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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 122 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -19
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 1.10% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 8.26% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 23
Median daily rate £323 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £195 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £29.88
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.46%
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
360 339 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.10% 13.27% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 162 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £29.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 5 £325 -21.21% 1
Warwickshire 0 2 - -
Coventry -13 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £320 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 31 (73.81%) VMware
3 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 27 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 23 (54.76%) Linux
6 19 (45.24%) Firewall
6 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
7 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
7 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
8 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
9 15 (35.71%) Unix
9 15 (35.71%) DNS
9 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (33.33%) DHCP
10 14 (33.33%) LAN
10 14 (33.33%) Cisco
10 14 (33.33%) Citrix
11 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
11 13 (30.95%) ITIL
11 13 (30.95%) vSphere
12 12 (28.57%) MCSE
12 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (26.19%) WAN
13 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (26.19%) VLAN
14 10 (23.81%) NAS
14 10 (23.81%) XenApp
14 10 (23.81%) Data Centre

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 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Liferay
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) DNS
3 14 (33.33%) DHCP
3 14 (33.33%) LAN
4 11 (26.19%) VLAN
4 11 (26.19%) WAN
5 10 (23.81%) NAS
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (21.43%) IPv4
7 5 (11.90%) iSCSI
7 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (7.14%) MPLS
8 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (7.14%) WLAN
9 1 (2.38%) HTTP
9 1 (2.38%) Internet
9 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.38%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Administrator
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix Support
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 8 (19.05%) PDA
3 5 (11.90%) Virtual Team
4 4 (9.52%) Clustering
5 3 (7.14%) Economics
5 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
5 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.38%) DataPower
7 1 (2.38%) LPAR
7 1 (2.38%) PKI
7 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 23 (54.76%) Linux
4 15 (35.71%) Unix
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (21.43%) Ubuntu
6 9 (21.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (14.29%) Solaris
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.52%) AIX
9 3 (7.14%) HPUX
9 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
9 3 (7.14%) MVS
9 3 (7.14%) SUSE
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Patch Management
2 5 (11.90%) Service Management
3 4 (9.52%) ITSM
3 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Coaching
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Jython
3 1 (2.38%) Korn
3 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (28.57%) MCSE
3 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (23.81%) MCSA
5 10 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (4.76%) RHCE
9 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (30.95%) vSphere
4 10 (23.81%) XenApp
5 5 (11.90%) VMware Server
5 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
5 5 (11.90%) XenServer
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.14%) Terminal Server
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 2 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) VMware
2 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) Citrix
4 10 (23.81%) Dell
5 9 (21.43%) Juniper
6 7 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle
8 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
9 4 (9.52%) Avaya
9 4 (9.52%) NetApp
9 4 (9.52%) Symantec
10 3 (7.14%) 3Com
10 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 3 (7.14%) EMC
10 3 (7.14%) Sophos
11 2 (4.76%) Brocade
11 2 (4.76%) Veritas
12 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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