The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing SAN 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 0.93% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 5.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £388 £370 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +37.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £234 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £394 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.66% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.89% +15.00%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 75 122 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.23% 16.27% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 57 90
Median daily rate £375 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.80 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -54.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Birmingham

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Birmingham

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Birmingham

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SAN.

1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 9 (50.00%) EMC
2 9 (50.00%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) Dell
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (38.89%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
4 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
4 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (38.89%) Migration
4 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
4 7 (38.89%) Change Management
4 7 (38.89%) NetApp
4 7 (38.89%) SLA
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (27.78%) Escalation Management
6 5 (27.78%) 3PAR
6 5 (27.78%) Brocade
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
6 5 (27.78%) CLARiiON
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 4 (22.22%) Telecoms

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Storage Architect
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (11.11%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.56%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) EMC Storage Architect
5 1 (5.56%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Change Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) CLARiiON
3 4 (22.22%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) HP Storage
6 1 (5.56%) Clustering
6 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) HPUX
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Change Management
2 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
3 6 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (27.78%) Escalation Management
5 4 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Workflow
6 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Product Management
7 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
4 4 (22.22%) SRDF
4 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
1 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
1 1 (5.56%) vMotion
1 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) EMC
2 9 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (50.00%) IBM
3 8 (44.44%) Dell
4 7 (38.89%) NetApp
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) 3PAR
6 5 (27.78%) Brocade
7 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco
9 1 (5.56%) Veritas