Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 188 179
Rank change year-on-year -35 -9 -38
Contract jobs citing SAN 34 64 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 8.54% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 63
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +4.62%
10th Percentile £304 £185 £263
90th Percentile £582 £625 £568
Central London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year +13.92% - -

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 761 749 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.75% 10.47% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 583 732
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £213 £286
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.28 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.63% -10.75% +7.10%

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 21 November 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

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 21 November 2018. 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
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
SAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) VMware
3 20 (58.82%) Finance
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
7 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 12 (35.29%) Firewall
8 11 (32.35%) Cisco
8 11 (32.35%) ITIL
8 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
9 10 (29.41%) WAN
9 10 (29.41%) DNS
9 10 (29.41%) Citrix
9 10 (29.41%) Banking
10 9 (26.47%) SQL
10 9 (26.47%) Linux
10 9 (26.47%) LAN
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (23.53%) EMC
12 7 (20.59%) McAfee
12 7 (20.59%) DHCP
12 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (20.59%) Hitachi
12 7 (20.59%) MCSE
12 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
13 6 (17.65%) Office 365

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 (14.71%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) WAN
3 9 (26.47%) LAN
4 7 (20.59%) DHCP
5 6 (17.65%) NAS
6 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.82%) VSAN
8 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.88%) VoIP
8 2 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (2.94%) DMZ
9 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.94%) PABX
9 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) International Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) French Language
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (5.88%) Facilities Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Facilities Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Support
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Clustering
3 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
5 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Unix
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) SUSE
8 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.71%) High Availability
4 5 (14.71%) Migration
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Storage Management
6 3 (8.82%) Coaching
6 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Task Automation
7 2 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (5.88%) SDLC
7 2 (5.88%) Secure Coding
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) C
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Korn
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) OCP
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (11.76%) XenApp
6 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 3 (8.82%) XenServer
7 2 (5.88%) vSphere
8 1 (2.94%) NFS
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOM
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (8.82%) HP SIM
4 3 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.82%) Tivoli
4 3 (8.82%) WSUS
5 2 (5.88%) Ansible
5 2 (5.88%) Puppet
5 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) VMware
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Cisco
4 10 (29.41%) Citrix
5 8 (23.53%) EMC
6 7 (20.59%) Hitachi
6 7 (20.59%) McAfee
7 6 (17.65%) Dell
7 6 (17.65%) HP
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle
9 4 (11.76%) IBM
10 3 (8.82%) Ivanti
10 3 (8.82%) NetApp
10 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.82%) Splunk
11 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
11 2 (5.88%) Symantec
11 2 (5.88%) Wyse
12 1 (2.94%) Lotus
12 1 (2.94%) Veritas