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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 136 111 121
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing SAN 980 1069 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.94% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.20% 13.47% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 651 525
Median daily rate £380 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £203 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 81 26
Median hourly rate £23.75 £32.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +64.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £52.17 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% +84.21%

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 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
England -45 831 £400 +13.47% 197
London -55 281 £425 +13.33% 63
South East -33 212 £390 +6.84% 45
North East +32 126 £315 -7.20% 2
Tyne and Wear +22 124 £315 -7.20% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 123 £315 -7.20% 1
Scotland +37 115 £345 +15.00% 8
Hampshire -5 71 £390 +6.84% 10
Renfrewshire -4 54 £340 +5.83%
Erskine -8 54 £340 +5.83%
Yorkshire -17 52 £400 +33.33% 14
Surrey -15 50 £425 +6.25% 13
East of England -25 50 £400 +100.00% 10
City of London -29 47 £467 +14.53% 16
North West -28 45 £425 +6.25% 14
Berkshire +3 42 £363 -13.48% 9
Gosport +4 32 £430 +22.85% 1
South West +5 31 £400 +26.98% 12
West Yorkshire -25 29 £425 +41.66% 13
Leeds -8 27 £425 +37.09% 9
West Sussex -6 22 £365 +40.38% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 20 £340 +15.74% 1
Edinburgh -1 20 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -47 20 £319 -15.00% 21
Manchester -24 19 £413 +32.00% 6
Cambridge +32 18 £340 +15.74% 1
Glasgow +13 18 £350 +9.80% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 15 £420 +35.48% 3
South Yorkshire +2 15 £344 +22.76% 1
Suffolk +7 14 £575 +187.50%

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 1012 (53.60%) Windows
2 849 (44.97%) VMware
3 834 (44.17%) Linux
4 619 (32.79%) HP
5 578 (30.61%) Windows Server
6 572 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 554 (29.34%) Active Directory
8 529 (28.02%) Unix
9 516 (27.33%) Microsoft
10 462 (24.47%) ITIL
11 427 (22.62%) EMC
12 415 (21.98%) SQL
13 389 (20.60%) Security Cleared
14 386 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 386 (20.44%) SQL Server
15 381 (20.18%) Data Centre
16 376 (19.92%) Oracle
17 372 (19.70%) Cisco
18 371 (19.65%) NAS
19 359 (19.01%) Citrix
20 348 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 344 (18.22%) Finance
22 319 (16.90%) Red Hat
23 311 (16.47%) SC Cleared
24 310 (16.42%) DNS
25 307 (16.26%) Firewall
26 298 (15.78%) Solaris
27 282 (14.94%) NetApp
28 266 (14.09%) Migration
29 261 (13.82%) WAN

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
1 237 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 119 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 115 (6.09%) IIS
4 106 (5.61%) Apache
5 89 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (3.23%) OpenStack
7 43 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (2.28%) Tomcat
8 41 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 38 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 36 (1.91%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 20 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
13 17 (0.90%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.74%) JBoss
15 11 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 183 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.91%) MS Office
3 19 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.053%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.42%) Faxination
2 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.053%) assyst
7 1 (0.053%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.053%) RMDS
7 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.053%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.08%) Office 365
2 65 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.91%) IaaS
5 31 (1.64%) PaaS
6 17 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.85%) SaaS
8 11 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.053%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 371 (19.65%) NAS
2 310 (16.42%) DNS
3 307 (16.26%) Firewall
4 261 (13.82%) WAN
5 234 (12.39%) LAN
6 213 (11.28%) DHCP
7 192 (10.17%) Fibre Channel
8 186 (9.85%) TCP/IP
9 149 (7.89%) iSCSI
10 80 (4.24%) VLAN
11 74 (3.92%) VPN
12 71 (3.76%) LDAP
13 55 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 51 (2.70%) FCoE
15 49 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (2.44%) Network Security
17 44 (2.33%) SSL
18 43 (2.28%) Wireless
19 41 (2.17%) NetScaler
20 40 (2.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.77%) MySQL
3 73 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.75%) DB2
6 38 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 31 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.59%) VLDB
11 26 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.32%) OLTP
13 22 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.01%) HBase
14 19 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (1.27%) JIRA
2 20 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (1.01%) LoadRunner
4 15 (0.79%) HP UFT
5 14 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 9 (0.48%) StarTeam
7 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.32%) git-flow
9 5 (0.26%) Subversion
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.11%) Ant
12 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.11%) GCC
12 2 (0.11%) Hudson
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.11%) Selenium
12 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 344 (18.22%) Finance
2 165 (8.74%) Banking
3 44 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 40 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.64%) Back Office
6 24 (1.27%) Legal
7 23 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.69%) Games
9 12 (0.64%) Retail
10 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.58%) Marketing
11 9 (0.48%) Billing
11 9 (0.48%) Law
12 8 (0.42%) Military
13 6 (0.32%) Electronics
14 4 (0.21%) Advertising
14 4 (0.21%) Local Government
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 339 (17.96%) Administrator
2 206 (10.91%) Architect
3 195 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 173 (9.16%) Systems Administrator
5 147 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
6 124 (6.57%) Unix Administrator
7 112 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 110 (5.83%) Analyst
9 97 (5.14%) Consultant
9 97 (5.14%) Storage Engineer
10 87 (4.61%) Linux Administrator
11 84 (4.45%) Server Engineer
12 83 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
13 82 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
14 81 (4.29%) Unix Engineer
15 80 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
16 77 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 71 (3.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 70 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
19 60 (3.18%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.56%) Middleware
2 50 (2.65%) Web Services
3 49 (2.60%) .NET
4 42 (2.22%) HTML
5 34 (1.80%) XML
6 26 (1.38%) LAMP
7 20 (1.06%) JSP
8 19 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (0.90%) Rendezvous
10 16 (0.85%) XSLT
11 15 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.48%) SAML
13 8 (0.42%) J2EE
13 8 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.42%) REST
13 8 (0.42%) WSDL
13 8 (0.42%) XSD
14 7 (0.37%) JRuby
14 7 (0.37%) Node.js
15 6 (0.32%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 381 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 245 (12.98%) Clustering
3 100 (5.30%) Replication
4 72 (3.81%) EMC VNX
5 70 (3.71%) EMC VMAX
6 69 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (3.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 66 (3.50%) Management Information System
8 62 (3.28%) Computer Science
9 40 (2.12%) Private Cloud
10 36 (1.91%) Blackberry
11 26 (1.38%) PKI
12 23 (1.22%) CLARiiON
12 23 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (1.11%) HP Storage
13 21 (1.11%) NHS
14 20 (1.06%) LPAR
14 20 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 19 (1.01%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1012 (53.60%) Windows
2 834 (44.17%) Linux
3 578 (30.61%) Windows Server
4 529 (28.02%) Unix
5 386 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 348 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 298 (15.78%) Solaris
8 252 (13.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 200 (10.59%) AIX
10 164 (8.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 95 (5.03%) Windows 7
12 58 (3.07%) HPUX
13 42 (2.22%) CentOS
14 40 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
15 34 (1.80%) SUSE
16 33 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
17 32 (1.69%) Windows XP
18 23 (1.22%) Apple iOS
19 21 (1.11%) Windows 8
20 18 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (24.47%) ITIL
2 266 (14.09%) Migration
3 185 (9.80%) High Availability
4 161 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 140 (7.42%) Change Management
6 134 (7.10%) Project Management
7 117 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
8 96 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (5.08%) Configuration Management
9 95 (5.03%) Change Control
10 93 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 84 (4.45%) Virtual Environments
12 77 (4.08%) Incident Management
12 77 (4.08%) Service Management
13 71 (3.76%) Load Balancing
13 71 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 58 (3.07%) DevOps
15 55 (2.91%) PRINCE2
15 55 (2.91%) Server Building
16 52 (2.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 415 (21.98%) SQL
2 213 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 177 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 175 (9.27%) Perl
5 99 (5.24%) Bash Shell
6 86 (4.56%) Java
7 71 (3.76%) Korn
7 71 (3.76%) Python
8 57 (3.02%) VB
9 51 (2.70%) JavaScript
10 46 (2.44%) VBScript
11 39 (2.07%) C-shell
12 27 (1.43%) C
13 25 (1.32%) PHP
14 22 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.01%) C#
15 19 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.95%) Ruby
17 12 (0.64%) AWK
18 11 (0.58%) sed
Qualifications
1 389 (20.60%) Security Cleared
2 311 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 155 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 87 (4.61%) MCSE
7 85 (4.50%) Degree
7 85 (4.50%) DV Cleared
8 72 (3.81%) CCNA
9 71 (3.76%) MCSA
10 53 (2.81%) RHCE
11 46 (2.44%) CCNP
12 30 (1.59%) AAT
13 21 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.90%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.85%) RHCA
16 15 (0.79%) MCP
16 15 (0.79%) MCTS
17 14 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.84%) SLA
2 27 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.74%) QA
5 12 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.37%) HL7
8 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.26%) ISO22301
10 4 (0.21%) BS7799
11 3 (0.16%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 9002
13 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 572 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 554 (29.34%) Active Directory
3 211 (11.18%) Hyper-V
4 200 (10.59%) vSphere
5 131 (6.94%) XenApp
6 113 (5.99%) VMware ESX
7 103 (5.46%) NFS
8 100 (5.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 84 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
9 84 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
10 73 (3.87%) KVM
10 73 (3.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 72 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
12 62 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
13 48 (2.54%) Samba
14 44 (2.33%) Firmware
15 41 (2.17%) vCloud
15 41 (2.17%) Xen
16 39 (2.07%) Terminal Services
16 39 (2.07%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 164 (8.69%) NetBackup
2 147 (7.79%) SCCM
3 108 (5.72%) Puppet
4 80 (4.24%) SCOM
5 75 (3.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 73 (3.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 55 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 55 (2.91%) Tivoli
8 51 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
9 48 (2.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 43 (2.28%) HP Data Protector
10 43 (2.28%) Oracle ZFS
10 43 (2.28%) Red Hat Satellite
11 35 (1.85%) WSUS
12 32 (1.69%) Nagios
12 32 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
13 29 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 26 (1.38%) Backup Exec
15 25 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
15 25 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 849 (44.97%) VMware
2 619 (32.79%) HP
3 516 (27.33%) Microsoft
4 427 (22.62%) EMC
5 376 (19.92%) Oracle
6 372 (19.70%) Cisco
7 359 (19.01%) Citrix
8 319 (16.90%) Red Hat
9 282 (14.94%) NetApp
10 235 (12.45%) IBM
11 189 (10.01%) Veritas
12 119 (6.30%) Dell
13 111 (5.88%) Brocade
14 102 (5.40%) Symantec
15 95 (5.03%) Sun
16 88 (4.66%) 3PAR
17 59 (3.13%) CA
18 58 (3.07%) CommVault
19 48 (2.54%) BMC
20 45 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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