The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 83 84 110
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26  
Contract jobs citing SAN 17 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.93% 1.55% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 6.14% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 11
Median daily rate £450 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £63.00 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.34% +361.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 360 619 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.65% 25.20% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 294 340
Median daily rate £416 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Berkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Berkshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Berkshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Berkshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bracknell +6 6 - - 1
Reading -4 3 £463 +11.44% 3
Newbury - 3 £450 -
Slough +5 2 £450 +23.28% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
SAN
South East

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 34 (55.74%) Linux
2 32 (52.46%) Cisco
3 28 (45.90%) EMC
4 27 (44.26%) NetApp
4 27 (44.26%) VMware
4 27 (44.26%) Data Centre
5 26 (42.62%) IBM
5 26 (42.62%) Windows
6 24 (39.34%) Unix
7 23 (37.70%) Solaris
8 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (29.51%) EMC VNX
9 18 (29.51%) EMC VMAX
10 16 (26.23%) Mainframe
11 15 (24.59%) AIX
12 14 (22.95%) Oracle
12 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
12 14 (22.95%) LAN
12 14 (22.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
12 14 (22.95%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (19.67%) HP
13 12 (19.67%) Law
14 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (16.39%) Firewall
15 10 (16.39%) BGP
15 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
16 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
16 8 (13.11%) IT Strategy

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) LAN
2 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (16.39%) BGP
3 10 (16.39%) Firewall
4 7 (11.48%) MPLS
5 6 (9.84%) WAN
6 5 (8.20%) NAS
6 5 (8.20%) Network Security
6 5 (8.20%) VLAN
7 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.92%) VPN
7 3 (4.92%) VXLAN
8 2 (3.28%) DHCP
8 2 (3.28%) DNS
8 2 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (3.28%) IGMP
9 1 (1.64%) HSRP
9 1 (1.64%) Multicast
9 1 (1.64%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (19.67%) Law
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Architect
2 8 (13.11%) Storage Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Technical Leader
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Storage Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Technical Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (4.92%) IBM Storage Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Middleware
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (44.26%) Data Centre
2 18 (29.51%) EMC VMAX
2 18 (29.51%) EMC VNX
3 16 (26.23%) Mainframe
4 14 (22.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (9.84%) Clustering
6 3 (4.92%) PKI
6 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.64%) AS400
8 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.64%) iSeries
8 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Linux
2 26 (42.62%) Windows
3 24 (39.34%) Unix
4 23 (37.70%) Solaris
5 15 (24.59%) AIX
6 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (13.11%) IT Strategy
1 8 (13.11%) Process Improvement
2 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (11.48%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.84%) Business Process Improvement
3 6 (9.84%) Project Management
4 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.56%) Change Management
5 4 (6.56%) ITSM
6 3 (4.92%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.92%) Project Governance
6 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.92%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (4.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.28%) Data Deduplication
7 2 (3.28%) Data Security
7 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) MCSE
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) CCIE
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) MCSA
2 1 (1.64%) NCDA
2 1 (1.64%) NCIE
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
1 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (6.56%) NFS
3 4 (6.56%) vCloud
4 3 (4.92%) Firmware
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (11.48%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (6.56%) vRealize
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) vMotion
5 2 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.64%) Netcool
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.64%) SCCM
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.64%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Cisco
2 28 (45.90%) EMC
3 27 (44.26%) NetApp
3 27 (44.26%) VMware
4 26 (42.62%) IBM
5 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.95%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) HP
7 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
8 7 (11.48%) 3PAR
9 6 (9.84%) TIBCO
9 6 (9.84%) Veritas
10 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.56%) Citrix
12 3 (4.92%) BMC
12 3 (4.92%) F5
12 3 (4.92%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.92%) Remedy
13 2 (3.28%) Genesys
13 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow