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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 61 82 57
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 63 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 1.30% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 8.79% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.70 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £25.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
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
441 307 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.07% 14.75% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 150 143
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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
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 29 August 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 29 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 23 £335 +45.65% 6
Worcestershire +10 19 £290 -14.07% 2
Coventry -4 7 £400 +110.52% 3
Shropshire 0 4 £425 -
Warwickshire -12 1 £210 +27.27% 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 76 (67.86%) Windows
2 63 (56.25%) VMware
3 50 (44.64%) Active Directory
4 41 (36.61%) MS Exchange
5 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 37 (33.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (28.57%) UNIX
9 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (25.89%) DNS
11 26 (23.21%) DHCP
11 26 (23.21%) Linux
12 25 (22.32%) HP
13 22 (19.64%) Dell
13 22 (19.64%) Citrix
13 22 (19.64%) NAS
14 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
14 20 (17.86%) XenApp
14 20 (17.86%) ITIL
15 19 (16.96%) NetApp
15 19 (16.96%) VLAN
16 18 (16.07%) SCCM
16 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
16 18 (16.07%) Oracle
17 17 (15.18%) MS Office
17 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2003
17 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
17 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (14.29%) XenServer
18 16 (14.29%) XenDesktop

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 41 (36.61%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.68%) Apache
7 2 (1.79%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.79%) Lync
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (15.18%) MS Office
2 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.89%) DNS
2 26 (23.21%) DHCP
3 22 (19.64%) NAS
4 19 (16.96%) VLAN
5 16 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.14%) LAN
7 7 (6.25%) Firewall
8 6 (5.36%) WAN
8 6 (5.36%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (4.46%) WLAN
10 4 (3.57%) MPLS
11 2 (1.79%) Wireless
11 2 (1.79%) Network Security
11 2 (1.79%) 3G
11 2 (1.79%) VoIP
11 2 (1.79%) VPN
11 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.79%) DataStage
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MSI
2 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.89%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.89%) Toad
General
1 6 (5.36%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Support Engineer
2 17 (15.18%) Administrator
2 17 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (14.29%) Analyst
4 13 (11.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (10.71%) UNIX Administrator
6 11 (9.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Consultant
7 9 (8.04%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 7 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Storage Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) Storage Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Blackberry
1 15 (13.39%) PDA
2 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.68%) Clustering
3 3 (2.68%) CMDB
4 2 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 76 (67.86%) Windows
2 37 (33.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (28.57%) UNIX
5 26 (23.21%) Linux
6 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 11 (9.82%) Solaris
9 10 (8.93%) HPUX
10 9 (8.04%) Windows XP
10 9 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.86%) ITIL
2 12 (10.71%) Migration
3 11 (9.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (8.04%) Service Management
6 7 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.36%) Data Protection
7 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.46%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.57%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.57%) Project Management
9 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.57%) Change Management
9 4 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.68%) Validation
10 3 (2.68%) PLM
10 3 (2.68%) Operations Management
11 2 (1.79%) Information Security
11 2 (1.79%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.68%) VB
3 3 (2.68%) VBA
4 2 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.14%) MCSE
5 5 (4.46%) CCNA
5 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.57%) CCNP
7 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) VCP4
8 2 (1.79%) CISSP
8 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.79%) MCITP
8 2 (1.79%) Degree
8 2 (1.79%) MCSA
8 2 (1.79%) RHCE
8 2 (1.79%) CISM
9 1 (0.89%) CCSA
9 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (44.64%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.86%) XenApp
4 16 (14.29%) XenServer
4 16 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.25%) vSphere
7 3 (2.68%) NFS
8 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.89%) Xen
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (16.07%) SCCM
2 12 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.46%) SCOM
4 4 (3.57%) Ionix
5 3 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (56.25%) VMware
2 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 25 (22.32%) HP
4 22 (19.64%) Dell
4 22 (19.64%) Citrix
5 19 (16.96%) NetApp
6 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
6 18 (16.07%) Oracle
7 15 (13.39%) EMC
8 12 (10.71%) 3PAR
9 11 (9.82%) Symantec
10 8 (7.14%) Cisco
10 8 (7.14%) Brocade
11 7 (6.25%) StorageTek
12 6 (5.36%) FalconStor
12 6 (5.36%) Dot Hill
12 6 (5.36%) IBM
13 3 (2.68%) SAP
14 2 (1.79%) Radware
14 2 (1.79%) Apple
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