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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 126 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.63% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 11.38% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 17
Median daily rate £319 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £229 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £425 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +43.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% +84.21%
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
407 334 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.54% 14.35% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 187 142
Median daily rate £358 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -7 7 £325 -16.12% 6
Coventry -12 4 £333 -3.97% 6
Staffordshire +2 2 - - 2
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
Walsall -1 1 £200 -52.94% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Worcestershire -11 1 - - 2
Dudley - 1 £100 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (66.67%) VMware
2 23 (63.89%) Windows
3 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) Citrix
6 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (27.78%) Unix
8 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 10 (27.78%) LAN
9 9 (25.00%) WAN
9 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 9 (25.00%) vSphere
9 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (22.22%) Oracle
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) NetApp
11 7 (19.44%) Firewall
11 7 (19.44%) IBM
11 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
11 7 (19.44%) XenApp
12 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 6 (16.67%) SCCM
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) Cisco
12 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (13.89%) NetBackup

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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.33%) IIS
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.56%) Apache
5 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) LAN
2 9 (25.00%) WAN
3 7 (19.44%) Firewall
4 5 (13.89%) DHCP
4 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 5 (13.89%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (13.89%) Internet
4 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.11%) MPLS
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 3 (8.33%) NAS
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) Intranet
7 2 (5.56%) IPv4
7 2 (5.56%) Network Security
7 2 (5.56%) VoIP
7 2 (5.56%) VPN
7 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.56%) Back Office
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Economics
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (27.78%) Unix
7 9 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (13.89%) Solaris
9 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 3 (8.33%) AIX
11 2 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
11 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
11 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
12 1 (2.78%) CentOS
12 1 (2.78%) HPUX
12 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.56%) E-business
3 2 (5.56%) High Availability
3 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Coaching
4 1 (2.78%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Network Design
4 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Server Building
4 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) CCNP
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) CCNA
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) MCP
5 1 (2.78%) NCIE
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
1 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.00%) vSphere
3 7 (19.44%) XenApp
4 5 (13.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.56%) NFS
5 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.78%) vCloud
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.33%) Simpana
4 2 (5.56%) Ansible
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.78%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (22.22%) NetApp
3 8 (22.22%) Oracle
4 7 (19.44%) IBM
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.89%) Veritas
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) HP
8 3 (8.33%) CommVault
8 3 (8.33%) Sophos
8 3 (8.33%) Symantec
9 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.56%) Dell
9 2 (5.56%) Juniper
9 2 (5.56%) Netezza
9 2 (5.56%) Sun
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
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