Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 130 168
Rank change year-on-year -33 +38 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 40 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 1.23% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 7.89% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 35
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -14.67%
10th Percentile £202 £178 £220
90th Percentile £519 £422 £425
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 - £25.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% +57.89% -16.08%

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 666 722 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.10% 15.60% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 427 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £176 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £22.49 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.63% -3.27% +32.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.18 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.10 £61.13 £39.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Birmingham -5 11 £350 -6.67% 6
Coventry -15 9 £320 +9.40% 5
Warwickshire +12 6 £513 +24.24% 3
Solihull -2 5 £350 -17.65%
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Staffordshire -10 1 £310 +47.62%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Unix
4 12 (30.00%) ITIL
4 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 11 (27.50%) Firewall
6 10 (25.00%) Linux
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco
6 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (20.00%) LAN
7 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (17.50%) IBM
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) SNMP
8 7 (17.50%) CCNA
8 7 (17.50%) MPLS
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) NetApp
9 6 (15.00%) CCNP
9 6 (15.00%) WAN
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (15.00%) SCCM
9 6 (15.00%) VLAN
9 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
10 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) ENOVIA
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) LAN
3 7 (17.50%) MPLS
3 7 (17.50%) SNMP
4 6 (15.00%) VLAN
4 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 5 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (10.00%) WLAN
7 3 (7.50%) DNS
7 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (7.50%) NAS
7 3 (7.50%) VPN
7 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.00%) DHCP
8 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 2 (5.00%) Wireless
9 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.50%) OSPF
9 1 (2.50%) SSL
9 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Storage Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Server Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) Spring
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Unix
3 10 (25.00%) Linux
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.00%) Solaris
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.00%) MVS
8 2 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) AIX
9 1 (2.50%) CentOS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 5 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 5 (12.50%) Release Management
3 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.50%) SDLC
3 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Security Hardening
3 5 (12.50%) SIEM
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
2 5 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) Korn
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCNA
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.00%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) CISSP
3 5 (12.50%) SANS
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) GDPR
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.50%) NFS
4 5 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (5.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (7.50%) WSUS
3 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Simpana
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) SCSM
4 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco
4 7 (17.50%) IBM
4 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.00%) NetApp
6 4 (10.00%) BT
6 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.00%) Veritas
7 3 (7.50%) CommVault
7 3 (7.50%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) Apple
8 2 (5.00%) BMC
8 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) Netezza
8 2 (5.00%) Remedy
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
8 2 (5.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) Huawei