Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 177 148
Rank change year-on-year -31 -29 -35
Contract jobs citing SAN 46 67 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.99% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 9.36% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 90
City of London median daily rate £425 £438 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.34% +3.64%
10th Percentile £303 £185 £262
90th Percentile £562 £625 £576
Central London median daily rate £425 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% - -
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 840 716 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.01% 10.60% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 542 761
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £187 £198 £265
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.73% +12.16% -2.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.92 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.98 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% +0.11%

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 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

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
SAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) VMware
3 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
4 23 (50.00%) Finance
4 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (39.13%) Cisco
6 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
6 15 (32.61%) EMC
6 15 (32.61%) Firewall
6 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (28.26%) ITIL
7 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
7 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (26.09%) Banking
8 12 (26.09%) DNS
8 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 11 (23.91%) McAfee
10 10 (21.74%) Hitachi
10 10 (21.74%) WAN
10 10 (21.74%) DHCP
10 10 (21.74%) HP
10 10 (21.74%) C
10 10 (21.74%) NAS
11 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
11 9 (19.57%) MCSE
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) Citrix
11 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification

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 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Firewall
2 12 (26.09%) DNS
3 10 (21.74%) DHCP
3 10 (21.74%) NAS
3 10 (21.74%) WAN
4 8 (17.39%) LAN
5 6 (13.04%) VPN
6 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.52%) Kerberos
8 2 (4.35%) MPLS
8 2 (4.35%) Skype
8 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.35%) VoIP
8 2 (4.35%) VSAN
9 1 (2.17%) DMZ
9 1 (2.17%) DSL
9 1 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.17%) IPsec
9 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) DataStage
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.17%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) International Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) French Language
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) DBA
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.35%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Server Support
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
2 1 (2.17%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.17%) iSeries
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (19.57%) Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Unix
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) HPUX
8 1 (2.17%) SUSE
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (28.26%) ITIL
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
3 8 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.04%) Storage Management
5 5 (10.87%) Coaching
5 5 (10.87%) High Availability
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.35%) SIEM
8 2 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 10 (21.74%) C
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) VBScript
5 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Korn
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (19.57%) MCSE
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CISA
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) OCP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
5 7 (15.22%) vSphere
6 3 (6.52%) NFS
7 2 (4.35%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.17%) Docker
8 1 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.17%) iptables
8 1 (2.17%) KVM
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.17%) Samba
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (2.17%) XenApp
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (10.87%) Tivoli
3 4 (8.70%) SCCM
4 3 (6.52%) Ansible
4 3 (6.52%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (6.52%) Puppet
4 3 (6.52%) WSUS
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.17%) PowerBroker
6 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.17%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) VMware
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco
3 15 (32.61%) EMC
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.91%) McAfee
6 10 (21.74%) Hitachi
6 10 (21.74%) HP
7 9 (19.57%) Citrix
8 7 (15.22%) NetApp
9 5 (10.87%) Ivanti
10 4 (8.70%) Dell
10 4 (8.70%) IBM
10 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (8.70%) Splunk
11 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
11 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 3 (6.52%) Varonis
11 3 (6.52%) Wyse
12 2 (4.35%) Veritas