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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 125 105 115
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 37 107 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 1.80% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.03% 13.86% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 82 70
Median daily rate £425 £406 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £276 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%
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
526 772 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.66% 12.98% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 574 495
Median daily rate £470 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 28 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 61 (50.41%) Windows
2 58 (47.93%) VMware
3 55 (45.45%) Linux
4 53 (43.80%) Finance
5 42 (34.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 38 (31.40%) NetApp
7 37 (30.58%) HP
8 35 (28.93%) Active Directory
9 31 (25.62%) EMC
10 30 (24.79%) Cisco
11 29 (23.97%) NAS
12 28 (23.14%) Unix
13 26 (21.49%) Data Centre
14 25 (20.66%) Windows Server
14 25 (20.66%) ITIL
14 25 (20.66%) Microsoft
15 24 (19.83%) Red Hat
16 22 (18.18%) Citrix
17 20 (16.53%) Dell
17 20 (16.53%) IBM
17 20 (16.53%) Firewall
18 19 (15.70%) DNS
18 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (14.88%) LAN
19 18 (14.88%) WAN
19 18 (14.88%) NFS
19 18 (14.88%) Banking
20 16 (13.22%) Solaris
20 16 (13.22%) Puppet
20 16 (13.22%) Fibre Channel

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 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.61%) IIS
4 7 (5.79%) Apache
4 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.13%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.48%) JBoss
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.65%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Office
2 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Faxination
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.83%) RMDS
1 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.96%) Office 365
3 3 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) IaaS
3 3 (2.48%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.97%) NAS
2 20 (16.53%) Firewall
3 19 (15.70%) DNS
4 18 (14.88%) LAN
4 18 (14.88%) WAN
5 16 (13.22%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (10.74%) DHCP
7 12 (9.92%) iSCSI
8 6 (4.96%) Network Security
8 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.96%) VLAN
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (4.13%) HTTP
10 4 (3.31%) FCoE
10 4 (3.31%) LDAP
10 4 (3.31%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.31%) SSL
10 4 (3.31%) VoIP
10 4 (3.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) DB2
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.48%) HBase
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) Impala
7 1 (0.83%) Mahout
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP
7 1 (0.83%) Redis
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.83%) JIRA
1 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (43.80%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Banking
3 8 (6.61%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.79%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.31%) Legal
6 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.65%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Administrator
2 20 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.53%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (10.74%) Architect
4 10 (8.26%) Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (7.44%) Storage Administrator
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.61%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) EMC Storage Administrator
7 7 (5.79%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (4.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) Middleware
2 4 (3.31%) JRuby
2 4 (3.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.65%) CGI
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.65%) SAX
3 2 (1.65%) XML
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.83%) Java SE
4 1 (0.83%) JMS
4 1 (0.83%) LAMP
4 1 (0.83%) Node.js
4 1 (0.83%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.09%) Clustering
2 11 (9.09%) EMC VNX
2 11 (9.09%) Replication
3 10 (8.26%) EMC VMAX
4 6 (4.96%) iSeries
5 5 (4.13%) EqualLogic
5 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.31%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.48%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.48%) Derivative
7 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.65%) BYOD
8 2 (1.65%) CMDB
8 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.65%) Equities
8 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.41%) Windows
2 55 (45.45%) Linux
3 28 (23.14%) Unix
4 25 (20.66%) Windows Server
5 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (13.22%) Solaris
7 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.61%) AIX
10 8 (6.61%) Apple iOS
10 8 (6.61%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.31%) CentOS
11 4 (3.31%) VyOS
12 3 (2.48%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.48%) SUSE
12 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.65%) Android
13 2 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) ITIL
2 15 (12.40%) Migration
3 11 (9.09%) Change Management
4 7 (5.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (4.96%) High Availability
5 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (4.96%) SDLC
5 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.96%) Service Management
6 5 (4.13%) Data Management
6 5 (4.13%) Open Source
6 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.13%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.31%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.40%) SQL
2 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.92%) Python
3 9 (7.44%) Perl
4 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.13%) Ruby
6 4 (3.31%) C
6 4 (3.31%) PHP
6 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.48%) C#
7 3 (2.48%) Java
7 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.65%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.83%) AWK
9 1 (0.83%) Korn
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) sed
9 1 (0.83%) Tcl
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (5.79%) RHCA
1 7 (5.79%) RHCE
2 4 (3.31%) CCNA
2 4 (3.31%) CCNP
2 4 (3.31%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.65%) MCSE
4 2 (1.65%) MCTS
4 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.83%) CCSP
5 1 (0.83%) NCDA
5 1 (0.83%) NCIE
5 1 (0.83%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (34.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (28.93%) Active Directory
3 18 (14.88%) NFS
4 14 (11.57%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (9.92%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.92%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (6.61%) VMware ESX
6 8 (6.61%) vSphere
7 7 (5.79%) KVM
7 7 (5.79%) XenApp
8 5 (4.13%) SRDF
9 4 (3.31%) DFS Replication
9 4 (3.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (3.31%) Xen
10 3 (2.48%) Firmware
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (2.48%) RHEV
10 3 (2.48%) Samba
10 3 (2.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) Puppet
2 10 (8.26%) SCCM
2 10 (8.26%) SCOM
3 9 (7.44%) EMC VPLEX
4 7 (5.79%) Control-M
4 7 (5.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (4.96%) SCVMM
5 6 (4.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (4.13%) Nagios
6 5 (4.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.31%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.31%) WSUS
8 3 (2.48%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (2.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.65%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 58 (47.93%) VMware
2 38 (31.40%) NetApp
3 37 (30.58%) HP
4 31 (25.62%) EMC
5 30 (24.79%) Cisco
6 25 (20.66%) Microsoft
7 24 (19.83%) Red Hat
8 22 (18.18%) Citrix
9 20 (16.53%) Dell
9 20 (16.53%) IBM
10 14 (11.57%) 3PAR
11 12 (9.92%) Oracle
12 11 (9.09%) Veritas
13 10 (8.26%) Brocade
14 9 (7.44%) Symantec
15 7 (5.79%) Juniper
16 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
16 5 (4.13%) Dell Compellent
16 5 (4.13%) F5
17 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds