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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 78 65 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing SAN 35 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 2.23% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.46% 14.38% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 10
Average daily rate £350 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £369 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.80 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £45.70 £28.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
281 292 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.73% 15.47% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 130 101
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 49 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 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
Birmingham -22 9 £400 +45.45% 2
Worcestershire +12 8 £340 +102.98% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £250 - 2
Herefordshire 0 2 - -
Shropshire 0 2 - -
Coventry -5 2 - - 4
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) VMware
3 19 (41.30%) UNIX
3 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (32.61%) HP
6 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 13 (28.26%) Linux
8 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 10 (21.74%) ITIL
10 9 (19.57%) NetApp
10 9 (19.57%) NAS
11 8 (17.39%) 3PAR
12 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (15.22%) Service Management
12 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
13 6 (13.04%) EMC
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle
13 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (10.87%) SQL
14 5 (10.87%) AIX
14 5 (10.87%) Citrix
14 5 (10.87%) Symantec
15 4 (8.70%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) Apache
6 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) NAS
2 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) VLAN
4 3 (6.52%) Firewall
5 2 (4.35%) MPLS
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) DNS
5 2 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Analyst
1 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Backup Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Storage Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Storage Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) CMDB
2 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.17%) LPAR
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) UNIX
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) AIX
6 4 (8.70%) HPUX
6 4 (8.70%) Solaris
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Service Management
2 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 2 (4.35%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Korn
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CISM
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.17%) CCSA
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) OCP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.17%) SRDF
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Legato
3 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) VMware
2 15 (32.61%) HP
3 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.57%) NetApp
5 8 (17.39%) 3PAR
6 6 (13.04%) EMC
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle
7 5 (10.87%) Citrix
7 5 (10.87%) Symantec
8 4 (8.70%) IBM
8 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.52%) Dot Hill
9 3 (6.52%) Brocade
9 3 (6.52%) StorageTek
9 3 (6.52%) Dell
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco
11 1 (2.17%) Tableau
11 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.17%) FalconStor
11 1 (2.17%) Veritas
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: flexible for the right candidate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Flexible for the right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £290 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago