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 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 136 111 130
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing SAN 944 1039 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.92% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.10% 12.97% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 623 539
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 75 25
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £18.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% +52.38%

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
8506 8009 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5156 4451 3814
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 467 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -48 801 £400 +6.66% 205
London -61 300 £425 +13.33% 63
South East -6 240 £400 +6.66% 47
Scotland +30 106 £353 +6.01% 3
Hampshire +8 74 £375 +1.35% 10
North East +12 73 £320 -26.01% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 72 £320 -22.89% 4
Tyne and Wear +9 72 £320 -26.01% 4
Surrey 0 67 £425 +6.25% 12
City of London -11 64 £467 +13.15% 16
Renfrewshire -4 56 £340 -2.85%
Erskine -6 56 £340 -2.85%
North West -35 43 £425 +0.59% 14
East of England -30 38 £400 +100.00% 10
Yorkshire -19 37 £300 +9.09% 18
Berkshire +2 35 £363 -13.48% 13
South West -2 31 £375 +4.89% 18
Buckinghamshire +27 27 £425 +54.54% 1
Milton Keynes +21 25 £425 +21.42%
Camberley -1 24 £425 +7.93% 2
West Midlands -38 20 £323 -16.82% 15
East Midlands +2 19 £350 - 15
West Sussex -25 18 £365 +30.35% 2
Cambridge +16 16 £340 +23.63% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 16 £340 +23.63% 3
Cheshire -12 16 £450 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -23 16 £338 +26.16% 13
Edinburgh -7 15 £387 +20.93%
Hook +12 14 £320 -24.73%
Glasgow +7 14 £335 +7.20% 1

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 916 (53.50%) Windows
2 798 (46.61%) VMware
3 741 (43.28%) Linux
4 552 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 526 (30.72%) HP
6 523 (30.55%) Windows Server
7 503 (29.38%) Active Directory
8 468 (27.34%) Microsoft
9 466 (27.22%) Unix
10 393 (22.96%) ITIL
11 381 (22.25%) EMC
12 373 (21.79%) Data Centre
13 368 (21.50%) NAS
14 366 (21.38%) SQL
15 356 (20.79%) Cisco
16 338 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 337 (19.68%) SQL Server
18 327 (19.10%) Finance
19 312 (18.22%) Citrix
20 305 (17.82%) Security Cleared
20 305 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
21 302 (17.64%) Oracle
22 294 (17.17%) Red Hat
23 285 (16.65%) Firewall
24 262 (15.30%) DNS
25 260 (15.19%) Solaris
26 247 (14.43%) NetApp
27 245 (14.31%) Migration
28 244 (14.25%) SC Cleared
29 231 (13.49%) 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
1 200 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 103 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 94 (5.49%) IIS
4 84 (4.91%) Apache
5 71 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (3.27%) OpenStack
7 39 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 35 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 35 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (1.52%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.88%) JBoss
13 12 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.53%) TPMS
Applications
1 155 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.86%) MS Office
3 25 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.41%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.058%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.058%) RMDS
7 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.058%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.058%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.68%) Office 365
2 58 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (2.16%) IaaS
5 30 (1.75%) PaaS
6 20 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.88%) SaaS
8 9 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.058%) Bluemix
13 1 (0.058%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 368 (21.50%) NAS
2 285 (16.65%) Firewall
3 262 (15.30%) DNS
4 213 (12.44%) WAN
5 207 (12.09%) LAN
6 178 (10.40%) DHCP
7 161 (9.40%) TCP/IP
8 150 (8.76%) Fibre Channel
9 114 (6.66%) iSCSI
10 77 (4.50%) VPN
11 71 (4.15%) VLAN
12 61 (3.56%) LDAP
13 54 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (2.63%) Network Security
16 44 (2.57%) SSL
17 43 (2.51%) VoIP
18 41 (2.39%) Wireless
19 40 (2.34%) MPLS
20 38 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.73%) MySQL
3 67 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (3.62%) Oracle Database
5 38 (2.22%) DB2
6 37 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.52%) VLDB
10 25 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.17%) OLTP
12 19 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.70%) HBase
17 11 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 21 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 20 (1.17%) JIRA
3 15 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 12 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.64%) HP UFT
6 10 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.23%) git-flow
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
9 2 (0.12%) Ant
9 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.12%) GCC
9 2 (0.12%) Hudson
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) Selenium
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.058%) Eclipse
General
1 327 (19.10%) Finance
2 152 (8.88%) Banking
3 39 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.23%) Back Office
7 15 (0.88%) Games
8 13 (0.76%) Legal
8 13 (0.76%) Retail
9 11 (0.64%) Marketing
10 10 (0.58%) Law
11 9 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.47%) Billing
12 8 (0.47%) Local Government
13 7 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.35%) Military
15 5 (0.29%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Front Office
17 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 291 (17.00%) Administrator
2 197 (11.51%) Architect
3 160 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 158 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
5 130 (7.59%) Infrastructure Architect
6 117 (6.83%) Unix Administrator
7 107 (6.25%) Analyst
8 101 (5.90%) Consultant
9 97 (5.67%) Storage Engineer
9 97 (5.67%) Support Engineer
10 81 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
11 79 (4.61%) Server Engineer
12 78 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 75 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
14 74 (4.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 71 (4.15%) Linux Administrator
16 64 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
17 59 (3.45%) Unix Engineer
18 57 (3.33%) DBA
18 57 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (3.86%) Middleware
2 51 (2.98%) Web Services
3 38 (2.22%) .NET
4 31 (1.81%) HTML
5 27 (1.58%) XML
6 17 (0.99%) LAMP
7 16 (0.93%) JSP
8 12 (0.70%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.64%) Rendezvous
10 10 (0.58%) XSLT
11 9 (0.53%) J2EE
11 9 (0.53%) SAML
12 8 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (0.41%) REST
13 7 (0.41%) WSDL
13 7 (0.41%) XSD
14 6 (0.35%) CGI
14 6 (0.35%) jQuery
14 6 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 373 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 181 (10.57%) Clustering
3 84 (4.91%) Replication
4 80 (4.67%) EMC VNX
5 75 (4.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 73 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
7 68 (3.97%) Management Information System
8 61 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (3.33%) Computer Science
10 36 (2.10%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.52%) PKI
12 25 (1.46%) Blackberry
13 24 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 23 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (1.34%) VCE vBlock
15 20 (1.17%) HP Storage
16 19 (1.11%) Public Cloud
17 18 (1.05%) IBM XIV
18 16 (0.93%) New Media
19 15 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 916 (53.50%) Windows
2 741 (43.28%) Linux
3 523 (30.55%) Windows Server
4 466 (27.22%) Unix
5 338 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 305 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 260 (15.19%) Solaris
8 231 (13.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 178 (10.40%) AIX
10 157 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 84 (4.91%) Windows 7
12 49 (2.86%) HPUX
13 39 (2.28%) SUSE
14 33 (1.93%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.81%) CentOS
16 28 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
16 28 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
17 19 (1.11%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.76%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (22.96%) ITIL
2 245 (14.31%) Migration
3 145 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 142 (8.29%) High Availability
5 124 (7.24%) Change Management
5 124 (7.24%) Project Management
6 111 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
7 93 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (4.67%) Change Control
9 69 (4.03%) Configuration Management
9 69 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 63 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
11 62 (3.62%) Load Balancing
12 61 (3.56%) DevOps
12 61 (3.56%) Service Management
13 55 (3.21%) TOGAF
14 53 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
15 52 (3.04%) Incident Management
16 49 (2.86%) PRINCE2
17 47 (2.75%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (21.38%) SQL
2 200 (11.68%) PowerShell
3 178 (10.40%) Shell Script
4 157 (9.17%) Perl
5 100 (5.84%) Bash Shell
6 77 (4.50%) Java
7 72 (4.21%) Python
8 66 (3.86%) Korn
9 45 (2.63%) VBScript
10 44 (2.57%) VB
11 42 (2.45%) JavaScript
12 29 (1.69%) C-shell
13 28 (1.64%) C
14 24 (1.40%) PHP
15 23 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.93%) Ruby
17 15 (0.88%) C#
17 15 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.82%) AWK
19 12 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 305 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 244 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 133 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 86 (5.02%) Degree
7 78 (4.56%) MCSE
8 71 (4.15%) CCNA
9 66 (3.86%) DV Cleared
10 65 (3.80%) MCSA
11 51 (2.98%) CCNP
12 28 (1.64%) RHCE
13 18 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.93%) MCP
14 16 (0.93%) RHCA
15 15 (0.88%) AAT
15 15 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (0.76%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.70%) NCDA
18 11 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.60%) SLA
2 20 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.99%) QA
4 12 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.35%) HL7
7 5 (0.29%) COBIT
7 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 552 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 503 (29.38%) Active Directory
3 193 (11.27%) vSphere
4 192 (11.21%) Hyper-V
5 109 (6.37%) VMware ESX
6 102 (5.96%) XenApp
7 100 (5.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 87 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
9 86 (5.02%) NFS
10 73 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 45 (2.63%) vCloud
12 41 (2.39%) KVM
13 36 (2.10%) Firmware
14 35 (2.04%) Samba
14 35 (2.04%) Terminal Services
15 31 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
16 27 (1.58%) SRDF
17 26 (1.52%) Veritas File System
17 26 (1.52%) Xen
18 22 (1.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 142 (8.29%) NetBackup
2 123 (7.18%) SCCM
3 102 (5.96%) Puppet
4 67 (3.91%) SCOM
4 67 (3.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 53 (3.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 47 (2.75%) Tivoli
7 40 (2.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 39 (2.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 31 (1.81%) Nagios
10 30 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
11 29 (1.69%) Oracle ZFS
11 29 (1.69%) WSUS
12 25 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (1.34%) BladeLogic
14 22 (1.29%) Backup Exec
15 21 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 21 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
15 21 (1.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 798 (46.61%) VMware
2 526 (30.72%) HP
3 468 (27.34%) Microsoft
4 381 (22.25%) EMC
5 356 (20.79%) Cisco
6 312 (18.22%) Citrix
7 302 (17.64%) Oracle
8 294 (17.17%) Red Hat
9 247 (14.43%) NetApp
10 205 (11.97%) IBM
11 187 (10.92%) Veritas
12 110 (6.43%) Dell
13 102 (5.96%) Brocade
14 92 (5.37%) 3PAR
15 88 (5.14%) Sun
16 83 (4.85%) Symantec
17 58 (3.39%) CommVault
18 45 (2.63%) CA
19 42 (2.45%) SolarWinds
20 41 (2.39%) F5
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £385 to £390 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £393 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £300 to £310 per day 3 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Leek, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £295.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago