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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 165 142 125
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing SAN 789 882 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.56% 1.66% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.93% 11.78% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 550 499
Median daily rate £382 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 60 41
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.14% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.32 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £47.50 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.46 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.29% +13.30%
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
7943 7489 7417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.70% 14.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 4361 4050
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 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 472 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.99 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -33 289 £425 +8.97% 56
South East -16 177 £390 +11.42% 43
North East +52 91 £290 +19.58%
East of England -4 53 £450 +80.00% 10
North West +13 52 £388 +19.23% 29
Yorkshire -38 46 £345 +15.00% 19
West Midlands -15 34 £325 -11.50% 14
South West +7 30 £275 +5.76% 17
East Midlands -9 15 £300 -14.28% 11
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 844 (53.15%) Windows
2 746 (46.98%) VMware
3 682 (42.95%) Linux
4 564 (35.52%) HP
5 483 (30.42%) Windows Server
6 474 (29.85%) Active Directory
7 465 (29.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 425 (26.76%) ITIL
8 425 (26.76%) Microsoft
9 424 (26.70%) Unix
10 370 (23.30%) EMC
11 349 (21.98%) Oracle
12 333 (20.97%) SQL
13 332 (20.91%) Cisco
14 331 (20.84%) NAS
15 328 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 326 (20.53%) SQL Server
17 319 (20.09%) Citrix
18 304 (19.14%) Data Centre
19 299 (18.83%) Red Hat
20 292 (18.39%) Security Cleared
21 289 (18.20%) Firewall
22 288 (18.14%) Solaris
23 287 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
24 282 (17.76%) Finance
25 273 (17.19%) DNS
26 269 (16.94%) NetApp
27 241 (15.18%) MS Exchange
28 240 (15.11%) WAN
29 234 (14.74%) Clustering

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
1 241 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 109 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 98 (6.17%) IIS
4 92 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (5.16%) Apache
6 49 (3.09%) Skype for Business
7 42 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 36 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 34 (2.14%) Tomcat
10 32 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (1.45%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 14 (0.88%) iPlanet
16 14 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
18 9 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 142 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.27%) MS Office
3 17 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.63%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) Faxination
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.063%) assyst
7 1 (0.063%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.063%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.063%) RMDS
7 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.063%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.063%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.063%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.063%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.10%) Office 365
2 68 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.26%) IaaS
6 17 (1.07%) Mimecast
7 15 (0.94%) PaaS
8 11 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.31%) SaaS
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.19%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.063%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.063%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.063%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 331 (20.84%) NAS
2 289 (18.20%) Firewall
3 273 (17.19%) DNS
4 240 (15.11%) WAN
5 220 (13.85%) LAN
6 191 (12.03%) DHCP
7 164 (10.33%) Fibre Channel
8 161 (10.14%) TCP/IP
9 135 (8.50%) iSCSI
10 88 (5.54%) VLAN
11 75 (4.72%) VPN
12 68 (4.28%) LDAP
13 53 (3.34%) FCoE
14 51 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (3.02%) SSL
16 47 (2.96%) Internet
17 45 (2.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (2.83%) Network Security
18 41 (2.58%) MPLS
19 38 (2.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.85%) MySQL
3 69 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (3.21%) DB2
5 41 (2.58%) Oracle Database
6 37 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 24 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.39%) VLDB
12 21 (1.32%) Relational Database
12 21 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.07%) OLTP
15 16 (1.01%) HBase
16 13 (0.82%) MS Access
17 12 (0.76%) Ingres
17 12 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (1.39%) JIRA
2 17 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.94%) ClearCase
3 15 (0.94%) StarTeam
4 13 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 12 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.63%) HP UFT
7 8 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.38%) git-flow
8 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.19%) Subversion
12 2 (0.13%) Ant
12 2 (0.13%) GCC
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.063%) MSI
13 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
General
1 282 (17.76%) Finance
2 138 (8.69%) Banking
3 33 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 33 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.70%) Back Office
5 25 (1.57%) Legal
6 22 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.01%) Retail
8 15 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.88%) Law
10 10 (0.63%) Marketing
11 8 (0.50%) Advertising
11 8 (0.50%) Billing
12 7 (0.44%) Games
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
13 6 (0.38%) Military
13 6 (0.38%) Publishing
14 4 (0.25%) French Language
15 3 (0.19%) Local Government
15 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 313 (19.71%) Administrator
2 193 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 166 (10.45%) Architect
4 159 (10.01%) Systems Administrator
5 111 (6.99%) Infrastructure Architect
6 107 (6.74%) Support Engineer
7 103 (6.49%) Unix Administrator
8 91 (5.73%) Linux Administrator
9 86 (5.42%) Analyst
9 86 (5.42%) VMware Engineer
10 85 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 76 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
12 73 (4.60%) Storage Engineer
13 70 (4.41%) Consultant
14 69 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 66 (4.16%) DBA
16 63 (3.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
17 60 (3.78%) Server Engineer
17 60 (3.78%) Unix Engineer
17 60 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (5.10%) Middleware
2 47 (2.96%) Web Services
3 46 (2.90%) .NET
4 30 (1.89%) XML
5 29 (1.83%) LAMP
6 28 (1.76%) HTML
7 23 (1.45%) JSP
8 14 (0.88%) Rendezvous
9 13 (0.82%) XSLT
10 12 (0.76%) J2EE
11 11 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.69%) REST
11 11 (0.69%) WSDL
12 10 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.63%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.50%) XSD
14 7 (0.44%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.38%) CGI
15 6 (0.38%) libvirt
15 6 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 304 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 234 (14.74%) Clustering
3 96 (6.05%) Replication
4 70 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 64 (4.03%) EMC VNX
6 55 (3.46%) EMC VMAX
7 45 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 43 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 42 (2.64%) Computer Science
10 41 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (2.33%) Private Cloud
12 30 (1.89%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.51%) CLARiiON
14 22 (1.39%) NHS
15 20 (1.26%) HP StoreVirtual
16 19 (1.20%) FlexPod
16 19 (1.20%) HP Storage
17 15 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.88%) Fat Client
18 14 (0.88%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 844 (53.15%) Windows
2 682 (42.95%) Linux
3 483 (30.42%) Windows Server
4 424 (26.70%) Unix
5 328 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 288 (18.14%) Solaris
7 287 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 213 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 175 (11.02%) AIX
10 147 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (5.54%) Windows 7
12 48 (3.02%) CentOS
13 44 (2.77%) HPUX
14 38 (2.39%) SUSE
15 35 (2.20%) Ubuntu
16 28 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
17 26 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
18 24 (1.51%) Apple iOS
18 24 (1.51%) Windows XP
19 23 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (26.76%) ITIL
2 219 (13.79%) Migration
3 174 (10.96%) High Availability
4 139 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 122 (7.68%) Change Management
6 111 (6.99%) Project Management
7 104 (6.55%) Configuration Management
8 94 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
9 84 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 75 (4.72%) Incident Management
11 71 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (4.28%) Load Balancing
12 68 (4.28%) Service Management
13 67 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
14 59 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (3.59%) Virtual Environments
16 56 (3.53%) PRINCE2
17 53 (3.34%) Change Control
18 49 (3.09%) Problem Management
19 46 (2.90%) Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (20.97%) SQL
2 188 (11.84%) PowerShell
3 154 (9.70%) Perl
4 144 (9.07%) Shell Script
5 74 (4.66%) Bash Shell
6 67 (4.22%) Java
7 57 (3.59%) Python
8 53 (3.34%) Korn
9 43 (2.71%) VBScript
10 40 (2.52%) VB
11 32 (2.02%) JavaScript
12 26 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.57%) PHP
14 24 (1.51%) C-shell
15 19 (1.20%) C
16 18 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.13%) Ruby
17 12 (0.76%) C#
18 9 (0.57%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.44%) AWK
Qualifications
1 292 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 227 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 134 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 92 (5.79%) MCSE
7 76 (4.79%) CCNA
8 70 (4.41%) RHCE
9 65 (4.09%) DV Cleared
10 62 (3.90%) Degree
11 56 (3.53%) MCSA
12 49 (3.09%) CCNP
13 35 (2.20%) AAT
14 26 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (1.20%) RHCA
17 16 (1.01%) MCITP
17 16 (1.01%) MCP
18 14 (0.88%) MCTS
19 12 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (8.63%) SLA
2 28 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.50%) QA
5 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.44%) HL7
7 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.31%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.19%) BS7799
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.063%) FISMA
11 1 (0.063%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.063%) PMBOK
System Software
1 474 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 465 (29.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (11.15%) vSphere
4 144 (9.07%) Hyper-V
5 128 (8.06%) XenApp
6 97 (6.11%) NFS
7 95 (5.98%) VMware ESX
8 91 (5.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 88 (5.54%) KVM
10 81 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
11 76 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
12 69 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 59 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
14 52 (3.27%) VMware Server
15 51 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
16 45 (2.83%) XenDesktop
17 41 (2.58%) Xen
18 39 (2.46%) Firmware
19 37 (2.33%) Samba
20 29 (1.83%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 143 (9.01%) NetBackup
2 140 (8.82%) SCCM
3 95 (5.98%) Puppet
4 74 (4.66%) EMC NetWorker
5 73 (4.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 71 (4.47%) SCOM
7 56 (3.53%) Tivoli
8 44 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
9 38 (2.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 37 (2.33%) Nagios
11 35 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
12 33 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
13 32 (2.02%) WSUS
14 30 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
14 30 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
15 27 (1.70%) MOM
16 23 (1.45%) Backup Exec
17 21 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
17 21 (1.32%) OpenView
18 20 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 746 (46.98%) VMware
2 564 (35.52%) HP
3 425 (26.76%) Microsoft
4 370 (23.30%) EMC
5 349 (21.98%) Oracle
6 332 (20.91%) Cisco
7 319 (20.09%) Citrix
8 299 (18.83%) Red Hat
9 269 (16.94%) NetApp
10 206 (12.97%) IBM
11 168 (10.58%) Veritas
12 105 (6.61%) Dell
13 91 (5.73%) Brocade
14 84 (5.29%) Sun
15 81 (5.10%) Symantec
16 65 (4.09%) 3PAR
17 41 (2.58%) CA
17 41 (2.58%) SolarWinds
18 40 (2.52%) Intel
18 40 (2.52%) ServiceNow
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