Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 115 109
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing SAN 78 76 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.54% 1.57% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.32% 8.96% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 52
East of England median daily rate £325 £450 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +39.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £190 £264 £180
90th Percentile £553 £572 £429
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
East of England median hourly rate £17.07 £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.41% -55.00% +8.60%
10th Percentile £13.58 £11.05 £22.75
90th Percentile £21.07 £14.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £26.25 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +10.00%

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 937 848 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.47% 17.55% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 473 463
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 66 125
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.88 £52.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 31 £260 -25.71% 4
Hertfordshire -8 23 £438 +18.24% 2
Suffolk +9 10 £563 +7.14%
Bedfordshire +2 10 £350 -
Essex -17 6 £350 -22.22% 1
Norfolk -20 1 £160 -68.00% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 51 (65.38%) VMware
3 43 (55.13%) Active Directory
4 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
6 33 (42.31%) Data Centre
7 32 (41.03%) Windows Server
8 31 (39.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (38.46%) HP
10 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (30.77%) Citrix
11 24 (30.77%) NetApp
12 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
13 22 (28.21%) LAN
13 22 (28.21%) WAN
14 21 (26.92%) Cisco
15 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
15 20 (25.64%) NAS
16 19 (24.36%) Firewall
17 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
17 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
18 17 (21.79%) VMware ESXi
19 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
20 15 (19.23%) DHCP
20 15 (19.23%) DNS
21 14 (17.95%) SQL
21 14 (17.95%) Clustering
22 13 (16.67%) SCCM
23 12 (15.38%) Fibre Channel

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 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.82%) Skype for Business
4 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (10.26%) IIS
6 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) LAN
1 22 (28.21%) WAN
2 20 (25.64%) NAS
3 19 (24.36%) Firewall
4 15 (19.23%) DHCP
4 15 (19.23%) DNS
5 12 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (12.82%) iSCSI
7 7 (8.97%) SSL
7 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.69%) Wireless
9 5 (6.41%) OSPF
9 5 (6.41%) SNMP
9 5 (6.41%) VPN
10 4 (5.13%) BGP
10 4 (5.13%) HSRP
10 4 (5.13%) IPsec
10 4 (5.13%) Junos
10 4 (5.13%) VRRP
10 4 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.28%) DTS
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) French Language
2 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Local Government
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
3 9 (11.54%) Server Support
4 8 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.56%) SAML
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 14 (17.95%) Clustering
3 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.69%) Replication
5 4 (5.13%) HP Storage
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.13%) PKI
6 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.56%) NHS
7 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.28%) CCTV
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 32 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (15.38%) Linux
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.26%) Unix
8 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.85%) Solaris
9 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.28%) SUSE
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
2 11 (14.10%) High Availability
3 10 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
4 9 (11.54%) ITIL
5 8 (10.26%) Project Management
6 7 (8.97%) Change Control
6 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.97%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.13%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.13%) Network Management
9 4 (5.13%) Secure Coding
9 4 (5.13%) SIEM
9 4 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.95%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.28%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.82%) MCSE
3 9 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (10.26%) Degree
5 7 (8.97%) MCSA
6 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.13%) CCNA
9 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) VCAP
10 2 (2.56%) CCA
10 2 (2.56%) CCIE
10 2 (2.56%) CCNP
10 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.56%) MCP
10 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
11 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) GMP
System Software
1 43 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 31 (39.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
4 17 (21.79%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 6 (7.69%) vSphere
5 6 (7.69%) XenApp
6 4 (5.13%) DFS Replication
6 4 (5.13%) NFS
7 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (16.67%) SCCM
3 10 (12.82%) NetBackup
3 10 (12.82%) vCenter Server
4 8 (10.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (8.97%) SCOM
5 7 (8.97%) WSUS
6 6 (7.69%) Backup Exec
6 6 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.56%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.28%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (65.38%) VMware
2 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 30 (38.46%) HP
4 24 (30.77%) Citrix
4 24 (30.77%) NetApp
5 21 (26.92%) Cisco
6 11 (14.10%) 3PAR
6 11 (14.10%) CommVault
7 10 (12.82%) Dell
8 9 (11.54%) Symantec
9 7 (8.97%) IBM
10 6 (7.69%) EqualLogic
10 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
10 6 (7.69%) Veritas
11 5 (6.41%) Clearswift
11 5 (6.41%) Oracle
12 4 (5.13%) arcserve
12 4 (5.13%) CA
12 4 (5.13%) Juniper
12 4 (5.13%) McAfee