Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 95 59 90
Rank change year-on-year -36 +31 +22
Contract jobs citing SAN 9 10 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.61% 1.27% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 10.20% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 11
10th Percentile £331 £247 £183
25th Percentile £362 £301 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £388 £300
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +29.17% -14.29%
75th Percentile £438 £419 £381
90th Percentile £454 £455 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% -4.76% +22.09%

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 187 98 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.59% 12.42% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 61 145
10th Percentile £162 £155 £150
25th Percentile £210 £213 £205
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £360 £331
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.76% -5.43%
75th Percentile £438 £419 £438
90th Percentile £544 £506 £500
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 36
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.94 £11.74
25th Percentile - £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.82 £19.47 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -23.88% +20.19% +9.83%
75th Percentile £17.50 £22.50 £29.38
90th Percentile £28.60 £30.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -33.85% +52.94% +18.06%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in the East Midlands

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in the East Midlands.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -21 4 £425 +9.68%
Leicestershire -11 3 £373 +6.43% 6
Derbyshire -8 1 £300 -26.15% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £470 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Commvault
6 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint

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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (22.22%) Azure
3 1 (11.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Documentation Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Runbook
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bash
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) GPFS
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
4 2 (22.22%) Commvault
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
5 1 (11.11%) Cognos
5 1 (11.11%) Ivanti
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam