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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 151 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Contract jobs citing SAN 836 965 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.90% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 12.52% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 578 492
Median daily rate £400 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 70 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £17.46 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.15%
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
7783 7710 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.27% 15.20% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4820 4258 3619
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 426 377
Median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 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
London -48 336 £425 +6.25% 50
South East -9 261 £400 +3.22% 40
North East +6 48 £320 -22.89% 7
North West -37 43 £425 - 16
East of England -1 42 £375 +7.14% 10
Yorkshire -14 38 £360 +35.84% 33
South West -6 23 £330 -5.71% 17
West Midlands -41 23 £323 -14.00% 17
East Midlands -5 22 £350 -6.66% 3
Midlands -5 1 - -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 821 (54.23%) Windows
2 754 (49.80%) VMware
3 622 (41.08%) Linux
4 510 (33.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 452 (29.85%) Windows Server
6 439 (29.00%) Active Directory
7 398 (26.29%) HP
8 388 (25.63%) Unix
9 378 (24.97%) Microsoft
10 357 (23.58%) NAS
11 337 (22.26%) Cisco
12 335 (22.13%) Data Centre
13 331 (21.86%) Finance
14 329 (21.73%) EMC
15 307 (20.28%) ITIL
16 299 (19.75%) SQL
17 279 (18.43%) SQL Server
17 279 (18.43%) Firewall
18 278 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
19 263 (17.37%) Red Hat
20 259 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
21 255 (16.84%) Oracle
22 246 (16.25%) Citrix
23 242 (15.98%) Solaris
24 238 (15.72%) NetApp
25 207 (13.67%) Migration
26 205 (13.54%) LAN
27 201 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 199 (13.14%) Security Cleared
29 198 (13.08%) DNS

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
1 190 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 100 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 84 (5.55%) IIS
4 68 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (4.36%) Apache
6 39 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (2.44%) OpenStack
8 34 (2.25%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.99%) JBoss
14 13 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.66%) Node.js
16 10 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 9 (0.59%) TPMS
Applications
1 108 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.04%) MS Office
3 24 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) HipChat
7 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.066%) Line 500
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.066%) RMDS
6 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.066%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.066%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.16%) Office 365
2 51 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (2.38%) IaaS
5 29 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.85%) PaaS
7 15 (0.99%) SaaS
8 9 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.13%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.066%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 357 (23.58%) NAS
2 279 (18.43%) Firewall
3 205 (13.54%) LAN
4 198 (13.08%) DNS
5 189 (12.48%) WAN
6 142 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 137 (9.05%) Fibre Channel
8 128 (8.45%) DHCP
9 90 (5.94%) iSCSI
10 84 (5.55%) VPN
11 75 (4.95%) VLAN
12 55 (3.63%) LDAP
13 52 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (3.17%) MPLS
15 47 (3.10%) Network Security
15 47 (3.10%) VoIP
16 46 (3.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (2.91%) SSL
18 41 (2.71%) Wireless
19 40 (2.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (18.43%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (4.03%) MySQL
4 50 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 33 (2.18%) DB2
5 33 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.52%) VLDB
9 20 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.19%) OLTP
11 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.66%) HBase
15 10 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (1.06%) JIRA
1 16 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.53%) LoadRunner
4 7 (0.46%) Subversion
4 7 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.20%) Hudson
7 2 (0.13%) Ant
7 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.13%) GCC
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.13%) Selenium
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.066%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.066%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.066%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.066%) MSI
General
1 331 (21.86%) Finance
2 152 (10.04%) Banking
3 38 (2.51%) Investment Banking
4 28 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.06%) Back Office
7 15 (0.99%) Games
8 13 (0.86%) Retail
9 12 (0.79%) Legal
10 11 (0.73%) Marketing
11 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.46%) Electronics
12 7 (0.46%) Law
13 6 (0.40%) Local Government
14 5 (0.33%) Military
15 4 (0.26%) Advertising
16 3 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.20%) Front Office
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (16.51%) Administrator
2 191 (12.62%) Architect
3 167 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 148 (9.78%) Systems Administrator
5 114 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
6 104 (6.87%) Support Engineer
7 101 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
8 97 (6.41%) Analyst
9 82 (5.42%) VMware Engineer
10 80 (5.28%) Consultant
11 76 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 74 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
13 71 (4.69%) Server Engineer
14 70 (4.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 67 (4.43%) Storage Engineer
16 56 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
16 56 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
16 56 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
17 54 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
18 53 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.43%) Middleware
2 45 (2.97%) Web Services
3 33 (2.18%) .NET
4 22 (1.45%) HTML
5 19 (1.25%) XML
6 13 (0.86%) Software Packaging
7 11 (0.73%) LAMP
8 10 (0.66%) JSP
9 9 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.59%) Rendezvous
9 9 (0.59%) SAML
10 8 (0.53%) J2EE
10 8 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.53%) XSLT
11 6 (0.40%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.40%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.40%) CGI
11 6 (0.40%) jQuery
12 5 (0.33%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 335 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 154 (10.17%) Clustering
3 75 (4.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 72 (4.76%) EMC VNX
5 70 (4.62%) Replication
6 64 (4.23%) EMC VMAX
7 55 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 48 (3.17%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 19 (1.25%) New Media
11 19 (1.25%) VCE vBlock
12 17 (1.12%) IBM XIV
12 17 (1.12%) PKI
13 16 (1.06%) HP Storage
13 16 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (0.99%) User Experience
15 14 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 821 (54.23%) Windows
2 622 (41.08%) Linux
3 452 (29.85%) Windows Server
4 388 (25.63%) Unix
5 278 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 259 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 242 (15.98%) Solaris
8 201 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 141 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 127 (8.39%) AIX
11 75 (4.95%) Windows 7
12 44 (2.91%) SUSE
13 31 (2.05%) Windows XP
14 26 (1.72%) CentOS
14 26 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
15 22 (1.45%) HPUX
16 21 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 20 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
18 19 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 13 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (20.28%) ITIL
2 207 (13.67%) Migration
3 127 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (7.79%) High Availability
5 105 (6.94%) Project Management
6 89 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (5.88%) Change Management
7 85 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
8 71 (4.69%) Service Management
9 70 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
9 70 (4.62%) Configuration Management
10 59 (3.90%) Service Delivery
11 56 (3.70%) DevOps
12 54 (3.57%) Load Balancing
13 48 (3.17%) Change Control
14 47 (3.10%) Capacity Management
14 47 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
15 45 (2.97%) Incident Management
16 44 (2.91%) PRINCE2
16 44 (2.91%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 299 (19.75%) SQL
2 166 (10.96%) Shell Script
3 144 (9.51%) Perl
3 144 (9.51%) PowerShell
4 91 (6.01%) Bash Shell
5 70 (4.62%) Java
6 65 (4.29%) Python
7 60 (3.96%) Korn
8 29 (1.92%) C
8 29 (1.92%) VBScript
9 25 (1.65%) VB
10 24 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 22 (1.45%) PHP
12 20 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.06%) C-shell
14 15 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.92%) Ruby
16 12 (0.79%) AWK
17 11 (0.73%) sed
18 10 (0.66%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 199 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 160 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 102 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 76 (5.02%) Degree
7 71 (4.69%) CCNA
8 63 (4.16%) MCSE
9 50 (3.30%) CCNP
10 49 (3.24%) DV Cleared
11 35 (2.31%) MCSA
12 18 (1.19%) RHCE
13 16 (1.06%) MCP
13 16 (1.06%) RHCA
14 15 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.79%) NCDA
17 11 (0.73%) AAT
17 11 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.61%) SLA
2 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.99%) QA
4 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.33%) COBIT
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.066%) BS7799
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 510 (33.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 439 (29.00%) Active Directory
3 167 (11.03%) Hyper-V
4 147 (9.71%) vSphere
5 97 (6.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 96 (6.34%) VMware ESX
7 93 (6.14%) XenApp
8 86 (5.68%) NFS
9 84 (5.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 78 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (2.25%) Firmware
11 34 (2.25%) XenDesktop
12 33 (2.18%) Veritas File System
13 29 (1.92%) KVM
14 27 (1.78%) vCloud
15 25 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (1.39%) Samba
17 20 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
18 19 (1.25%) GlusterFS
18 19 (1.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (8.12%) NetBackup
2 106 (7.00%) SCCM
3 82 (5.42%) Puppet
4 68 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 56 (3.70%) SCOM
6 47 (3.10%) Tivoli
7 32 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 31 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (2.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 29 (1.92%) Nagios
10 27 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
10 27 (1.78%) Oracle ZFS
11 21 (1.39%) BladeLogic
11 21 (1.39%) Simpana
12 20 (1.32%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
12 20 (1.32%) WSUS
13 19 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 754 (49.80%) VMware
2 398 (26.29%) HP
3 378 (24.97%) Microsoft
4 337 (22.26%) Cisco
5 329 (21.73%) EMC
6 263 (17.37%) Red Hat
7 255 (16.84%) Oracle
8 246 (16.25%) Citrix
9 238 (15.72%) NetApp
10 185 (12.22%) Veritas
11 179 (11.82%) IBM
12 92 (6.08%) Dell
12 92 (6.08%) Sun
13 80 (5.28%) Brocade
14 72 (4.76%) 3PAR
15 62 (4.10%) Symantec
16 46 (3.04%) CommVault
17 43 (2.84%) F5
18 36 (2.38%) BMC
19 33 (2.18%) SolarWinds
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