The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 162 129 134
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 814 941 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 1.82% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 12.83% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 583 483
Median daily rate £399 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 71 24
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £52.17 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £30.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +28.72%
SAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8052 7335 6963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.17% 14.19% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4270 3756
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 450 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
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 England

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London -64 248 £425 +13.33% 54
South East -10 199 £395 +12.85% 32
North East +44 109 £295 +21.64%
East of England -8 61 £488 +126.74% 7
Yorkshire -29 55 £343 +14.16% 22
North West -8 54 £413 +26.92% 13
South West +12 41 £325 +18.18% 4
West Midlands -16 30 £325 -13.33% 16
East Midlands +4 16 £288 -14.81% 4
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 893 (53.51%) Windows
2 773 (46.32%) VMware
3 718 (43.02%) Linux
4 534 (32.00%) HP
5 504 (30.20%) Windows Server
6 498 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 489 (29.30%) Active Directory
8 438 (26.24%) Microsoft
9 425 (25.46%) Unix
10 413 (24.75%) ITIL
11 387 (23.19%) EMC
12 355 (21.27%) Cisco
13 351 (21.03%) Oracle
14 349 (20.91%) SQL
15 347 (20.79%) SQL Server
16 333 (19.95%) NAS
17 331 (19.83%) Data Centre
18 327 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 317 (18.99%) Citrix
20 309 (18.51%) Finance
21 298 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
22 297 (17.80%) Firewall
22 297 (17.80%) Security Cleared
23 290 (17.38%) Red Hat
23 290 (17.38%) Solaris
24 288 (17.26%) NetApp
25 256 (15.34%) DNS
26 253 (15.16%) WAN
27 244 (14.62%) Clustering
28 237 (14.20%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 226 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 103 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 102 (6.11%) IIS
4 87 (5.21%) Apache
5 78 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (2.88%) Skype for Business
7 45 (2.70%) Tomcat
8 37 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 36 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 36 (2.16%) OpenStack
10 31 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (1.50%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 18 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
15 16 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.72%) iPlanet
16 12 (0.72%) JBoss
17 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 154 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.18%) MS Office
3 17 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.60%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Faxination
2 10 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.060%) assyst
9 1 (0.060%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.060%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.060%) RMDS
9 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.060%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.060%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.37%) Office 365
2 65 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.62%) IaaS
4 20 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.14%) PaaS
6 17 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 13 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.42%) SaaS
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.060%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.060%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 333 (19.95%) NAS
2 297 (17.80%) Firewall
3 256 (15.34%) DNS
4 253 (15.16%) WAN
5 237 (14.20%) LAN
6 183 (10.96%) Fibre Channel
7 171 (10.25%) DHCP
8 156 (9.35%) TCP/IP
9 125 (7.49%) iSCSI
10 90 (5.39%) VLAN
11 70 (4.19%) VPN
12 60 (3.59%) LDAP
13 53 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (3.18%) FCoE
14 52 (3.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (3.00%) SSL
16 46 (2.76%) Internet
16 46 (2.76%) Network Security
17 43 (2.58%) MPLS
17 43 (2.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.31%) MySQL
2 72 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (3.00%) DB2
4 46 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (1.56%) VLDB
9 24 (1.44%) OLTP
10 23 (1.38%) Hadoop
11 22 (1.32%) Relational Database
12 20 (1.20%) HBase
13 19 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.78%) MS Access
16 13 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.44%) JIRA
2 17 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.84%) LoadRunner
4 12 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 9 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 8 (0.48%) StarTeam
8 6 (0.36%) git-flow
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.24%) Subversion
9 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.12%) Ant
10 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.12%) Hudson
10 2 (0.12%) MSI
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 309 (18.51%) Finance
2 154 (9.23%) Banking
3 39 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.56%) Legal
6 25 (1.50%) Back Office
7 21 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.14%) Retail
9 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.72%) Marketing
11 9 (0.54%) Games
12 8 (0.48%) Law
13 7 (0.42%) Electronics
14 6 (0.36%) Advertising
14 6 (0.36%) Military
14 6 (0.36%) Publishing
15 5 (0.30%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Front Office
16 3 (0.18%) Local Government
16 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 301 (18.03%) Administrator
2 200 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 195 (11.68%) Architect
4 150 (8.99%) Systems Administrator
5 130 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
6 111 (6.65%) Support Engineer
7 102 (6.11%) Unix Administrator
8 92 (5.51%) Analyst
9 85 (5.09%) VMware Engineer
10 81 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 79 (4.73%) Linux Administrator
12 75 (4.49%) Storage Engineer
13 74 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 74 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
14 73 (4.37%) Consultant
14 73 (4.37%) Server Engineer
15 69 (4.13%) DBA
16 68 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
17 61 (3.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 60 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.39%) Middleware
2 47 (2.82%) Web Services
3 43 (2.58%) .NET
4 35 (2.10%) XML
5 34 (2.04%) HTML
6 24 (1.44%) LAMP
7 22 (1.32%) JSP
8 18 (1.08%) Rendezvous
9 17 (1.02%) XSLT
10 13 (0.78%) J2EE
11 12 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (0.60%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.48%) REST
13 8 (0.48%) WSDL
13 8 (0.48%) XSD
14 7 (0.42%) SAML
15 6 (0.36%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.36%) CGI
16 5 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 331 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 244 (14.62%) Clustering
3 92 (5.51%) Replication
4 78 (4.67%) EMC VNX
5 68 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 63 (3.77%) EMC VMAX
7 57 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 48 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 47 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (2.40%) Private Cloud
11 38 (2.28%) Blackberry
12 31 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.62%) NHS
14 25 (1.50%) CLARiiON
15 20 (1.20%) HP Storage
16 19 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 19 (1.14%) FlexPod
17 17 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
17 17 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
18 15 (0.90%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 893 (53.51%) Windows
2 718 (43.02%) Linux
3 504 (30.20%) Windows Server
4 425 (25.46%) Unix
5 327 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 298 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 290 (17.38%) Solaris
8 221 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 171 (10.25%) AIX
10 142 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (5.45%) Windows 7
12 49 (2.94%) CentOS
13 39 (2.34%) HPUX
14 33 (1.98%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
16 28 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
17 27 (1.62%) SUSE
18 26 (1.56%) Windows 8
19 25 (1.50%) Apple iOS
19 25 (1.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (24.75%) ITIL
2 227 (13.60%) Migration
3 185 (11.08%) High Availability
4 157 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 125 (7.49%) Change Management
6 121 (7.25%) Project Management
7 102 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
8 98 (5.87%) Configuration Management
9 93 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (5.39%) Service Delivery
11 80 (4.79%) Incident Management
12 78 (4.67%) Service Management
13 75 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 68 (4.07%) Load Balancing
15 63 (3.77%) PRINCE2
16 59 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (3.48%) Change Control
18 57 (3.42%) Server Building
19 56 (3.36%) Virtual Environments
20 51 (3.06%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 349 (20.91%) SQL
2 174 (10.43%) PowerShell
3 148 (8.87%) Shell Script
4 146 (8.75%) Perl
5 79 (4.73%) Java
6 75 (4.49%) Bash Shell
7 59 (3.54%) Python
8 48 (2.88%) Korn
9 44 (2.64%) VBScript
10 41 (2.46%) VB
11 33 (1.98%) JavaScript
12 26 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.32%) C
13 22 (1.32%) PHP
14 21 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.14%) C-shell
16 17 (1.02%) Ruby
17 15 (0.90%) C#
18 9 (0.54%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.42%) AWK
Qualifications
1 297 (17.80%) Security Cleared
2 228 (13.66%) SC Cleared
3 133 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 90 (5.39%) MCSE
7 78 (4.67%) Degree
8 75 (4.49%) CCNA
9 66 (3.95%) DV Cleared
10 65 (3.89%) RHCE
11 55 (3.30%) MCSA
12 52 (3.12%) CCNP
13 35 (2.10%) AAT
14 30 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (1.14%) RHCA
17 16 (0.96%) MCTS
17 16 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 14 (0.84%) MCITP
18 14 (0.84%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.97%) SLA
2 25 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.66%) QA
6 7 (0.42%) HL7
6 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.30%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.18%) BS7799
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.060%) FISMA
11 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
System Software
1 498 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 489 (29.30%) Active Directory
3 178 (10.67%) vSphere
4 163 (9.77%) Hyper-V
5 122 (7.31%) XenApp
6 96 (5.75%) NFS
7 91 (5.45%) VMware ESX
8 86 (5.15%) KVM
8 86 (5.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 78 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
10 77 (4.61%) Oracle RAC
11 68 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
12 63 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 57 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
14 53 (3.18%) VMware Server
15 45 (2.70%) Firmware
15 45 (2.70%) Xen
15 45 (2.70%) XenDesktop
16 32 (1.92%) SRDF
17 30 (1.80%) Samba
Systems Management
1 146 (8.75%) NetBackup
2 144 (8.63%) SCCM
3 93 (5.57%) Puppet
4 80 (4.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 72 (4.31%) SCOM
6 65 (3.89%) EMC NetWorker
7 57 (3.42%) Tivoli
8 50 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 43 (2.58%) Failover Clustering
9 43 (2.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 40 (2.40%) Oracle ZFS
11 37 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
12 36 (2.16%) Nagios
13 31 (1.86%) WSUS
14 29 (1.74%) HP Data Protector
15 25 (1.50%) MOM
16 23 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 21 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 20 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 773 (46.32%) VMware
2 534 (32.00%) HP
3 438 (26.24%) Microsoft
4 387 (23.19%) EMC
5 355 (21.27%) Cisco
6 351 (21.03%) Oracle
7 317 (18.99%) Citrix
8 290 (17.38%) Red Hat
9 288 (17.26%) NetApp
10 206 (12.34%) IBM
11 167 (10.01%) Veritas
12 104 (6.23%) Dell
13 98 (5.87%) Brocade
14 86 (5.15%) Sun
14 86 (5.15%) Symantec
15 64 (3.83%) 3PAR
16 46 (2.76%) BMC
17 45 (2.70%) CA
18 44 (2.64%) Intel
19 43 (2.58%) CommVault
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