Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 114 80
Rank change year-on-year +30 -34 -4
Contract jobs citing SAN 67 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.09% 1.09% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.50% 8.89% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 31
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £120 £225
90th Percentile £475 £411 £500
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 - £34.00
10th Percentile £13.15 - £15.45
90th Percentile £26.55 - £52.15
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% +6.93%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 462 405 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.38% 12.28% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 265 197
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.45% -3.72%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £166
90th Percentile £500 £523 £479
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 37
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.13 £38.30
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire +30 31 £375 -2.28% 4
Lincolnshire +7 12 £260 -
Northamptonshire +8 10 £350 +62.79%
Leicestershire -2 10 £180 -32.08%
Derbyshire -3 10 £320 -1.54% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 35 (52.24%) VMware
3 29 (43.28%) Linux
4 28 (41.79%) Windows Server
5 24 (35.82%) Cisco
6 23 (34.33%) Data Centre
7 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
7 22 (32.84%) NAS
8 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
8 21 (31.34%) Unix
9 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (28.36%) WAN
10 19 (28.36%) HP
11 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
12 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
12 17 (25.37%) Firewall
13 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
13 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (22.39%) Citrix
15 14 (20.90%) DNS
15 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
16 13 (19.40%) LAN
17 12 (17.91%) vSphere
18 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (16.42%) SCCM
18 11 (16.42%) 3PAR
18 11 (16.42%) ITIL
19 10 (14.93%) NetApp
19 10 (14.93%) EMC
19 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) Apache
3 8 (11.94%) JBoss
3 8 (11.94%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.96%) iPlanet
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.48%) MQSeries
6 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.48%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) SAS
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) NAS
2 19 (28.36%) WAN
3 17 (25.37%) Firewall
3 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
4 14 (20.90%) DNS
5 13 (19.40%) LAN
6 8 (11.94%) DHCP
7 6 (8.96%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.46%) FCoE
9 4 (5.97%) VLAN
10 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.48%) LDAP
10 3 (4.48%) VPN
11 2 (2.99%) Converged Networks
11 2 (2.99%) Network Security
11 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.49%) Internet
12 1 (1.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) DB2
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Consultant
2 7 (10.45%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Architect
4 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (7.46%) Technical Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Designer
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (5.97%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Server Support
5 4 (5.97%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) EMC Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) J2EE
2 3 (4.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.43%) HP Storage
2 9 (13.43%) Replication
3 8 (11.94%) EMC VMAX
3 8 (11.94%) EMC VNX
4 5 (7.46%) Clustering
4 5 (7.46%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.46%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.48%) NHS
6 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.99%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Linux
3 28 (41.79%) Windows Server
4 21 (31.34%) Unix
5 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (13.43%) AIX
8 8 (11.94%) Solaris
9 7 (10.45%) HPUX
10 6 (8.96%) SUSE
11 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
12 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
13 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.49%) CentOS
14 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
14 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) High Availability
6 4 (5.97%) Change Control
6 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.48%) Project Management
8 2 (2.99%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (2.99%) Data Management
8 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.99%) Open Source
8 2 (2.99%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.99%) Process Improvement
8 2 (2.99%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.99%) SDLC
8 2 (2.99%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.46%) C-shell
3 5 (7.46%) Korn
3 5 (7.46%) Perl
3 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (10.45%) MCSA
5 7 (10.45%) MCSE
6 5 (7.46%) CCNA
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.97%) CCNP
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.49%) Degree
9 1 (1.49%) MCITP
9 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.49%) PMP
9 1 (1.49%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
2 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
3 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (17.91%) vSphere
5 5 (7.46%) Samba
5 5 (7.46%) XenApp
6 4 (5.97%) KVM
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Firmware
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) EMC VPLEX
3 5 (7.46%) SCOM
4 3 (4.48%) OpenView
5 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) VMware
2 24 (35.82%) Cisco
3 19 (28.36%) HP
4 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.39%) Citrix
6 11 (16.42%) 3PAR
7 10 (14.93%) EMC
7 10 (14.93%) NetApp
8 9 (13.43%) Oracle
8 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
9 7 (10.45%) Sun
10 6 (8.96%) F5
11 4 (5.97%) Dell
12 3 (4.48%) arcserve
12 3 (4.48%) Borland
12 3 (4.48%) Cognos
12 3 (4.48%) Intel
12 3 (4.48%) Opsware
12 3 (4.48%) PlateSpin
12 3 (4.48%) Veritas