Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 82 127
Rank change year-on-year -43 +45 -31
Contract jobs citing SAN 45 96 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 2.25% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 9.76% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 49 26
Berkshire median daily rate £377 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% -4.23% +34.47%
10th Percentile £281 £308 £300
90th Percentile £558 £575 £523
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +207.69% +54.76%
10th Percentile £35.25 £18.15 £13.18
90th Percentile £39.75 £53.00 £19.13
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £24.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +50.75% -33.67% +20.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 20 £550 +29.41% 3
Bracknell +1 10 £325 -31.58%
Slough +6 5 £388 +3.33%
Wokingham +5 1 £275 -41.80%
Newbury -5 1 £350 -6.67%
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (55.56%) VMware
2 22 (48.89%) NAS
3 19 (42.22%) Windows
3 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
4 16 (35.56%) Cisco
4 16 (35.56%) Unix
4 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
5 15 (33.33%) Linux
5 15 (33.33%) Firewall
6 14 (31.11%) Oracle
7 12 (26.67%) vSphere
8 11 (24.44%) DNS
8 11 (24.44%) HP
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 10 (22.22%) Office 365
10 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (20.00%) EMC
10 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.00%) Xen
11 8 (17.78%) Degree
11 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (15.56%) Computer Science

SAN
Co-occurring 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 5 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (22.22%) Office 365
2 6 (13.33%) IaaS
2 6 (13.33%) PaaS
3 5 (11.11%) SaaS
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) NAS
2 15 (33.33%) Firewall
3 11 (24.44%) DNS
4 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (13.33%) VPN
6 5 (11.11%) DHCP
6 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 5 (11.11%) WAN
7 4 (8.89%) Internet
8 3 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.44%) FCoE
9 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.22%) BGP
10 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.22%) MPLS
10 1 (2.22%) Multicast
10 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (15.56%) Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Project Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Manager
7 3 (6.67%) VMware Architect
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Virtualisation Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
1 4 (8.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.56%) Replication
3 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) EMC VNX
4 3 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.22%) FMCG
6 1 (2.22%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Unix
3 15 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
9 1 (2.22%) AIX
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.22%) SUSE
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL
1 6 (13.33%) Project Management
2 5 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
2 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
3 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) SOA
4 3 (6.67%) Change Control
4 3 (6.67%) Coaching
4 3 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Presales
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) Proactive Management
4 3 (6.67%) Service Design
5 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.33%) MCSE
4 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (8.89%) CCNP
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.67%) CCNA
7 3 (6.67%) MCSA
8 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) MCITP
8 2 (4.44%) RHCE
9 1 (2.22%) CCA
9 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (26.67%) vSphere
3 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.00%) Xen
4 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) KVM
5 3 (6.67%) XenServer
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) NFS
6 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.22%) vCloud
6 1 (2.22%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
1 3 (6.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.44%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.22%) vRealize
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) VMware
2 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) Cisco
4 14 (31.11%) Oracle
5 11 (24.44%) HP
6 9 (20.00%) EMC
7 7 (15.56%) NetApp
7 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
8 6 (13.33%) IBM
9 4 (8.89%) Brocade
9 4 (8.89%) Citrix
9 4 (8.89%) F5
10 3 (6.67%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.67%) Dell
10 3 (6.67%) Intel
10 3 (6.67%) SAP
10 3 (6.67%) Sun
10 3 (6.67%) Symantec
11 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.22%) Veeam