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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 104 108 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.66% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 6.61% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 12
Median daily rate £338 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £374 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £508 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £43.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-19.18% +29.32%

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
342 257 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 9.92% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 130 128
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +1 12 £338 -27.02% 5
Warwickshire - 5 £400 - 1
Solihull - 1 £120 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 18 (66.67%) VMware
3 17 (62.96%) IBM
3 17 (62.96%) HP
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
5 14 (51.85%) Windows
6 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (44.44%) Dell
7 12 (44.44%) NetApp
8 11 (40.74%) Change Management
8 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 11 (40.74%) VMware ESX
8 11 (40.74%) Migration
8 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
8 11 (40.74%) Problem Management
8 11 (40.74%) Network Security
8 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (37.04%) SLA
9 10 (37.04%) EMC
10 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 9 (33.33%) Escalation Management
11 8 (29.63%) 3PAR
11 8 (29.63%) Brocade
11 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
12 7 (25.93%) Workflow
12 7 (25.93%) Unix
12 7 (25.93%) CLARiiON
12 7 (25.93%) Symmetrix DMX
12 7 (25.93%) SRDF

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 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Liferay
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Network Security
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
3 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) SNMP
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (22.22%) Electronics
3 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (14.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) SAN Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Storage Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) AIX Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (7.41%) HP Storage Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) CLARiiON
2 7 (25.93%) Symmetrix DMX
3 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
5 3 (11.11%) HP Storage
6 1 (3.70%) Clustering
6 1 (3.70%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.93%) Unix
5 4 (14.81%) HPUX
6 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Change Management
2 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
2 11 (40.74%) Migration
2 11 (40.74%) Problem Management
3 9 (33.33%) Escalation Management
4 7 (25.93%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Workflow
5 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Product Management
7 4 (14.81%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (11.11%) Coaching
8 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
9 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Jython
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
4 3 (11.11%) RHCE
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (40.74%) VMware ESX
3 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (25.93%) SRDF
5 6 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
7 3 (11.11%) XenApp
8 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) HP
2 17 (62.96%) IBM
3 12 (44.44%) Dell
3 12 (44.44%) NetApp
4 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) EMC
6 8 (29.63%) 3PAR
6 8 (29.63%) Brocade
7 5 (18.52%) Citrix
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco
9 2 (7.41%) Veritas
10 1 (3.70%) BMC
10 1 (3.70%) CA
10 1 (3.70%) Clearswift
10 1 (3.70%) Sophos
10 1 (3.70%) Symantec
10 1 (3.70%) Veeam
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