Period
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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 6 months to 12 August 2022 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
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 393 370 299
Rank change year-on-year -23 -71 +63
Contract jobs citing SAN 466 382 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 5.63% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 255 176
10th Percentile £190 £276 £263
25th Percentile £350 £349 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -1.23%
75th Percentile £540 £520 £488
90th Percentile £656 £713 £545
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 10
10th Percentile £21.50 - £38.78
25th Percentile - £24.50 £41.31
Median hourly rate £23.91 £50.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year -52.65% +17.44% -6.52%
75th Percentile £42.75 £58.13 £45.00
90th Percentile £78.38 £73.40 -
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £46.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year -48.30% +7.56% -0.46%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,507 6,789 4,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.70% 11.51% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,726 4,377 2,614
10th Percentile £228 £250 £200
25th Percentile £385 £355 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £625 £559 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 316 188
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.56 £14.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.75 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +49.43% -27.50% +39.26%
75th Percentile £57.50 £48.56 £45.54
90th Percentile £69.60 £63.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year +55.56% -30.23% +43.33%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in England.

Daily rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -57 184 £525 +5.00% 37
South East -10 105 £425 -4.18% 22
North of England +45 100 £425 +6.25% 27
North West +13 54 £425 +13.33% 13
Yorkshire +18 48 £413 -19.90% 11
South West -13 24 £470 +56.67% 13
East of England +4 17 £175 - 6
Midlands -51 15 £500 +35.14% 29
West Midlands -27 11 £605 +60.80% 23
East Midlands -18 5 £400 +7.38% 6
North East -12 2 £105 -72.00% 3
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 263 (56.44%) Windows
2 224 (48.07%) VMware
3 168 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 140 (30.04%) Active Directory
5 135 (28.97%) Windows Server
6 131 (28.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 129 (27.68%) Microsoft
8 124 (26.61%) Cisco
9 121 (25.97%) NAS
10 118 (25.32%) Linux
11 113 (24.25%) Azure
12 108 (23.18%) Finance
13 100 (21.46%) Dell
14 98 (21.03%) HP
15 97 (20.82%) Data Centre
16 95 (20.39%) Citrix
17 92 (19.74%) Social Skills
18 90 (19.31%) Oracle
19 84 (18.03%) Hyper-V
20 82 (17.60%) Unix
20 82 (17.60%) Firewall
21 81 (17.38%) DNS
22 80 (17.17%) SQL Server
22 80 (17.17%) SQL
23 79 (16.95%) EMC
23 79 (16.95%) Microsoft 365
23 79 (16.95%) Banking
24 76 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
25 69 (14.81%) ITIL
26 68 (14.59%) WAN

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 42 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.73%) WebSphere
3 31 (6.65%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.93%) IIS
6 8 (1.72%) Confluence
7 7 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.29%) SAS
9 4 (0.86%) Apache
9 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.43%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.21%) JCAPS
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.72%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 113 (24.25%) Azure
2 79 (16.95%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (6.87%) AWS
4 24 (5.15%) IaaS
5 23 (4.94%) GitHub
6 21 (4.51%) GCP
7 18 (3.86%) SaaS
8 16 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (2.79%) PaaS
10 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.50%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.50%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (1.29%) SoftLayer
12 5 (1.07%) Cohesity
13 4 (0.86%) Nutanix
14 3 (0.64%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.64%) Rubrik
15 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (25.97%) NAS
2 82 (17.60%) Firewall
3 81 (17.38%) DNS
4 68 (14.59%) WAN
5 64 (13.73%) LAN
6 56 (12.02%) DHCP
7 47 (10.09%) TCP/IP
8 26 (5.58%) Network Security
9 24 (5.15%) VoIP
10 19 (4.08%) VPN
11 18 (3.86%) iSCSI
11 18 (3.86%) VLAN
12 16 (3.43%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (3.00%) BGP
13 14 (3.00%) OSPF
14 13 (2.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (2.79%) VSAN
15 12 (2.58%) MPLS
16 11 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (2.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.15%) DB2
3 8 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.43%) Big Data
6 2 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (0.43%) MySQL
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.22%) JIRA
3 4 (0.86%) GitLab
4 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) GDB
5 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 108 (23.18%) Finance
2 92 (19.74%) Social Skills
3 79 (16.95%) Banking
4 65 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (8.37%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.22%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.79%) Local Government
8 9 (1.93%) Legal
8 9 (1.93%) Mandarin Language
8 9 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (1.72%) Electronics
9 8 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.72%) Marketing
9 8 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.07%) Retail
12 4 (0.86%) Advertising
13 3 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (24.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 67 (14.38%) Architect
3 46 (9.87%) IT Engineer
4 30 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
4 30 (6.44%) Storage Engineer
5 29 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (6.22%) Analyst
6 27 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 24 (5.15%) Administrator
8 21 (4.51%) Consultant
8 21 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.29%) Field Engineer
9 20 (4.29%) Field Service Engineer
10 16 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (3.43%) Server Engineer
10 16 (3.43%) VMware Engineer
11 15 (3.22%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) Backup Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.73%) Middleware
2 23 (4.94%) RESTful
3 10 (2.15%) Flash
4 7 (1.50%) ARM Templates
5 4 (0.86%) REST
6 3 (0.64%) .NET
7 2 (0.43%) JSON
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.43%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.43%) SOAP
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.43%) XML
8 1 (0.21%) LDAP
8 1 (0.21%) SAML
8 1 (0.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 97 (20.82%) Data Centre
2 52 (11.16%) Clustering
3 49 (10.52%) Replication
4 42 (9.01%) Analytical Mindset
5 40 (8.58%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (7.94%) Management Information System
7 23 (4.94%) Legacy Applications
8 21 (4.51%) Public Cloud
9 18 (3.86%) Private Cloud
10 16 (3.43%) CCTV
11 15 (3.22%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (2.79%) PKI
14 12 (2.58%) Client/Server
15 10 (2.15%) LPAR
16 9 (1.93%) Legacy Systems
16 9 (1.93%) Mainframe
16 9 (1.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 8 (1.72%) Blackberry
17 8 (1.72%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 263 (56.44%) Windows
2 135 (28.97%) Windows Server
3 118 (25.32%) Linux
4 82 (17.60%) Unix
5 53 (11.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (8.37%) AIX
7 30 (6.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (4.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 21 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (2.36%) Windows 10
13 9 (1.93%) Solaris
14 6 (1.29%) HPUX
14 6 (1.29%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.29%) zOS
15 5 (1.07%) Android
15 5 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.86%) FreeNAS
17 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (28.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 76 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (14.81%) ITIL
4 68 (14.59%) Migration
5 56 (12.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (9.44%) DevOps
7 43 (9.23%) Agile
8 40 (8.58%) Change Management
9 39 (8.37%) High Availability
10 33 (7.08%) Business Continuity
11 29 (6.22%) Task Automation
12 27 (5.79%) Service Management
13 26 (5.58%) Break/Fix
14 25 (5.36%) Load Balancing
14 25 (5.36%) Proactive Monitoring
15 24 (5.15%) Data Management
15 24 (5.15%) Infrastructure as Code
15 24 (5.15%) Project Delivery
15 24 (5.15%) Storage Management
16 23 (4.94%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 80 (17.17%) SQL
2 46 (9.87%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.15%) Java
3 10 (2.15%) Shell Script
4 9 (1.93%) Bash
4 9 (1.93%) Python
5 2 (0.43%) C
5 2 (0.43%) Groovy
5 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.43%) Perl
5 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.43%) VB
6 1 (0.21%) Go
6 1 (0.21%) Korn
6 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.44%) MCSE
5 25 (5.36%) CCNA
6 20 (4.29%) A+ Certification
6 20 (4.29%) Degree
6 20 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
7 15 (3.22%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.29%) MCSA
11 4 (0.86%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.86%) CCIE
11 4 (0.86%) CCNP
11 4 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.64%) RHCE
12 3 (0.64%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.22%) SLA
2 11 (2.36%) PMO
3 10 (2.15%) QA
4 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.64%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (30.04%) Active Directory
3 84 (18.03%) Hyper-V
4 47 (10.09%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (7.51%) vSphere
6 33 (7.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 25 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (5.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 18 (3.86%) PowerHA
10 17 (3.65%) XenApp
11 14 (3.00%) Firmware
12 13 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (2.15%) NFS
14 8 (1.72%) XenDesktop
15 7 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (1.07%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.86%) Docker
17 4 (0.86%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.64%) DFS Replication
19 2 (0.43%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 66 (14.16%) SCCM
2 42 (9.01%) Ansible
3 31 (6.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (6.65%) vCenter Server
4 30 (6.44%) Puppet
5 27 (5.79%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.22%) WSUS
7 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.58%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.36%) SCOM
8 11 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (2.15%) AirWatch
10 9 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (1.93%) Terraform
10 9 (1.93%) VxRail
11 8 (1.72%) Control-M
11 8 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.07%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 224 (48.07%) VMware
2 129 (27.68%) Microsoft
3 124 (26.61%) Cisco
4 100 (21.46%) Dell
5 98 (21.03%) HP
6 95 (20.39%) Citrix
7 90 (19.31%) Oracle
8 79 (16.95%) EMC
9 63 (13.52%) NetApp
10 55 (11.80%) IBM
11 44 (9.44%) Veritas
12 38 (8.15%) Veeam
13 37 (7.94%) Avaya
14 34 (7.30%) F5
15 33 (7.08%) Sybase
16 26 (5.58%) Red Hat
17 19 (4.08%) Brocade
18 18 (3.86%) 3PAR
18 18 (3.86%) SolarWinds
19 16 (3.43%) Isilon