Period
to 8 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 146 190
Rank change year-on-year +15 +44 +18
Contract jobs citing SAN 21 15 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.43% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 4.45% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 41
10th Percentile £371 £319 £310
25th Percentile £429 £363 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £427 £450
Median % change year-on-year +28.81% -5.11% -
75th Percentile £713 £475 £538
90th Percentile " £493 "
Central London median daily rate £528 £439 £440
% change year-on-year +20.30% -0.34% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.20
Central London median hourly rate - - £43.20

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 273 337 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.04% 9.69% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 245 565
10th Percentile £336 £206 £201
25th Percentile £405 £343 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.38
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +2.42% +63.16%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £43.73
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year -47.59% +36.59% +17.65%

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 May 2021.

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

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 8 May 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
SAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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 13 (61.90%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (61.90%) NAS
2 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) FTP
3 10 (47.62%) Replication
3 10 (47.62%) Project Management
3 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
3 10 (47.62%) Social Skills
4 9 (42.86%) Project Delivery
4 9 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (42.86%) LPAR
4 9 (42.86%) iSeries
4 9 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 9 (42.86%) PowerHA
4 9 (42.86%) Project Governance
4 9 (42.86%) Business Continuity
4 9 (42.86%) QA
4 9 (42.86%) Middleware
4 9 (42.86%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) AS400
4 9 (42.86%) IBM
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) DB2
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft

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 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (33.33%) Azure
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
4 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.76%) AWS
6 1 (4.76%) GCP
6 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) NAS
2 10 (47.62%) FTP
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 10 (47.62%) Social Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) IT Architect
4 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Replication
2 9 (42.86%) AS400
2 9 (42.86%) iSeries
2 9 (42.86%) LPAR
3 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) BYOD
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
3 10 (47.62%) Project Management
3 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
4 9 (42.86%) Business Continuity
4 9 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
4 9 (42.86%) Project Delivery
4 9 (42.86%) Project Governance
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Business Case
6 5 (23.81%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Emotional Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Architecture Roadmap
8 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Release Management
10 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) PMP
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 9 (42.86%) PowerHA
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) NFS
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) IBM
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) Dell
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 2 (9.52%) Trend Micro
6 2 (9.52%) Veritas
6 2 (9.52%) Zscaler
7 1 (4.76%) BMC
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Veeam