The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
Rank 205 171 125
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -46
Contract jobs citing SAN 546 725 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.43% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 9.86% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 466 562
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 34
Median hourly rate £46.50 £26.50 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.47% -9.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.74 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £51.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £27.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+59.25% -9.24%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAN within the UK.

SAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN within the UK.

SAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
England -28 510 £400 +1.26% 135
London -16 219 £450 +5.88% 41
South East -12 149 £400 +6.66% 26
Hampshire +4 64 £400 - 9
City of London -9 41 £401 -5.58% 17
Surrey +9 34 £400 +6.66% 3
North West +21 32 £350 - 9
Berkshire +10 30 £450 +19.20% 6
Yorkshire -4 27 £330 -12.58% 15
East of England +1 21 £288 -23.33% 13
Winchester +12 19 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +5 19 £330 -16.19% 6
West Midlands -15 18 £356 -20.83% 7
East Midlands -19 17 £313 -16.66% 16
South West -8 16 £350 +12.00% 6
Manchester +16 14 £225 -37.93% 5
West Yorkshire +5 13 £315 -16.00% 10
Havant +6 12 £375 -1.31%
Birmingham +1 12 £338 -28.94%
South Yorkshire -9 12 £340 -15.00% 1
Leeds +8 11 £305 -21.79% 6
Milton Keynes +3 11 £413 +3.12%
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £413 -2.94% 1
Epsom - 11 - - 1
Suffolk -10 10 £288 -25.80% 1
Reading -12 10 £425 +12.58% 2
Glasgow +2 9 £300 -26.15% 1
Sheffield -5 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Lancashire +9 8 £410 - 1
Newbury - 8 £450 -

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 688 (58.50%) VMware
2 638 (54.25%) Windows
3 496 (42.18%) Linux
4 437 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 377 (32.06%) Active Directory
6 373 (31.72%) Windows Server
7 359 (30.53%) HP
7 359 (30.53%) Microsoft
8 344 (29.25%) Cisco
9 311 (26.45%) EMC
10 305 (25.94%) Data Centre
11 292 (24.83%) NAS
12 277 (23.55%) ITIL
13 268 (22.79%) Unix
14 247 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 244 (20.75%) Firewall
16 236 (20.07%) SQL Server
17 234 (19.90%) Red Hat
18 225 (19.13%) Finance
19 218 (18.54%) DNS
20 210 (17.86%) Solaris
20 210 (17.86%) NetApp
21 207 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 206 (17.52%) Oracle
23 201 (17.09%) SQL
24 193 (16.41%) Security Cleared
25 188 (15.99%) Citrix
26 178 (15.14%) LAN
27 167 (14.20%) WAN
28 166 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAN
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 155 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 75 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (6.12%) IIS
4 69 (5.87%) Apache
5 61 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 42 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 42 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (2.47%) WebLogic
8 29 (2.47%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.45%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.85%) iPlanet
13 10 (0.85%) JBoss
13 10 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
14 9 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 112 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.59%) MS Office
3 23 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.26%) RMDS
5 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.085%) Maximo
7 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (5.10%) Office 365
4 25 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.68%) IaaS
5 8 (0.68%) SaaS
6 6 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.34%) GitHub
7 4 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.26%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.085%) G Suite
10 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.085%) iTunes
10 1 (0.085%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 292 (24.83%) NAS
2 244 (20.75%) Firewall
3 218 (18.54%) DNS
4 178 (15.14%) LAN
5 167 (14.20%) WAN
6 141 (11.99%) DHCP
7 117 (9.95%) TCP/IP
8 101 (8.59%) iSCSI
9 81 (6.89%) VPN
10 65 (5.53%) VLAN
11 57 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 53 (4.51%) HTTP
13 52 (4.42%) Fibre Channel
14 46 (3.91%) LDAP
15 44 (3.74%) MPLS
15 44 (3.74%) Network Security
16 41 (3.49%) Internet
16 41 (3.49%) VoIP
17 38 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (2.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (20.07%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.85%) MySQL
3 34 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 26 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (1.36%) DB2
8 16 (1.36%) Ingres
9 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.94%) HBase
13 10 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.94%) GitLab
4 11 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.68%) ClearCase
5 8 (0.68%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.43%) Subversion
7 4 (0.34%) JIRA
7 4 (0.34%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.085%) Artifactory
General
1 225 (19.13%) Finance
2 89 (7.57%) Banking
3 34 (2.89%) Law
4 33 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.04%) Legal
6 22 (1.87%) Back Office
7 20 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.11%) Retail
11 10 (0.85%) Billing
12 8 (0.68%) Electronics
12 8 (0.68%) Games
13 6 (0.51%) Local Government
13 6 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.43%) French Language
14 5 (0.43%) Marketing
14 5 (0.43%) Publishing
15 4 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 185 (15.73%) Administrator
2 167 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (9.52%) Architect
4 91 (7.74%) Systems Administrator
5 75 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
6 74 (6.29%) Analyst
7 63 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
8 62 (5.27%) Support Engineer
9 57 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 56 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
11 55 (4.68%) Unix Administrator
12 54 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
13 53 (4.51%) Consultant
14 50 (4.25%) Network Engineer
15 48 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
16 44 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
17 43 (3.66%) Project Manager
18 42 (3.57%) DBA
18 42 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
19 37 (3.15%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.70%) Middleware
2 29 (2.47%) .NET
3 28 (2.38%) LAMP
3 28 (2.38%) Web Services
4 21 (1.79%) J2EE
5 18 (1.53%) XML
6 12 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (1.02%) XSLT
7 11 (0.94%) HTML
7 11 (0.94%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.85%) Rendezvous
9 9 (0.77%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.68%) JSP
10 8 (0.68%) libvirt
10 8 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.60%) ELK Stack
11 7 (0.60%) Memcached
12 6 (0.51%) REST
13 4 (0.34%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 305 (25.94%) Data Centre
2 156 (13.27%) Clustering
3 93 (7.91%) EMC VNX
4 74 (6.29%) EMC VMAX
5 60 (5.10%) Replication
6 46 (3.91%) VCE vBlock
7 44 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 34 (2.89%) Computer Science
10 33 (2.81%) Mainframe
11 30 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (1.62%) HP Storage
13 18 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
14 16 (1.36%) Blackberry
15 15 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
15 15 (1.28%) NHS
15 15 (1.28%) Private Cloud
16 14 (1.19%) CLARiiON
16 14 (1.19%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 638 (54.25%) Windows
2 496 (42.18%) Linux
3 373 (31.72%) Windows Server
4 268 (22.79%) Unix
5 247 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 210 (17.86%) Solaris
7 207 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 166 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 142 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 104 (8.84%) AIX
11 75 (6.38%) Windows 7
12 43 (3.66%) SUSE
13 38 (3.23%) CentOS
14 22 (1.87%) Windows 8
15 21 (1.79%) HPUX
16 20 (1.70%) Ubuntu
17 15 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
17 15 (1.28%) Windows XP
18 13 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (23.55%) ITIL
2 157 (13.35%) Migration
3 108 (9.18%) High Availability
4 77 (6.55%) Change Management
5 70 (5.95%) Project Management
6 63 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 61 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 58 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 56 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 51 (4.34%) Configuration Management
11 50 (4.25%) Problem Management
12 43 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (3.66%) DevOps
13 41 (3.49%) Service Management
14 39 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
15 38 (3.23%) Change Control
15 38 (3.23%) Incident Management
16 35 (2.98%) Virtual Environments
17 34 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (2.81%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 201 (17.09%) SQL
2 162 (13.78%) PowerShell
3 78 (6.63%) Shell Script
4 63 (5.36%) Bash Shell
4 63 (5.36%) Perl
5 54 (4.59%) Python
6 35 (2.98%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.38%) Korn
8 27 (2.30%) Java
9 23 (1.96%) VBScript
10 20 (1.70%) C
11 14 (1.19%) Ruby
12 13 (1.11%) VB
13 12 (1.02%) PHP
13 12 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.85%) C#
14 10 (0.85%) Jython
15 8 (0.68%) C-shell
16 4 (0.34%) AWK
17 2 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 193 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 151 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 105 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (5.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 67 (5.70%) CCNA
6 67 (5.70%) Degree
7 60 (5.10%) MCSE
8 41 (3.49%) CCNP
9 29 (2.47%) MCSA
10 27 (2.30%) RHCE
11 26 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 21 (1.79%) MCITP
13 14 (1.19%) CCIE
14 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.94%) VCP5
15 9 (0.77%) EMC Certification
15 9 (0.77%) RHCSA
16 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.95%) SLA
2 13 (1.11%) JSP 440
3 12 (1.02%) QA
4 8 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.085%) BS25999
7 1 (0.085%) BS7799
7 1 (0.085%) GCP
7 1 (0.085%) HL7
System Software
1 437 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 377 (32.06%) Active Directory
3 159 (13.52%) vSphere
4 138 (11.73%) Hyper-V
5 121 (10.29%) VMware ESX
6 83 (7.06%) NFS
7 75 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (5.78%) XenApp
9 67 (5.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 46 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
11 44 (3.74%) Virtual Servers
12 41 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
13 37 (3.15%) SRDF
13 37 (3.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 32 (2.72%) VMware Server
15 31 (2.64%) KVM
16 24 (2.04%) vCloud
16 24 (2.04%) Veritas File System
17 21 (1.79%) XenDesktop
18 19 (1.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 97 (8.25%) SCCM
2 85 (7.23%) NetBackup
3 84 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 68 (5.78%) Puppet
5 42 (3.57%) Nagios
6 40 (3.40%) SCOM
7 39 (3.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 38 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 34 (2.89%) Tivoli
10 33 (2.81%) Backup Exec
11 26 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
12 23 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
13 21 (1.79%) vRealize
13 21 (1.79%) WMI
13 21 (1.79%) WSUS
14 20 (1.70%) PowerCLI
14 20 (1.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 19 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (1.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 688 (58.50%) VMware
2 359 (30.53%) HP
2 359 (30.53%) Microsoft
3 344 (29.25%) Cisco
4 311 (26.45%) EMC
5 234 (19.90%) Red Hat
6 210 (17.86%) NetApp
7 206 (17.52%) Oracle
8 188 (15.99%) Citrix
9 148 (12.59%) IBM
10 133 (11.31%) Veritas
11 100 (8.50%) 3PAR
12 95 (8.08%) Dell
13 90 (7.65%) Brocade
14 71 (6.04%) Symantec
15 69 (5.87%) Sun
16 38 (3.23%) CheckPoint
17 36 (3.06%) Veeam
18 33 (2.81%) F5
19 29 (2.47%) Juniper
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £115 - £150 per day + 45p per mile
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Posted: 19 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 10 days ago