The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 149 132
Rank change year-on-year -92 -17  
Contract jobs citing SAN 412 819 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.64% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 11.11% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 565 506
Median daily rate £388 £398 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +0.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 56
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.52% +42.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.82 £15.72 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £63.00 £40.00
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in England

SAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London -58 180 £425 - 50
South East -77 113 £375 -1.31% 24
North West +12 25 £363 -3.33% 21
East of England -7 24 £381 +17.30% 5
East Midlands -13 20 £306 -9.25% 14
Yorkshire -8 18 £363 -6.45% 11
West Midlands +20 17 £356 +1.78% 5
South West -9 15 £250 -23.66% 9
North East -14 2 £280 -30.00% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 526 (55.96%) VMware
2 494 (52.55%) Windows
3 403 (42.87%) Linux
4 356 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 286 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 283 (30.11%) Windows Server
7 275 (29.26%) Microsoft
8 272 (28.94%) Cisco
9 247 (26.28%) NAS
10 246 (26.17%) Data Centre
11 245 (26.06%) EMC
12 234 (24.89%) Unix
13 217 (23.09%) HP
14 212 (22.55%) Red Hat
15 210 (22.34%) Finance
16 203 (21.60%) Firewall
17 197 (20.96%) NetApp
18 191 (20.32%) Solaris
19 190 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 177 (18.83%) ITIL
21 171 (18.19%) Oracle
22 169 (17.98%) SQL Server
23 166 (17.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 163 (17.34%) DNS
25 151 (16.06%) Citrix
26 146 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
27 145 (15.43%) LAN
28 132 (14.04%) WAN
29 130 (13.83%) Clustering
30 129 (13.72%) Security Cleared

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 123 (13.09%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.60%) Apache
3 59 (6.28%) IIS
4 57 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 40 (4.26%) SharePoint
7 38 (4.04%) Tomcat
8 33 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (2.45%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.28%) JBoss
12 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (0.96%) DataSynapse
14 9 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.64%) Confluence
17 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 87 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 45 (4.79%) MS Office
3 13 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.53%) MS Project
5 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.53%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.43%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.32%) RMDS
4 3 (0.32%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (5.74%) Office 365
4 17 (1.81%) IaaS
5 14 (1.49%) SaaS
6 11 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.64%) PaaS
9 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.43%) GitHub
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 247 (26.28%) NAS
2 203 (21.60%) Firewall
3 163 (17.34%) DNS
4 145 (15.43%) LAN
5 132 (14.04%) WAN
6 91 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 89 (9.47%) DHCP
8 75 (7.98%) iSCSI
9 64 (6.81%) VPN
10 53 (5.64%) Fibre Channel
11 46 (4.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 45 (4.79%) LDAP
12 45 (4.79%) VLAN
13 41 (4.36%) VoIP
14 38 (4.04%) HTTP
15 36 (3.83%) Internet
16 32 (3.40%) SSL
17 31 (3.30%) Network Security
18 30 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (3.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.47%) MySQL
3 29 (3.09%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.38%) DB2
5 13 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.96%) HBase
9 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.74%) Ingres
10 7 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.74%) Redis
10 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.17%) GitLab
4 10 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.53%) Subversion
6 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.32%) JIRA
7 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.11%) GoCD
9 1 (0.11%) Hudson
9 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 210 (22.34%) Finance
2 77 (8.19%) Banking
3 34 (3.62%) Legal
4 33 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.55%) Law
6 16 (1.70%) Retail
7 15 (1.60%) Local Government
8 14 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.17%) Back Office
11 8 (0.85%) Electronics
11 8 (0.85%) Front Office
12 7 (0.74%) Games
12 7 (0.74%) Publishing
13 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.64%) Marketing
14 4 (0.43%) French Language
14 4 (0.43%) Military
15 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 153 (16.28%) Administrator
2 141 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 95 (10.11%) Architect
4 71 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
5 63 (6.70%) Unix Administrator
6 56 (5.96%) Analyst
7 55 (5.85%) Consultant
8 51 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 50 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
10 43 (4.57%) Linux Administrator
10 43 (4.57%) Storage Engineer
11 41 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
12 39 (4.15%) Support Engineer
12 39 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
13 38 (4.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 37 (3.94%) Storage Administrator
15 33 (3.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 33 (3.51%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
17 31 (3.30%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.26%) Middleware
2 26 (2.77%) XML
3 23 (2.45%) LAMP
4 20 (2.13%) Web Services
5 17 (1.81%) .NET
6 15 (1.60%) Regular Expression
7 12 (1.28%) J2EE
8 11 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
8 11 (1.17%) XSLT
9 10 (1.06%) HTML
10 9 (0.96%) Rendezvous
11 8 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (0.74%) Memcached
13 5 (0.53%) WAP
14 4 (0.43%) MSMQ
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 3 (0.32%) libvirt
15 3 (0.32%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 246 (26.17%) Data Centre
2 130 (13.83%) Clustering
3 69 (7.34%) EMC VNX
4 60 (6.38%) EMC VMAX
5 54 (5.74%) Replication
6 50 (5.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 45 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (4.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 34 (3.62%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.98%) Computer Science
11 24 (2.55%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.70%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.17%) CLARiiON
14 11 (1.17%) Fat Client
14 11 (1.17%) PKI
14 11 (1.17%) Thin Client
15 10 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (1.06%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 494 (52.55%) Windows
2 403 (42.87%) Linux
3 283 (30.11%) Windows Server
4 234 (24.89%) Unix
5 191 (20.32%) Solaris
6 190 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 166 (17.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 146 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 95 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (8.62%) AIX
11 78 (8.30%) Windows 7
12 37 (3.94%) CentOS
13 26 (2.77%) SUSE
14 22 (2.34%) Windows 10
15 18 (1.91%) Data ONTAP
16 15 (1.60%) Windows 8
17 14 (1.49%) Windows XP
18 11 (1.17%) HPUX
18 11 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (18.83%) ITIL
2 124 (13.19%) Migration
3 94 (10.00%) High Availability
4 79 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 70 (7.45%) Change Management
6 62 (6.60%) Project Management
7 59 (6.28%) DevOps
8 58 (6.17%) Change Control
9 57 (6.06%) Load Balancing
10 53 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
10 53 (5.64%) Problem Management
11 48 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 47 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (3.94%) Converged Infrastructure
14 34 (3.62%) Configuration Management
15 30 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
15 30 (3.19%) Incident Management
15 30 (3.19%) Service Management
16 28 (2.98%) Capacity Management
17 25 (2.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 127 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 126 (13.40%) SQL
3 67 (7.13%) Shell Script
4 61 (6.49%) Bash Shell
4 61 (6.49%) Perl
5 42 (4.47%) Python
6 29 (3.09%) Korn
7 28 (2.98%) VBScript
8 25 (2.66%) Java
9 18 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 18 (1.91%) Ruby
10 15 (1.60%) C#
11 14 (1.49%) VB
12 13 (1.38%) C
13 9 (0.96%) PHP
14 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.43%) AWK
16 2 (0.21%) C++
16 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 129 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 83 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (5.85%) MCSE
6 43 (4.57%) Degree
7 42 (4.47%) CCNA
8 41 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (3.72%) CCNP
10 30 (3.19%) MCSA
11 29 (3.09%) MCITP
12 22 (2.34%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.28%) RHCE
14 11 (1.17%) CCIE
14 11 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.74%) VCP6
17 6 (0.64%) CCDA
17 6 (0.64%) JNCIA
17 6 (0.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.68%) SLA
2 13 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.28%) QA
4 9 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.43%) PMO
8 2 (0.21%) BS25999
9 1 (0.11%) BS7799
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 356 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 286 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 128 (13.62%) Hyper-V
4 123 (13.09%) vSphere
5 93 (9.89%) VMware ESX
6 72 (7.66%) NFS
7 67 (7.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 59 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (4.68%) Virtual Servers
9 44 (4.68%) XenApp
10 40 (4.26%) Veritas File System
11 33 (3.51%) SRDF
11 33 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (2.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 26 (2.77%) XenDesktop
14 24 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (2.13%) vCloud
16 18 (1.91%) KVM
17 15 (1.60%) GPFS
18 14 (1.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (9.04%) NetBackup
2 78 (8.30%) SCCM
3 66 (7.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 63 (6.70%) Puppet
5 45 (4.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 36 (3.83%) Nagios
7 33 (3.51%) SCOM
8 31 (3.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 29 (3.09%) Red Hat Satellite
10 23 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (2.45%) Tivoli
10 23 (2.45%) WMI
11 21 (2.23%) Failover Clustering
12 19 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (1.81%) Ansible
13 17 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 16 (1.70%) Backup Exec
14 16 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (1.60%) Zenoss
16 14 (1.49%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 526 (55.96%) VMware
2 275 (29.26%) Microsoft
3 272 (28.94%) Cisco
4 245 (26.06%) EMC
5 217 (23.09%) HP
6 212 (22.55%) Red Hat
7 197 (20.96%) NetApp
8 171 (18.19%) Oracle
9 151 (16.06%) Citrix
10 125 (13.30%) Veritas
11 113 (12.02%) IBM
12 77 (8.19%) Brocade
13 68 (7.23%) Symantec
14 67 (7.13%) Dell
15 64 (6.81%) 3PAR
15 64 (6.81%) Sun
16 34 (3.62%) CheckPoint
17 29 (3.09%) Juniper
18 24 (2.55%) Sophos
19 23 (2.45%) F5
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Surrey
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Central London / West End
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Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
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Chessington, Surrey
TEKsystems
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
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Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
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Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
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Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £625 per annum
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
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Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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