Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 191 218
Rank change year-on-year +87 +27 -39
Contract jobs citing SAN 12 39 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 5.85% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 35
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £379 £313 £308
90th Percentile £588 £600 £566
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £43.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +92.00% +32.35%
Central London median hourly rate - £43.20 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +92.00% +32.35%

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 237 667 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.33% 10.87% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 505 652
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £207 £180
90th Percentile £637 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £441
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.71% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 28
Median hourly rate £46.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.24% +12.30% +3.31%
10th Percentile £26.78 £14.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.18 £44.80 £27.75
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +158.82% +13.64% +3.31%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Azure
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) EMC
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Hitachi
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) IaaS
6 3 (25.00%) SaaS
6 3 (25.00%) PaaS
6 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (25.00%) Ivanti
6 3 (25.00%) AWS
7 2 (16.67%) NAS
7 2 (16.67%) XenApp
7 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
7 2 (16.67%) 3PAR

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Liferay
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Azure
2 3 (25.00%) AWS
2 3 (25.00%) IaaS
2 3 (25.00%) PaaS
2 3 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Datadog
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) SMTP
3 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (8.33%) IPv4
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Forensic Investigator
2 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (8.33%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
4 1 (8.33%) Escalation Management
4 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Personalization
4 1 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SANS
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (8.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) UAG
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) Hitachi
4 3 (25.00%) Ivanti
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos