The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 53 72
Rank change year-on-year -28 +19  
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.29% 2.40% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 13.37% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 4
Median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.20 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 203 187 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.75% 17.93% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 84 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £255 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -64.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Buckinghamshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Milton Keynes -22 3 £425 - 1
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) Network Design
5 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) NAS
6 5 (26.32%) Skype for Business
7 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Clustering
7 4 (21.05%) MCSA
7 4 (21.05%) CCIE
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Big Data
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 8

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) NAS
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (21.05%) Skype
4 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) ADSL
5 2 (10.53%) ATM
5 2 (10.53%) DMZ
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.53%) WLAN
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.26%) IBM XIV
4 1 (5.26%) LPAR
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) zOS
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Analytics
2 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.53%) Presales
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCIE
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCSA
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) VCP5
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Firmware
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.53%) Altiris
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) AppSense
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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