Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 102 189
Rank change year-on-year -53 +87 +31
Contract jobs citing SAN 25 15 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.83% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.42% 6.47% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 32
10th Percentile £403 £283 £317
25th Percentile £417 £370 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% -9.47%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £489
90th Percentile £572 £575 £596
Central London median daily rate £463 £451 £443
% change year-on-year +2.49% +1.98% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £43.20
Median % change year-on-year - -46.76% +92.00%
Central London median hourly rate - £23.00 £43.20
% change year-on-year - -46.76% +92.00%

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 337 232 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.64% 12.86% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 184 489
10th Percentile £313 £238 £207
25th Percentile £413 £366 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £613 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
10th Percentile £16.20 £22.65 £13.80
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.62% +51.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £37.75 £44.13 £42.62
90th Percentile " £54.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.62% +44.05% +16.02%

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 26 October 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

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (48.00%) Azure
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (44.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (36.00%) HP
6 8 (32.00%) NAS
6 8 (32.00%) Migration
6 8 (32.00%) Nimble Storage
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (28.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) EMC
8 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (24.00%) Ansible
8 6 (24.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) PowerCLI
9 5 (20.00%) vCenter Server
9 5 (20.00%) DevOps
9 5 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) Replication
9 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (20.00%) NetApp
9 5 (20.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco

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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Azure
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) IaaS
5 3 (12.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (12.00%) Azure Storage
5 3 (12.00%) GCP
6 2 (8.00%) AWS
6 2 (8.00%) OneDrive
7 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (4.00%) GitHub
7 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) NAS
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
5 1 (4.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Gradle
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (12.00%) Law
3 3 (12.00%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Storage Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) SAN Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) HP Storage Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Backup Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (12.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) AS400
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) LPAR
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (16.00%) Project Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) AOP
7 3 (12.00%) Break/Fix
7 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) Product Roadmap
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) ALGOL
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CCNA
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.00%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
5 3 (12.00%) Firmware
5 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.00%) Docker
7 1 (4.00%) NFS
7 1 (4.00%) PowerHA
7 1 (4.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Ansible
1 6 (24.00%) PowerCLI
2 5 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 4 (16.00%) Puppet
3 4 (16.00%) Terraform
4 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (12.00%) SCCM
4 3 (12.00%) vRealize
4 3 (12.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) HP
3 8 (32.00%) Nimble Storage
4 7 (28.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (24.00%) EMC
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) NetApp
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) CommVault
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
7 3 (12.00%) Veeam
8 2 (8.00%) Avaya
8 2 (8.00%) Bloomberg
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) Forcepoint
8 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec
8 2 (8.00%) Trend Micro
8 2 (8.00%) Veritas