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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 92 113 91
Rank change year-on-year +21 -22  
Contract jobs citing SAN 24 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.64% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 5.80% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 15
Median daily rate £356 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £272 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Birmingham +11 14 £375 +1.35% 1
Warwickshire +2 7 £400 - 1
Solihull - 2 £120 -
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (61.29%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) IBM
3 16 (51.61%) HP
3 16 (51.61%) ITIL
3 16 (51.61%) Linux
4 14 (45.16%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (38.71%) SLA
7 11 (35.48%) Dell
7 11 (35.48%) EMC
7 11 (35.48%) NetApp
7 11 (35.48%) VMware ESX
7 11 (35.48%) Migration
7 11 (35.48%) Change Management
7 11 (35.48%) Problem Management
7 11 (35.48%) Network Security
7 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
7 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (32.26%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
9 9 (29.03%) Unix
9 9 (29.03%) Brocade
9 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
9 9 (29.03%) Escalation Management
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
10 8 (25.81%) 3PAR
10 8 (25.81%) Finance
10 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
11 7 (22.58%) Workflow
11 7 (22.58%) CLARiiON

SAN
Top Related 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Liferay
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Network Security
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) SNMP
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Technical Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Storage Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (6.45%) HP Storage Architect
6 2 (6.45%) IT Assistant
6 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Assistant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Assistant
6 2 (6.45%) Unix Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Unix Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) CLARiiON
2 7 (22.58%) Symmetrix DMX
3 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (9.68%) HP Storage
6 1 (3.23%) DataPower
6 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Unix
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (16.13%) HPUX
6 3 (9.68%) AIX
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Change Management
2 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
2 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 11 (35.48%) Problem Management
3 10 (32.26%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (29.03%) Escalation Management
5 7 (22.58%) Trend Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Workflow
6 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Product Management
8 4 (12.90%) Coaching
8 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) RHCE
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) VMware ESX
3 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
4 7 (22.58%) SRDF
5 6 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
7 3 (9.68%) XenApp
8 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.23%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.23%) vMotion
3 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) IBM
3 16 (51.61%) HP
4 11 (35.48%) Dell
4 11 (35.48%) EMC
4 11 (35.48%) NetApp
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) Brocade
7 8 (25.81%) 3PAR
8 5 (16.13%) Citrix
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle
9 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco
11 2 (6.45%) Clearswift
11 2 (6.45%) F5
11 2 (6.45%) Sophos
11 2 (6.45%) Veeam
11 2 (6.45%) Veritas
12 1 (3.23%) MuleSoft
12 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
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