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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 96 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 2.44% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.33% 15.99% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £16.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £18.58 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+21.27% +1.07%
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
273 369 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.39% 15.24% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 175 133
Average daily rate £320 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -7 6 £413 +28.90% 7
Coventry +5 4 £341 -14.75% 3
Worcestershire -13 4 £400 +17.64% 4
Warwickshire +4 1 - - 2
Staffordshire -12 1 - - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 53 (75.71%) VMware
2 47 (67.14%) Windows
3 34 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
5 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.57%) Firewall
8 17 (24.29%) NetBackup
9 14 (20.00%) Dell
9 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 13 (18.57%) Cisco
10 13 (18.57%) NAS
11 11 (15.71%) Finance
11 11 (15.71%) Citrix
11 11 (15.71%) CA
11 11 (15.71%) ARCserve
11 11 (15.71%) Linux
12 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.86%) UNIX
13 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
13 9 (12.86%) NetApp
13 9 (12.86%) DNS
13 9 (12.86%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (12.86%) FalconStor
13 9 (12.86%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (12.86%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (11.43%) ITIL
14 8 (11.43%) Windows 2000

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.57%) Firewall
2 13 (18.57%) NAS
3 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.86%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (12.86%) DNS
5 7 (10.00%) DHCP
6 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.29%) VLAN
7 3 (4.29%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) Wireless
9 1 (1.43%) IPsec
9 1 (1.43%) HTTP
9 1 (1.43%) LAN
9 1 (1.43%) WAN
9 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.43%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.43%) Juju
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Server Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.86%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
1 1 (1.43%) XML
1 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Clustering
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) PDA
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (67.14%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (15.71%) Linux
6 9 (12.86%) UNIX
7 8 (11.43%) Windows 2000
8 6 (8.57%) Solaris
9 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.43%) AIX
11 1 (1.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
1 9 (12.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (11.43%) ITIL
3 7 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 6 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.57%) Migration
4 6 (8.57%) Patch Management
5 5 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 5 (7.14%) Data Security
6 3 (4.29%) Change Management
6 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.86%) Time Management
7 2 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.14%) VB
2 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) MCSE
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (7.14%) MCITP
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) CCNA
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) CCDP
4 1 (1.43%) CCNP
4 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.14%) vSphere
4 4 (5.71%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.43%) vCloud
6 1 (1.43%) Docker
6 1 (1.43%) LXC
6 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) NetBackup
2 11 (15.71%) ARCserve
3 4 (5.71%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.29%) WSUS
5 2 (2.86%) SCCM
5 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Puppet
6 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (75.71%) VMware
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.00%) Dell
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 11 (15.71%) Citrix
5 11 (15.71%) CA
6 9 (12.86%) NetApp
6 9 (12.86%) FalconStor
6 9 (12.86%) Dell Compellent
7 8 (11.43%) Brocade
8 7 (10.00%) Symantec
8 7 (10.00%) IBM
9 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.14%) HP
11 3 (4.29%) Juniper
11 3 (4.29%) EMC
12 2 (2.86%) Remedy
13 1 (1.43%) Sophos
13 1 (1.43%) BT
13 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
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