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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 84 60 91
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +31
Contract jobs citing SAN 38 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.54% 2.86% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.19% 14.82% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 30
Median daily rate £400 £200 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £165 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.31% +64.10%
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
373 533 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.13% 19.26% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 273 206
Median daily rate £400 £315 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 65 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Cambridgeshire +11 16 £340 +23.63% 2
Hertfordshire -5 11 £413 +17.85% 6
Suffolk +3 8 £575 +76.92% 2
Essex -7 2 - -
Bedfordshire -2 1 - -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) VMware
3 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
4 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
5 25 (36.76%) Firewall
6 20 (29.41%) SQL
7 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
8 18 (26.47%) High Availability
8 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (25.00%) ITIL
9 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (23.53%) Linux
10 16 (23.53%) HP
10 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 15 (22.06%) Change Control
11 15 (22.06%) DNS
12 13 (19.12%) Unix
12 13 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
13 12 (17.65%) NAS
13 12 (17.65%) Finance
13 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
13 12 (17.65%) Citrix
14 11 (16.18%) LAN
14 11 (16.18%) WAN
14 11 (16.18%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (14.71%) vSphere
15 10 (14.71%) Puppet
15 10 (14.71%) SCCM

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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.24%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (13.24%) IIS
3 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) WordPress
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) DNS
3 12 (17.65%) NAS
4 11 (16.18%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) WAN
5 7 (10.29%) DHCP
6 6 (8.82%) SSL
7 5 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (5.88%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.88%) Network Security
8 4 (5.88%) VLAN
9 3 (4.41%) VoIP
10 1 (1.47%) Internet
10 1 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Back Office
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.24%) Administrator
3 9 (13.24%) Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Integration Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Integration Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (7.35%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
7 4 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.71%) Clustering
3 7 (10.29%) Statistics
4 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) FMCG
6 1 (1.47%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 13 (19.12%) Unix
5 10 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (13.24%) Solaris
6 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.94%) CentOS
9 2 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) High Availability
2 17 (25.00%) ITIL
3 15 (22.06%) Change Control
4 13 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
5 11 (16.18%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
7 9 (13.24%) CRM
8 8 (11.76%) Open Source
8 8 (11.76%) Project Management
8 8 (11.76%) Server Building
9 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
9 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.82%) DevOps
10 6 (8.82%) Secure Coding
11 4 (5.88%) Database Mirroring
12 3 (4.41%) Email Filtering
12 3 (4.41%) Network Optimisation
12 3 (4.41%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) MCSE
3 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.71%) vSphere
4 8 (11.76%) iptables
5 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.29%) Postfix
5 7 (10.29%) Sendmail
6 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.47%) NFS
8 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) Puppet
1 10 (14.71%) SCCM
2 9 (13.24%) Cobbler
3 8 (11.76%) OSSEC
4 7 (10.29%) Nagios
4 7 (10.29%) SCOM
5 4 (5.88%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.94%) Ansible
6 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (51.47%) VMware
2 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.53%) HP
4 12 (17.65%) Citrix
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle
6 9 (13.24%) EMC
6 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
7 8 (11.76%) LogRhythm
7 8 (11.76%) NetApp
7 8 (11.76%) TippingPoint
8 7 (10.29%) ServiceNow
8 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
8 7 (10.29%) Splunk
9 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.41%) CommVault
10 3 (4.41%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.94%) Avaya
11 2 (2.94%) Cisco
11 2 (2.94%) Dell
11 2 (2.94%) Veeam
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