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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 103 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 23 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 7.37% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 18
Median daily rate £388 £388 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
393 380 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.90% 14.73% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 196 287
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Suffolk -4 8 £350 -9.67%
Hertfordshire -4 6 £368 -10.90% 4
Essex +7 4 £405 +62.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £400 +25.98% 8
Bedfordshire +4 2 - - 5
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) HP
3 25 (36.23%) Linux
3 25 (36.23%) VMware
4 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 22 (31.88%) Windows Server
6 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
6 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
6 19 (27.54%) Change Management
7 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (24.64%) Firewall
9 16 (23.19%) NAS
10 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (21.74%) Middleware
10 15 (21.74%) SQL
10 15 (21.74%) ITIL
11 14 (20.29%) vSphere
12 13 (18.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
13 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
14 11 (15.94%) Oracle
14 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
14 11 (15.94%) Internet
14 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (15.94%) High Availability
14 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
15 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
15 10 (14.49%) Clustering

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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
1 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) G Suite
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) Firewall
2 16 (23.19%) NAS
3 11 (15.94%) Internet
4 9 (13.04%) FTP
4 9 (13.04%) HTTP
4 9 (13.04%) SSH
5 8 (11.59%) LAN
6 7 (10.14%) DNS
7 6 (8.70%) VLAN
8 5 (7.25%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.25%) VPN
8 5 (7.25%) WAN
9 4 (5.80%) Wireless
10 3 (4.35%) DHCP
11 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.90%) VoIP
11 2 (2.90%) WLAN
12 1 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) DBA
2 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) SQL DBA
2 8 (11.59%) Technical Leader
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) Middleware
2 3 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) J2EE
4 1 (1.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Clustering
2 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.14%) Replication
3 7 (10.14%) Virtual Team
4 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.45%) CCTV
7 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Informatics
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.45%) Statistics
7 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.45%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Linux
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server
4 13 (18.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.59%) Solaris
6 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.70%) CentOS
8 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.80%) Unix
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.45%) AIX
10 1 (1.45%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Change Management
2 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (21.74%) ITIL
4 11 (15.94%) High Availability
5 9 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (13.04%) Presales
6 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
6 8 (11.59%) Matrix Organization
6 8 (11.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (10.14%) Change Control
7 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.70%) Project Management
9 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.25%) Migration
9 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.35%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Jython
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) MCSE
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) CCNA
3 2 (2.90%) CCNP
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) MCITP
3 2 (2.90%) MCSA
3 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) FISMA
2 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.29%) vSphere
4 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) iptables
5 4 (5.80%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) Postfix
6 3 (4.35%) Sendmail
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.45%) Docker
8 1 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.45%) KVM
8 1 (1.45%) LXC
8 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) OpenView
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 5 (7.25%) Puppet
3 5 (7.25%) WSUS
4 4 (5.80%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.80%) Nagios
4 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.80%) OSSEC
5 3 (4.35%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.45%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.45%) Simpana
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) HP
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.94%) Oracle
4 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
5 10 (14.49%) Cisco
5 10 (14.49%) EMC
6 9 (13.04%) Citrix
6 9 (13.04%) Opsware
7 8 (11.59%) NetApp
7 8 (11.59%) Veeam
8 6 (8.70%) Dell
9 5 (7.25%) 3PAR
9 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.80%) Brocade
10 4 (5.80%) LogRhythm
10 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.80%) TippingPoint
11 3 (4.35%) Intel Security
11 3 (4.35%) Splunk
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