NCIE
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) vSphere
2 5 (15.15%) XenApp
3 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) NFS
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) vCloud
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (9.09%) Simpana
4 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.03%) Ansible
5 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) vRealize
5 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (3.03%) WSUS
5 1 (3.03%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) VMware
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 9 (27.27%) IBM
3 9 (27.27%) NetApp
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) Veritas
7 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.09%) CommVault
8 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 2 (6.06%) Netezza
8 2 (6.06%) Sun
9 1 (3.03%) EMC
9 1 (3.03%) Finjan
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus
9 1 (3.03%) Sophos
9 1 (3.03%) Symantec