Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 15 February 2019 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 of England
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 139 138
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing SAN 32 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 1.36% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 8.15% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 23
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +2.40% -19.35%
10th Percentile £207 £255 £203
90th Percentile £513 £571 £544
England median daily rate £388 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
East of England median hourly rate - £20.45 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £19.28 £33.50
% change year-on-year +133.43% -42.46% +21.82%

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 817 785 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.07% 16.62% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 386 403
East of England median daily rate £389 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -0.68% -2.67%
10th Percentile £207 £143 £180
90th Percentile £550 £559 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 105 59
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £66.81 £49.55 £46.30
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -2.27%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the East of England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the East of England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the East of England

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the East of England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Suffolk -3 8 £215 -61.95%
Essex -18 8 £325 -2.99%
Hertfordshire +6 7 £300 +33.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £325 +3.17% 7
Norfolk +8 2 £438 +127.27% 2
Bedfordshire -3 1 £430 +43.33%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
5 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
7 11 (34.38%) Citrix
7 11 (34.38%) NAS
8 9 (28.13%) High Availability
8 9 (28.13%) Linux
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.00%) LAN
9 8 (25.00%) WAN
10 7 (21.88%) Cisco
10 7 (21.88%) Firewall
10 7 (21.88%) Migration
10 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
11 6 (18.75%) vSphere
11 6 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (18.75%) Clustering
11 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
11 6 (18.75%) Unix
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
12 5 (15.63%) IIS
12 5 (15.63%) DNS
12 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.63%) Middleware
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) Office 365

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (15.63%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) NAS
2 8 (25.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) WAN
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) 4G
6 1 (3.13%) BGP
6 1 (3.13%) HSRP
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) NX-OS
6 1 (3.13%) OSPF
6 1 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (3.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Ingres
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Ingres DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Transition Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) High Availability
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) Identity Management
6 3 (9.38%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (9.38%) Secure Coding
6 3 (9.38%) SIEM
6 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
7 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C
2 2 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) VCAP
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (18.75%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) NFS
6 1 (3.13%) Docker
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.13%) vCloud
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (6.25%) PowerBroker
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Hyperic
3 1 (3.13%) Kibana
3 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) QRadar
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle
6 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Draytek
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) SonicWALL
8 2 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (6.25%) F5
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.25%) SAP
9 1 (3.13%) CommVault
9 1 (3.13%) Hortonworks
9 1 (3.13%) McAfee
9 1 (3.13%) Symantec
9 1 (3.13%) Zerto