Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 78 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -18
Contract jobs citing SAN 17 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.08% 1.32% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 8.57% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 9
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £331 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.68% -26.39% +28.57%
10th Percentile £235 £302 £266
90th Percentile £400 £443 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 - £24.50
10th Percentile £12.50 - £24.25
90th Percentile £13.50 - £24.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -48.00% +11.11% -18.18%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 258 210 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.41% 15.36% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 125 117
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.40% -4.29%
10th Percentile £143 £208 £160
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% - -31.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.53 £25.70 £18.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018, 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) EMC
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) AIX

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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) DWDM
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Writer
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Celerra
2 1 (5.88%) EMC Centera
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) AIX
7 2 (11.76%) HPUX
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) Korn
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.88%) EMC Certification
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Isilon
6 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam