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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / East of England
Rank 104 92 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 24 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.38% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 9.63% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 18
Median daily rate £375 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £449 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year -7.28% +0.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.25
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 of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 381 353 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.89% 14.37% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 196 188
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +81.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Suffolk +2 9 £396 -11.94% 2
Hertfordshire +2 6 £200 -50.00% 2
Norfolk -2 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £425 +47.82% 1
Essex -15 2 £400 +50.94% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 28 (66.67%) VMware
2 27 (64.29%) Windows
3 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
7 15 (35.71%) Firewall
8 14 (33.33%) Cisco
8 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (26.19%) EMC
10 11 (26.19%) Citrix
10 11 (26.19%) ITIL
10 11 (26.19%) LAN
10 11 (26.19%) Clustering
10 11 (26.19%) High Availability
10 11 (26.19%) NAS
11 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (21.43%) HP
12 8 (19.05%) WAN
12 8 (19.05%) vSphere
12 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
13 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 7 (16.67%) IIS
13 7 (16.67%) Middleware
14 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (14.29%) MCSE
14 6 (14.29%) Migration

SAN
Top Related 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 7 (16.67%) IIS
1 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.38%) G Suite
3 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) LAN
2 11 (26.19%) NAS
3 8 (19.05%) WAN
4 5 (11.90%) Internet
4 5 (11.90%) Wireless
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
5 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) VLAN
6 3 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.76%) WLAN
8 1 (2.38%) SMTP
8 1 (2.38%) SNMP
8 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) Law
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) DBA
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) EMC Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Senior DBA
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) Java SE
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (26.19%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) EMC VNX
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) CCTV
6 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.38%) PKI
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (11.90%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) High Availability
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.90%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.14%) Information Management
6 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.76%) Data Management
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) MCSE
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) MCITP
4 3 (7.14%) MCSA
5 2 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) NCDA
5 2 (4.76%) NCIE
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) vSphere
4 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
6 4 (9.52%) XenApp
7 3 (7.14%) KVM
7 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (4.76%) DFS Replication
8 2 (4.76%) Docker
8 2 (4.76%) LXC
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Firmware
9 1 (2.38%) vCloud
9 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.38%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.38%) Simpana
4 1 (2.38%) WMI
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) VMware
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 11 (26.19%) Citrix
4 11 (26.19%) EMC
5 9 (21.43%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) NetApp
7 4 (9.52%) Brocade
8 3 (7.14%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) Intel Security
9 2 (4.76%) CA
9 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) Juniper
9 2 (4.76%) Lotus
9 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.76%) Vyatta
10 1 (2.38%) F5
10 1 (2.38%) Isilon
10 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds