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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 78 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 36 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 0.98% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.78% 6.23% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 10
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£350 £288 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 6
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.77% -
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
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 14 £350 +34.61% 6
Herefordshire -4 8 £350 -
Coventry - 4 - - 1
Worcestershire -4 3 £225 -35.71% 2
Wolverhampton +3 2 - -
Shropshire -6 1 £400 +6.66%
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 55 (60.44%) VMware
3 39 (42.86%) Linux
4 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 34 (37.36%) UNIX
7 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
8 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 26 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (27.47%) NAS
11 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (21.98%) Cisco
14 19 (20.88%) EMC
14 19 (20.88%) Citrix
15 18 (19.78%) DNS
16 17 (18.68%) DHCP
17 16 (17.58%) Solaris
17 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
18 15 (16.48%) Red Hat
19 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
19 14 (15.38%) Oracle
19 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
20 13 (14.29%) XenApp
20 13 (14.29%) SCCM
20 13 (14.29%) Firewall
21 12 (13.19%) SQL
21 12 (13.19%) ITIL
21 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
21 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2003

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.49%) Apache
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.20%) CMS
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.10%) IIS
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) NAS
2 18 (19.78%) DNS
3 17 (18.68%) DHCP
4 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 13 (14.29%) Firewall
6 11 (12.09%) VLAN
7 9 (9.89%) LAN
8 5 (5.49%) WLAN
9 4 (4.40%) WAN
9 4 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (2.20%) Wireless
10 2 (2.20%) VPN
11 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.10%) Network Security
11 1 (1.10%) 3G
11 1 (1.10%) MPLS
11 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.10%) VoIP
11 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Automotive
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Administrator
3 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (10.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Consultant
5 9 (9.89%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (8.79%) Architect
6 8 (8.79%) UNIX Administrator
6 8 (8.79%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) Middleware
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.99%) PDA
3 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (3.30%) Wiki
6 3 (3.30%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (2.20%) Celerra
8 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) Linux
3 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (37.36%) UNIX
5 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (17.58%) Solaris
8 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
9 9 (9.89%) HPUX
10 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (5.49%) AIX
12 4 (4.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
13 3 (3.30%) SUSE
14 2 (2.20%) VMS
15 1 (1.10%) CentOS
15 1 (1.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (9.89%) Migration
3 8 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.49%) Project Management
6 4 (4.40%) Information Security Management
6 4 (4.40%) Data Security
6 4 (4.40%) Security Management
6 4 (4.40%) Process Management
6 4 (4.40%) Information Security
6 4 (4.40%) PLM
6 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.40%) Validation
6 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.40%) Network Management
7 3 (3.30%) Operations Management
7 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.20%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
1 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.59%) VB
2 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.49%) VBA
4 3 (3.30%) Korn
5 2 (2.20%) C
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.89%) MCSE
5 6 (6.59%) CCNP
5 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.59%) MCITP
6 5 (5.49%) CCNA
7 4 (4.40%) CCDP
8 2 (2.20%) MCSA
8 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.10%) VCP4
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.10%) Degree
9 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 26 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.29%) XenApp
4 10 (10.99%) XenServer
4 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
5 9 (9.89%) VMware Server
6 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.40%) NFS
8 3 (3.30%) vSphere
8 3 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.10%) Postfix
9 1 (1.10%) Firmware
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (10.99%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.40%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (4.40%) Ionix
4 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 55 (60.44%) VMware
2 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.98%) Cisco
4 19 (20.88%) EMC
4 19 (20.88%) Citrix
5 15 (16.48%) Red Hat
6 14 (15.38%) Oracle
7 11 (12.09%) HP
8 10 (10.99%) Dell
9 8 (8.79%) NetApp
10 7 (7.69%) Symantec
11 5 (5.49%) IBM
12 4 (4.40%) SAP
12 4 (4.40%) Brocade
13 3 (3.30%) Veritas
13 3 (3.30%) Juniper
13 3 (3.30%) Sun
14 2 (2.20%) CommVault
14 2 (2.20%) Apple
14 2 (2.20%) Meru Networks
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