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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 85 92 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 28 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 0.72% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 6.69% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +62.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -11.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
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
312 239 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.77% 10.81% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 107 92
Average daily rate £280 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £183 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 11 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.50 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.58 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 10 £380 -1.93% 7
Worcestershire +4 8 £225 -35.71% 1
Herefordshire -3 2 £300 -
Coventry +1 1 - - 2
Shropshire -8 1 £400 -
Solihull - 1 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £213 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Linux
3 33 (52.38%) VMware
4 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (38.10%) UNIX
6 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 20 (31.75%) NAS
8 18 (28.57%) Cisco
9 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
9 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
10 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (22.22%) EMC
12 13 (20.63%) NetBackup
13 12 (19.05%) Finance
13 12 (19.05%) Citrix
14 11 (17.46%) Solaris
14 11 (17.46%) Firewall
14 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (15.87%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (15.87%) HP
15 10 (15.87%) Dell
15 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
16 9 (14.29%) ITIL
17 8 (12.70%) Banking
17 8 (12.70%) HPUX
18 7 (11.11%) MCSE
18 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
18 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
18 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) CMS
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.75%) NAS
2 11 (17.46%) Firewall
3 7 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.94%) DNS
4 5 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.94%) LAN
4 5 (7.94%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) VLAN
6 2 (3.17%) WLAN
6 2 (3.17%) WAN
7 1 (1.59%) HTTP
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MySQL
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Administrator
1 10 (15.87%) Storage Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Consultant
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Network Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) PDA
3 3 (4.76%) Wiki
3 3 (4.76%) Celerra
3 3 (4.76%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Linux
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (38.10%) UNIX
5 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.46%) Solaris
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (12.70%) HPUX
9 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (6.35%) AIX
10 4 (6.35%) SUSE
11 3 (4.76%) VMS
12 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (1.59%) CentOS
13 1 (1.59%) Fedora
13 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.94%) Network Management
5 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.94%) Data Security
5 5 (7.94%) Process Management
5 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.35%) Project Management
6 4 (6.35%) Security Management
6 4 (6.35%) Information Security Management
6 4 (6.35%) Information Security
6 4 (6.35%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.17%) SEO
8 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) Change Management
8 2 (3.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) VB
3 3 (4.76%) Korn
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 2 (3.17%) C
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) MCSE
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.52%) MCITP
2 6 (9.52%) CCNP
3 5 (7.94%) CCNA
3 5 (7.94%) CCDP
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Server
3 4 (6.35%) XenApp
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) XenServer
4 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.59%) Postfix
6 1 (1.59%) NFS
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) NetBackup
2 7 (11.11%) SCCM
3 6 (9.52%) ARCserve
4 3 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) VMware
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco
4 14 (22.22%) EMC
5 12 (19.05%) Citrix
6 10 (15.87%) HP
6 10 (15.87%) Dell
7 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 6 (9.52%) NetApp
8 6 (9.52%) CA
8 6 (9.52%) Brocade
8 6 (9.52%) FalconStor
9 5 (7.94%) Oracle
10 4 (6.35%) Symantec
11 3 (4.76%) Veritas
11 3 (4.76%) IBM
11 3 (4.76%) Sun
12 2 (3.17%) CommVault
13 1 (1.59%) Hitachi
13 1 (1.59%) Juniper
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