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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 93 130 73
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -57
Contract jobs citing SAN 174 149 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.25% 1.57% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.12% 8.34% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 124
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +18.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%
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
1565 1787 1876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 18.89% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 964 881
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 120 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +40.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 +19 57 £400 +2.56% 12
Berkshire +32 51 £400 +5.96% 4
Surrey +15 29 £375 -16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 15 £365 -24.15% 1
East Sussex +11 6 £263 -12.50% 1
Kent +4 4 £358 -18.28%
West Sussex +1 3 £374 +22.54%
Oxfordshire -4 3 £250 -20.00% 4
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 149 (47.15%) Linux
1 149 (47.15%) VMware
2 140 (44.30%) Windows
3 115 (36.39%) Data Centre
4 101 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 99 (31.33%) Unix
6 82 (25.95%) Cisco
7 81 (25.63%) NAS
8 77 (24.37%) Microsoft
9 76 (24.05%) Security Cleared
10 74 (23.42%) EMC
11 72 (22.78%) HP
12 71 (22.47%) Solaris
13 69 (21.84%) Oracle
14 68 (21.52%) Active Directory
15 66 (20.89%) vSphere
15 66 (20.89%) Windows Server
16 65 (20.57%) ITIL
17 63 (19.94%) Red Hat
18 60 (18.99%) NetApp
18 60 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 57 (18.04%) IBM
20 55 (17.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
21 54 (17.09%) SC Cleared
22 53 (16.77%) AIX
23 52 (16.46%) Finance
24 50 (15.82%) Firewall
24 50 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
25 47 (14.87%) LAN
26 45 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012

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 32 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 29 (9.18%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.43%) Apache
4 14 (4.43%) IIS
5 10 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.85%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.53%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.22%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.58%) JBoss
11 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.63%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.63%) SAS
13 1 (0.32%) Commerce Server
13 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 30 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.27%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.85%) Office 365
3 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.95%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 81 (25.63%) NAS
2 50 (15.82%) Firewall
3 47 (14.87%) LAN
4 35 (11.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (10.76%) WAN
6 31 (9.81%) TCP/IP
7 30 (9.49%) MPLS
8 28 (8.86%) DNS
9 24 (7.59%) DHCP
10 22 (6.96%) VPN
11 19 (6.01%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (5.38%) SSL
13 16 (5.06%) IPsec
13 16 (5.06%) iSCSI
14 14 (4.43%) BGP
14 14 (4.43%) VoIP
15 13 (4.11%) Network Security
16 10 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (2.85%) FTP
17 9 (2.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.43%) DB2
3 10 (3.16%) MySQL
3 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.27%) MS Access
7 4 (1.27%) OLTP
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.27%) VLDB
8 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.63%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.63%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 52 (16.46%) Finance
2 15 (4.75%) Law
3 14 (4.43%) Banking
4 13 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.53%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.27%) Back Office
8 3 (0.95%) Billing
8 3 (0.95%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Military
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (13.61%) Administrator
2 33 (10.44%) Architect
3 30 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (8.23%) Storage Engineer
5 21 (6.65%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (6.01%) Support Engineer
7 18 (5.70%) Consultant
8 17 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.38%) Network Engineer
8 17 (5.38%) Unix Administrator
9 15 (4.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 15 (4.75%) Storage Administrator
10 14 (4.43%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.43%) SAN Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) Solaris Administrator
12 11 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (3.48%) Network Architect
12 11 (3.48%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.70%) Middleware
2 11 (3.48%) .NET
3 8 (2.53%) J2EE
4 6 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.27%) JSP
6 3 (0.95%) LAMP
6 3 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.95%) REST
6 3 (0.95%) WSDL
7 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.63%) HTML
8 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.32%) Flash
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 115 (36.39%) Data Centre
2 44 (13.92%) Clustering
3 39 (12.34%) EMC VNX
4 34 (10.76%) EMC VMAX
5 25 (7.91%) Mainframe
6 19 (6.01%) VCE vBlock
7 17 (5.38%) IBM Mainframe
8 16 (5.06%) Replication
9 15 (4.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (2.53%) PKI
12 6 (1.90%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.90%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.58%) HP Storage
13 5 (1.58%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (1.58%) LPAR
13 5 (1.58%) Smart Meter
14 4 (1.27%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.95%) FlexPod
15 3 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 149 (47.15%) Linux
2 140 (44.30%) Windows
3 99 (31.33%) Unix
4 71 (22.47%) Solaris
5 66 (20.89%) Windows Server
6 60 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (16.77%) AIX
8 50 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (5.06%) CentOS
12 13 (4.11%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.85%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (2.22%) zOS
15 6 (1.90%) HPUX
16 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.27%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.57%) ITIL
2 37 (11.71%) Migration
3 34 (10.76%) High Availability
4 31 (9.81%) Service Delivery
5 27 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (6.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 19 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (5.70%) Change Control
9 17 (5.38%) Change Management
9 17 (5.38%) Server Building
10 15 (4.75%) Service Management
11 14 (4.43%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.43%) Project Management
12 13 (4.11%) Network Design
13 12 (3.80%) Data Protection
13 12 (3.80%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (3.16%) Capacity Management
16 8 (2.53%) Coaching
16 8 (2.53%) Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.92%) SQL
2 24 (7.59%) Shell Script
3 20 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.16%) Korn
5 7 (2.22%) Java
6 6 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.90%) VBScript
7 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.27%) Python
9 3 (0.95%) Perl
9 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.63%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.63%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (0.63%) C
10 2 (0.63%) C#
10 2 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 76 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 54 (17.09%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (6.65%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.06%) CCNA
7 12 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.48%) Degree
8 11 (3.48%) MCSE
9 10 (3.16%) CCNP
10 8 (2.53%) MCP
10 8 (2.53%) MCSA
10 8 (2.53%) RHCE
11 6 (1.90%) CCIE
11 6 (1.90%) VCP5
12 4 (1.27%) MCITP
12 4 (1.27%) VCP4
13 3 (0.95%) PMP
14 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.58%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (21.52%) Active Directory
3 66 (20.89%) vSphere
4 20 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.33%) vCloud
5 19 (6.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (4.75%) VMware ESX
7 14 (4.43%) XenApp
8 13 (4.11%) Firmware
8 13 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (3.48%) Veritas File System
10 9 (2.85%) NFS
10 9 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.53%) KVM
12 5 (1.58%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (1.58%) Samba
13 4 (1.27%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.95%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (17.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 28 (8.86%) NetBackup
3 21 (6.65%) SCCM
4 16 (5.06%) Tivoli
5 15 (4.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (4.75%) SCOM
6 10 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 9 (2.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.58%) Puppet
10 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.58%) Unicenter
11 4 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 4 (1.27%) Nagios
11 4 (1.27%) Netcool
11 4 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 149 (47.15%) VMware
2 82 (25.95%) Cisco
3 77 (24.37%) Microsoft
4 74 (23.42%) EMC
5 72 (22.78%) HP
6 69 (21.84%) Oracle
7 63 (19.94%) Red Hat
8 60 (18.99%) NetApp
9 57 (18.04%) IBM
10 35 (11.08%) Veritas
11 31 (9.81%) Citrix
12 23 (7.28%) Sun
13 22 (6.96%) Brocade
14 18 (5.70%) Symantec
15 14 (4.43%) 3PAR
16 13 (4.11%) F5
17 10 (3.16%) CheckPoint
18 9 (2.85%) Altiris
19 8 (2.53%) Dell
19 8 (2.53%) Palo Alto
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