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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 197 174 122
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -52
Contract jobs citing SAN 691 805 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.41% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 10.28% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 491 602
Median daily rate £400 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 52
Median hourly rate £22.00 £29.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.38 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +23.63%

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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -18 651 £400 +8.10% 171
London -36 259 £434 +11.21% 47
South East -12 137 £380 +8.57% 44
North East +26 54 £309 +27.31% 2
Tyne and Wear +20 52 £310 +27.83% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 51 £310 +27.83%
East of England +9 49 £465 +32.85% 8
North West +16 47 £375 -6.25% 14
Hampshire +4 40 £375 +4.16% 9
Berkshire +17 37 £425 -5.55% 10
City of London -21 36 £425 +6.25% 18
Surrey +7 32 £425 +17.24% 11
West Midlands -5 31 £335 -4.28% 20
South West -8 30 £275 +5.76% 10
Manchester +9 28 £350 -21.34% 11
Yorkshire -24 26 £325 +10.63% 17
Scotland -18 24 £330 +0.76% 7
Norfolk +15 20 £500 +61.29%
Bristol +5 18 £298 +8.18% 3
West Yorkshire -5 18 £250 -16.66% 13
East Midlands -21 17 £338 -10.00% 9
Norwich +12 16 £505 +62.90%
Leeds +6 16 £250 -16.66% 9
Hertfordshire -1 15 £375 -6.25% 4
Reading +17 14 £425 +15.25% 4
Birmingham +3 14 £400 +25.49% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £300 -14.28% 5
Wales +16 10 £481 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes +16 10 £294 -10.98% 4
Renfrewshire -30 10 £320 +2.40% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 893 (53.38%) Windows
2 807 (48.24%) VMware
3 703 (42.02%) Linux
4 645 (38.55%) HP
5 543 (32.46%) Windows Server
6 542 (32.40%) Active Directory
7 508 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 490 (29.29%) Microsoft
9 470 (28.09%) ITIL
10 433 (25.88%) Unix
11 387 (23.13%) Cisco
12 383 (22.89%) Oracle
13 378 (22.59%) SQL Server
13 378 (22.59%) SQL
14 371 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 369 (22.06%) EMC
16 354 (21.16%) Security Cleared
17 345 (20.62%) Data Centre
18 340 (20.32%) NAS
19 339 (20.26%) Citrix
20 334 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
21 326 (19.49%) DNS
22 302 (18.05%) Firewall
23 291 (17.39%) Red Hat
24 282 (16.86%) Solaris
25 268 (16.02%) SC Cleared
26 267 (15.96%) Finance
27 265 (15.84%) WAN
28 257 (15.36%) MS Exchange
29 251 (15.00%) NetApp

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
1 257 (15.36%) MS Exchange
2 117 (6.99%) SharePoint
3 108 (6.46%) IIS
4 105 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (5.80%) Apache
6 50 (2.99%) OpenStack
7 48 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 46 (2.75%) Skype for Business
9 42 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 37 (2.21%) Tomcat
11 35 (2.09%) WebLogic
12 33 (1.97%) WebSphere
13 31 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
14 25 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 16 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
18 14 (0.84%) iPlanet
19 12 (0.72%) JBoss
20 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 173 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 56 (3.35%) MS Office
3 22 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Faxination
2 11 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.060%) assyst
9 1 (0.060%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.060%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.060%) RMDS
9 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.060%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.060%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.060%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.32%) Office 365
2 76 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.08%) Mimecast
6 15 (0.90%) IaaS
7 11 (0.66%) PaaS
8 9 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.42%) SaaS
10 5 (0.30%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) Bluemix
12 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.060%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 340 (20.32%) NAS
2 326 (19.49%) DNS
3 302 (18.05%) Firewall
4 265 (15.84%) WAN
5 242 (14.47%) LAN
6 228 (13.63%) DHCP
7 179 (10.70%) TCP/IP
8 162 (9.68%) iSCSI
9 146 (8.73%) Fibre Channel
10 86 (5.14%) VLAN
11 84 (5.02%) VPN
12 67 (4.00%) LDAP
13 52 (3.11%) MPLS
14 51 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (2.99%) Internet
16 47 (2.81%) FCoE
16 47 (2.81%) HTTP
17 45 (2.69%) Network Security
18 44 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (22.59%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.60%) MySQL
3 69 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (3.41%) Oracle Database
5 51 (3.05%) DB2
6 42 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (1.37%) Relational Database
12 21 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.08%) HBase
15 16 (0.96%) OLTP
15 16 (0.96%) VLDB
16 15 (0.90%) MS Access
17 14 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
18 13 (0.78%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 21 (1.26%) JIRA
2 19 (1.14%) ClearCase
2 19 (1.14%) StarTeam
3 17 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.02%) LoadRunner
4 14 (0.84%) HP UFT
5 10 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.36%) git-flow
7 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.18%) Subversion
10 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.060%) Ant
11 1 (0.060%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.060%) MSI
11 1 (0.060%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio
General
1 267 (15.96%) Finance
2 116 (6.93%) Banking
3 33 (1.97%) Back Office
3 33 (1.97%) Investment Banking
4 29 (1.73%) Financial Institution
4 29 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.49%) Legal
6 23 (1.37%) Law
7 18 (1.08%) Billing
8 15 (0.90%) Retail
9 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.42%) Advertising
10 7 (0.42%) Marketing
11 5 (0.30%) Games
12 4 (0.24%) French Language
12 4 (0.24%) Military
12 4 (0.24%) Publishing
13 3 (0.18%) Local Government
13 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 281 (16.80%) Administrator
2 196 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 175 (10.46%) Architect
4 134 (8.01%) Systems Administrator
5 111 (6.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 108 (6.46%) Support Engineer
7 106 (6.34%) Analyst
8 91 (5.44%) Storage Engineer
9 87 (5.20%) VMware Engineer
10 86 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 86 (5.14%) Linux Administrator
11 83 (4.96%) Unix Administrator
12 78 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
13 69 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 69 (4.12%) Consultant
14 66 (3.95%) DBA
15 65 (3.89%) Unix Engineer
16 63 (3.77%) Server Engineer
17 61 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
18 57 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.74%) Middleware
2 57 (3.41%) .NET
3 44 (2.63%) Web Services
4 36 (2.15%) HTML
5 34 (2.03%) LAMP
6 27 (1.61%) JSP
7 24 (1.43%) XML
8 17 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.96%) J2EE
9 16 (0.96%) Rendezvous
10 15 (0.90%) XSLT
11 12 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.72%) REST
12 11 (0.66%) WSDL
13 10 (0.60%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.48%) libvirt
14 8 (0.48%) XSD
15 6 (0.36%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 4 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 345 (20.62%) Data Centre
2 249 (14.88%) Clustering
3 96 (5.74%) Replication
4 68 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.83%) EMC VNX
6 53 (3.17%) Blackberry
7 45 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 44 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
9 38 (2.27%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.79%) HP Storage
12 28 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
12 28 (1.67%) NHS
13 25 (1.49%) CLARiiON
14 21 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.26%) PKI
15 20 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
16 18 (1.08%) FlexPod
17 17 (1.02%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 893 (53.38%) Windows
2 703 (42.02%) Linux
3 543 (32.46%) Windows Server
4 433 (25.88%) Unix
5 371 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 334 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 282 (16.86%) Solaris
8 212 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 186 (11.12%) AIX
10 181 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 92 (5.50%) Windows 7
12 59 (3.53%) HPUX
13 46 (2.75%) CentOS
14 39 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 37 (2.21%) SUSE
16 32 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
17 28 (1.67%) Windows XP
18 25 (1.49%) Windows 8
19 23 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
20 21 (1.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (28.09%) ITIL
2 219 (13.09%) Migration
3 192 (11.48%) High Availability
4 132 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 118 (7.05%) Change Management
6 115 (6.87%) Configuration Management
7 111 (6.63%) Project Management
8 91 (5.44%) Service Delivery
9 83 (4.96%) Incident Management
10 81 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
11 72 (4.30%) Load Balancing
12 70 (4.18%) Virtual Environments
13 69 (4.12%) Service Management
14 68 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (3.77%) Change Control
15 63 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (3.41%) PRINCE2
17 55 (3.29%) Server Building
18 54 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
19 51 (3.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (22.59%) SQL
2 209 (12.49%) PowerShell
3 138 (8.25%) Perl
4 137 (8.19%) Shell Script
5 89 (5.32%) Bash Shell
6 67 (4.00%) Java
7 60 (3.59%) Korn
8 55 (3.29%) Python
9 54 (3.23%) VB
10 50 (2.99%) JavaScript
11 47 (2.81%) VBScript
12 38 (2.27%) C-shell
13 21 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.20%) PHP
15 17 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.96%) Ruby
17 14 (0.84%) C#
18 10 (0.60%) C
19 9 (0.54%) Jython
20 5 (0.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 354 (21.16%) Security Cleared
2 268 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 148 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
5 100 (5.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 89 (5.32%) CCNA
7 85 (5.08%) MCSE
8 77 (4.60%) DV Cleared
9 76 (4.54%) Degree
10 71 (4.24%) RHCE
11 61 (3.65%) MCSA
12 45 (2.69%) CCNP
13 35 (2.09%) AAT
14 29 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
15 26 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.14%) MCITP
16 19 (1.14%) RHCA
17 18 (1.08%) MCTS
18 16 (0.96%) ISTQB
19 14 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.97%) SLA
2 23 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.48%) QA
5 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.42%) HL7
7 5 (0.30%) ISO22301
8 4 (0.24%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.060%) FISMA
10 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.060%) PMBOK
System Software
1 542 (32.40%) Active Directory
2 508 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (11.30%) vSphere
4 179 (10.70%) Hyper-V
5 129 (7.71%) XenApp
6 115 (6.87%) VMware ESX
7 98 (5.86%) NFS
8 93 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
9 89 (5.32%) KVM
10 83 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
11 77 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 68 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
13 52 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
14 50 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 49 (2.93%) Samba
15 49 (2.93%) VMware Server
16 47 (2.81%) XenDesktop
17 41 (2.45%) Xen
18 38 (2.27%) Firmware
19 37 (2.21%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 156 (9.32%) NetBackup
2 153 (9.15%) SCCM
3 95 (5.68%) Puppet
4 91 (5.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 81 (4.84%) SCOM
6 67 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 58 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 54 (3.23%) Tivoli
9 40 (2.39%) Backup Exec
10 39 (2.33%) Nagios
11 37 (2.21%) WSUS
12 36 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
13 34 (2.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 32 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
15 31 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
16 28 (1.67%) MOM
16 28 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 28 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
17 27 (1.61%) PowerCLI
18 26 (1.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 807 (48.24%) VMware
2 645 (38.55%) HP
3 490 (29.29%) Microsoft
4 387 (23.13%) Cisco
5 383 (22.89%) Oracle
6 369 (22.06%) EMC
7 339 (20.26%) Citrix
8 291 (17.39%) Red Hat
9 251 (15.00%) NetApp
10 195 (11.66%) IBM
11 148 (8.85%) Veritas
12 120 (7.17%) Dell
13 102 (6.10%) Symantec
14 97 (5.80%) Brocade
15 95 (5.68%) 3PAR
16 79 (4.72%) Sun
17 54 (3.23%) CA
18 49 (2.93%) SolarWinds
19 44 (2.63%) Juniper
19 44 (2.63%) Veeam
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