Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 168 134
Rank change year-on-year -37 -34 -29
Contract jobs citing SAN 55 73 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.12% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 10.55% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 105
City of London median daily rate £415 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £333 £185 £260
90th Percentile £565 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £415 £431 £450
% change year-on-year -3.77% -4.17% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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 883 692 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.43% 10.65% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 523 703
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £210 £180 £260
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +8.49% +6.32%
10th Percentile £14.35 £13.31 £13.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £28.63
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.88% +0.39% +11.23%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018, 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 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) VMware
3 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
5 24 (43.64%) Finance
6 20 (36.36%) Cisco
6 20 (36.36%) EMC
7 17 (30.91%) Active Directory
7 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
7 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
9 15 (27.27%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) Firewall
9 15 (27.27%) NAS
9 15 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (25.45%) Banking
10 14 (25.45%) DNS
11 13 (23.64%) DHCP
11 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
12 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (20.00%) McAfee
13 10 (18.18%) Hitachi
13 10 (18.18%) Citrix
13 10 (18.18%) HP
13 10 (18.18%) WAN
13 10 (18.18%) SQL
13 10 (18.18%) vSphere
13 10 (18.18%) Migration

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 9 (16.36%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.91%) IaaS
3 3 (5.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Office 365
5 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
1 15 (27.27%) NAS
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 13 (23.64%) DHCP
4 10 (18.18%) WAN
5 8 (14.55%) LAN
6 7 (12.73%) VPN
7 4 (7.27%) iSCSI
7 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
8 3 (5.45%) MPLS
8 3 (5.45%) VSAN
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.64%) DWDM
9 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.64%) Skype
9 2 (3.64%) SNMP
9 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) DataStage
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) HBase
4 1 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) International Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.09%) SAN Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) DBA
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Server Support
6 2 (3.64%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) REST
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Replication
3 5 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.82%) iSeries
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) Linux
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) Solaris
6 3 (5.45%) Unix
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) HPUX
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (18.18%) Migration
4 8 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.09%) Coaching
6 5 (9.09%) High Availability
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Change Control
8 3 (5.45%) DevOps
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) SIEM
8 3 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.18%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) C
4 5 (9.09%) Python
4 5 (9.09%) VBScript
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) Java
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.55%) MCSE
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.27%) CCNA
4 3 (5.45%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CISA
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) OCP
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PMP
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (30.91%) Active Directory
3 15 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 10 (18.18%) vSphere
6 4 (7.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (7.27%) NFS
7 3 (5.45%) VMware NSX
8 2 (3.64%) KVM
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (3.64%) XenApp
8 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.82%) Docker
9 1 (1.82%) iptables
9 1 (1.82%) SRDF
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.82%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCOM
2 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) Tivoli
4 3 (5.45%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (5.45%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (5.45%) WSUS
5 2 (3.64%) Ansible
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.64%) WMI
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) PowerBroker
6 1 (1.82%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.82%) Terraform
6 1 (1.82%) vRealize
6 1 (1.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 37 (67.27%) VMware
2 20 (36.36%) Cisco
2 20 (36.36%) EMC
3 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.00%) McAfee
5 10 (18.18%) Citrix
5 10 (18.18%) Hitachi
5 10 (18.18%) HP
6 8 (14.55%) NetApp
7 7 (12.73%) Ivanti
8 6 (10.91%) Dell
9 5 (9.09%) Brocade
10 4 (7.27%) Oracle
10 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.27%) Splunk
10 4 (7.27%) Wyse
11 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
11 3 (5.45%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (5.45%) IBM
11 3 (5.45%) Red Hat