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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 115 87
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28  
Contract jobs citing SAN 30 48 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 1.42% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.60% 10.17% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 95
Median daily rate £475 £459 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +12.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £584 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 349 472 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.56% 13.94% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 370 549
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 34 (47.89%) Windows
1 34 (47.89%) VMware
2 33 (46.48%) Finance
3 28 (39.44%) Firewall
4 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (36.62%) NAS
5 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
6 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
7 19 (26.76%) DNS
7 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
8 18 (25.35%) Banking
8 18 (25.35%) Cisco
8 18 (25.35%) NetApp
9 17 (23.94%) Linux
9 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
10 16 (22.54%) PowerShell
11 14 (19.72%) DHCP
11 14 (19.72%) HP
11 14 (19.72%) Citrix
12 13 (18.31%) SCCM
13 12 (16.90%) iSCSI
13 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
13 12 (16.90%) Unix
13 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (16.90%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.49%) Perl
14 11 (15.49%) Solaris

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 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.04%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.27%) Office 365
3 4 (5.63%) IaaS
4 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.41%) SaaS
6 1 (1.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (39.44%) Firewall
2 26 (36.62%) NAS
3 19 (26.76%) DNS
4 14 (19.72%) DHCP
5 12 (16.90%) iSCSI
6 11 (15.49%) VPN
7 9 (12.68%) WAN
8 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
9 7 (9.86%) LAN
9 7 (9.86%) SMTP
10 6 (8.45%) BGP
10 6 (8.45%) OSPF
10 6 (8.45%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (8.45%) VXLAN
10 6 (8.45%) Wireless
11 4 (5.63%) Internet
11 4 (5.63%) IPsec
11 4 (5.63%) LDAP
11 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
11 4 (5.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) DB2
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) QlikView
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) GoCD
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Front Office
4 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Electronics
6 2 (2.82%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.82%) Marketing
7 1 (1.41%) French Language
7 1 (1.41%) Law
7 1 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) IT Support
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco Support
5 6 (8.45%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Support
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Voice Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Voice Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Integration Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) EDI
1 2 (2.82%) LAMP
1 2 (2.82%) REST
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Clustering
2 9 (12.68%) Fixed Income
3 5 (7.04%) Replication
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Derivative
6 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.94%) Linux
5 12 (16.90%) Unix
6 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (15.49%) Solaris
6 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (11.27%) CentOS
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.82%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.41%) AIX
12 1 (1.41%) HPUX
12 1 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 8 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (9.86%) DevOps
4 7 (9.86%) Investment Management
5 6 (8.45%) Electronic Trading
5 6 (8.45%) Network Management
6 5 (7.04%) High Availability
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
6 5 (7.04%) Server Building
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.23%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.49%) Bash Shell
2 11 (15.49%) Perl
3 9 (12.68%) Python
4 7 (9.86%) Korn
5 6 (8.45%) SQL
6 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.23%) Java
7 3 (4.23%) Ruby
8 2 (2.82%) VBScript
9 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) CCNA
1 6 (8.45%) CCNP
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) VCP6
4 1 (1.41%) CCA
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.41%) SANS
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.27%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.45%) XenApp
6 5 (7.04%) vSphere
7 4 (5.63%) BitLocker
7 4 (5.63%) NFS
7 4 (5.63%) Terminal Services
7 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.23%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.82%) Firmware
9 2 (2.82%) XenServer
10 1 (1.41%) Docker
10 1 (1.41%) Samba
10 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) SCCM
2 9 (12.68%) NetBackup
3 8 (11.27%) Puppet
4 7 (9.86%) SCOM
5 6 (8.45%) Ansible
5 6 (8.45%) vCenter Server
6 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
7 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (5.63%) Salt
7 4 (5.63%) SCVMM
8 3 (4.23%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (4.23%) TADDM
9 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
9 2 (2.82%) SCSM
9 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) VMware
2 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.35%) Cisco
3 18 (25.35%) NetApp
4 14 (19.72%) Citrix
4 14 (19.72%) HP
5 9 (12.68%) Symantec
6 8 (11.27%) EMC
6 8 (11.27%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.45%) Arista
7 6 (8.45%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.45%) IBM
7 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.04%) ION Trading
8 5 (7.04%) ServiceNow
8 5 (7.04%) Veeam
9 4 (5.63%) Oracle
9 4 (5.63%) Veritas
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