Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 226 191
Rank change year-on-year +45 -35 -26
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 34 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.48% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 4.45% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 45
City of London median daily rate £421 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -7.35% -
10th Percentile £311 £299 £185
90th Percentile £587 £558 £583
Central London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
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 596 764 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.72% 10.71% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 588 594
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £195 £156 £208
90th Percentile £650 £629 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.93% +14.42% -13.16%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 23 (74.19%) VMware
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) DNS
6 11 (35.48%) DHCP
6 11 (35.48%) Citrix
6 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (32.26%) ITIL
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 9 (29.03%) Azure
9 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (25.81%) MCSE
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
10 7 (22.58%) HP
10 7 (22.58%) EMC
10 7 (22.58%) NAS
11 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (19.35%) SCCM
11 6 (19.35%) Degree
11 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (19.35%) Dell
11 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (16.13%) SQL
12 5 (16.13%) Symantec
12 5 (16.13%) Backup Exec

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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
4 1 (3.23%) SAS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) GitHub
4 1 (3.23%) Boomi
4 1 (3.23%) iPaaS
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) DNS
2 11 (35.48%) DHCP
3 7 (22.58%) NAS
4 4 (12.90%) LAN
4 4 (12.90%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) Kerberos
5 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.45%) PBX
6 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (6.45%) Skype
6 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 2 (6.45%) VLAN
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Publishing
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) French Language
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Server Specialist
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) IT Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) RESTful
1 2 (6.45%) Swagger
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) EDI
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Replication
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Blog
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) Linux
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris
7 3 (9.68%) Unix
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Data Management
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Open Source
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
7 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
7 2 (6.45%) Storage Management
7 2 (6.45%) Task Automation
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.81%) MCSE
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.13%) XenDesktop
4 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
5 3 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (3.23%) Cronacle
7 1 (3.23%) Docker
7 1 (3.23%) StorNext
7 1 (3.23%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) Backup Exec
3 4 (12.90%) Ansible
4 3 (9.68%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (9.68%) Puppet
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) SCSM
5 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) VMware
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (35.48%) Citrix
4 7 (22.58%) EMC
4 7 (22.58%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) Dell
6 5 (16.13%) Symantec
7 4 (12.90%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (12.90%) Hitachi
7 4 (12.90%) NetApp
8 3 (9.68%) 3PAR
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco
8 3 (9.68%) Varonis
8 3 (9.68%) Veritas
9 2 (6.45%) Apple
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle
9 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.45%) Sun
9 2 (6.45%) Sybase