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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing SAN 60 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 9.06% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 11
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£340 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.75 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.58 £27.20 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 21 £334 +108.59% 4
Worcestershire +8 20 £340 +13.33% 1
Coventry -10 5 £400 +110.52%
Shropshire -1 1 £425 - 2
Warwickshire -7 1 £210 -
Staffordshire - 1 £255 - 3
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 64 (65.98%) Windows
2 48 (49.48%) VMware
3 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
4 35 (36.08%) MS Exchange
5 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
6 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (26.80%) DNS
9 25 (25.77%) HP
10 23 (23.71%) DHCP
11 22 (22.68%) UNIX
12 21 (21.65%) Citrix
12 21 (21.65%) NAS
13 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (20.62%) Dell
13 20 (20.62%) NetApp
14 19 (19.59%) ITIL
15 18 (18.56%) XenApp
16 17 (17.53%) VLAN
16 17 (17.53%) Linux
17 16 (16.49%) SCCM
17 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
18 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2003
18 15 (15.46%) MS Office
19 14 (14.43%) Oracle
19 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
19 14 (14.43%) XenServer
19 14 (14.43%) XenDesktop
20 13 (13.40%) PDA
20 13 (13.40%) Blackberry

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 35 (36.08%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.06%) Lync
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.06%) IIS
6 2 (2.06%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Office
2 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.80%) DNS
2 23 (23.71%) DHCP
3 21 (21.65%) NAS
4 17 (17.53%) VLAN
5 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.28%) LAN
7 7 (7.22%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (6.19%) Firewall
8 6 (6.19%) WAN
9 5 (5.15%) WLAN
10 4 (4.12%) MPLS
11 3 (3.09%) VPN
12 2 (2.06%) Network Security
12 2 (2.06%) 3G
12 2 (2.06%) Wireless
12 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) MySQL
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.06%) DataStage
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MSI
2 1 (1.03%) Toad
2 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.03%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Administrator
2 17 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.43%) Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (11.34%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.22%) Consultant
9 7 (7.22%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) SAN Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (6.19%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (5.15%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 5 (5.15%) Backup Engineer
11 5 (5.15%) Citrix Engineer
11 5 (5.15%) Storage Analyst
11 5 (5.15%) Storage Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) HPUX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) PDA
1 13 (13.40%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.12%) CMDB
2 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Replication
3 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) Clustering
4 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.03%) SCADA
4 1 (1.03%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 64 (65.98%) Windows
2 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (22.68%) UNIX
5 17 (17.53%) Linux
6 11 (11.34%) Windows 7
7 10 (10.31%) HPUX
8 9 (9.28%) Windows XP
8 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (8.25%) AIX
10 7 (7.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.59%) ITIL
2 11 (11.34%) Migration
3 10 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.28%) Service Management
5 8 (8.25%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.22%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.15%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.12%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (4.12%) Project Management
8 4 (4.12%) Change Management
8 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.06%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.06%) Operations Management
10 2 (2.06%) Time Management
10 2 (2.06%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.06%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.06%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) CCNA
4 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 4 (4.12%) CCNP
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.06%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) VCP4
6 2 (2.06%) CISM
6 2 (2.06%) CISSP
6 2 (2.06%) RHCE
7 1 (1.03%) MCP
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
7 1 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.56%) XenApp
4 14 (14.43%) XenServer
4 14 (14.43%) XenDesktop
5 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (7.22%) vSphere
7 6 (6.19%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.03%) NFS
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.03%) Xen
8 1 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.03%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) SCCM
2 8 (8.25%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.15%) SCOM
4 3 (3.09%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.09%) Ionix
4 3 (3.09%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.06%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.03%) Legato
6 1 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 48 (49.48%) VMware
2 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.77%) HP
4 21 (21.65%) Citrix
5 20 (20.62%) Dell
5 20 (20.62%) NetApp
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle
7 13 (13.40%) EMC
8 12 (12.37%) 3PAR
9 10 (10.31%) Cisco
9 10 (10.31%) Red Hat
10 9 (9.28%) Symantec
11 8 (8.25%) Brocade
12 7 (7.22%) StorageTek
13 6 (6.19%) FalconStor
13 6 (6.19%) Dot Hill
14 5 (5.15%) IBM
15 2 (2.06%) SonicWALL
15 2 (2.06%) Blue Coat
15 2 (2.06%) Mitel
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