Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 18 February 2020 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 190 228 209
Rank change year-on-year +38 -19 -32
Contract jobs citing SAN 35 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.59% 0.54% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 4.97% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 53
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £263
90th Percentile £488 £549 £608
London median daily rate £400 £425 £444
% change year-on-year -5.88% -4.23% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.92% -
London median hourly rate £42.76 £45.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -4.98% +127.85% -60.50%

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 Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 654 966 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.96% 10.87% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 722 748
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 17
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.80 £28.10 £22.20
London median hourly rate £19.46 £24.23 £19.32
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.41% -11.06%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. 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
City of London +46 25 £396 -7.85% 11
City of Westminster +10 6 £450 +38.46%
Camden - 1 £310 -
SAN
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
5 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
6 16 (45.71%) DNS
7 14 (40.00%) DHCP
7 14 (40.00%) Office 365
8 13 (37.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (37.14%) Finance
9 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
9 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (31.43%) ITIL
10 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
10 11 (31.43%) Cisco
11 10 (28.57%) Citrix
11 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (28.57%) LAN
11 10 (28.57%) NAS
11 10 (28.57%) Azure
12 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (25.71%) SCCM
12 9 (25.71%) WAN
13 8 (22.86%) VPN
13 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (20.00%) VoIP
14 7 (20.00%) MCSE
14 7 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 10 (28.57%) Azure
3 4 (11.43%) AWS
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Boomi
5 1 (2.86%) iPaaS
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) DNS
2 14 (40.00%) DHCP
3 10 (28.57%) LAN
3 10 (28.57%) NAS
4 9 (25.71%) WAN
5 8 (22.86%) VPN
6 7 (20.00%) VoIP
6 7 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (17.14%) Firewall
7 6 (17.14%) MPLS
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (14.29%) Skype
9 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
9 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
10 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
10 2 (5.71%) Wireless
11 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (2.86%) IPsec
11 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) VLDB
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Server Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) DBA
4 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) EDI
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.29%) Android
7 3 (8.57%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
4 4 (11.43%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.86%) Coaching
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.86%) Service Design
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (17.14%) XenApp
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (11.43%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.86%) StorNext
7 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.57%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.71%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) VMware
2 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) Cisco
4 10 (28.57%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) Meraki
6 5 (14.29%) Avaya
6 5 (14.29%) Symantec
7 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
7 3 (8.57%) Dell
7 3 (8.57%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) Hitachi
7 3 (8.57%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 2 (5.71%) Brocade
8 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.71%) McAfee
8 2 (5.71%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (5.71%) Varonis
8 2 (5.71%) Veeam