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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 113 98 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -40
Contract jobs citing SAN 33 15 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.61% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.93% 5.68% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 18
Median daily rate £325 £367 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £291 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £28.13
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +4.81%
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
476 264 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.47% 10.74% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 140 226
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 August 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 August 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 +2 13 £400 +14.28% 4
Worcestershire +4 9 £240 -40.00% 1
Coventry -14 4 £333 -14.74% 1
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Staffordshire +6 2 - - 3
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) VMware
3 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
4 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (43.40%) Linux
5 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
6 21 (39.62%) Active Directory
6 21 (39.62%) Citrix
7 19 (35.85%) Firewall
7 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
8 18 (33.96%) Unix
9 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
9 17 (32.08%) LAN
9 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
10 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (30.19%) Cisco
11 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
12 14 (26.42%) vSphere
12 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
12 14 (26.42%) WAN
12 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (24.53%) DNS
14 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (22.64%) DHCP
14 12 (22.64%) XenApp
15 11 (20.75%) NAS
15 11 (20.75%) SCCM
15 11 (20.75%) ITIL
15 11 (20.75%) Dell

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 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) Firewall
2 17 (32.08%) LAN
3 14 (26.42%) WAN
4 13 (24.53%) DNS
5 12 (22.64%) DHCP
6 11 (20.75%) NAS
7 10 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (18.87%) VLAN
8 9 (16.98%) IPv4
9 5 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (9.43%) Internet
9 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
11 3 (5.66%) MPLS
11 3 (5.66%) WLAN
12 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (3.77%) Intranet
12 2 (3.77%) VPN
13 1 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (5.66%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (13.21%) Administrator
2 7 (13.21%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Technical Leader
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Citrix Support
4 5 (9.43%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) VMware Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Middleware
1 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.09%) PDA
3 5 (9.43%) Clustering
3 5 (9.43%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Economics
4 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) LPAR
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (33.96%) Unix
5 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (18.87%) Solaris
8 9 (16.98%) Ubuntu
8 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
9 4 (7.55%) AIX
10 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (5.66%) MVS
10 3 (5.66%) SUSE
11 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.89%) CentOS
12 1 (1.89%) HPUX
12 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Service Management
3 5 (9.43%) Patch Management
4 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.66%) High Availability
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITSM
5 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.66%) Migration
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.66%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (5.66%) SOA
6 2 (3.77%) E-business
6 2 (3.77%) Project Management
7 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.89%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Use Case
7 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Korn
4 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (18.87%) CCNP
5 9 (16.98%) MCSA
5 9 (16.98%) MCSE
5 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (16.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 21 (39.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.42%) vSphere
4 12 (22.64%) XenApp
5 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
6 6 (11.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (11.32%) VMware Server
7 5 (9.43%) XenServer
8 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
8 3 (5.66%) Terminal Server
9 2 (3.77%) NFS
10 1 (1.89%) vCloud
10 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (5.66%) Ansible
3 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.66%) Simpana
4 2 (3.77%) SCOM
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (66.04%) VMware
2 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 21 (39.62%) Citrix
4 16 (30.19%) Cisco
5 11 (20.75%) Dell
6 10 (18.87%) Oracle
7 9 (16.98%) Juniper
8 7 (13.21%) HP
8 7 (13.21%) IBM
9 6 (11.32%) NetApp
9 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
9 6 (11.32%) Veritas
10 4 (7.55%) Avaya
10 4 (7.55%) EMC
11 3 (5.66%) 3Com
11 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
11 3 (5.66%) CommVault
11 3 (5.66%) Sophos
11 3 (5.66%) Sun
11 3 (5.66%) Symantec