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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 73 80 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Contract jobs citing SAN 55 31 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.14% 1.47% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.93% 10.13% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £183 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £372 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.55 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.33 £30.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
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
461 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.93% 14.50% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 145 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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 +9 24 £320 +28.00% 5
Worcestershire -1 11 £155 -48.33% 1
Coventry 0 7 £400 +72.04% 7
Shropshire - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire -13 1 £225 +2.27% 4
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 5
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (65.45%) Windows
2 61 (55.45%) VMware
3 41 (37.27%) Active Directory
4 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 35 (31.82%) MS Exchange
5 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (28.18%) UNIX
8 29 (26.36%) Linux
8 29 (26.36%) DNS
9 28 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (23.64%) DHCP
11 22 (20.00%) Dell
11 22 (20.00%) Citrix
11 22 (20.00%) NAS
12 21 (19.09%) Oracle
13 20 (18.18%) Red Hat
13 20 (18.18%) HP
13 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
14 19 (17.27%) NetApp
14 19 (17.27%) ITIL
14 19 (17.27%) VLAN
15 18 (16.36%) SCCM
15 18 (16.36%) XenApp
15 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
16 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
16 17 (15.45%) Windows 7
16 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2003
16 17 (15.45%) MS Office

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.64%) Apache
4 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.82%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.82%) IIS
5 2 (1.82%) Lync
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (15.45%) MS Office
2 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.91%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) DNS
2 26 (23.64%) DHCP
3 22 (20.00%) NAS
4 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 19 (17.27%) VLAN
6 10 (9.09%) LAN
7 7 (6.36%) WLAN
7 7 (6.36%) Firewall
8 6 (5.45%) WAN
8 6 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.64%) MPLS
10 2 (1.82%) Wireless
10 2 (1.82%) 3G
10 2 (1.82%) VPN
10 2 (1.82%) VoIP
10 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.82%) Network Security
11 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (1.82%) DataStage
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MSI
2 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.91%) Toad
2 1 (0.91%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.91%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
3 5 (4.55%) Automotive
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 17 (15.45%) Administrator
2 16 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.82%) Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (10.91%) UNIX Administrator
5 11 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) Consultant
7 8 (7.27%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) SAN Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (4.55%) Storage Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) Storage Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) PDA
1 15 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) CMDB
3 3 (2.73%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.73%) Clustering
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) SCADA
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 72 (65.45%) Windows
2 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (28.18%) UNIX
5 29 (26.36%) Linux
6 17 (15.45%) Windows 7
6 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (10.00%) Solaris
8 10 (9.09%) HPUX
8 10 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (8.18%) Windows XP
10 7 (6.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.27%) ITIL
2 12 (10.91%) Migration
3 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (8.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (6.36%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.36%) Service Management
6 6 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.45%) Project Management
6 6 (5.45%) Data Protection
7 5 (4.55%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.64%) Validation
8 4 (3.64%) Information Security
8 4 (3.64%) PLM
8 4 (3.64%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.64%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.73%) Operations Management
9 3 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.82%) Information Security Management
10 2 (1.82%) Security Management
10 2 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.55%) VB
4 4 (3.64%) VBA
5 2 (1.82%) Java
6 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.45%) MCSE
5 5 (4.55%) CCNA
5 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.64%) CCNP
7 2 (1.82%) CISM
7 2 (1.82%) CISSP
7 2 (1.82%) RHCE
7 2 (1.82%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) VCP4
7 2 (1.82%) Degree
7 2 (1.82%) MCITP
7 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) MCP
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.36%) XenApp
4 16 (14.55%) XenServer
4 16 (14.55%) XenDesktop
5 9 (8.18%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.45%) vSphere
8 4 (3.64%) NFS
9 1 (0.91%) Xen
9 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (16.36%) SCCM
2 14 (12.73%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.55%) SCOM
4 4 (3.64%) Ionix
5 3 (2.73%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 61 (55.45%) VMware
2 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.00%) Dell
3 22 (20.00%) Citrix
4 21 (19.09%) Oracle
5 20 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 20 (18.18%) HP
6 19 (17.27%) NetApp
7 15 (13.64%) EMC
8 12 (10.91%) Symantec
9 10 (9.09%) Cisco
10 9 (8.18%) 3PAR
11 8 (7.27%) Brocade
12 7 (6.36%) StorageTek
12 7 (6.36%) IBM
13 6 (5.45%) FalconStor
13 6 (5.45%) Dot Hill
14 4 (3.64%) SAP
15 2 (1.82%) Radware
15 2 (1.82%) Avaya
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