Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 197 166
Rank change year-on-year -21 -31 -11
Contract jobs citing SAN 42 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.72% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 6.95% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 63
City of London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £319 £238
90th Percentile £539 £613 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year +13.92% - -

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 758 734 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.12% 10.40% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 579 618
City of London median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £229 £282
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
Central London median daily rate £438 £443 £450
% change year-on-year -1.13% -1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 17
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% -20.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £13.34
90th Percentile £31.10 £22.55 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.81% -18.42% -12.27%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 32 (76.19%) VMware
2 30 (71.43%) Windows
3 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (50.00%) Linux
5 19 (45.24%) PowerShell
5 19 (45.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (40.48%) Finance
7 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
8 14 (33.33%) Banking
8 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (26.19%) Citrix
10 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (21.43%) SCCM
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (21.43%) EMC
11 9 (21.43%) HP
11 9 (21.43%) DNS
11 9 (21.43%) ITIL
11 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
12 8 (19.05%) SQL
12 8 (19.05%) WAN
12 8 (19.05%) Hitachi
12 8 (19.05%) McAfee
12 8 (19.05%) XenApp
12 8 (19.05%) Office 365

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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) Office 365
3 4 (9.52%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) WAN
3 7 (16.67%) DHCP
3 7 (16.67%) LAN
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
5 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 4 (9.52%) NAS
6 4 (9.52%) VSAN
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.76%) SSL
7 2 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.38%) Skype
8 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) Big Data
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.38%) MS Access
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
1 2 (4.76%) WiX
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) International Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Facilities Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Splunk Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) LDAP
2 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Hedge funds
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (50.00%) Linux
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.14%) Solaris
9 2 (4.76%) CentOS
9 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.38%) SUSE
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 6 (14.29%) Storage Management
5 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineering
6 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.52%) High Availability
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security
7 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) PHP
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.90%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) RHCE
4 1 (2.38%) CCA
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) RHCA
4 1 (2.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (19.05%) XenApp
5 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.52%) XenServer
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.14%) vSphere
7 2 (4.76%) NFS
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (9.52%) HP SIM
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
4 3 (7.14%) SCOM
4 3 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.76%) Ansible
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.76%) QRadar
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.38%) Nagios
6 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) VMware
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) Citrix
4 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
5 9 (21.43%) EMC
5 9 (21.43%) HP
6 8 (19.05%) Hitachi
6 8 (19.05%) McAfee
7 7 (16.67%) Dell
7 7 (16.67%) IBM
7 7 (16.67%) Ivanti
7 7 (16.67%) Splunk
8 5 (11.90%) Equitrac
9 4 (9.52%) Symantec
10 3 (7.14%) Cisco
10 3 (7.14%) NetApp
10 3 (7.14%) StorageTek
10 3 (7.14%) Sun
10 3 (7.14%) ThinPrint
11 2 (4.76%) F5