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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 90 93
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAN 46 75 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.48% 2.20% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.03% 18.84% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 64 90
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 353 398 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.38% 11.69% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 293 507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £298 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, 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 44 (56.41%) Windows
2 43 (55.13%) Finance
3 40 (51.28%) VMware
4 30 (38.46%) Firewall
5 29 (37.18%) Windows Server
6 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
7 24 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 23 (29.49%) Cisco
9 22 (28.21%) Banking
9 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (26.92%) Citrix
11 20 (25.64%) DNS
11 20 (25.64%) Unix
12 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (23.08%) Linux
13 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 18 (23.08%) NetApp
14 17 (21.79%) HP
14 17 (21.79%) DHCP
15 16 (20.51%) Migration
15 16 (20.51%) NAS
16 15 (19.23%) Hyper-V
16 15 (19.23%) SCCM
17 14 (17.95%) LAN
17 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (16.67%) WAN
18 13 (16.67%) VPN
19 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
19 12 (15.38%) iSCSI
20 11 (14.10%) Clustering

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 11 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.56%) Apache
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Office 365
3 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.85%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) Firewall
2 20 (25.64%) DNS
3 17 (21.79%) DHCP
4 16 (20.51%) NAS
5 14 (17.95%) LAN
6 13 (16.67%) VPN
6 13 (16.67%) WAN
7 12 (15.38%) iSCSI
8 9 (11.54%) Wireless
9 7 (8.97%) SSL
9 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.69%) BGP
10 6 (7.69%) Internet
10 6 (7.69%) OSPF
11 5 (6.41%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (6.41%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.41%) SMTP
11 5 (6.41%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (6.41%) VXLAN
12 4 (5.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Ingres
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) GoCD
General
1 43 (55.13%) Finance
2 22 (28.21%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Front Office
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Architect
3 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Support
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Data Centre Architect
5 6 (7.69%) IT Support
5 6 (7.69%) Migration Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Data Migration Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Integration Specialist
6 5 (6.41%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 5 (6.41%) Voice Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Voice Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
1 5 (6.41%) J2EE
2 3 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (2.56%) LAMP
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) Clustering
3 5 (6.41%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.41%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.41%) Replication
4 4 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.28%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (56.41%) Windows
2 29 (37.18%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.64%) Unix
4 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (23.08%) Linux
6 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (12.82%) Solaris
8 6 (7.69%) CentOS
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
10 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.28%) AIX
13 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.28%) SUSE
13 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Migration
2 10 (12.82%) Network Management
3 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (8.97%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) High Availability
5 6 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.69%) Server Building
6 5 (6.41%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps
6 5 (6.41%) EAI
6 5 (6.41%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (6.41%) ITIL
6 5 (6.41%) SOA
6 5 (6.41%) Workflow
7 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
3 7 (8.97%) Perl
3 7 (8.97%) SQL
4 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.41%) Python
6 4 (5.13%) Korn
7 2 (2.56%) C
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) C#
8 1 (1.28%) Java
8 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.69%) CCNA
2 6 (7.69%) CCNP
3 3 (3.85%) MCSE
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) CCA
5 1 (1.28%) CCSA
5 1 (1.28%) CCSE
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) MCSD
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.97%) XenApp
5 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 5 (6.41%) vSphere
7 4 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (5.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.85%) BitLocker
8 3 (3.85%) NFS
8 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.56%) Firmware
9 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.56%) XenServer
10 1 (1.28%) Docker
10 1 (1.28%) GPFS
10 1 (1.28%) SRDF
10 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) SCCM
2 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 6 (7.69%) SCOM
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (6.41%) Puppet
4 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.13%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.85%) Ansible
6 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.56%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.56%) Nagios
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.56%) SCSM
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 40 (51.28%) VMware
2 23 (29.49%) Cisco
3 21 (26.92%) Citrix
4 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 18 (23.08%) NetApp
5 17 (21.79%) HP
6 9 (11.54%) EMC
6 9 (11.54%) Symantec
7 8 (10.26%) Brocade
7 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.97%) Palo Alto
9 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.41%) Arista
10 5 (6.41%) Fortinet
10 5 (6.41%) ION Trading
10 5 (6.41%) Oracle
10 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.41%) Veritas
11 4 (5.13%) Veeam