Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 230 167
Rank change year-on-year +30 -63 -24
Contract jobs citing SAN 73 65 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.86% 0.71% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.90% 5.69% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 69
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £341 £363 £234
90th Percentile £575 £573 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Central London median hourly rate £43.20 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% - -
London median hourly rate £43.20 £20.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +110.73% -59.00% +252.11%

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 924 1,143 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 881 627
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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
City of London +6 54 £463 +2.78% 5
West End of London +8 4 £300 -
City of Westminster - 2 £494 -
Camden - 1 £300 -
SAN
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Central London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 46 (63.01%) VMware
3 35 (47.95%) Linux
4 32 (43.84%) Active Directory
4 32 (43.84%) Windows Server
5 29 (39.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
6 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
7 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (30.14%) Finance
9 21 (28.77%) SQL
10 20 (27.40%) DNS
11 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (24.66%) NAS
12 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
12 18 (24.66%) Storage Management
12 18 (24.66%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (23.29%) Office 365
14 16 (21.92%) Migration
14 16 (21.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (20.55%) Red Hat
15 15 (20.55%) HP
15 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
16 14 (19.18%) EMC
16 14 (19.18%) DHCP
16 14 (19.18%) SCCM
17 13 (17.81%) Hyper-V
17 13 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (17.81%) Cisco
17 13 (17.81%) NetApp

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 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.33%) IIS
2 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.22%) OpenStack
5 5 (6.85%) Apache
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.74%) SAS
6 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.29%) Office 365
3 13 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (12.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (10.96%) IaaS
6 6 (8.22%) PaaS
7 5 (6.85%) Power Platform
8 3 (4.11%) SaaS
9 2 (2.74%) GitHub
10 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
10 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) DNS
2 18 (24.66%) NAS
3 14 (19.18%) DHCP
4 12 (16.44%) Firewall
4 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.07%) WAN
6 9 (12.33%) LAN
7 6 (8.22%) Skype
8 5 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (4.11%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (4.11%) VPN
11 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.74%) VoIP
12 1 (1.37%) DMZ
12 1 (1.37%) MPLS
12 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (9.59%) MySQL
5 5 (6.85%) DB2
5 5 (6.85%) Power BI
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.11%) Big Data
8 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
1 3 (4.11%) WiX
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Hudson
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Banking
3 7 (9.59%) Law
4 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.74%) Publishing
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.37%) International Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Server Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Architect
4 7 (9.59%) DBA
4 7 (9.59%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) IT Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) SQL DBA
5 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Junior
7 4 (5.48%) Junior Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) LDAP
2 3 (4.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 2 (2.74%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.74%) RESTful
3 2 (2.74%) Swagger
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.37%) RSS
4 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.44%) Replication
3 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.59%) Clustering
4 7 (9.59%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.85%) Private Cloud
6 4 (5.48%) Hedge funds
7 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.74%) Blog
8 2 (2.74%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.37%) NHS
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Licensing
9 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Linux
3 32 (43.84%) Windows Server
4 16 (21.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (15.07%) Unix
8 6 (8.22%) Solaris
9 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.74%) AIX
11 2 (2.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.37%) Android
12 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (24.66%) Storage Management
3 16 (21.92%) Migration
4 13 (17.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (16.44%) High Availability
6 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.96%) Task Automation
7 7 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.59%) ITIL
7 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
7 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.22%) DevOps
8 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.85%) SQL Optimisation
9 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
2 21 (28.77%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.85%) Perl
4 5 (6.85%) VB
5 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.11%) Java
5 3 (4.11%) PHP
6 2 (2.74%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.74%) RHCE
4 1 (1.37%) CCA
4 1 (1.37%) CCNA
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSA
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.37%) RHCA
4 1 (1.37%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.37%) Server+ Certification
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) PMO
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 32 (43.84%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (24.66%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (17.81%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.59%) Docker
6 5 (6.85%) Shibboleth
6 5 (6.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.85%) VMware NSX
6 5 (6.85%) vSphere
7 4 (5.48%) vCloud
7 4 (5.48%) XenApp
8 3 (4.11%) Cronacle
8 3 (4.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (4.11%) Veritas File System
8 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.74%) NFS
10 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 10 (13.70%) Ansible
3 6 (8.22%) NetBackup
3 6 (8.22%) Puppet
3 6 (8.22%) SCOM
3 6 (8.22%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.85%) WSUS
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (5.48%) QRadar
5 4 (5.48%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (4.11%) SCOrch
6 3 (4.11%) SCSM
6 3 (4.11%) SCVMM
6 3 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (4.11%) Tivoli
6 3 (4.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 46 (63.01%) VMware
2 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.55%) HP
3 15 (20.55%) Red Hat
4 14 (19.18%) EMC
5 13 (17.81%) Cisco
5 13 (17.81%) NetApp
6 11 (15.07%) Dell
7 9 (12.33%) Veritas
8 8 (10.96%) 3PAR
8 8 (10.96%) Citrix
9 6 (8.22%) IBM
9 6 (8.22%) McAfee
9 6 (8.22%) Oracle
9 6 (8.22%) Symantec
10 5 (6.85%) Brocade
10 5 (6.85%) Hitachi
10 5 (6.85%) Sony
10 5 (6.85%) Sun
11 4 (5.48%) Ivanti