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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 78 90
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12  
Contract jobs citing SAN 5 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 1.76% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 7.50% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 13
Median daily rate £269 £363 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.79% -13.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £24.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.63% -28.92%  

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 370 560 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.25% 23.51% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 249 243
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -1 3 £269 -9.73% 1
Reading +8 1 £375 -16.66% 5
Slough -1 1 - - 1
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
1 10 (43.48%) HP
2 9 (39.13%) EMC
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) BGP
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco
6 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
7 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (17.39%) Veritas
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange

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 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) BGP
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) NAS
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) FabricPath
5 1 (4.35%) FCoE
5 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) Multicast
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) NX-OS
5 1 (4.35%) SMTP
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Genesys Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.70%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (8.70%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.35%) CESG
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Solaris
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) ITSM
2 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
2 4 (17.39%) Task Automation
3 3 (13.04%) BCP
3 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.04%) Data Security
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Project Governance
4 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) NCDA
3 1 (4.35%) NCIE
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) NFS
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (8.70%) vCloud
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) Netcool
2 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Unicenter
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (8.70%) vRealize
4 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) EMC
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (17.39%) Veritas
6 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.04%) Genesys
6 3 (13.04%) Meridio
6 3 (13.04%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) BMC
7 2 (8.70%) Remedy
8 1 (4.35%) Brocade
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) McAfee
8 1 (4.35%) Meraki