The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 123 79
Rank change year-on-year +24 -44  
Contract jobs citing SAN 22 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.59% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.83% 4.42% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 29
Median daily rate £350 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -18.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £360 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -11.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 322 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.58% 13.42% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 223 187
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the West Midlands

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the West Midlands

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +14 4 £406 +22.18% 1
Birmingham +11 4 £350 +7.69% 4
Staffordshire +3 3 £210 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Worcestershire +13 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +7 1 - - 1
Dudley +4 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) VMware
3 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (31.71%) ITIL
4 13 (31.71%) HP
4 13 (31.71%) EMC
5 12 (29.27%) SLA
5 12 (29.27%) Linux
5 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
6 10 (24.39%) Dell
6 10 (24.39%) NetApp
6 10 (24.39%) Change Management
6 10 (24.39%) Network Security
7 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
7 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
7 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (19.51%) Migration
8 8 (19.51%) IBM
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco
9 7 (17.07%) CLARiiON
9 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
9 7 (17.07%) 3PAR
9 7 (17.07%) Escalation Management
9 7 (17.07%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (14.63%) Trend Analysis
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.63%) Symmetrix DMX
10 6 (14.63%) SRDF

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (7.32%) IIS
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Network Security
2 5 (12.20%) NAS
3 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
4 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.88%) VoIP
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.44%) DMZ
6 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Architect
1 8 (19.51%) Technical Architect
2 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) DBA
3 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.32%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
3 3 (7.32%) Storage Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (4.88%) IT Assistant
4 2 (4.88%) IT Support
4 2 (4.88%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (4.88%) SAN Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Storage Manager
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) CLARiiON
3 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 6 (14.63%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (9.76%) Clustering
4 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.32%) HP Storage
6 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (4.88%) Replication
7 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Unix
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) AIX
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Change Management
3 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
3 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
4 8 (19.51%) Migration
5 7 (17.07%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (17.07%) Escalation Management
6 6 (14.63%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) Workflow
7 4 (9.76%) Product Management
8 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) Server Building
9 2 (4.88%) BCP
9 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.88%) PMP
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.63%) SRDF
3 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Firmware
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.44%) UAG
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.44%) vMotion
2 1 (2.44%) vRealize
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) VMware
2 13 (31.71%) EMC
2 13 (31.71%) HP
3 10 (24.39%) Dell
3 10 (24.39%) NetApp
4 8 (19.51%) IBM
4 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) 3PAR
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco
6 5 (12.20%) Brocade
7 4 (9.76%) Citrix
8 3 (7.32%) Oracle
9 2 (4.88%) Clearswift
9 2 (4.88%) F5
9 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.88%) Sophos
9 2 (4.88%) Veeam
9 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.44%) Symantec