Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 153 107
Rank change year-on-year -59 -46 +2
Contract jobs citing SAN 44 82 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 1.34% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 11.44% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 108
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £322 £234 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £579
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 - £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 831 717 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.85% 11.68% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 540 530
City of London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +2.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £210 £225
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.83 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.08% -7.12% +25.67%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.50 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £16.93 £22.50 £21.98
% change year-on-year -24.78% +2.39% +17.51%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018, 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 25 (56.82%) VMware
2 19 (43.18%) Windows
3 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (29.55%) NAS
3 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (29.55%) vSphere
4 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 11 (25.00%) Linux
5 11 (25.00%) Finance
5 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 10 (22.73%) EMC
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.45%) DHCP
7 9 (20.45%) DNS
7 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (20.45%) Change Control
8 8 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (18.18%) Citrix
8 8 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (15.91%) Solaris
9 7 (15.91%) NetApp
9 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
9 7 (15.91%) Migration
9 7 (15.91%) iSCSI
10 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
10 6 (13.64%) XenApp

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 5 (11.36%) IIS
1 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.64%) IaaS
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.82%) PaaS
5 2 (4.55%) Office 365
6 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) NAS
2 9 (20.45%) DHCP
2 9 (20.45%) DNS
3 7 (15.91%) iSCSI
4 5 (11.36%) VSAN
5 4 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
6 3 (6.82%) Internet
6 3 (6.82%) LAN
6 3 (6.82%) MPLS
6 3 (6.82%) VPN
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.55%) DWDM
7 2 (4.55%) SNMP
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.27%) FCoE
8 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.27%) Network Security
8 1 (2.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) HBase
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) German Language
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Administrator
2 6 (13.64%) DBA
3 4 (9.09%) Azure Administrator
3 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) SAN Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) LDAP
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Flash
3 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.09%) Replication
4 3 (6.82%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.27%) iSeries
6 1 (2.27%) LPAR
6 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) Solaris
6 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.64%) Unix
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.27%) AIX
10 1 (2.27%) CentOS
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Change Control
1 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.09%) SIEM
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (6.82%) Threat Management
6 3 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 5 (11.36%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.55%) Korn
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) C#
8 1 (2.27%) Java
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) CCNP
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.27%) CISA
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
2 1 (2.27%) CRISC
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISACA
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MBA
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) MCTS
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) SANS
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (29.55%) vSphere
2 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (13.64%) XenApp
5 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.09%) NFS
7 3 (6.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (6.82%) VMware NSX
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.27%) iptables
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.27%) PowerHA
9 1 (2.27%) Samba
9 1 (2.27%) SRDF
9 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
1 5 (11.36%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (6.82%) BladeLogic
3 3 (6.82%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (6.82%) Nessus
3 3 (6.82%) QRadar
4 2 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 2 (4.55%) WMI
5 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.27%) Nagios
5 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.27%) PowerBroker
5 1 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) VMware
2 10 (22.73%) EMC
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 7 (15.91%) NetApp
5 6 (13.64%) HP
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco
7 4 (9.09%) Brocade
7 4 (9.09%) Ivanti
7 4 (9.09%) Veritas
8 3 (6.82%) 3PAR
8 3 (6.82%) AlienVault
8 3 (6.82%) BMC
8 3 (6.82%) Dell
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle
8 3 (6.82%) Qualys
8 3 (6.82%) Rapid7
8 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Dell Compellent