Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 137 141
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -52
Contract jobs citing SAN 57 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 6.28% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 24
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £248 £141 £197
90th Percentile £511 £430 £488
England median daily rate £400 £388 £399
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.82% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -20.00% -43.75%
10th Percentile £15.00 £16.00 £19.20
90th Percentile £28.60 £20.00 £24.35
England median hourly rate £20.58 £34.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -40.78% -8.55% +27.73%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 704 605 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.76% 12.92% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 310 294
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £177 £178
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +3.45% -44.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.10 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £31.00 £38.58
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -13.13% +15.12%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -2 15 £250 - 5
Warwickshire +4 12 £488 +21.88% 1
Birmingham -26 11 £319 -10.53% 4
Coventry -1 4 £438 +9.38% 3
Wolverhampton 0 3 £600 -
Solihull -3 3 £350 +191.67%
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Staffordshire +5 1 - - 5
West Bromwich - 1 £175 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Unix
3 23 (40.35%) Linux
4 18 (31.58%) Oracle
4 18 (31.58%) VMware
5 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
5 17 (29.82%) PowerShell
6 15 (26.32%) WAN
7 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
7 14 (24.56%) LAN
7 14 (24.56%) ITIL
8 13 (22.81%) Solaris
8 13 (22.81%) AIX
8 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (22.81%) CCNP
8 13 (22.81%) CCNA
8 13 (22.81%) Firewall
8 13 (22.81%) GDPR
9 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 12 (21.05%) SANS
9 12 (21.05%) SIEM
9 12 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 12 (21.05%) VLAN
9 12 (21.05%) Identity Management
9 12 (21.05%) Information Security
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) MPLS
9 12 (21.05%) CISSP

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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
3 4 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) WAN
2 14 (24.56%) LAN
3 13 (22.81%) Firewall
4 12 (21.05%) MPLS
4 12 (21.05%) VLAN
5 11 (19.30%) Network Security
5 11 (19.30%) SNMP
6 9 (15.79%) NAS
7 7 (12.28%) DNS
8 5 (8.77%) DDNS
8 5 (8.77%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (7.02%) DHCP
9 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (3.51%) VoIP
10 2 (3.51%) VPN
10 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.75%) Skype
11 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Automotive
2 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) AIX Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Security Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Administrator
4 4 (7.02%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) DBA
6 2 (3.51%) ERP Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Celerra
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.75%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Unix
3 23 (40.35%) Linux
4 13 (22.81%) AIX
4 13 (22.81%) Solaris
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
9 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (7.02%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (5.26%) SUSE
11 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.75%) HPUX
12 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (21.05%) Identity Management
2 12 (21.05%) Information Security
2 12 (21.05%) SIEM
3 11 (19.30%) Data Loss Prevention
3 11 (19.30%) Data Protection
3 11 (19.30%) Information Governance
3 11 (19.30%) Network Design
3 11 (19.30%) Security Architecture
4 9 (15.79%) SDLC
4 9 (15.79%) Security Hardening
5 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.26%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) Perl
2 11 (19.30%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (5.26%) Korn
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) CCNA
1 13 (22.81%) CCNP
1 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.05%) CISSP
2 12 (21.05%) SANS
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CCSP
5 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.75%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.75%) GIAC
5 1 (1.75%) ISSEP
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) GDPR
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (3.51%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.26%) NFS
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.26%) XenApp
5 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.51%) XenServer
6 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.02%) BladeLogic
2 4 (7.02%) Puppet
3 3 (5.26%) WSUS
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Oracle
1 18 (31.58%) VMware
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) NetApp
4 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.77%) Veritas
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (3.51%) EMC
8 2 (3.51%) Sun
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.75%) Google
9 1 (1.75%) Isilon
9 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam