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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 84 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 44 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.48% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.40% 12.37% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £239 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +61.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
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
423 283 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.61% 11.97% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 121 131
Average daily rate £345 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 49
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -5 13 £270 -32.50% 12
Worcestershire +1 8 £363 +6.61% 1
Coventry +11 7 £350 - 1
Staffordshire -8 6 £413 +65.00% 1
Shropshire -8 4 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 -
Walsall - 2 £425 - 1
Solihull - 1 £363 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £650 -
Dudley - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 53 (66.25%) VMware
2 50 (62.50%) Windows
3 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (31.25%) Linux
4 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
5 23 (28.75%) NAS
6 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
7 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (23.75%) Finance
7 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (22.50%) Cisco
8 18 (22.50%) UNIX
9 17 (21.25%) Firewall
9 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (17.50%) Citrix
11 13 (16.25%) EMC
12 12 (15.00%) Dell
13 11 (13.75%) HP
13 11 (13.75%) Migration
13 11 (13.75%) NetBackup
13 11 (13.75%) Banking
13 11 (13.75%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (11.25%) Clustering
14 9 (11.25%) DNS
14 9 (11.25%) ITIL
14 9 (11.25%) DHCP
15 8 (10.00%) Solaris
15 8 (10.00%) NetApp
15 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.50%) CMS
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) NAS
2 17 (21.25%) Firewall
3 9 (11.25%) DHCP
3 9 (11.25%) DNS
4 7 (8.75%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (8.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (6.25%) VLAN
6 4 (5.00%) LAN
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.50%) WAN
9 1 (1.25%) HTTP
9 1 (1.25%) VPN
9 1 (1.25%) IPsec
9 1 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.25%) Network Security
9 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.25%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Juju
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Server Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Storage Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Architect
3 9 (11.25%) Administrator
4 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
1 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Clustering
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.00%) PDA
3 4 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) Celerra
5 2 (2.50%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (2.50%) Wiki
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (31.25%) Linux
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (22.50%) UNIX
6 8 (10.00%) Solaris
7 7 (8.75%) Windows 2000
7 7 (8.75%) HPUX
7 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.00%) AIX
9 3 (3.75%) VMS
9 3 (3.75%) SUSE
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.75%) Migration
1 11 (13.75%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (11.25%) ITIL
3 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (8.75%) Data Security
4 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (6.25%) Project Management
6 4 (5.00%) Process Management
6 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.00%) Network Management
6 4 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.00%) Software Delivery
7 3 (3.75%) Change Management
8 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) SEO
8 2 (2.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.50%) Korn
2 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) MCSE
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.50%) MCITP
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.25%) CCNP
4 5 (6.25%) CCNA
5 4 (5.00%) CCDP
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) vSphere
3 5 (6.25%) XenApp
4 4 (5.00%) XenServer
4 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.50%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) vCloud
7 1 (1.25%) Docker
7 1 (1.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) NetBackup
2 7 (8.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) ARCserve
3 3 (3.75%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView
4 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 53 (66.25%) VMware
2 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.50%) Cisco
4 14 (17.50%) Citrix
5 13 (16.25%) EMC
6 12 (15.00%) Dell
7 11 (13.75%) HP
8 8 (10.00%) NetApp
9 7 (8.75%) CA
10 6 (7.50%) Brocade
10 6 (7.50%) FalconStor
11 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.50%) Symantec
12 2 (2.50%) Remedy
12 2 (2.50%) Veritas
12 2 (2.50%) Juniper
12 2 (2.50%) Oracle
12 2 (2.50%) IBM
12 2 (2.50%) Sun
13 1 (1.25%) CommVault
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