The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / South East
Rank 120 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 126 229 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.64% 2.62% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 12.78% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 148 141
Median daily rate £380 £378 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.11% +24.28%

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1549 1792 2040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.13% 20.50% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 996 980
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 115
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.48% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.81 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire -4 62 £370 -7.50% 9
Surrey -29 25 £400 +13.87% 3
Berkshire +6 22 £450 +12.50% 2
Kent +9 7 £313 -21.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £400 +0.31% 2
Oxfordshire +1 1 £300 -7.69% 4
East Sussex -1 1 £275 -15.38%
West Sussex -18 1 £388 +15.67%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 146 (50.17%) Linux
2 142 (48.80%) VMware
3 116 (39.86%) Windows
4 107 (36.77%) Data Centre
5 104 (35.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 96 (32.99%) Unix
7 92 (31.62%) Cisco
8 84 (28.87%) NAS
9 83 (28.52%) Solaris
10 79 (27.15%) EMC
11 78 (26.80%) Red Hat
12 77 (26.46%) Microsoft
13 75 (25.77%) NetApp
14 71 (24.40%) Active Directory
15 70 (24.05%) Security Cleared
16 64 (21.99%) Oracle
17 60 (20.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 59 (20.27%) vSphere
19 56 (19.24%) Windows Server
19 56 (19.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 55 (18.90%) SC Cleared
21 54 (18.56%) Veritas
22 52 (17.87%) Firewall
22 52 (17.87%) EMC VNX
23 48 (16.49%) HP
24 47 (16.15%) EMC VMAX
25 46 (15.81%) Finance
26 44 (15.12%) ITIL
26 44 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
27 41 (14.09%) AIX

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 35 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.87%) Skype for Business
3 19 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.84%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.81%) Apache
5 14 (4.81%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.09%) IIS
7 8 (2.75%) JBoss
8 6 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.69%) SAS
11 1 (0.34%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.72%) Office 365
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (28.87%) NAS
2 52 (17.87%) Firewall
3 39 (13.40%) LAN
4 35 (12.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (9.62%) WAN
6 24 (8.25%) MPLS
7 22 (7.56%) VoIP
8 20 (6.87%) IPsec
9 19 (6.53%) Skype
9 19 (6.53%) TCP/IP
9 19 (6.53%) VPN
10 17 (5.84%) DNS
11 16 (5.50%) BGP
12 15 (5.15%) SSL
13 13 (4.47%) FTP
13 13 (4.47%) iSCSI
14 10 (3.44%) DHCP
14 10 (3.44%) SSH
15 9 (3.09%) Network Security
16 8 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.09%) DB2
3 8 (2.75%) MySQL
4 5 (1.72%) MS Access
5 4 (1.37%) Big Data
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 46 (15.81%) Finance
2 15 (5.15%) Law
2 15 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.81%) Legal
4 7 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.06%) Banking
6 5 (1.72%) Local Government
7 2 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (15.81%) Administrator
2 32 (11.00%) Architect
3 26 (8.93%) Storage Administrator
4 25 (8.59%) Unix Administrator
5 22 (7.56%) Storage Engineer
5 22 (7.56%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 19 (6.53%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (6.19%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 17 (5.84%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 16 (5.50%) Server Engineer
12 15 (5.15%) Network Engineer
13 14 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.81%) Consultant
13 14 (4.81%) Project Manager
13 14 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (4.47%) VMware Engineer
14 13 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (4.12%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.15%) XML
2 9 (3.09%) Middleware
3 6 (2.06%) J2EE
3 6 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.69%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) Flash
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (36.77%) Data Centre
2 52 (17.87%) EMC VNX
3 47 (16.15%) EMC VMAX
4 35 (12.03%) Clustering
5 30 (10.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 28 (9.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 24 (8.25%) Mainframe
8 17 (5.84%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (3.09%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.75%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.75%) Smart Meter
11 7 (2.41%) PKI
11 7 (2.41%) Replication
12 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.37%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.03%) HP Storage
13 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 146 (50.17%) Linux
2 116 (39.86%) Windows
3 96 (32.99%) Unix
4 83 (28.52%) Solaris
5 60 (20.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (19.24%) Windows Server
7 44 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (14.09%) AIX
9 25 (8.59%) Windows 7
10 23 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (5.50%) CentOS
12 15 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (2.06%) zOS
14 5 (1.72%) HPUX
14 5 (1.72%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.12%) ITIL
2 33 (11.34%) Service Delivery
3 31 (10.65%) Converged Infrastructure
3 31 (10.65%) High Availability
4 26 (8.93%) Change Control
5 23 (7.90%) Problem Management
6 22 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (7.22%) Change Management
8 19 (6.53%) Migration
9 16 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (5.15%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.47%) Capacity Management
11 13 (4.47%) Network Design
11 13 (4.47%) Project Management
12 12 (4.12%) PRINCE2
13 10 (3.44%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (3.44%) Load Balancing
14 9 (3.09%) Process Improvement
14 9 (3.09%) TOGAF
15 8 (2.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.00%) SQL
2 29 (9.97%) Shell Script
3 22 (7.56%) PowerShell
4 17 (5.84%) VBScript
5 13 (4.47%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.47%) Korn
6 3 (1.03%) Perl
7 2 (0.69%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.69%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.69%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) Jython
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 55 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.87%) MCSA
5 17 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.84%) Degree
6 16 (5.50%) MCITP
7 9 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.75%) CCNA
8 8 (2.75%) MCSE
9 7 (2.41%) CCNP
9 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.06%) CCIE
11 3 (1.03%) PMP
12 1 (0.34%) CCDP
12 1 (0.34%) NCDA
12 1 (0.34%) NCIE
12 1 (0.34%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
1 4 (1.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (35.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (24.40%) Active Directory
3 59 (20.27%) vSphere
4 33 (11.34%) VMware ESX
5 24 (8.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 24 (8.25%) Veritas File System
6 17 (5.84%) vCloud
7 16 (5.50%) NFS
7 16 (5.50%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (4.81%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.09%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.75%) Firmware
11 5 (1.72%) Samba
12 4 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.37%) XenApp
13 3 (1.03%) SRDF
13 3 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (19.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 30 (10.31%) NetBackup
3 18 (6.19%) Tivoli
4 14 (4.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 12 (4.12%) Red Hat Satellite
6 11 (3.78%) Netcool
6 11 (3.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (3.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 10 (3.44%) SCCM
8 9 (3.09%) Nagios
9 8 (2.75%) EMC Navisphere
10 7 (2.41%) SCOM
11 5 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (1.37%) vRealize
13 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
13 3 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (1.03%) vMotion
Vendors
1 142 (48.80%) VMware
2 92 (31.62%) Cisco
3 79 (27.15%) EMC
4 78 (26.80%) Red Hat
5 77 (26.46%) Microsoft
6 75 (25.77%) NetApp
7 64 (21.99%) Oracle
8 54 (18.56%) Veritas
9 48 (16.49%) HP
10 38 (13.06%) IBM
11 27 (9.28%) Sun
12 23 (7.90%) Citrix
12 23 (7.90%) Symantec
13 20 (6.87%) Brocade
14 15 (5.15%) 3PAR
15 10 (3.44%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.75%) F5
17 7 (2.41%) Palo Alto
18 6 (2.06%) Juniper
18 6 (2.06%) TIBCO
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