Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 8 April 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 199 214
Rank change year-on-year +36 +15 -67
Contract jobs citing SAN 18 47 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.69% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 6.18% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 36
Median daily rate £421 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.34% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £308 £379
90th Percentile £488 £538 £600
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 411 760 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.95% 11.13% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 581 635
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £205 £185 £233
90th Percentile £651 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.32 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.15% +25.98% -10.92%
10th Percentile £17.16 £17.94 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.65 £37.50 £24.90
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.65 £16.18
% change year-on-year +63.54% +27.64% -19.44%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the City of London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SAN in the City of London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in the City of London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (33.33%) NAS
7 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) XenApp
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
9 4 (22.22%) Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) Ivanti
9 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) DNS
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Firewall
10 3 (16.67%) Migration
10 3 (16.67%) IBM
10 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (16.67%) LAN

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) NAS
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) Skype
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) VLDB
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
3 1 (5.56%) Server Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.56%) Unix
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Personalization
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Server Management
5 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Service Design
5 1 (5.56%) Strategic Roadmap
5 1 (5.56%) Technology Roadmap
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) XenApp
4 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 3 (16.67%) vSphere
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) UAG
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.11%) vRealize
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.56%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Ivanti
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) Veeam
6 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 2 (11.11%) Brocade
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 2 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba
7 1 (5.56%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds