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 23 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 of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 84 61
Rank change year-on-year -21 -23  
Contract jobs citing SAN 31 46 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.33% 1.80% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.55% 11.79% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 56
Median daily rate £320 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.42% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £575 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 15
Median hourly rate £18.23 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 - £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 - £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 473 390 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.35% 15.30% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 228 322
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 61
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +31.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.15 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 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
Hertfordshire +5 18 £450 +20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 12 £193 -43.38% 6
Essex -13 2 £313 -30.55%
Bedfordshire -6 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) VMware
3 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
4 25 (44.64%) Data Centre
5 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (41.07%) Windows Server
6 17 (30.36%) Cisco
7 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 12 (21.43%) NAS
9 12 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (21.43%) EMC
9 12 (21.43%) Citrix
9 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 11 (19.64%) Firewall
11 10 (17.86%) LAN
11 10 (17.86%) WAN
11 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (16.07%) ITIL
12 9 (16.07%) NetApp
12 9 (16.07%) Clustering
12 9 (16.07%) vCenter Server
13 8 (14.29%) Project Management
13 8 (14.29%) High Availability
14 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (12.50%) HP
14 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

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 (8.93%) IIS
1 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Dropbox
3 2 (3.57%) Google Drive
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) NAS
2 11 (19.64%) Firewall
3 10 (17.86%) LAN
3 10 (17.86%) WAN
4 6 (10.71%) DNS
5 4 (7.14%) DHCP
6 3 (5.36%) Internet
6 3 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.36%) VLAN
7 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.57%) MPLS
7 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
1 4 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Billing
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) DBA
5 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) SAN Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) Java SE
3 1 (1.79%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (44.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.07%) Clustering
3 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.36%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.57%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 23 (41.07%) Windows Server
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.71%) Unix
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) High Availability
2 8 (14.29%) Project Management
3 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.93%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Data Security
5 5 (8.93%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (8.93%) Secure Coding
6 4 (7.14%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.36%) Migration
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Benchmarking
8 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VB
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.57%) MCITP
5 2 (3.57%) MCP
5 2 (3.57%) NCDA
5 2 (3.57%) NCIE
5 2 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.79%) NCSA
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) GMP
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.93%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (7.14%) vSphere
7 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.79%) Firmware
9 1 (1.79%) KVM
9 1 (1.79%) SRDF
9 1 (1.79%) vCloud
9 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) vCenter Server
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (3.57%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.79%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.79%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.79%) PaperCut
5 1 (1.79%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.79%) WMI
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) VMware
2 17 (30.36%) Cisco
3 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.43%) Citrix
4 12 (21.43%) EMC
5 9 (16.07%) NetApp
6 7 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.14%) Brocade
9 2 (3.57%) Acronis
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) Google
9 2 (3.57%) Hitachi
9 2 (3.57%) Isilon
9 2 (3.57%) Lotus
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle
10 1 (1.79%) IBM
10 1 (1.79%) McAfee
10 1 (1.79%) Remedy
10 1 (1.79%) SAP