The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 133 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 42 96 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.20% 1.81% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.68% 13.41% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 76 69
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £263 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.48 £28.13
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +4.81%
SAN
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
547 716 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.61% 13.51% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 524 515
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN across the City of London region.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN across the City of London region.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 55 (51.89%) Windows
1 55 (51.89%) VMware
2 49 (46.23%) Finance
3 43 (40.57%) Linux
4 37 (34.91%) NetApp
5 35 (33.02%) Active Directory
6 34 (32.08%) HP
6 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (28.30%) EMC
8 29 (27.36%) NAS
9 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
10 26 (24.53%) Cisco
11 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
12 24 (22.64%) ITIL
13 23 (21.70%) Unix
14 21 (19.81%) Citrix
14 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (18.87%) Data Centre
15 20 (18.87%) IBM
16 19 (17.92%) Firewall
16 19 (17.92%) NFS
16 19 (17.92%) DNS
17 18 (16.98%) Dell
17 18 (16.98%) Red Hat
18 17 (16.04%) MS Exchange
19 16 (15.09%) Fibre Channel
20 15 (14.15%) LAN
20 15 (14.15%) WAN
21 14 (13.21%) Banking
21 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 17 (16.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.49%) IIS
4 8 (7.55%) Apache
5 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.72%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.83%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.89%) JBoss
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.94%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.94%) Confluence
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.94%) Zimbra
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Office
2 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Faxination
1 1 (0.94%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.94%) RMDS
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Office 365
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.83%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) PaaS
6 1 (0.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.36%) NAS
2 19 (17.92%) DNS
2 19 (17.92%) Firewall
3 16 (15.09%) Fibre Channel
4 15 (14.15%) LAN
4 15 (14.15%) WAN
5 13 (12.26%) iSCSI
6 12 (11.32%) DHCP
7 7 (6.60%) VLAN
8 6 (5.66%) Network Security
8 6 (5.66%) SSL
8 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.72%) FCoE
9 5 (4.72%) HTTP
10 4 (3.77%) LDAP
10 4 (3.77%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.77%) VPN
11 3 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.83%) Multicast
11 3 (2.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) DB2
3 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.83%) HBase
4 3 (2.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) Impala
5 1 (0.94%) Ingres
5 1 (0.94%) Mahout
5 1 (0.94%) ObjectStore
5 1 (0.94%) OLAP
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.94%) Redis
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (46.23%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Law
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Administrator
2 20 (18.87%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Architect
5 10 (9.43%) Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Storage Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) EMC Storage Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.72%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Middleware
2 4 (3.77%) JRuby
3 2 (1.89%) CGI
3 2 (1.89%) SAX
3 2 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.94%) Java SE
4 1 (0.94%) JMS
4 1 (0.94%) LAMP
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.94%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.94%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.38%) EMC VNX
3 10 (9.43%) EMC VMAX
4 9 (8.49%) Clustering
5 8 (7.55%) Replication
6 6 (5.66%) iSeries
7 4 (3.77%) EqualLogic
7 4 (3.77%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.83%) CLARiiON
8 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.89%) AS400
9 2 (1.89%) EMC Centera
9 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.94%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.89%) Windows
2 43 (40.57%) Linux
3 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
4 23 (21.70%) Unix
5 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (11.32%) Solaris
8 10 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (6.60%) Apple iOS
10 6 (5.66%) AIX
10 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.77%) CentOS
11 4 (3.77%) VyOS
12 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.89%) SUSE
12 2 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) Change Management
3 11 (10.38%) Migration
4 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.66%) Data Management
5 6 (5.66%) SDLC
6 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.77%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.77%) Open Source
7 4 (3.77%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.77%) Server Building
7 4 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.38%) SQL
3 8 (7.55%) Python
4 7 (6.60%) Perl
5 5 (4.72%) Ruby
5 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) C#
7 2 (1.89%) Java
7 2 (1.89%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.94%) AWK
8 1 (0.94%) Korn
8 1 (0.94%) R
8 1 (0.94%) sed
8 1 (0.94%) Tcl
8 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (6.60%) RHCA
1 7 (6.60%) RHCE
2 5 (4.72%) CCNA
3 4 (3.77%) CCNP
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.83%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.94%) CCSP
6 1 (0.94%) MCTS
6 1 (0.94%) NCDA
6 1 (0.94%) NCIE
6 1 (0.94%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (33.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.92%) NFS
4 14 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (10.38%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.38%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (7.55%) vSphere
7 7 (6.60%) VMware ESX
7 7 (6.60%) XenApp
8 6 (5.66%) KVM
8 6 (5.66%) SRDF
9 5 (4.72%) Xen
10 3 (2.83%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.83%) Samba
10 3 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.89%) Firmware
11 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.89%) StorNext
11 2 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Puppet
2 9 (8.49%) SCCM
3 7 (6.60%) EMC VPLEX
3 7 (6.60%) SCOM
4 6 (5.66%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.72%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (4.72%) WSUS
6 4 (3.77%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.77%) Nagios
6 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.83%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (2.83%) Control-M
7 3 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.89%) MOM
8 2 (1.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 55 (51.89%) VMware
2 37 (34.91%) NetApp
3 34 (32.08%) HP
4 30 (28.30%) EMC
5 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
6 26 (24.53%) Cisco
7 21 (19.81%) Citrix
8 20 (18.87%) IBM
9 18 (16.98%) Dell
9 18 (16.98%) Red Hat
10 12 (11.32%) Brocade
11 11 (10.38%) 3PAR
12 9 (8.49%) Oracle
13 8 (7.55%) Symantec
14 7 (6.60%) Juniper
14 7 (6.60%) Veritas
15 5 (4.72%) Dell Compellent
16 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
16 4 (3.77%) Intel
16 4 (3.77%) Vyatta