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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 102 58 81
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +23
Contract jobs citing SAN 15 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 2.45% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 14.16% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 11
Average daily rate
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£367 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.48 £28.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +25.00%
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
271 438 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.90% 17.30% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 226 150
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £461 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire -12 6 £400 +37.93% 2
Birmingham -13 3 £350 +4.47% 7
Coventry -7 2 £390 -2.50% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (79.69%) VMware
2 45 (70.31%) Windows
3 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
7 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
8 18 (28.13%) Firewall
9 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
10 13 (20.31%) NetBackup
11 11 (17.19%) Cisco
12 10 (15.63%) Dell
12 10 (15.63%) Citrix
12 10 (15.63%) Finance
12 10 (15.63%) NAS
13 9 (14.06%) DNS
13 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
14 8 (12.50%) Linux
14 8 (12.50%) Windows 2000
14 8 (12.50%) NetApp
15 7 (10.94%) CA
15 7 (10.94%) ARCserve
15 7 (10.94%) DHCP
15 7 (10.94%) UNIX
15 7 (10.94%) Clustering
16 6 (9.38%) Brocade
16 6 (9.38%) Migration
16 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
16 6 (9.38%) ITIL

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) Lync
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) NAS
3 9 (14.06%) DNS
3 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.94%) DHCP
5 5 (7.81%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.69%) VLAN
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
8 2 (3.13%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) Wireless
8 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.56%) FCoE
9 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.56%) Network Security
9 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.56%) IPsec
9 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.56%) Juju
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Server Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Windows Server Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.25%) Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Designer
8 2 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
1 1 (1.56%) XML
1 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.13%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) PDA
6 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (70.31%) Windows
2 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.50%) Linux
5 8 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 7 (10.94%) UNIX
7 5 (7.81%) Solaris
8 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.56%) AIX
10 1 (1.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) ITIL
1 6 (9.38%) Migration
2 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (7.81%) Capacity Management
2 5 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (7.81%) Software Delivery
2 5 (7.81%) Patch Management
3 4 (6.25%) Data Security
3 4 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (4.69%) Project Management
4 3 (4.69%) Change Management
4 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.13%) Service Management
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.13%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.13%) Information Security
5 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.13%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.25%) VB
3 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) VBA
5 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (6.25%) MCITP
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) MCSE
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.81%) vSphere
4 4 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.13%) IAG
5 2 (3.13%) UAG
5 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.56%) vCloud
6 1 (1.56%) Docker
6 1 (1.56%) LXC
6 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) NetBackup
2 7 (10.94%) ARCserve
3 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.69%) SCCM
5 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.56%) OpenView
6 1 (1.56%) Puppet
6 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (79.69%) VMware
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.19%) Cisco
4 10 (15.63%) Dell
4 10 (15.63%) Citrix
5 8 (12.50%) NetApp
6 7 (10.94%) CA
7 6 (9.38%) Brocade
7 6 (9.38%) Symantec
7 6 (9.38%) HP
7 6 (9.38%) IBM
8 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.81%) FalconStor
8 5 (7.81%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (4.69%) EMC
9 3 (4.69%) Juniper
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy
10 2 (3.13%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.56%) Veeam
11 1 (1.56%) 3PAR
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