Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 126 88
Rank change year-on-year -16 -38 +35
Contract jobs citing SAN 34 47 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 1.14% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 5.99% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 37
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £364 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -19.22% +16.13%
10th Percentile £308 £278 £310
90th Percentile £538 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £380 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £29.08 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.41% -41.85% +88.68%
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £29.08 £50.00
% change year-on-year +51.32% -41.85% +25.00%

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 792 785 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.15% 19.10% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 336 440
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £226 £233 £225
90th Percentile £550 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.24% -51.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £46.38 £42.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £22.25
% change year-on-year +25.79% -21.39% -31.01%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -10 16 £500 -9.09% 4
Bracknell -9 4 £363 +11.54% 1
Newbury 0 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Slough -11 2 - - 1
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 18 (52.94%) Oracle
3 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
5 15 (44.12%) VMware
6 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
6 14 (41.18%) Firewall
6 14 (41.18%) Office 365
7 13 (38.24%) SQL
7 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (35.29%) DNS
8 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 12 (35.29%) VPN
8 12 (35.29%) Project Management
9 11 (32.35%) Internet
9 11 (32.35%) HP
9 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (29.41%) Web Services
10 10 (29.41%) NAS
10 10 (29.41%) Replication
10 10 (29.41%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
11 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
12 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (23.53%) VB
12 8 (23.53%) SaaS
12 8 (23.53%) PaaS
12 8 (23.53%) Software Licensing

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 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) Office 365
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (23.53%) IaaS
3 8 (23.53%) PaaS
3 8 (23.53%) SaaS
4 7 (20.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (8.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 12 (35.29%) VPN
3 11 (32.35%) Internet
4 10 (29.41%) NAS
4 10 (29.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (14.71%) LAN
6 3 (8.82%) WAN
7 2 (5.88%) DHCP
7 2 (5.88%) FTP
7 2 (5.88%) HTTP
7 2 (5.88%) HTTPS
7 2 (5.88%) SSH
7 2 (5.88%) SSL
7 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
1 2 (5.88%) Toad
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Replication
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (14.71%) Public Cloud
4 4 (11.76%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.88%) HP Storage
5 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.94%) HACMP
6 1 (2.94%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.82%) Unix
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Project Management
2 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (23.53%) Software Licensing
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
5 5 (14.71%) TMMi
6 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) SOA
7 3 (8.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (8.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile First
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) VB
4 5 (14.71%) C#
4 5 (14.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) ISEB
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) COBIT
2 2 (5.88%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) KVM
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP ALM
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) Oracle
3 15 (44.12%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) EqualLogic
5 3 (8.82%) Hitachi
5 3 (8.82%) Okta
5 3 (8.82%) Symantec
6 2 (5.88%) Canon
6 2 (5.88%) Lumension
6 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) Brocade
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Sun
7 1 (2.94%) Veeam