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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
Rank 248 167 137
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -30
Contract jobs citing SAN 441 768 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.48% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.57% 10.13% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 498 537
Median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 47
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +33.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.78% +24.28%

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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
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 £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -69 404 £400 +1.58% 166
London -43 167 £450 +5.88% 59
South East -51 123 £388 +1.97% 21
Hampshire -7 61 £373 -6.87% 9
City of London -6 40 £438 +2.94% 15
East of England -6 24 £271 -16.53% 14
Scotland -11 24 £315 -22.69% 8
Surrey -38 24 £400 +18.51% 3
North West +11 23 £350 - 25
Berkshire -3 21 £450 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -4 21 £350 -10.25% 19
West Midlands +9 18 £356 -25.00% 10
East Midlands +2 18 £369 +58.60% 7
Hook +10 16 £320 -17.41% 3
Havant +4 13 £380 - 1
Birmingham +5 11 £356 -26.92% 3
Winchester +4 11 £425 +6.25%
West Yorkshire +4 11 £340 -11.40% 16
Lancashire +22 10 £410 +2.50%
Suffolk -3 10 £288 -36.11%
Epsom +5 9 £400 +122.22% 1
Leeds -3 9 £305 -20.52% 8
Renfrewshire -4 9 £300 -26.82%
Glasgow +1 8 £270 -35.71% 6
Erskine -4 8 £285 -30.48%
South West -24 8 £250 -21.87% 8
Ipswich - 8 £413 -
Kent +7 7 £313 -21.87% 1
Preston +4 7 £415 -
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £400 +0.31% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 609 (57.56%) VMware
2 568 (53.69%) Windows
3 440 (41.59%) Linux
4 400 (37.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 348 (32.89%) Windows Server
6 336 (31.76%) Active Directory
7 322 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 321 (30.34%) Cisco
9 287 (27.13%) EMC
10 279 (26.37%) HP
11 275 (25.99%) Data Centre
12 262 (24.76%) NAS
13 232 (21.93%) Unix
14 228 (21.55%) Firewall
15 224 (21.17%) ITIL
16 220 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 209 (19.75%) SQL Server
17 209 (19.75%) Red Hat
18 206 (19.47%) Finance
19 200 (18.90%) NetApp
20 188 (17.77%) Solaris
21 180 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
22 175 (16.54%) Oracle
23 174 (16.45%) DNS
24 172 (16.26%) Security Cleared
25 171 (16.16%) SQL
26 167 (15.78%) Citrix
27 163 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 151 (14.27%) LAN
29 147 (13.89%) PowerShell

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
1 131 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 62 (5.86%) Apache
2 62 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (5.77%) IIS
4 47 (4.44%) Skype for Business
5 45 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 38 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 31 (2.93%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (1.98%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.23%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.04%) JBoss
12 11 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.95%) DataSynapse
13 10 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.57%) Confluence
15 6 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 105 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 48 (4.54%) MS Office
3 18 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.38%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.28%) RMDS
5 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.095%) Maximo
7 1 (0.095%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (4.54%) Office 365
4 17 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.85%) IaaS
6 8 (0.76%) SaaS
7 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.38%) GitHub
7 4 (0.38%) PaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
8 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.095%) G Suite
10 1 (0.095%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.095%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 262 (24.76%) NAS
2 228 (21.55%) Firewall
3 174 (16.45%) DNS
4 151 (14.27%) LAN
5 135 (12.76%) WAN
6 97 (9.17%) TCP/IP
7 96 (9.07%) DHCP
8 93 (8.79%) iSCSI
9 72 (6.81%) VPN
10 53 (5.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (4.54%) HTTP
12 47 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
13 44 (4.16%) VLAN
14 43 (4.06%) VoIP
15 40 (3.78%) LDAP
15 40 (3.78%) MPLS
16 39 (3.69%) Network Security
17 35 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (3.31%) IPsec
17 35 (3.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.16%) MySQL
3 25 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.32%) DB2
6 14 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (1.13%) Ingres
9 10 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.95%) HBase
10 9 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.66%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.04%) GitLab
5 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.47%) Subversion
7 4 (0.38%) JIRA
7 4 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.095%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.095%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.095%) Hudson
10 1 (0.095%) MSI
General
1 206 (19.47%) Finance
2 81 (7.66%) Banking
3 32 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.84%) Legal
5 27 (2.55%) Law
6 17 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.32%) Back Office
7 14 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.23%) Retail
9 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.76%) Electronics
10 8 (0.76%) Local Government
11 7 (0.66%) Games
12 6 (0.57%) Front Office
13 5 (0.47%) Publishing
14 4 (0.38%) French Language
14 4 (0.38%) Marketing
14 4 (0.38%) Military
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 152 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 150 (14.18%) Administrator
3 104 (9.83%) Architect
4 72 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
5 64 (6.05%) Analyst
5 64 (6.05%) Storage Engineer
6 54 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 53 (5.01%) Unix Administrator
8 51 (4.82%) Consultant
8 51 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
9 50 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
10 47 (4.44%) Network Engineer
11 46 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
12 44 (4.16%) Support Engineer
13 43 (4.06%) Linux Administrator
14 41 (3.88%) Project Manager
15 38 (3.59%) Server Engineer
16 37 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
16 37 (3.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 36 (3.40%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.58%) Middleware
2 27 (2.55%) XML
3 22 (2.08%) LAMP
4 20 (1.89%) .NET
4 20 (1.89%) Web Services
5 14 (1.32%) J2EE
6 12 (1.13%) XSLT
7 11 (1.04%) HTML
7 11 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
7 11 (1.04%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (0.95%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.66%) Memcached
11 6 (0.57%) libvirt
12 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.38%) MSMQ
13 3 (0.28%) JSP
13 3 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 275 (25.99%) Data Centre
2 146 (13.80%) Clustering
3 92 (8.70%) EMC VNX
4 72 (6.81%) EMC VMAX
5 51 (4.82%) Replication
6 44 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (3.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 39 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 35 (3.31%) Computer Science
10 31 (2.93%) Mainframe
11 30 (2.84%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
13 16 (1.51%) HP Storage
14 14 (1.32%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.32%) Symmetrix
15 12 (1.13%) CLARiiON
15 12 (1.13%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 11 (1.04%) NHS
16 11 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 568 (53.69%) Windows
2 440 (41.59%) Linux
3 348 (32.89%) Windows Server
4 232 (21.93%) Unix
5 220 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (17.77%) Solaris
7 180 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 163 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 125 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (7.66%) AIX
11 77 (7.28%) Windows 7
12 33 (3.12%) CentOS
13 28 (2.65%) SUSE
14 19 (1.80%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.42%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
16 13 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.04%) HPUX
17 11 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (21.17%) ITIL
2 128 (12.10%) Migration
3 93 (8.79%) High Availability
4 72 (6.81%) Change Management
5 60 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (5.67%) Project Management
6 59 (5.58%) Load Balancing
7 57 (5.39%) Service Delivery
8 55 (5.20%) Problem Management
9 50 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
10 48 (4.54%) Change Control
11 46 (4.35%) DevOps
12 43 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (3.97%) Configuration Management
14 39 (3.69%) Service Management
15 37 (3.50%) Converged Infrastructure
16 34 (3.21%) Incident Management
17 30 (2.84%) Server Building
17 30 (2.84%) Virtual Environments
18 28 (2.65%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 171 (16.16%) SQL
2 147 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 69 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 64 (6.05%) Bash Shell
5 52 (4.91%) Python
6 50 (4.73%) Perl
7 31 (2.93%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.36%) VBScript
9 24 (2.27%) Korn
10 22 (2.08%) Java
11 15 (1.42%) Ruby
12 13 (1.23%) C
13 12 (1.13%) C#
13 12 (1.13%) VB
14 10 (0.95%) Jython
15 7 (0.66%) PHP
16 5 (0.47%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.38%) AWK
18 3 (0.28%) C-shell
19 2 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 172 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 134 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 90 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (5.86%) MCSE
6 58 (5.48%) CCNA
6 58 (5.48%) Degree
7 50 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (3.21%) CCNP
9 31 (2.93%) MCITP
10 30 (2.84%) MCSA
11 26 (2.46%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.70%) RHCE
13 12 (1.13%) CCIE
14 10 (0.95%) EMC Certification
14 10 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.66%) RHCSA
17 6 (0.57%) CCDA
17 6 (0.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.16%) SLA
2 12 (1.13%) QA
3 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.19%) BS25999
8 1 (0.095%) BS7799
8 1 (0.095%) GCP
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 400 (37.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 336 (31.76%) Active Directory
3 141 (13.33%) vSphere
4 133 (12.57%) Hyper-V
5 120 (11.34%) VMware ESX
6 73 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 70 (6.62%) NFS
8 63 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 50 (4.73%) XenApp
10 45 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (3.50%) SRDF
13 36 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (3.12%) Veritas File System
15 26 (2.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (2.36%) vCloud
17 24 (2.27%) KVM
18 19 (1.80%) VMware Server
18 19 (1.80%) XenDesktop
19 13 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (8.41%) NetBackup
2 80 (7.56%) SCCM
3 75 (7.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 64 (6.05%) Puppet
5 45 (4.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (3.59%) SCOM
7 32 (3.02%) Nagios
7 32 (3.02%) Tivoli
8 27 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
9 26 (2.46%) Backup Exec
9 26 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
10 24 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 23 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 23 (2.17%) vRealize
12 22 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
12 22 (2.08%) WMI
13 18 (1.70%) Netcool
13 18 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (1.51%) EMC Navisphere
14 16 (1.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 609 (57.56%) VMware
2 322 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 321 (30.34%) Cisco
4 287 (27.13%) EMC
5 279 (26.37%) HP
6 209 (19.75%) Red Hat
7 200 (18.90%) NetApp
8 175 (16.54%) Oracle
9 167 (15.78%) Citrix
10 131 (12.38%) Veritas
11 119 (11.25%) IBM
12 93 (8.79%) 3PAR
13 84 (7.94%) Brocade
14 80 (7.56%) Symantec
15 75 (7.09%) Dell
16 60 (5.67%) Sun
17 37 (3.50%) CheckPoint
18 30 (2.84%) Veeam
19 26 (2.46%) Juniper
20 24 (2.27%) F5
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