The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 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 West Midlands 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 62 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 59 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 1.73% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 11.53% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £146 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.25 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.58 £27.50 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
354 295 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.94% 15.01% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 131 136
Average daily rate £313 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SAN
England

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 19 £320 +14.28% 8
Worcestershire +9 19 £340 +45.45% 3
Coventry -7 7 £325 +71.05% 2
Dudley +2 5 - -
Shropshire -2 1 £425 - 2
Warwickshire -4 1 £210 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £255 - 5
Bilston - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Willenhall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 62 (65.26%) Windows
2 45 (47.37%) VMware
3 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
4 34 (35.79%) MS Exchange
5 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 28 (29.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (26.32%) DNS
8 25 (26.32%) HP
9 22 (23.16%) DHCP
9 22 (23.16%) UNIX
10 21 (22.11%) NAS
11 20 (21.05%) Citrix
11 20 (21.05%) NetApp
12 19 (20.00%) Dell
12 19 (20.00%) ITIL
12 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (17.89%) Linux
13 17 (17.89%) XenApp
14 16 (16.84%) VLAN
15 15 (15.79%) SCCM
15 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
16 14 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (14.74%) MS Office
16 14 (14.74%) Oracle
16 14 (14.74%) EMC
17 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
17 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
17 13 (13.68%) XenServer
17 13 (13.68%) XenDesktop

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 34 (35.79%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.11%) Lync
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) ColdFusion
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Office
2 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) DNS
2 22 (23.16%) DHCP
3 21 (22.11%) NAS
4 16 (16.84%) VLAN
5 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.47%) LAN
7 8 (8.42%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (6.32%) Firewall
8 6 (6.32%) WAN
9 5 (5.26%) WLAN
10 4 (4.21%) MPLS
11 3 (3.16%) VPN
12 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.11%) VoIP
12 2 (2.11%) Wireless
12 2 (2.11%) 3G
12 2 (2.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) MySQL
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.11%) DataStage
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.05%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (18.95%) Administrator
2 16 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (11.58%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (8.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Consultant
10 6 (6.32%) SAN Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (6.32%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Storage Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Backup Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) HPUX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Blackberry
1 12 (12.63%) PDA
2 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.21%) CMDB
3 3 (3.16%) Replication
3 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.05%) SCADA
4 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) LPAR
4 1 (1.05%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.26%) Windows
2 28 (29.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (23.16%) UNIX
5 17 (17.89%) Linux
6 11 (11.58%) Windows 7
7 10 (10.53%) HPUX
8 9 (9.47%) Windows XP
8 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (8.42%) AIX
10 7 (7.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.53%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Service Management
5 8 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.37%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Change Management
8 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 3 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.16%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.11%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.11%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.11%) Java
4 1 (1.05%) C
4 1 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.26%) MCSE
4 5 (5.26%) CCNA
4 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.21%) CCNP
6 2 (2.11%) RHCE
6 2 (2.11%) CISM
6 2 (2.11%) CISSP
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.11%) MCITP
6 2 (2.11%) Degree
6 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) VCP4
7 1 (1.05%) CCSA
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.89%) XenApp
4 13 (13.68%) XenServer
4 13 (13.68%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.37%) vSphere
5 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.05%) NFS
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.05%) Xen
7 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.05%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) SCCM
2 9 (9.47%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.26%) SCOM
4 3 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.16%) Ionix
4 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.05%) Legato
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) VMware
2 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.32%) HP
4 20 (21.05%) Citrix
4 20 (21.05%) NetApp
5 19 (20.00%) Dell
6 14 (14.74%) EMC
6 14 (14.74%) Oracle
7 12 (12.63%) 3PAR
8 10 (10.53%) Cisco
8 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 10 (10.53%) Symantec
9 8 (8.42%) Brocade
10 7 (7.37%) StorageTek
11 6 (6.32%) FalconStor
11 6 (6.32%) Dot Hill
12 5 (5.26%) IBM
13 2 (2.11%) Radware
13 2 (2.11%) Apple
13 2 (2.11%) Avaya
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