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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 67 67
Rank change year-on-year -13 0  
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.32% 1.64% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 15.79% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 17
Median daily rate £306 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.25% -20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 178 171 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.72% 10.37% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 104 81
Median daily rate £300 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £196 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -6 7 £325 -18.75% 4
Leicestershire -2 6 £300 +11.11% 3
Derbyshire -10 3 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £160 -
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £525 +26.12% 7
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
4 14 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 12 (28.57%) Firewall
6 10 (23.81%) HP
6 10 (23.81%) Cisco
6 10 (23.81%) EMC
6 10 (23.81%) Citrix
6 10 (23.81%) NAS
7 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 9 (21.43%) NetApp
7 9 (21.43%) Linux
7 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (16.67%) SLA
9 7 (16.67%) Unix
10 6 (14.29%) MS Office
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
10 6 (14.29%) Project Management
10 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (14.29%) Webroot

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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) iPlanet
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 10 (23.81%) NAS
3 4 (9.52%) BIG-IP
3 4 (9.52%) LAN
3 4 (9.52%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.76%) FTP
5 2 (4.76%) LDAP
5 2 (4.76%) NX-OS
5 2 (4.76%) SSH
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.38%) ADSL
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.14%) Local Government
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) SAN Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Support
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) J2EE
2 3 (7.14%) JSP
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (7.14%) HP Storage
3 3 (7.14%) HP StoreVirtual
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.67%) Unix
6 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 5 (11.90%) Solaris
8 4 (9.52%) AIX
9 3 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.38%) Android
11 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.38%) CentOS
11 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) QMS
3 5 (11.90%) Six Sigma
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) Network Design
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCITP
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
2 4 (9.52%) ISO 9001
2 4 (9.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) Firmware
5 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.76%) NFS
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView
3 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) VMware
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
3 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) EMC
3 10 (23.81%) HP
4 9 (21.43%) NetApp
5 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.29%) Webroot
6 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.52%) BEA
7 4 (9.52%) F5
7 4 (9.52%) Sun
7 4 (9.52%) Symantec
8 3 (7.14%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) EqualLogic
9 2 (4.76%) BMC
9 2 (4.76%) Cognos
9 2 (4.76%) IBM
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