Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 142 165
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 -50
Contract jobs citing SAN 52 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.80% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 5.85% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 27
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -18.75%
10th Percentile £250 £155 £198
90th Percentile £519 £419 £425
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.22% -14.29% -20.75%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 691 598 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.41% 13.63% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 329 412
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £181
90th Percentile £538 £525 £518
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.60% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.49 £64.50 £38.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Warwickshire +14 12 £488 +18.18% 2
Birmingham -18 10 £365 +9.77% 6
Coventry -21 6 - - 1
Solihull -7 5 £350 +191.67%
Wolverhampton -4 3 £600 -
Shropshire -23 3 £250 -
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Dudley -4 1 £85 -
Staffordshire -6 1 £310 +47.62% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 21 (40.38%) Unix
4 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL
6 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
7 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 16 (30.77%) Firewall
8 15 (28.85%) Oracle
8 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
9 14 (26.92%) LAN
9 14 (26.92%) WAN
10 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (23.08%) SNMP
11 12 (23.08%) Linux
11 12 (23.08%) CCNA
11 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (23.08%) MPLS
12 11 (21.15%) CCNP
12 11 (21.15%) Identity Management
12 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
12 11 (21.15%) VLAN
12 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (21.15%) GDPR
13 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
13 10 (19.23%) SANS
13 10 (19.23%) Data Loss Prevention
13 10 (19.23%) Information Governance
13 10 (19.23%) Cybersecurity

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 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) ENOVIA
2 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (13.46%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Firewall
2 14 (26.92%) LAN
2 14 (26.92%) WAN
3 12 (23.08%) MPLS
3 12 (23.08%) SNMP
4 11 (21.15%) VLAN
5 10 (19.23%) NAS
5 10 (19.23%) Network Security
6 7 (13.46%) DNS
7 5 (9.62%) DDNS
7 5 (9.62%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (7.69%) VPN
8 4 (7.69%) WLAN
9 3 (5.77%) DHCP
9 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.85%) Internet
10 2 (3.85%) VoIP
10 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Architect
2 10 (19.23%) Security Architect
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) Spring
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Unix
3 12 (23.08%) Linux
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) Solaris
7 3 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.92%) CentOS
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.92%) MVS
9 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Identity Management
3 10 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (19.23%) Data Loss Prevention
3 10 (19.23%) Data Protection
3 10 (19.23%) Information Governance
3 10 (19.23%) Information Security
3 10 (19.23%) Network Design
3 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
3 10 (19.23%) SIEM
4 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
4 9 (17.31%) SDLC
4 9 (17.31%) Security Hardening
5 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.62%) Release Management
6 4 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) PLM
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.23%) Perl
2 10 (19.23%) Python
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) CCNA
1 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) CCNP
3 10 (19.23%) CISSP
3 10 (19.23%) SANS
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CCIE
8 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) MCITP
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) GDPR
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.54%) NFS
5 5 (9.62%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.85%) XenApp
7 2 (3.85%) XenServer
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (5.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.85%) Simpana
4 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) VMware
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.85%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) NetApp
4 7 (13.46%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) IBM
4 7 (13.46%) Veritas
5 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.69%) McAfee
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.85%) BMC
8 2 (3.85%) CommVault
8 2 (3.85%) Dell
8 2 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Netezza
8 2 (3.85%) Remedy
8 2 (3.85%) Sun
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec
9 1 (1.92%) Google