Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 121 94
Rank change year-on-year -17 -27 +35
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 43 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.64% 1.07% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 5.53% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 44
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -6.25% -9.86%
10th Percentile £311 £269 £300
90th Percentile £510 £558 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +85.19% +24.62%
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -26.67% +57.89% -36.67%

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 718 777 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.27% 19.35% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 337 482
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -3.57% -41.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.83 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -14 14 £399 -27.50%
Bracknell -7 5 £363 +11.54% 4
Slough -10 1 - - 1
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) PaaS
7 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 5 (20.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.00%) VB
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Java
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) KVM
7 5 (20.00%) IaaS
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database

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 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) IaaS
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
1 5 (20.00%) PaaS
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Internet
3 4 (16.00%) NAS
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) BGP
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) OSPF
6 1 (4.00%) VLAN
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Licensing
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) HACMP
3 1 (4.00%) LPAR
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Software Licensing
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.00%) Server Management
6 1 (4.00%) SIEM
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
2 2 (8.00%) PMBOK
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.00%) KVM
4 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.00%) vSphere
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (8.00%) Canon
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Lumension
5 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) Veeam