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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / South East
Rank 103 83 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 143 191 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.96% 2.33% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 11.70% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 119 125
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.14 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £61.96 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+56.36% -8.33%

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
1560 1632 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.36% 19.90% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 889 898
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +1 59 £400 - 6
Surrey +8 35 £400 +4.91% 3
Berkshire +11 28 £450 +19.60% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £413 -2.94% 2
Kent -8 6 £315 -30.00% 3
West Sussex -6 1 - -
East Sussex -7 1 £275 -12.69% 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 143 (49.65%) VMware
2 136 (47.22%) Linux
3 117 (40.63%) Windows
4 113 (39.24%) Data Centre
5 102 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 93 (32.29%) Cisco
7 89 (30.90%) Unix
8 78 (27.08%) NAS
9 77 (26.74%) Microsoft
10 75 (26.04%) EMC
11 74 (25.69%) Solaris
12 72 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 70 (24.31%) Red Hat
14 68 (23.61%) Active Directory
15 66 (22.92%) NetApp
16 63 (21.88%) vSphere
17 61 (21.18%) Oracle
18 60 (20.83%) HP
19 58 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 56 (19.44%) Windows Server
21 55 (19.10%) SC Cleared
21 55 (19.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
22 53 (18.40%) ITIL
23 51 (17.71%) EMC VNX
24 48 (16.67%) Firewall
25 46 (15.97%) IBM
26 45 (15.63%) LAN
26 45 (15.63%) EMC VMAX
26 45 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
27 43 (14.93%) 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 29 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.90%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.17%) Apache
5 12 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.82%) IIS
7 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.08%) JBoss
7 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.69%) SAS
10 1 (0.35%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.39%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.78%) Office 365
3 5 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.04%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 78 (27.08%) NAS
2 48 (16.67%) Firewall
3 45 (15.63%) LAN
4 39 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 33 (11.46%) WAN
6 27 (9.38%) MPLS
7 24 (8.33%) DNS
8 22 (7.64%) TCP/IP
9 21 (7.29%) VPN
10 18 (6.25%) DHCP
11 17 (5.90%) VoIP
12 16 (5.56%) SSL
13 15 (5.21%) BGP
13 15 (5.21%) IPsec
13 15 (5.21%) iSCSI
14 12 (4.17%) FTP
14 12 (4.17%) Network Security
14 12 (4.17%) Skype
15 9 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (3.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.47%) DB2
3 7 (2.43%) MySQL
4 5 (1.74%) MS Access
5 4 (1.39%) Big Data
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.69%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (14.93%) Finance
2 17 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.21%) Law
4 10 (3.47%) Legal
5 7 (2.43%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.08%) Banking
7 4 (1.39%) Local Government
8 3 (1.04%) Billing
9 2 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (13.19%) Administrator
2 33 (11.46%) Architect
3 27 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 21 (7.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 20 (6.94%) Storage Administrator
7 19 (6.60%) Unix Administrator
8 18 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.90%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (5.56%) Network Engineer
11 15 (5.21%) Consultant
12 14 (4.86%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.86%) Server Engineer
13 13 (4.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.51%) VMware Engineer
14 12 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (4.17%) Storage Systems Administrator
14 12 (4.17%) Support Engineer
15 11 (3.82%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.51%) Middleware
2 8 (2.78%) XML
3 6 (2.08%) J2EE
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.04%) REST
4 3 (1.04%) WSDL
5 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.35%) Flash
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (39.24%) Data Centre
2 51 (17.71%) EMC VNX
3 45 (15.63%) EMC VMAX
4 30 (10.42%) Clustering
5 29 (10.07%) VCE vBlock
6 25 (8.68%) Mainframe
7 22 (7.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (5.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (3.82%) Replication
10 9 (3.13%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.78%) PKI
12 6 (2.08%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.39%) SWIFT
14 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
14 3 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 3 (1.04%) HP Storage
14 3 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
14 3 (1.04%) Thin Client
14 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (47.22%) Linux
2 117 (40.63%) Windows
3 89 (30.90%) Unix
4 74 (25.69%) Solaris
5 58 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (19.44%) Windows Server
7 45 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (14.93%) AIX
9 31 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (7.29%) Windows 7
11 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (5.56%) CentOS
13 7 (2.43%) zOS
14 6 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.74%) HPUX
15 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.39%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.40%) ITIL
2 30 (10.42%) Converged Infrastructure
3 28 (9.72%) High Availability
3 28 (9.72%) Service Delivery
4 25 (8.68%) Migration
5 21 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (6.60%) Change Control
7 18 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 17 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (5.56%) Change Management
9 16 (5.56%) Network Design
10 13 (4.51%) Capacity Management
11 11 (3.82%) Incident Management
11 11 (3.82%) Project Management
12 10 (3.47%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.47%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.13%) Server Building
13 9 (3.13%) TOGAF
14 8 (2.78%) Process Improvement
14 8 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.76%) SQL
2 28 (9.72%) Shell Script
3 24 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 13 (4.51%) VBScript
5 12 (4.17%) Korn
6 9 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.69%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.69%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.69%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (0.69%) C
8 2 (0.69%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) Jython
9 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.25%) MCSA
5 12 (4.17%) CCNA
5 12 (4.17%) Degree
5 12 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.17%) MCITP
5 12 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (3.82%) CCNP
7 8 (2.78%) CCIE
8 5 (1.74%) MCSE
8 5 (1.74%) VCP5
9 4 (1.39%) VCP4
10 3 (1.04%) MCP
10 3 (1.04%) PMP
11 1 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 102 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (23.61%) Active Directory
3 63 (21.88%) vSphere
4 26 (9.03%) VMware ESX
5 18 (6.25%) vCloud
5 18 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 18 (6.25%) Veritas File System
6 17 (5.90%) Hyper-V
7 14 (4.86%) NFS
7 14 (4.86%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (3.13%) Firmware
8 9 (3.13%) Oracle Clusterware
9 8 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.78%) XenApp
10 5 (1.74%) Samba
11 4 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (1.04%) SRDF
12 3 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (19.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 24 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 16 (5.56%) Tivoli
4 13 (4.51%) SCCM
5 12 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (3.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 9 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.78%) Nagios
8 8 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (2.43%) EMC Navisphere
9 7 (2.43%) SCOM
10 6 (2.08%) Unicenter
11 5 (1.74%) Netcool
12 4 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (1.04%) vMotion
13 3 (1.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 143 (49.65%) VMware
2 93 (32.29%) Cisco
3 77 (26.74%) Microsoft
4 75 (26.04%) EMC
5 70 (24.31%) Red Hat
6 66 (22.92%) NetApp
7 61 (21.18%) Oracle
8 60 (20.83%) HP
9 46 (15.97%) IBM
10 40 (13.89%) Veritas
11 23 (7.99%) Citrix
12 21 (7.29%) Sun
13 19 (6.60%) Brocade
14 17 (5.90%) Symantec
15 14 (4.86%) 3PAR
16 11 (3.82%) CheckPoint
16 11 (3.82%) F5
17 9 (3.13%) Altiris
18 8 (2.78%) Palo Alto
19 7 (2.43%) Intel Security
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