Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 82 116
Rank change year-on-year -22 +34 -36
Contract jobs citing SAN 29 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.11% 2.09% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 14.23% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 20
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £236 £249 £119
90th Percentile £438 £450 £414
England median daily rate £380 £400 £396
% change year-on-year -5.00% +0.95% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.12% +91.11%
England median hourly rate £41.50 £18.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year +129.22% -44.29% +18.18%

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 368 471 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.05% 14.66% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 301 269
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £150 £131
90th Percentile £544 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 31
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00% +25.90%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.85 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.85 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%

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 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -4 14 £365 +8.15% 8
Lincolnshire +1 5 £300 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire -14 5 £350 -6.67% 4
Leicestershire +6 2 £350 +94.44% 2
Derbyshire +3 2 £188 -41.41% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) VMware
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server
4 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
5 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco
6 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) LAN
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Degree
8 8 (27.59%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) NetApp
9 7 (24.14%) WAN
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (17.24%) Analytics
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (17.24%) Migration
11 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.24%) HP
12 4 (13.79%) OSPF
12 4 (13.79%) BGP
12 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
12 4 (13.79%) Dell
12 4 (13.79%) Juniper
12 4 (13.79%) ITIL
12 4 (13.79%) Unix

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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
1 9 (31.03%) LAN
2 8 (27.59%) VPN
3 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (13.79%) BGP
5 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
5 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
5 4 (13.79%) OSPF
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) DNS
6 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.90%) Internet
6 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) VLAN
6 2 (6.90%) VoIP
6 2 (6.90%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Architect
1 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Network Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.90%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) SAN Support
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Server Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Solaris
4 4 (13.79%) Unix
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Analytics
2 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.34%) Change Control
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.90%) People Management
5 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Server Management
5 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Korn
2 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) VCP6
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
2 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
4 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.45%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Nessus
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) NetApp
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) Juniper
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) EqualLogic
8 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) Meraki
8 2 (6.90%) Mitel
8 2 (6.90%) Red Box
8 2 (6.90%) Symantec
8 2 (6.90%) Synology
8 2 (6.90%) Veeam
9 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.45%) Altiris
9 1 (3.45%) Brocade
9 1 (3.45%) GFI Software