The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 166 126 131
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 764 926 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.83% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 12.31% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 568 461
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +32.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.00 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.61 £37.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 695 £388 +3.33% 238
London -53 262 £420 +5.00% 82
South East -14 218 £376 -2.27% 47
Hampshire -17 72 £413 +10.00% 4
Surrey +20 63 £375 +3.44% 13
Scotland -26 48 £405 +15.71% 16
City of London +5 47 £425 +13.33% 24
Yorkshire -5 46 £384 +16.73% 32
South West +24 38 £316 +7.65% 16
Berkshire 0 34 £363 +11.53% 15
North West -37 32 £350 -12.50% 14
East Midlands +2 31 £250 -28.57% 10
Renfrewshire +5 27 £410 +17.81% 3
Erskine -1 27 £410 +17.81% 3
East of England -10 26 £350 - 15
Reading -7 24 £363 -3.33% 9
West Midlands -19 24 £450 +28.57% 19
West Yorkshire -5 22 £384 +39.54% 17
Wiltshire +16 21 £313 +4.16% 4
South Yorkshire +4 21 £400 -1.84% 4
Leeds -11 18 £390 +24.80% 14
Swindon +12 16 £290 -3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 16 £400 -20.00% 5
Fareham +6 16 £625 +13.63%
Birmingham -4 15 £475 +31.94% 1
Manchester -22 15 £350 -3.44% 6
North East -23 15 £210 -23.63% 2
Milton Keynes +3 14 £399 -20.25% 3
Brighton +20 13 £320 -24.70% 1
East Sussex +5 13 £320 -24.70% 3

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 799 (55.26%) Windows
2 774 (53.53%) VMware
3 511 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 486 (33.61%) Linux
5 480 (33.20%) Windows Server
6 454 (31.40%) Active Directory
7 414 (28.63%) Microsoft
8 404 (27.94%) Cisco
9 382 (26.42%) HP
10 364 (25.17%) Data Centre
11 351 (24.27%) NAS
12 326 (22.54%) Unix
13 315 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 311 (21.51%) EMC
15 306 (21.16%) ITIL
16 276 (19.09%) Finance
17 274 (18.95%) Firewall
18 273 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 240 (16.60%) SQL Server
20 231 (15.98%) Security Cleared
21 229 (15.84%) SQL
22 228 (15.77%) Oracle
23 222 (15.35%) Citrix
24 218 (15.08%) Migration
25 216 (14.94%) NetApp
26 214 (14.80%) Red Hat
27 211 (14.59%) LAN
28 203 (14.04%) DNS
29 191 (13.21%) MS Exchange
30 190 (13.14%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 191 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 99 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 97 (6.71%) IIS
4 79 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (3.32%) Apache
6 41 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 30 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (1.11%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.04%) Lync
13 14 (0.97%) JBoss
14 11 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 120 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.15%) MS Office
3 24 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) HipChat
6 3 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.069%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 23 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.28%) Faxination
3 4 (0.28%) Relativity
3 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
5 2 (0.14%) Line 500
5 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.069%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) RMDS
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.069%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.95%) Office 365
2 47 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (1.80%) IaaS
5 19 (1.31%) PaaS
6 17 (1.18%) SaaS
7 7 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.14%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.069%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 351 (24.27%) NAS
2 274 (18.95%) Firewall
3 211 (14.59%) LAN
4 203 (14.04%) DNS
5 161 (11.13%) WAN
6 153 (10.58%) TCP/IP
7 137 (9.47%) DHCP
8 100 (6.92%) VPN
9 98 (6.78%) iSCSI
10 75 (5.19%) VLAN
11 69 (4.77%) Fibre Channel
12 63 (4.36%) LDAP
13 57 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (3.67%) Network Security
15 52 (3.60%) VoIP
16 49 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (3.32%) SSL
18 46 (3.18%) MPLS
19 42 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
20 35 (2.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 46 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (3.04%) MySQL
6 33 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.18%) OLTP
9 16 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.83%) DB2
12 11 (0.76%) Big Data
12 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.69%) VLDB
14 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.45%) Subversion
3 11 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.69%) JIRA
4 10 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.41%) Hudson
6 5 (0.35%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.35%) Maven
7 4 (0.28%) Gradle
7 4 (0.28%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.14%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.069%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.069%) Selenium
10 1 (0.069%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 276 (19.09%) Finance
2 116 (8.02%) Banking
3 40 (2.77%) Investment Banking
3 40 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.28%) Retail
5 18 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 14 (0.97%) Law
7 12 (0.83%) Back Office
7 12 (0.83%) Games
8 10 (0.69%) Legal
8 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.48%) Advertising
9 7 (0.48%) Local Government
9 7 (0.48%) Marketing
10 6 (0.41%) Publishing
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
11 4 (0.28%) Military
11 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.21%) Billing
12 3 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 211 (14.59%) Architect
2 181 (12.52%) Administrator
3 165 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 126 (8.71%) Systems Administrator
5 115 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 110 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 103 (7.12%) Analyst
8 94 (6.50%) Consultant
9 84 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 81 (5.60%) Unix Administrator
11 78 (5.39%) Storage Engineer
12 71 (4.91%) VMware Engineer
13 58 (4.01%) Server Engineer
14 55 (3.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 51 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 51 (3.53%) SAN Engineer
16 50 (3.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 50 (3.46%) Linux Administrator
16 50 (3.46%) Project Manager
17 48 (3.32%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.35%) Middleware
2 31 (2.14%) Web Services
3 28 (1.94%) .NET
4 22 (1.52%) Software Packaging
5 14 (0.97%) LAMP
6 13 (0.90%) HTML
7 9 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (0.48%) SAML
9 6 (0.41%) jQuery
10 5 (0.35%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.35%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.35%) Apache Camel
10 5 (0.35%) COM+
10 5 (0.35%) Kafka
11 4 (0.28%) Flash
11 4 (0.28%) JMS
11 4 (0.28%) JRuby
11 4 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 364 (25.17%) Data Centre
2 109 (7.54%) Clustering
3 97 (6.71%) Replication
4 75 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (4.36%) Enterprise Storage
6 60 (4.15%) EMC VNX
7 51 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 45 (3.11%) EMC VMAX
9 39 (2.70%) Computer Science
10 32 (2.21%) Private Cloud
11 31 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.87%) CLARiiON
12 27 (1.87%) Public Cloud
13 21 (1.45%) Blackberry
14 20 (1.38%) Celerra
15 19 (1.31%) PKI
16 18 (1.24%) HACMP
17 17 (1.18%) VCE vBlock
18 16 (1.11%) HP Storage
19 14 (0.97%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 799 (55.26%) Windows
2 486 (33.61%) Linux
3 480 (33.20%) Windows Server
4 326 (22.54%) Unix
5 315 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 273 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (12.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 176 (12.17%) Solaris
9 156 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 113 (7.81%) AIX
11 60 (4.15%) Windows 7
12 36 (2.49%) SUSE
13 28 (1.94%) HPUX
13 28 (1.94%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
15 21 (1.45%) CentOS
15 21 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 20 (1.38%) Windows 8
17 15 (1.04%) Android
18 13 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (21.16%) ITIL
2 218 (15.08%) Migration
3 139 (9.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 122 (8.44%) High Availability
5 110 (7.61%) Project Management
6 89 (6.15%) Service Management
7 79 (5.46%) Change Management
7 79 (5.46%) Service Delivery
8 74 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
9 65 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
11 63 (4.36%) Change Control
12 58 (4.01%) Configuration Management
13 53 (3.67%) Load Balancing
14 51 (3.53%) DevOps
15 50 (3.46%) PRINCE2
16 48 (3.32%) TOGAF
17 43 (2.97%) Incident Management
17 43 (2.97%) Mentoring
18 42 (2.90%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (15.84%) SQL
2 141 (9.75%) PowerShell
3 107 (7.40%) Shell Script
4 92 (6.36%) Perl
5 77 (5.33%) Bash Shell
6 55 (3.80%) Korn
7 46 (3.18%) Python
8 41 (2.84%) Java
9 21 (1.45%) C
9 21 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.04%) C-shell
11 8 (0.55%) VBScript
12 7 (0.48%) AWK
12 7 (0.48%) PHP
12 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.48%) VBA
13 6 (0.41%) Ruby
13 6 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.41%) VB
14 5 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 231 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 185 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 101 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (6.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 98 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (5.39%) Degree
7 73 (5.05%) CCNA
8 57 (3.94%) MCSE
9 56 (3.87%) DV Cleared
10 48 (3.32%) MCSA
11 44 (3.04%) CCNP
12 25 (1.73%) MCITP
13 17 (1.18%) MCP
14 16 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (0.97%) ISTQB
17 13 (0.90%) PMI Certification
18 12 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 12 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.50%) SLA
2 26 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.04%) QA
5 9 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.41%) COBIT
7 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.14%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.069%) HL7
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.069%) PMBOK
System Software
1 511 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 454 (31.40%) Active Directory
3 190 (13.14%) Hyper-V
4 160 (11.07%) vSphere
5 95 (6.57%) XenApp
6 87 (6.02%) VMware ESX
7 84 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (5.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 76 (5.26%) NFS
10 65 (4.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 44 (3.04%) XenDesktop
12 30 (2.07%) vCloud
13 29 (2.01%) Veritas File System
14 28 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
14 28 (1.94%) XenServer
15 21 (1.45%) Firmware
16 13 (0.90%) SRDF
17 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 12 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 126 (8.71%) NetBackup
2 98 (6.78%) SCCM
3 55 (3.80%) Puppet
4 47 (3.25%) SCOM
4 47 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 44 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 33 (2.28%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.66%) WSUS
9 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 23 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
10 22 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
10 22 (1.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 17 (1.18%) Nagios
12 15 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
12 15 (1.04%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.97%) BladeLogic
13 14 (0.97%) vMotion
14 13 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.90%) Simpana
Vendors
1 774 (53.53%) VMware
2 414 (28.63%) Microsoft
3 404 (27.94%) Cisco
4 382 (26.42%) HP
5 311 (21.51%) EMC
6 228 (15.77%) Oracle
7 222 (15.35%) Citrix
8 216 (14.94%) NetApp
9 214 (14.80%) Red Hat
10 179 (12.38%) IBM
11 131 (9.06%) Veritas
12 114 (7.88%) Brocade
13 92 (6.36%) Dell
14 87 (6.02%) 3PAR
15 79 (5.46%) Sun
16 72 (4.98%) Symantec
17 48 (3.32%) Juniper
18 40 (2.77%) Veeam
19 38 (2.63%) F5
20 36 (2.49%) CommVault
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