Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 135 121
Rank change year-on-year -29 -14 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 42 79 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.82% 1.53% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.61% 8.31% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 51 53
East of England median daily rate £375 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -27.78% +38.86%
10th Percentile £116 £191 £261
90th Percentile £475 £551 £569
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
East of England median hourly rate - £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.63% -55.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.93% +42.11% -13.64%

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 911 951 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.88% 18.44% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 474 473
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +4.23% -4.05%
10th Percentile £178 £155 £200
90th Percentile £550 £562 £525
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 125 66
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -30.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £12.77
90th Percentile £48.85 £47.40 £44.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -3 20 £400 +14.29% 6
Norfolk +15 7 £153 -4.38% 2
Suffolk -8 7 £525 -6.67%
Hertfordshire -19 6 £300 -33.33% 1
Bedfordshire +4 1 £430 +22.86% 4
Cambridgeshire -20 1 - - 4
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) VMware
3 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (50.00%) Linux
5 19 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 13 (30.95%) NAS
7 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (30.95%) Migration
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco
8 12 (28.57%) Unix
8 12 (28.57%) Office 365
8 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
9 11 (26.19%) Firewall
10 10 (23.81%) DNS
10 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (21.43%) High Availability
11 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (21.43%) Citrix
11 9 (21.43%) Wireless
12 8 (19.05%) Validation
12 8 (19.05%) Clustering
12 8 (19.05%) SCCM
12 8 (19.05%) Shell Script

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 6 (14.29%) Apache
1 6 (14.29%) IIS
1 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (28.57%) Office 365
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) NAS
2 11 (26.19%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (23.81%) DNS
4 9 (21.43%) Wireless
5 8 (19.05%) LAN
6 7 (16.67%) WAN
7 6 (14.29%) SSH
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (9.52%) VoIP
10 3 (7.14%) DHCP
10 3 (7.14%) Network Security
11 2 (4.76%) Skype
12 1 (2.38%) 4G
12 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
12 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 6 (14.29%) Ingres
2 6 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Unix Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Network Technician
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Technical Support
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Middleware
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.05%) Clustering
3 5 (11.90%) Replication
4 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.76%) Derivative
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (50.00%) Linux
4 12 (28.57%) Unix
5 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (16.67%) AIX
6 7 (16.67%) CentOS
6 7 (16.67%) Solaris
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Migration
2 9 (21.43%) High Availability
2 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (19.05%) Validation
4 7 (16.67%) Change Control
4 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (16.67%) DevOps
5 6 (14.29%) Analytics
5 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
7 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (9.52%) Secure Coding
7 4 (9.52%) SIEM
7 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (7.14%) Benchmarking
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.14%) C
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.52%) MCSA
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) CCSP
6 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) EMC Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (2.38%) VCAP
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) PMO
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (14.29%) Docker
5 6 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.38%) vCloud
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Ansible
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) Opsview
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Puppet
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.38%) SCOM
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) VMware
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) Cisco
4 9 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (14.29%) Draytek
5 6 (14.29%) Oracle
5 6 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.76%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (4.76%) Aruba
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec