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 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 96 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 199 235 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.26% 2.46% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.94% 13.24% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 125 96
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 6
Median hourly rate £23.38 £38.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +59.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £22.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £30.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +28.72%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1667 1775 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.89% 18.59% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 931 764
Median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £233 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 120 98
Median hourly rate £35.25 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £45.00
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 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 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
Hampshire +1 71 £390 +11.42% 7
Surrey -11 52 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire +8 44 £425 +11.84% 8
West Sussex 0 16 £365 +8.14% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £400 +29.03% 2
Oxfordshire +1 3 £360 +15.20%
Kent +2 2 £389 -12.39% 5
East Sussex -23 2 £369 +11.74%
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 221 (47.94%) Linux
2 214 (46.42%) Windows
3 155 (33.62%) VMware
4 148 (32.10%) Unix
5 139 (30.15%) HP
6 135 (29.28%) Windows Server
7 130 (28.20%) Security Cleared
8 129 (27.98%) Oracle
9 123 (26.68%) Microsoft
10 114 (24.73%) EMC
11 113 (24.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 112 (24.30%) Active Directory
13 103 (22.34%) SC Cleared
14 101 (21.91%) ITIL
15 100 (21.69%) SQL
15 100 (21.69%) Solaris
16 98 (21.26%) Data Centre
17 91 (19.74%) SQL Server
18 88 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 87 (18.87%) Red Hat
20 86 (18.66%) NAS
21 84 (18.22%) Finance
22 81 (17.57%) Migration
23 80 (17.35%) Veritas
23 80 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
24 76 (16.49%) Firewall
24 76 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 74 (16.05%) NetBackup
26 73 (15.84%) Fibre Channel
27 72 (15.62%) Citrix

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 56 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.68%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.90%) IIS
4 15 (3.25%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.39%) Apache
6 10 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.74%) Live Communications Server
9 7 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.52%) TPMS
10 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.87%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.43%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.90%) MS Office
3 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.04%) Office 365
2 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.65%) IaaS
3 3 (0.65%) PaaS
3 3 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.66%) NAS
2 76 (16.49%) Firewall
3 73 (15.84%) Fibre Channel
4 59 (12.80%) DNS
5 50 (10.85%) DHCP
6 47 (10.20%) LAN
7 44 (9.54%) TCP/IP
7 44 (9.54%) WAN
8 27 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (4.99%) Ethernet
10 19 (4.12%) FCoE
11 18 (3.90%) LDAP
12 17 (3.69%) IPsec
12 17 (3.69%) iSCSI
13 15 (3.25%) MPLS
13 15 (3.25%) Network Security
14 14 (3.04%) VPN
15 13 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.82%) Unified Communications
15 13 (2.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.42%) MySQL
3 23 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.90%) VLDB
5 14 (3.04%) OLTP
5 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (2.82%) MS Access
7 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.08%) DB2
9 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.08%) Sybase IQ
10 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.87%) QlikView
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) HP UFT
1 10 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (18.22%) Finance
2 44 (9.54%) Banking
3 18 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.95%) Back Office
6 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.08%) Electronics
7 5 (1.08%) Marketing
7 5 (1.08%) Military
7 5 (1.08%) Retail
8 3 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (17.79%) Administrator
2 53 (11.50%) Unix Administrator
3 47 (10.20%) Architect
4 45 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 43 (9.33%) Support Engineer
6 33 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (5.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.21%) Storage Engineer
9 24 (5.21%) Unix Engineer
10 23 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (4.77%) Consultant
11 22 (4.77%) Technical Architect
12 19 (4.12%) Storage Administrator
12 19 (4.12%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.12%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (3.69%) SAN Engineer
13 17 (3.69%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.69%) Solaris Administrator
14 16 (3.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.86%) .NET
2 12 (2.60%) JSP
3 10 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.17%) HTML
4 9 (1.95%) Middleware
5 7 (1.52%) SAML
6 5 (1.08%) Web Services
7 4 (0.87%) LAMP
8 3 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.43%) J2EE
9 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.43%) XML
10 1 (0.22%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.22%) MAPI
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (21.26%) Data Centre
2 66 (14.32%) Clustering
3 29 (6.29%) EMC VMAX
4 25 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.99%) Replication
6 20 (4.34%) EMC VNX
7 15 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.82%) FlexPod
10 12 (2.60%) LPAR
11 11 (2.39%) PKI
12 10 (2.17%) e-Health
12 10 (2.17%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.95%) Statistics
14 8 (1.74%) Device Driver
14 8 (1.74%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.74%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.74%) Thin Client
15 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 5 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 221 (47.94%) Linux
2 214 (46.42%) Windows
3 148 (32.10%) Unix
4 135 (29.28%) Windows Server
5 100 (21.69%) Solaris
6 88 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (11.50%) AIX
10 36 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (6.07%) Windows 7
12 23 (4.99%) HPUX
12 23 (4.99%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (3.47%) Windows XP
14 14 (3.04%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (1.95%) CentOS
16 3 (0.65%) Android
16 3 (0.65%) SUSE
16 3 (0.65%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.91%) ITIL
2 81 (17.57%) Migration
3 55 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (8.46%) High Availability
5 38 (8.24%) Project Management
6 27 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (5.86%) Virtual Environments
7 26 (5.64%) Change Management
7 26 (5.64%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.64%) Service Management
8 20 (4.34%) CRM
9 19 (4.12%) Data Protection
10 18 (3.90%) Problem Management
10 18 (3.90%) Server Building
11 17 (3.69%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.04%) Configuration Management
14 13 (2.82%) Change Control
14 13 (2.82%) Load Balancing
15 11 (2.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (21.69%) SQL
2 46 (9.98%) PowerShell
3 37 (8.03%) Shell Script
4 34 (7.38%) Perl
5 26 (5.64%) VBScript
6 24 (5.21%) Java
7 18 (3.90%) Korn
8 13 (2.82%) VB
9 11 (2.39%) C
9 11 (2.39%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.17%) C#
11 6 (1.30%) Bourne shell
11 6 (1.30%) Python
12 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.65%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.22%) C++
15 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 130 (28.20%) Security Cleared
2 103 (22.34%) SC Cleared
3 49 (10.63%) DV Cleared
4 42 (9.11%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (6.29%) MCSE
7 26 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (5.21%) CCNA
9 21 (4.56%) Degree
10 20 (4.34%) CCNP
11 15 (3.25%) MCSA
12 11 (2.39%) NCDA
13 10 (2.17%) ISTQB
13 10 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (2.17%) MCP
14 9 (1.95%) RHCE
15 6 (1.30%) MCITP
15 6 (1.30%) VCP5
16 5 (1.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.94%) SLA
2 18 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 113 (24.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (24.30%) Active Directory
3 47 (10.20%) vSphere
4 38 (8.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (7.59%) XenApp
6 33 (7.16%) Hyper-V
7 30 (6.51%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.12%) VMware ESX
9 18 (3.90%) GlusterFS
9 18 (3.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 17 (3.69%) Terminal Services
11 16 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (2.60%) Firmware
13 12 (2.60%) vCloud
14 11 (2.39%) KVM
14 11 (2.39%) Oracle Clusterware
15 6 (1.30%) Veritas File System
16 5 (1.08%) NFS
17 4 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 74 (16.05%) NetBackup
2 34 (7.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 33 (7.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 23 (4.99%) HP Data Protector
5 22 (4.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 22 (4.77%) Oracle ZFS
6 21 (4.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 20 (4.34%) SCCM
8 18 (3.90%) Netcool
9 16 (3.47%) SCOM
10 14 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (3.04%) Tivoli
11 11 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (2.39%) Legato
11 11 (2.39%) Puppet
12 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (2.17%) Simpana
13 8 (1.74%) Unicenter
14 6 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 155 (33.62%) VMware
2 139 (30.15%) HP
3 129 (27.98%) Oracle
4 123 (26.68%) Microsoft
5 114 (24.73%) EMC
6 87 (18.87%) Red Hat
7 80 (17.35%) Veritas
8 72 (15.62%) Citrix
9 69 (14.97%) NetApp
10 66 (14.32%) Cisco
11 51 (11.06%) Brocade
12 50 (10.85%) IBM
13 40 (8.68%) Sun
14 25 (5.42%) StorageTek
15 23 (4.99%) CommVault
16 19 (4.12%) Symantec
17 17 (3.69%) Dell
17 17 (3.69%) Sybase
18 14 (3.04%) Juniper
19 12 (2.60%) Hitachi
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