Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 197 236
Rank change year-on-year +91 +39 -49
Contract jobs citing SAN 19 54 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.93% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 6.66% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 43
Median daily rate £451 £443 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +1.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £244 £352 £313
90th Percentile £588 £554 £575
London median daily rate £419 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -1.47% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.76% +92.00% +13.92%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 £28.75
% change year-on-year -25.93% +64.35% -42.50%

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 264 811 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.90% 10.70% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 608 790
Median daily rate £500 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.93% -3.78%
10th Percentile £238 £198 £163
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% +16.02% +6.47%
10th Percentile £22.70 £15.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £111.70 £44.80 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +6.95%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SAN in Central London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in Central London over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in Central London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in Central London.

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 22 October 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 +79 15 £451 +4.94% 9
SAN
London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (42.11%) DNS
4 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (36.84%) SCCM
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) EMC
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) Azure
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
7 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) XenApp
8 4 (21.05%) SaaS
8 4 (21.05%) PaaS
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (21.05%) IaaS
9 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis

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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Liferay
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Azure
2 4 (21.05%) IaaS
2 4 (21.05%) PaaS
2 4 (21.05%) SaaS
3 3 (15.79%) AWS
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Datadog
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) NAS
4 2 (10.53%) SMTP
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.26%) IPv4
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) Skype
5 1 (5.26%) SNMP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) International Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Escalation Management
5 1 (5.26%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SANS
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (5.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (21.05%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) Docker
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) UAG
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
2 3 (15.79%) WSUS
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (10.53%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) Ansible
4 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) EMC
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
5 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
7 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.79%) Dell
7 3 (15.79%) Ivanti
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) Symantec
8 2 (10.53%) Avaya
8 2 (10.53%) IBM
9 1 (5.26%) McAfee
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle
9 1 (5.26%) Remedy
9 1 (5.26%) Sophos