Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 179 147
Rank change year-on-year -7 -32 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 63 70 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.04% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 7.24% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 107
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £185 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 - £28.30
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 - £25.14

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 751 967 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.61% 14.41% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 738 849
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £13.81
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £31.65
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.75% +8.57% -10.26%

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 November 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 18 November 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 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 23 (36.51%) EMC
4 21 (33.33%) Finance
4 21 (33.33%) VMware
4 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 21 (33.33%) NAS
5 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
6 19 (30.16%) Linux
7 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 14 (22.22%) DNS
10 13 (20.63%) HP
11 12 (19.05%) ITIL
11 12 (19.05%) Unix
11 12 (19.05%) Solaris
11 12 (19.05%) Migration
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
12 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.46%) Banking
13 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (15.87%) DHCP
14 9 (14.29%) NetApp
14 9 (14.29%) Firewall
14 9 (14.29%) Office 365
15 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
15 8 (12.70%) Cisco
15 8 (12.70%) Citrix

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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.29%) Office 365
3 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.17%) IaaS
6 1 (1.59%) G Suite
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) NAS
2 14 (22.22%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) DHCP
4 9 (14.29%) Firewall
5 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.52%) SMTP
6 6 (9.52%) VLAN
7 5 (7.94%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (7.94%) iSCSI
7 5 (7.94%) WAN
8 4 (6.35%) Intranet
8 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.76%) DMZ
9 3 (4.76%) Internet
9 3 (4.76%) LAN
9 3 (4.76%) VSAN
9 3 (4.76%) Wireless
10 2 (3.17%) HTTP
10 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) German Language
4 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) French Language
5 2 (3.17%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Administrator
2 7 (11.11%) Analyst
2 7 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) SAN Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Network Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.59%) Flash
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.76%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.17%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.17%) Media Streaming
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.59%) iSeries
5 1 (1.59%) LPAR
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 19 (30.16%) Linux
4 12 (19.05%) Solaris
4 12 (19.05%) Unix
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.76%) CentOS
10 2 (3.17%) AIX
11 1 (1.59%) Android
11 1 (1.59%) HPUX
11 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
1 12 (19.05%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.35%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
4 4 (6.35%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) DevOps
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.76%) ITSM
5 3 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.52%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.35%) Python
4 3 (4.76%) Korn
4 3 (4.76%) Perl
4 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.76%) VBScript
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
3 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.76%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) RHCE
6 1 (1.59%) VCP5
6 1 (1.59%) VCP6
6 1 (1.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.52%) NFS
3 6 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.94%) vSphere
4 5 (7.94%) XenServer
5 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.17%) iptables
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.59%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.59%) UAG
6 1 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (6.35%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.76%) Ansible
3 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) Salt
4 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.17%) TADDM
5 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) QRadar
5 1 (1.59%) Simpana
5 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) EMC
2 21 (33.33%) VMware
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.63%) HP
5 9 (14.29%) NetApp
6 8 (12.70%) Cisco
6 8 (12.70%) Citrix
6 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
7 7 (11.11%) IBM
8 6 (9.52%) 3PAR
8 6 (9.52%) Hitachi
9 5 (7.94%) Brocade
10 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
10 4 (6.35%) Sophos
10 4 (6.35%) Symantec
11 3 (4.76%) CommVault
11 3 (4.76%) Dell
11 3 (4.76%) Veritas
12 2 (3.17%) Oracle
12 2 (3.17%) Sun