Period
to 23 January 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 23 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 164 142
Rank change year-on-year +50 -22 -46
Contract jobs citing SAN 69 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.08% 4.54% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 21
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £175 £236 £206
90th Percentile £488 £426 £488
England median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.50 £25.00 £18.98
90th Percentile £13.50 £25.00 £24.45
England median hourly rate £20.66 £43.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -51.97% +50.88% -4.20%

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 760 727 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.10% 13.43% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 366 294
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +2.26%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £182
90th Percentile £511 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £38.08 £41.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +9.76%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +31 22 £375 +17.19% 6
Birmingham -10 17 £360 +8.68% 9
Warwickshire +8 9 £475 +18.75% 1
Solihull - 6 £350 -
Coventry +6 5 £173 - 4
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 4
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 36 (52.17%) Linux
2 30 (43.48%) Unix
3 28 (40.58%) Windows
4 25 (36.23%) Security Cleared
5 24 (34.78%) Solaris
6 23 (33.33%) Oracle
6 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 22 (31.88%) AIX
8 20 (28.99%) MS Exchange
9 18 (26.09%) VMware
9 18 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (24.64%) Active Directory
11 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
12 15 (21.74%) NetBackup
12 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
13 14 (20.29%) Puppet
13 14 (20.29%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (20.29%) BladeLogic
13 14 (20.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
14 13 (18.84%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (17.39%) Red Hat
15 12 (17.39%) SUSE
16 11 (15.94%) Finance
16 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
16 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (14.49%) Firewall
17 10 (14.49%) Migration
17 10 (14.49%) Cisco
18 9 (13.04%) CCNA

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 20 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.29%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) LAN
2 9 (13.04%) WAN
3 7 (10.14%) DHCP
3 7 (10.14%) VPN
4 6 (8.70%) MPLS
4 6 (8.70%) VLAN
5 5 (7.25%) NAS
5 5 (7.25%) Network Security
5 5 (7.25%) SNMP
6 4 (5.80%) DNS
6 4 (5.80%) Wireless
7 3 (4.35%) VoIP
7 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.90%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) TACACS
8 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.90%) WLAN
9 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Military
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) AIX Engineer
1 14 (20.29%) Unix Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Solaris Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Unix Scripting Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Junior
5 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) IT Support
6 4 (5.80%) Junior Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) Junior IT Support
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Unix Scripter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Celerra
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.45%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.45%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.45%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Linux
2 30 (43.48%) Unix
3 28 (40.58%) Windows
4 24 (34.78%) Solaris
5 22 (31.88%) AIX
6 18 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
8 13 (18.84%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (17.39%) SUSE
10 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
12 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (2.90%) HPUX
15 1 (1.45%) Android
15 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
15 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
3 10 (14.49%) Migration
4 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 6 (8.70%) Information Security
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
4 6 (8.70%) SIEM
5 5 (7.25%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.25%) Information Governance
5 5 (7.25%) Network Design
5 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.25%) Release Management
5 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.80%) Change Control
6 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.80%) SDLC
6 4 (5.80%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
2 8 (11.59%) SQL
3 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.25%) Perl
4 5 (7.25%) Python
5 3 (4.35%) Korn
6 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) CCNA
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (11.59%) CCNP
5 6 (8.70%) CISSP
5 6 (8.70%) SANS
6 5 (7.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.45%) CCSP
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) EMC Certification
7 1 (1.45%) GIAC
7 1 (1.45%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) GDPR
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (24.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.90%) NFS
7 2 (2.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.45%) vSphere
8 1 (1.45%) XenApp
8 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) NetBackup
2 14 (20.29%) BladeLogic
2 14 (20.29%) Puppet
3 9 (13.04%) WSUS
4 8 (11.59%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.90%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.90%) SCCM
6 2 (2.90%) SCOM
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Netcool
7 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle
2 18 (26.09%) VMware
3 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 10 (14.49%) Cisco
6 8 (11.59%) HP
7 7 (10.14%) Citrix
7 7 (10.14%) NetApp
8 6 (8.70%) EMC
8 6 (8.70%) McAfee
8 6 (8.70%) Symantec
9 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.80%) Dell
10 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.35%) Veeam
10 3 (4.35%) Veritas
11 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.90%) IBM
11 2 (2.90%) Sun
12 1 (1.45%) Isilon