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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 202 198 119
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -79
Contract jobs citing SAN 624 686 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.24% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.26% 8.64% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 426 633
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £573 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 36
Median hourly rate £46.50 £26.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.73 £16.70 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £41.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -10.83%

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
7558 7938 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4563 4664 4682
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 477 441
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -3 572 £388 -0.64% 146
London -1 236 £435 +5.45% 35
South East +40 168 £391 +2.96% 30
Berkshire +44 52 £400 +5.26% 7
Hampshire +16 48 £400 - 14
Scotland +6 39 £330 -14.83% 1
City of London +4 35 £433 +4.84% 7
North West -4 32 £350 -17.64% 12
Surrey +14 30 £375 -16.66% 4
South West +3 29 £325 +4.00% 14
Reading +21 28 £400 +5.96% 5
North East -34 28 £331 +65.25% 3
Tyne and Wear -40 24 £340 +70.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 23 £328 -5.07% 21
East of England +2 22 £388 - 18
East Midlands -17 22 £281 -25.00% 8
Renfrewshire +3 20 £340 -10.52%
Erskine +2 20 £340 -10.52%
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 20 £345 +72.50% 1
Manchester +8 19 £308 -18.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 15 £365 -29.97% 1
Glasgow +5 14 £300 -15.78%
Milton Keynes +24 13 £365 -29.97%
Northamptonshire -4 12 £120 -38.46% 7
Bristol +13 11 £313 +4.16% 5
Winchester +10 11 £425 +6.25% 1
South Yorkshire -3 11 £350 -10.25% 2
Northampton - 11 £120 - 5
West Yorkshire +10 10 £228 -35.00% 16
South Wales +10 10 £475 +11.76%

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 761 (53.33%) VMware
2 759 (53.19%) Windows
3 615 (43.10%) Linux
4 478 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 463 (32.45%) HP
6 450 (31.53%) Windows Server
7 443 (31.04%) Active Directory
8 413 (28.94%) Microsoft
9 382 (26.77%) Cisco
10 374 (26.21%) ITIL
11 340 (23.83%) EMC
12 339 (23.76%) Unix
13 332 (23.27%) NAS
14 330 (23.13%) Data Centre
15 291 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 288 (20.18%) SQL Server
17 273 (19.13%) Oracle
18 268 (18.78%) Red Hat
18 268 (18.78%) Windows Server 2012
19 266 (18.64%) Security Cleared
20 264 (18.50%) DNS
21 263 (18.43%) Firewall
22 258 (18.08%) SQL
23 257 (18.01%) NetApp
24 252 (17.66%) Finance
25 241 (16.89%) Solaris
26 226 (15.84%) Citrix
27 215 (15.07%) Clustering
28 212 (14.86%) WAN
29 210 (14.72%) LAN

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
1 210 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 102 (7.15%) Apache
3 96 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 78 (5.47%) IIS
6 53 (3.71%) Tomcat
7 45 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (3.01%) Skype for Business
9 36 (2.52%) WebSphere
10 31 (2.17%) WebLogic
11 26 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 25 (1.75%) OpenStack
13 21 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 18 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
15 15 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.98%) JBoss
17 12 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 143 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.78%) MS Office
3 22 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Faxination
1 12 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
6 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.070%) assyst
8 1 (0.070%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.070%) Maximo
8 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.82%) Office 365
2 76 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.56%) IaaS
7 8 (0.56%) SaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.21%) HP Helion
9 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.070%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.070%) G Suite
11 1 (0.070%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 332 (23.27%) NAS
2 264 (18.50%) DNS
3 263 (18.43%) Firewall
4 212 (14.86%) WAN
5 210 (14.72%) LAN
6 162 (11.35%) DHCP
6 162 (11.35%) TCP/IP
7 141 (9.88%) iSCSI
8 99 (6.94%) VLAN
9 89 (6.24%) Fibre Channel
10 88 (6.17%) VPN
11 64 (4.48%) HTTP
12 61 (4.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 57 (3.99%) MPLS
14 55 (3.85%) LDAP
15 51 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (3.50%) Internet
17 47 (3.29%) SSL
18 42 (2.94%) VoIP
19 40 (2.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.91%) MySQL
3 42 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.24%) DB2
7 31 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (1.33%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.33%) HBase
11 17 (1.19%) Ingres
12 16 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (1.19%) ClearCase
1 17 (1.19%) StarTeam
2 15 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.77%) GitLab
6 10 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.56%) JIRA
7 8 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.42%) Subversion
9 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.21%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.21%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.070%) MSI
General
1 252 (17.66%) Finance
2 106 (7.43%) Banking
3 36 (2.52%) Law
4 30 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.03%) Back Office
6 28 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.54%) Legal
9 15 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.91%) Retail
11 11 (0.77%) Billing
12 8 (0.56%) Games
13 7 (0.49%) Advertising
13 7 (0.49%) Military
14 6 (0.42%) Marketing
14 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.42%) Publishing
15 5 (0.35%) Local Government
16 3 (0.21%) Front Office
16 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 232 (16.26%) Administrator
2 209 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 132 (9.25%) Architect
4 118 (8.27%) Systems Administrator
5 89 (6.24%) Support Engineer
6 82 (5.75%) Analyst
7 79 (5.54%) Storage Engineer
8 73 (5.12%) VMware Engineer
9 70 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 68 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 68 (4.77%) Linux Administrator
11 67 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
12 64 (4.48%) Consultant
13 62 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
14 60 (4.20%) Unix Administrator
15 54 (3.78%) DBA
16 53 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
17 51 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
18 50 (3.50%) Network Engineer
19 47 (3.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (6.52%) Middleware
2 44 (3.08%) .NET
3 43 (3.01%) LAMP
4 29 (2.03%) Web Services
5 22 (1.54%) HTML
6 19 (1.33%) XML
6 19 (1.33%) XSLT
7 18 (1.26%) J2EE
8 17 (1.19%) Rendezvous
9 15 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
11 12 (0.84%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.70%) libvirt
13 9 (0.63%) JSP
14 8 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
15 7 (0.49%) ELK Stack
15 7 (0.49%) Memcached
16 6 (0.42%) REST
17 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
17 5 (0.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 330 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 215 (15.07%) Clustering
3 85 (5.96%) EMC VNX
4 81 (5.68%) Replication
5 62 (4.34%) EMC VMAX
6 57 (3.99%) Management Information System
7 44 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (2.59%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.52%) Blackberry
10 35 (2.45%) Mainframe
11 31 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
12 30 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
13 27 (1.89%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.54%) Private Cloud
15 19 (1.33%) CLARiiON
16 18 (1.26%) HP Storage
16 18 (1.26%) IBM Mainframe
17 17 (1.19%) NHS
18 16 (1.12%) Client/Server
18 16 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 759 (53.19%) Windows
2 615 (43.10%) Linux
3 450 (31.53%) Windows Server
4 339 (23.76%) Unix
5 291 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 268 (18.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 241 (16.89%) Solaris
8 190 (13.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 157 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 135 (9.46%) AIX
11 85 (5.96%) Windows 7
12 45 (3.15%) CentOS
13 40 (2.80%) SUSE
14 35 (2.45%) Ubuntu
15 32 (2.24%) HPUX
16 30 (2.10%) Windows 8
17 20 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
18 18 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
18 18 (1.26%) Windows XP
19 15 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (26.21%) ITIL
2 183 (12.82%) Migration
3 156 (10.93%) High Availability
4 93 (6.52%) Change Management
5 91 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 91 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 83 (5.82%) Service Delivery
7 80 (5.61%) Project Management
8 74 (5.19%) Service Management
9 69 (4.84%) Load Balancing
10 66 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
11 57 (3.99%) Incident Management
12 55 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (3.57%) Change Control
14 50 (3.50%) Server Building
15 49 (3.43%) PRINCE2
16 42 (2.94%) DevOps
17 41 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
18 40 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 258 (18.08%) SQL
2 171 (11.98%) PowerShell
3 93 (6.52%) Perl
4 89 (6.24%) Shell Script
5 71 (4.98%) Bash Shell
6 60 (4.20%) Python
7 44 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 41 (2.87%) Korn
9 38 (2.66%) Java
10 26 (1.82%) VB
11 24 (1.68%) VBScript
12 23 (1.61%) C-shell
13 20 (1.40%) C
14 17 (1.19%) Ruby
14 17 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.05%) PHP
16 10 (0.70%) Jython
17 8 (0.56%) C#
18 5 (0.35%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 266 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 202 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 129 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (5.75%) CCNA
6 81 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 69 (4.84%) Degree
7 69 (4.84%) MCSE
8 56 (3.92%) RHCE
9 49 (3.43%) DV Cleared
10 48 (3.36%) CCNP
11 31 (2.17%) MCSA
12 26 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (1.40%) AAT
15 19 (1.33%) MCITP
16 13 (0.91%) RHCSA
17 12 (0.84%) MCTS
17 12 (0.84%) RHCA
17 12 (0.84%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.66%) SLA
2 14 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 13 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.63%) QA
6 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.070%) BS7799
8 1 (0.070%) FISMA
8 1 (0.070%) GCP
8 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) ISO22301
System Software
1 478 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 443 (31.04%) Active Directory
3 195 (13.67%) vSphere
4 147 (10.30%) Hyper-V
5 119 (8.34%) VMware ESX
6 97 (6.80%) NFS
7 95 (6.66%) XenApp
8 76 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
9 72 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
10 69 (4.84%) KVM
10 69 (4.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 49 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
12 47 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
13 43 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 39 (2.73%) SRDF
14 39 (2.73%) VMware Server
15 35 (2.45%) vCloud
16 34 (2.38%) Samba
16 34 (2.38%) XenDesktop
17 31 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 127 (8.90%) SCCM
2 107 (7.50%) NetBackup
3 85 (5.96%) Puppet
3 85 (5.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 56 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 56 (3.92%) SCOM
5 49 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 48 (3.36%) Tivoli
7 42 (2.94%) Nagios
8 35 (2.45%) Backup Exec
8 35 (2.45%) WSUS
9 28 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
9 28 (1.96%) vRealize
10 23 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
11 21 (1.47%) HAProxy
11 21 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (1.47%) PowerCLI
11 21 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 20 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 20 (1.40%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 761 (53.33%) VMware
2 463 (32.45%) HP
3 413 (28.94%) Microsoft
4 382 (26.77%) Cisco
5 340 (23.83%) EMC
6 273 (19.13%) Oracle
7 268 (18.78%) Red Hat
8 257 (18.01%) NetApp
9 226 (15.84%) Citrix
10 183 (12.82%) IBM
11 128 (8.97%) Veritas
12 97 (6.80%) Dell
13 96 (6.73%) Symantec
14 90 (6.31%) 3PAR
14 90 (6.31%) Brocade
15 75 (5.26%) Sun
16 48 (3.36%) Veeam
17 40 (2.80%) Juniper
18 38 (2.66%) CheckPoint
19 31 (2.17%) SAP
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £500 - £501 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £26 - £42 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
NHS Digital
Rate: £40,028 - £48,034
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Calderdale College
Rate: £36,046 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago