Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 164 146
Rank change year-on-year -24 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 56 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 1.09% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 8.10% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 61 80
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 - £21.98

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 738 840 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.47% 13.51% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 646 583
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £225 £301 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.46 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% -15.39% +22.99%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £14.45
90th Percentile £22.63 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.11% -5.00% +4.71%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the City of London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the City of London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 19 (33.93%) VMware
4 17 (30.36%) EMC
5 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 16 (28.57%) Linux
5 16 (28.57%) Finance
6 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
7 13 (23.21%) DNS
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (19.64%) Migration
9 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
10 10 (17.86%) HP
10 10 (17.86%) DHCP
10 10 (17.86%) Unix
10 10 (17.86%) Solaris
10 10 (17.86%) ITIL
10 10 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (17.86%) NAS
10 10 (17.86%) vSphere
11 9 (16.07%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
11 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (14.29%) Citrix
12 8 (14.29%) Change Control
12 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring

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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.71%) Office 365
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) DHCP
2 10 (17.86%) NAS
3 6 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (10.71%) Internet
3 6 (10.71%) iSCSI
4 4 (7.14%) Intranet
4 4 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.14%) SMTP
4 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) VSAN
5 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
6 2 (3.57%) Firewall
6 2 (3.57%) HTTP
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) snoop
6 2 (3.57%) tcpdump
6 2 (3.57%) VLAN
6 2 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) German Language
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Administrator
1 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) DBA
2 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Azure Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) LDAP
1 4 (7.14%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) EMC VNX
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.57%) Media Streaming
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.79%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.79%) iSeries
4 1 (1.79%) LPAR
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (28.57%) Linux
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (17.86%) Solaris
5 10 (17.86%) Unix
6 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.57%) AIX
9 1 (1.79%) CentOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.29%) Change Control
4 8 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 6 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.14%) Information Security
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 4 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) SIEM
6 4 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 4 (7.14%) Software Distribution
7 3 (5.36%) Change Management
7 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.36%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (5.36%) Threat Management
8 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Korn
6 2 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.79%) CISA
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) CRISC
5 1 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISACA
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
5 1 (1.79%) RHCE
5 1 (1.79%) SANS
5 1 (1.79%) VCP5
5 1 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) vSphere
4 9 (16.07%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.93%) XenApp
6 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.14%) NFS
7 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.36%) XenServer
8 2 (3.57%) iptables
8 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.79%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.93%) SCOM
3 4 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) Ansible
4 3 (5.36%) BladeLogic
4 3 (5.36%) Nessus
4 3 (5.36%) QRadar
5 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.57%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.79%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (1.79%) Ionix
6 1 (1.79%) Nagios
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) VMware
2 17 (30.36%) EMC
3 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.86%) HP
5 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
6 8 (14.29%) Citrix
7 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 6 (10.71%) Cisco
8 6 (10.71%) NetApp
9 4 (7.14%) Hitachi
9 4 (7.14%) Veritas
10 3 (5.36%) BMC
10 3 (5.36%) Brocade
10 3 (5.36%) CommVault
10 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 3 (5.36%) IBM
10 3 (5.36%) Qualys
10 3 (5.36%) Rapid7
10 3 (5.36%) Sophos
10 3 (5.36%) Symantec