The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 67 59 95
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +36
Contract jobs citing SAN 63 101 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.48% 3.25% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 17.60% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 58 31
Median daily rate £480 £213 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.88% -34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £401 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +35.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%
SAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
437 574 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.23% 18.47% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 311 233
Median daily rate £375 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 65 51
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £52.25 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Norfolk -11 19 £495 +182.85%
Cambridgeshire +12 15 £350 +11.55% 5
Suffolk +13 13 £575 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 11 £375 +7.14% 3
Essex 0 4 £450 +44.00%
Bedfordshire -5 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 65 (61.32%) Windows
2 49 (46.23%) VMware
3 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 40 (37.74%) Active Directory
4 37 (34.91%) HP
5 36 (33.96%) Linux
6 33 (31.13%) Firewall
6 33 (31.13%) Windows Server
7 29 (27.36%) SQL
7 29 (27.36%) High Availability
8 28 (26.42%) ITIL
9 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
10 26 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (24.53%) NAS
11 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
12 21 (19.81%) DNS
12 21 (19.81%) Red Hat
12 21 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (19.81%) vSphere
13 20 (18.87%) Load Balancing
14 19 (17.92%) Middleware
14 19 (17.92%) Kalman Filter
15 18 (16.98%) Change Control
15 18 (16.98%) LAN
15 18 (16.98%) Change Management
15 18 (16.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (16.04%) Clustering
16 17 (16.04%) WAN
16 17 (16.04%) Unix
16 17 (16.04%) Citrix

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (11.32%) IIS
2 10 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.89%) WordPress
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.94%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.13%) Firewall
2 26 (24.53%) NAS
3 21 (19.81%) DNS
4 18 (16.98%) LAN
5 17 (16.04%) WAN
6 10 (9.43%) Internet
7 8 (7.55%) DHCP
7 8 (7.55%) FTP
7 8 (7.55%) HTTP
7 8 (7.55%) SSH
7 8 (7.55%) VLAN
8 7 (6.60%) iSCSI
9 6 (5.66%) SSL
10 5 (4.72%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.72%) VPN
11 4 (3.77%) Network Security
12 3 (2.83%) VoIP
13 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.94%) Intranet
13 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.83%) MySQL
6 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) JIRA
2 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Back Office
2 2 (1.89%) Banking
2 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (13.21%) Administrator
1 14 (13.21%) Architect
1 14 (13.21%) Infrastructure Manager
2 12 (11.32%) Project Manager
2 12 (11.32%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (6.60%) Consultant
7 7 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.60%) Technical Leader
7 7 (6.60%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.72%) Integration Project Manager
9 5 (4.72%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) Middleware
2 2 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.04%) Clustering
3 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.66%) Statistics
3 6 (5.66%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.83%) Replication
6 2 (1.89%) CMDB
6 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) CCTV
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.94%) FMCG
7 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (61.32%) Windows
2 36 (33.96%) Linux
3 33 (31.13%) Windows Server
4 21 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (16.04%) Unix
6 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (13.21%) Solaris
9 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (7.55%) CentOS
10 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.89%) AIX
12 2 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) High Availability
2 28 (26.42%) ITIL
3 20 (18.87%) Load Balancing
4 19 (17.92%) Kalman Filter
5 18 (16.98%) Change Control
5 18 (16.98%) Change Management
5 18 (16.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (12.26%) Virtual Environments
8 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management
8 12 (11.32%) Open Source
9 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
9 10 (9.43%) Project Management
9 10 (9.43%) Secure Coding
10 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.55%) Presales
12 7 (6.60%) CRM
12 7 (6.60%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (5.66%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) SQL
2 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
3 11 (10.38%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) Java
6 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.72%) MCSE
3 4 (3.77%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.83%) MCITP
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.94%) RHCE
6 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) FISMA
2 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (19.81%) vSphere
4 12 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.32%) iptables
4 12 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (9.43%) Postfix
5 10 (9.43%) Sendmail
6 5 (4.72%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.89%) XenApp
9 1 (0.94%) KVM
9 1 (0.94%) NFS
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) SCCM
2 13 (12.26%) Puppet
3 12 (11.32%) Cobbler
3 12 (11.32%) OSSEC
4 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (10.38%) Nagios
5 8 (7.55%) OpenView
6 7 (6.60%) SCOM
7 5 (4.72%) WSUS
8 4 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (3.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.89%) Ansible
10 2 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) VMware
2 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 37 (34.91%) HP
4 21 (19.81%) Red Hat
5 17 (16.04%) Citrix
6 15 (14.15%) EMC
6 15 (14.15%) Oracle
7 12 (11.32%) LogRhythm
7 12 (11.32%) TippingPoint
8 11 (10.38%) NetApp
9 10 (9.43%) ServiceNow
9 10 (9.43%) SolarWinds
9 10 (9.43%) Splunk
10 8 (7.55%) Opsware
11 7 (6.60%) 3PAR
11 7 (6.60%) Veeam
12 6 (5.66%) Dell
13 3 (2.83%) CommVault
13 3 (2.83%) Intel Security
14 2 (1.89%) Avaya