Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 211 178
Rank change year-on-year +15 -33 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 39 46 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.66% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 5.48% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 53
City of London median daily rate £469 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +2.34%
10th Percentile £335 £303 £185
90th Percentile £600 £562 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +11.76% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £43.20 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% +64.71% -
10th Percentile £41.60 £22.30 £16.50
90th Percentile £44.80 £34.10 £17.50
Central London median hourly rate £43.20 £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +54.29% +64.71% -

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 683 840 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.91% 12.01% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 660 542
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £207 £187 £198
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 22
City of London median hourly rate £20.75 £18.70 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.96% -4.73% +12.16%
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.00 £12.92
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.00 £29.98
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.30% - +3.89%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019, 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 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) VMware
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
4 15 (38.46%) DNS
5 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
5 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
5 14 (35.90%) HP
5 14 (35.90%) Linux
6 11 (28.21%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (25.64%) Azure
7 10 (25.64%) 3PAR
7 10 (25.64%) DHCP
8 9 (23.08%) EMC
8 9 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (23.08%) NAS
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
10 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
10 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.95%) Ansible
10 7 (17.95%) NetApp
10 7 (17.95%) Migration
11 6 (15.38%) Replication
11 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
11 6 (15.38%) Citrix
11 6 (15.38%) Cisco
11 6 (15.38%) 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 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.56%) GCP
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) DNS
2 10 (25.64%) DHCP
3 9 (23.08%) NAS
4 5 (12.82%) LAN
4 5 (12.82%) WAN
5 4 (10.26%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) Skype
5 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.26%) VLAN
6 3 (7.69%) Kerberos
7 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (5.13%) VPN
8 1 (2.56%) DMZ
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security
8 1 (2.56%) PBX
8 1 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) Power BI
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Publishing
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Server Engineer
1 5 (12.82%) Server Specialist
2 4 (10.26%) Consultant
2 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) DBA
3 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) HP Storage Specialist
4 2 (5.13%) IT Support
4 2 (5.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) SAN Storage Specialist
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) Regular Expression
2 2 (5.13%) RESTful
2 2 (5.13%) Swagger
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Replication
3 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) Blog
5 2 (5.13%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.90%) Linux
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Solaris
6 6 (15.38%) Unix
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.13%) AIX
8 2 (5.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Storage Management
3 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Task Automation
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Data Management
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.13%) High Availability
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PMO
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (12.82%) vSphere
6 4 (10.26%) Docker
7 3 (7.69%) Cronacle
7 3 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (7.69%) Veritas File System
7 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.56%) NFS
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.56%) XenApp
9 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Ansible
2 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 5 (12.82%) SCCM
3 3 (7.69%) DatAdvantage
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 3 (7.69%) vMotion
4 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.56%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.56%) QRadar
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) SCSM
4 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) VMware
2 14 (35.90%) HP
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) 3PAR
4 9 (23.08%) EMC
5 7 (17.95%) NetApp
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco
6 6 (15.38%) Citrix
6 6 (15.38%) Oracle
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 5 (12.82%) Brocade
7 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 5 (12.82%) Veritas
8 3 (7.69%) Cloudera
8 3 (7.69%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (7.69%) Hitachi
8 3 (7.69%) Sun
8 3 (7.69%) Varonis
9 2 (5.13%) Avaya
9 2 (5.13%) IBM