Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 104
Rank change year-on-year -12 -39 -22
Contract jobs citing SAN 53 64 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.05% 1.31% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 6.93% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 69
East of England median daily rate £410 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.13% -12.50% +80.00%
10th Percentile £134 £188 £310
90th Percentile £503 £573 £588
England median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
East of England median hourly rate - £18.23 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.04% -61.15%
England median hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +14.17% +26.32% -20.83%

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 883 924 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.57% 18.91% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 473 474
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £172 £200
90th Percentile £562 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 109 58
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -43.27% +17.19%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.90 £12.78
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.00 £45.32
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £24.30
% change year-on-year +10.50% -25.51% +21.50%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Essex +19 20 £400 - 3
Suffolk -12 11 £513 -2.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 6 - - 5
Norfolk - 6 £153 -
Bedfordshire +7 5 £383 -7.27% 4
Hertfordshire -29 5 £425 -5.56% 4
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) VMware
3 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
4 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
5 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
6 21 (39.62%) NAS
6 21 (39.62%) Linux
6 21 (39.62%) Migration
7 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
7 20 (37.74%) Data Centre
8 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
8 19 (35.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (33.96%) Citrix
10 16 (30.19%) Unix
10 16 (30.19%) Clustering
10 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (28.30%) Firewall
12 14 (26.42%) Validation
12 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (26.42%) High Availability
12 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (24.53%) LAN
13 13 (24.53%) DNS
13 13 (24.53%) Cisco
14 12 (22.64%) WAN
14 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
14 12 (22.64%) Office 365
15 11 (20.75%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 11 (20.75%) IIS
2 6 (11.32%) Apache
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
4 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (22.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (39.62%) NAS
2 15 (28.30%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) DNS
3 13 (24.53%) LAN
4 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
4 12 (22.64%) WAN
5 7 (13.21%) Wireless
6 6 (11.32%) DHCP
6 6 (11.32%) SSH
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security
7 3 (5.66%) VoIP
8 2 (3.77%) Skype
9 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
2 6 (11.32%) Ingres
2 6 (11.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (13.21%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Unix Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Middleware
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (30.19%) Clustering
3 8 (15.09%) Replication
4 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.77%) Derivative
7 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
3 21 (39.62%) Linux
4 16 (30.19%) Unix
5 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (15.09%) Solaris
7 7 (13.21%) AIX
7 7 (13.21%) CentOS
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Migration
2 19 (35.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (26.42%) High Availability
3 14 (26.42%) Validation
4 11 (20.75%) Identity Management
4 11 (20.75%) Load Balancing
4 11 (20.75%) Network Optimisation
4 11 (20.75%) Secure Coding
4 11 (20.75%) SIEM
4 11 (20.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (16.98%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Change Control
6 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
7 6 (11.32%) Analytics
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
8 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.66%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (18.87%) MCSE
4 5 (9.43%) CCIE
4 5 (9.43%) MCSA
5 4 (7.55%) CCNP
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CCNA
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.89%) CCSP
8 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) EMC Certification
8 1 (1.89%) MCITP
8 1 (1.89%) VCAP
8 1 (1.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (54.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
4 10 (18.87%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (11.32%) Docker
5 6 (11.32%) vSphere
6 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.89%) vCloud
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (18.87%) SCCM
3 8 (15.09%) Ansible
4 6 (11.32%) Opsview
5 5 (9.43%) SCOM
6 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (5.66%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.77%) Puppet
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (64.15%) VMware
2 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.96%) Citrix
4 13 (24.53%) Cisco
5 7 (13.21%) Oracle
6 6 (11.32%) Draytek
6 6 (11.32%) SonicWALL
7 5 (9.43%) HP
8 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.55%) Dell
8 4 (7.55%) NetApp
8 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.55%) Veritas
9 3 (5.66%) CommVault
9 3 (5.66%) EqualLogic
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) Symantec
10 2 (3.77%) Aruba
10 2 (3.77%) EMC
10 2 (3.77%) Remedy