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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 150 119 122
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing SAN 913 1050 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.84% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.41% 13.19% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 642 524
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 77 28
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.69 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £52.17 £35.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +21.27%

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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 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
England -37 821 £400 +14.28% 170
London -51 265 £425 +13.33% 53
South East -30 198 £400 +12.67% 43
North East +41 116 £295 -10.26% 1
Tyne and Wear +36 112 £295 -10.26% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +33 110 £295 -10.26% 1
Hampshire -4 64 £400 +14.28% 11
Scotland +19 63 £338 +7.56% 9
East of England -14 60 £488 +129.41% 8
Surrey -11 55 £425 +6.25% 8
North West -18 55 £413 +26.92% 16
Yorkshire -38 45 £425 +41.66% 23
Berkshire +14 43 £413 -5.06% 16
City of London -11 43 £450 +12.50% 12
South West +3 36 £360 +25.21% 6
West Midlands -16 32 £325 -13.33% 14
Gosport +9 30 £430 +22.85%
Manchester -13 30 £425 +32.81% 13
Renfrewshire -4 28 £326 -5.65%
Erskine -7 28 £326 -5.65%
West Yorkshire -17 25 £425 +41.66% 18
Leeds -10 24 £425 +41.66% 15
Bristol +8 18 £320 -7.91% 2
West Sussex +6 18 £365 +8.14% 1
Edinburgh -2 18 £350 - 1
Norfolk -12 17 £505 +188.57%
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £345 +9.96% 3
Bracknell +4 14 £475 - 2
East Midlands +1 14 £275 -19.41% 6
Merseyside -7 14 £400 +23.07% 1

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 1014 (52.95%) Windows
2 859 (44.86%) VMware
3 836 (43.66%) Linux
4 635 (33.16%) HP
5 585 (30.55%) Windows Server
6 579 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 560 (29.24%) Active Directory
8 542 (28.30%) Microsoft
9 518 (27.05%) Unix
10 490 (25.59%) ITIL
11 426 (22.25%) EMC
12 406 (21.20%) SQL
13 399 (20.84%) Security Cleared
14 398 (20.78%) SQL Server
15 397 (20.73%) Cisco
16 390 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 390 (20.37%) Data Centre
17 382 (19.95%) Oracle
18 381 (19.90%) NAS
19 366 (19.11%) Citrix
20 357 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
21 334 (17.44%) Finance
22 328 (17.13%) Red Hat
23 324 (16.92%) DNS
24 320 (16.71%) Firewall
25 316 (16.50%) SC Cleared
26 306 (15.98%) Solaris
27 304 (15.87%) NetApp
28 283 (14.78%) WAN
29 265 (13.84%) Clustering

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
1 254 (13.26%) MS Exchange
2 117 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 114 (5.95%) Apache
4 113 (5.90%) IIS
5 90 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 53 (2.77%) OpenStack
7 47 (2.45%) Skype for Business
7 47 (2.45%) Tomcat
8 42 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 39 (2.04%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (1.20%) WebLogic
14 22 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 20 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 19 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
17 17 (0.89%) JBoss
18 12 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.52%) iPlanet
Applications
1 193 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.03%) MS Office
3 19 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.63%) Faxination
2 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.052%) assyst
7 1 (0.052%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.052%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.052%) RMDS
7 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.052%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 87 (4.54%) Office 365
2 75 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.98%) IaaS
5 31 (1.62%) PaaS
6 19 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.94%) SaaS
8 17 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 13 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.10%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.10%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.052%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 381 (19.90%) NAS
2 324 (16.92%) DNS
3 320 (16.71%) Firewall
4 283 (14.78%) WAN
5 254 (13.26%) LAN
6 213 (11.12%) DHCP
7 191 (9.97%) Fibre Channel
8 188 (9.82%) TCP/IP
9 157 (8.20%) iSCSI
10 90 (4.70%) VLAN
11 75 (3.92%) VPN
12 67 (3.50%) LDAP
13 60 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 54 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (2.82%) FCoE
15 51 (2.66%) SSL
16 50 (2.61%) Internet
17 46 (2.40%) Network Security
18 45 (2.35%) MPLS
19 44 (2.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.54%) MySQL
3 80 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (2.87%) DB2
5 53 (2.77%) Oracle Database
6 42 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.36%) VLDB
11 25 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (1.25%) OLTP
13 23 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.10%) HBase
15 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.94%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (1.31%) JIRA
2 20 (1.04%) LoadRunner
3 18 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.84%) HP UFT
5 12 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.57%) ClearCase
6 11 (0.57%) StarTeam
7 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.31%) git-flow
9 5 (0.26%) Subversion
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.10%) Ant
12 2 (0.10%) GCC
12 2 (0.10%) Hudson
12 2 (0.10%) MSI
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 334 (17.44%) Finance
2 165 (8.62%) Banking
3 46 (2.40%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.41%) Back Office
6 26 (1.36%) Legal
7 22 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 19 (0.99%) Retail
9 13 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.68%) Marketing
10 12 (0.63%) Law
11 11 (0.57%) Games
12 10 (0.52%) Billing
13 7 (0.37%) Electronics
13 7 (0.37%) Military
14 6 (0.31%) Advertising
14 6 (0.31%) Publishing
15 5 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.16%) Local Government
16 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (17.02%) Administrator
2 208 (10.86%) Architect
3 206 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 164 (8.56%) Systems Administrator
5 142 (7.42%) Infrastructure Architect
6 121 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 114 (5.95%) Unix Administrator
8 111 (5.80%) Analyst
9 98 (5.12%) Consultant
10 97 (5.07%) Storage Engineer
11 88 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
12 83 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 83 (4.33%) Server Engineer
13 81 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
13 81 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
14 76 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 75 (3.92%) Unix Engineer
16 70 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
17 66 (3.45%) DBA
18 65 (3.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.33%) Middleware
2 53 (2.77%) .NET
3 50 (2.61%) Web Services
4 42 (2.19%) HTML
5 36 (1.88%) XML
6 30 (1.57%) LAMP
7 24 (1.25%) JSP
8 20 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (0.99%) Rendezvous
10 18 (0.94%) XSLT
11 16 (0.84%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.57%) J2EE
13 9 (0.47%) SAML
14 8 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (0.42%) REST
14 8 (0.42%) WSDL
14 8 (0.42%) XSD
15 6 (0.31%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.31%) CGI
16 5 (0.26%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 390 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 265 (13.84%) Clustering
3 104 (5.43%) Replication
4 80 (4.18%) EMC VNX
5 77 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 63 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (3.29%) EMC VMAX
7 58 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 58 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 45 (2.35%) Blackberry
8 45 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 33 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.51%) CLARiiON
11 24 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
11 24 (1.25%) NHS
11 24 (1.25%) PKI
12 22 (1.15%) HP Storage
13 21 (1.10%) FlexPod
14 19 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.94%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1014 (52.95%) Windows
2 836 (43.66%) Linux
3 585 (30.55%) Windows Server
4 518 (27.05%) Unix
5 390 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 357 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 306 (15.98%) Solaris
8 260 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 202 (10.55%) AIX
10 171 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 98 (5.12%) Windows 7
12 53 (2.77%) HPUX
13 45 (2.35%) CentOS
14 30 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
14 30 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
15 29 (1.51%) Windows XP
16 28 (1.46%) Windows 8
17 27 (1.41%) SUSE
17 27 (1.41%) Ubuntu
18 26 (1.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (25.59%) ITIL
2 263 (13.73%) Migration
3 196 (10.23%) High Availability
4 167 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 157 (8.20%) Change Management
6 131 (6.84%) Project Management
7 128 (6.68%) Performance Tuning
8 108 (5.64%) Configuration Management
9 101 (5.27%) Service Delivery
10 100 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (5.07%) Change Control
12 87 (4.54%) Service Management
13 85 (4.44%) Incident Management
14 77 (4.02%) Load Balancing
15 75 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
16 69 (3.60%) Virtual Environments
17 64 (3.34%) PRINCE2
18 63 (3.29%) Server Building
19 61 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (2.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 406 (21.20%) SQL
2 209 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 174 (9.09%) Perl
3 174 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 100 (5.22%) Bash Shell
5 85 (4.44%) Java
6 70 (3.66%) Korn
7 68 (3.55%) Python
8 60 (3.13%) VB
9 53 (2.77%) VBScript
10 49 (2.56%) JavaScript
11 39 (2.04%) C-shell
12 26 (1.36%) PHP
13 23 (1.20%) C
14 22 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 19 (0.99%) C#
17 16 (0.84%) Ruby
18 9 (0.47%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.42%) Jython
Qualifications
1 399 (20.84%) Security Cleared
2 316 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 160 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 96 (5.01%) MCSE
7 83 (4.33%) Degree
8 81 (4.23%) DV Cleared
9 74 (3.86%) CCNA
10 66 (3.45%) MCSA
11 64 (3.34%) RHCE
12 52 (2.72%) CCNP
13 35 (1.83%) AAT
14 32 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.99%) MCTS
16 19 (0.99%) RHCA
17 18 (0.94%) ISTQB
18 16 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 14 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (8.09%) SLA
2 27 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.73%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.73%) QA
5 12 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.37%) HL7
6 7 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.26%) ISO22301
8 4 (0.21%) BS7799
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.052%) FISMA
11 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 579 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 560 (29.24%) Active Directory
3 224 (11.70%) vSphere
4 199 (10.39%) Hyper-V
5 141 (7.36%) XenApp
6 110 (5.74%) VMware ESX
7 100 (5.22%) NFS
8 92 (4.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 87 (4.54%) KVM
9 87 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
10 81 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
11 74 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
12 65 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 61 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
14 51 (2.66%) vCloud
15 50 (2.61%) Firmware
16 49 (2.56%) Samba
17 46 (2.40%) Xen
18 45 (2.35%) VMware Server
18 45 (2.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 165 (8.62%) SCCM
2 163 (8.51%) NetBackup
3 113 (5.90%) Puppet
4 82 (4.28%) SCOM
5 78 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 77 (4.02%) EMC NetWorker
7 62 (3.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 58 (3.03%) Tivoli
9 49 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
10 43 (2.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 43 (2.25%) WSUS
11 40 (2.09%) Oracle ZFS
11 40 (2.09%) Red Hat Satellite
12 33 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
13 32 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
14 31 (1.62%) Backup Exec
15 29 (1.51%) Nagios
16 25 (1.31%) MOM
16 25 (1.31%) SCVMM
17 24 (1.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 859 (44.86%) VMware
2 635 (33.16%) HP
3 542 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 426 (22.25%) EMC
5 397 (20.73%) Cisco
6 382 (19.95%) Oracle
7 366 (19.11%) Citrix
8 328 (17.13%) Red Hat
9 304 (15.87%) NetApp
10 226 (11.80%) IBM
11 174 (9.09%) Veritas
12 131 (6.84%) Dell
13 111 (5.80%) Symantec
14 110 (5.74%) Brocade
15 94 (4.91%) Sun
16 79 (4.13%) 3PAR
17 61 (3.19%) CA
18 57 (2.98%) CommVault
19 54 (2.82%) BMC
20 47 (2.45%) SolarWinds
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