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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 82 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15  
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.30% 0.84% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 7.03% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 29
Median daily rate £288 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £220 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £405 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -75.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.25 £47.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.75 £56.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £24.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.70% -28.92%  

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 181 185 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.79% 12.00% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 316 312
Median daily rate £340 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £663 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 29
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -51.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +3 7 £375 +20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £220 -37.14% 2
Leicestershire - 6 £165 - 1
Derbyshire -13 3 £288 +4.54% 1
Lincolnshire -5 2 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 28 (70.00%) VMware
2 26 (65.00%) Windows
3 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
4 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (37.50%) Cisco
7 14 (35.00%) Citrix
7 14 (35.00%) NetApp
8 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
10 10 (25.00%) Firewall
10 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 9 (22.50%) Linux
11 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
12 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (17.50%) SCCM
12 7 (17.50%) Server Virtualisation
13 6 (15.00%) vSphere
13 6 (15.00%) Office 365
13 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (15.00%) SQL
13 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.00%) ITIL
13 6 (15.00%) HP
13 6 (15.00%) DNS
14 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 5 (12.50%) CCNA
14 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (12.50%) Data ONTAP

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) Wireless
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.00%) DHCP
5 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
5 2 (5.00%) NX-OS
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.50%) ADSL
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (5.00%) Local Government
1 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Support
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SAN Storage Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (22.50%) Linux
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.50%) Android
10 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.50%) CentOS
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Solaris
10 1 (2.50%) Unix
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (5.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (5.00%) DevOps
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) High Availability
4 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) People Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) SDLC
4 2 (5.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) CCNP
5 2 (5.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (15.00%) vSphere
5 3 (7.50%) XenApp
6 2 (5.00%) Firmware
6 2 (5.00%) NFS
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) Docker
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.50%) Ansible
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) VMware
2 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 14 (35.00%) Citrix
4 14 (35.00%) NetApp
5 6 (15.00%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) EMC
7 3 (7.50%) Dell
7 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) Google
8 2 (5.00%) Huawei
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
8 2 (5.00%) Intel
8 2 (5.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) Juniper
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) StorageTek
9 1 (2.50%) Sun
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