Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 297 335 312
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23 -69
Contract jobs citing SAN 199 575 797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 5.61% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 363 486
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £254 £228 £275
90th Percentile £540 £549 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 15
Median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £31.35 £20.80 £15.30
90th Percentile £64.50 £82.50 £187.50
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £42.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +7.13% +42.22%

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 3,632 10,244 12,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.26% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,114 6,260 7,573
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 510 600
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £19.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +48.53% +5.31%
10th Percentile £14.08 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +68.42% -1.30%

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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
London +95 80 £419 -1.47% 34
South East +60 40 £475 +22.58% 16
South West +79 29 £340 -9.33% 9
North of England +73 26 £350 -6.67% 24
North West +68 18 £356 - 16
East of England +71 13 £270 -28.61% 6
Midlands +57 8 £340 -2.86% 25
West Midlands +52 7 £340 -12.26% 16
Yorkshire +51 7 £350 -6.67% 7
East Midlands +48 1 £388 +111.75% 9
North East +29 1 - - 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 121 (60.80%) Windows
2 112 (56.28%) VMware
3 77 (38.69%) Active Directory
4 75 (37.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 69 (34.67%) Windows Server
6 60 (30.15%) Microsoft
7 58 (29.15%) Cisco
7 58 (29.15%) Security Cleared
8 55 (27.64%) DNS
9 50 (25.13%) Azure
10 49 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
13 41 (20.60%) DHCP
14 39 (19.60%) Data Centre
15 38 (19.10%) LAN
16 37 (18.59%) WAN
16 37 (18.59%) HP
17 35 (17.59%) ITIL
17 35 (17.59%) PowerShell
17 35 (17.59%) Windows Server 2016
18 34 (17.09%) Linux
18 34 (17.09%) Citrix
19 32 (16.08%) Migration
19 32 (16.08%) Finance
19 32 (16.08%) Hyper-V
20 29 (14.57%) Office 365
20 29 (14.57%) EMC
20 29 (14.57%) Windows 10
21 28 (14.07%) SQL Server

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 23 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.53%) IIS
4 8 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.02%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.52%) Apache
5 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.02%) Confluence
7 4 (2.01%) JBoss
7 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.01%) nginx
8 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.50%) Liferay
9 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.13%) Azure
2 29 (14.57%) Office 365
3 20 (10.05%) AWS
4 13 (6.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (5.53%) IaaS
6 9 (4.52%) SaaS
7 8 (4.02%) PaaS
8 3 (1.51%) Datadog
8 3 (1.51%) Logic Apps
8 3 (1.51%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.64%) DNS
2 41 (20.60%) DHCP
3 38 (19.10%) LAN
4 37 (18.59%) WAN
5 28 (14.07%) Firewall
6 13 (6.53%) iSCSI
6 13 (6.53%) NAS
7 12 (6.03%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (5.53%) VLAN
9 10 (5.03%) SSL
10 9 (4.52%) Structured Cabling
11 8 (4.02%) HTTP
11 8 (4.02%) NetScaler
11 8 (4.02%) VPN
12 7 (3.52%) IPv4
13 6 (3.02%) Skype
13 6 (3.02%) SNMP
14 5 (2.51%) Internet
14 5 (2.51%) MPLS
14 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.51%) MySQL
3 5 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.51%) DB2
4 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.50%) Riak
6 1 (0.50%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 8 (4.02%) JIRA
2 6 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.01%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.01%) Maven
3 4 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.01%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.01%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.50%) Hudson
General
1 32 (16.08%) Finance
2 8 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.51%) Banking
4 5 (2.51%) Military
5 4 (2.01%) Retail
6 3 (1.51%) Automotive
6 3 (1.51%) Back Office
6 3 (1.51%) Legal
6 3 (1.51%) Publishing
7 2 (1.01%) Front Office
7 2 (1.01%) International Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (20.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (8.04%) Analyst
3 14 (7.04%) Consultant
3 14 (7.04%) Storage Engineer
4 12 (6.03%) Architect
5 11 (5.53%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (4.52%) Administrator
7 8 (4.02%) Data Centre Engineer
7 8 (4.02%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.02%) Storage Specialist
7 8 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) IT Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.02%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Support Officer
9 6 (3.02%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.52%) LDAP
2 4 (2.01%) Middleware
2 4 (2.01%) YAML
3 3 (1.51%) Flash
3 3 (1.51%) LAMP
4 2 (1.01%) JSON
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.50%) XML
5 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.60%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.05%) Replication
3 14 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.53%) Clustering
5 12 (6.03%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.03%) HP StoreVirtual
7 9 (4.52%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (3.52%) PKI
8 7 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (3.02%) Client/Server
9 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (3.02%) IBM Storwize
10 5 (2.51%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.51%) Public Cloud
11 4 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.51%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.51%) NHS
12 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (60.80%) Windows
2 69 (34.67%) Windows Server
3 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (17.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (17.09%) Linux
6 29 (14.57%) Windows 10
7 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (5.53%) Unix
10 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.02%) AIX
12 7 (3.52%) CentOS
12 7 (3.52%) Ubuntu
13 6 (3.02%) Debian
14 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.01%) Solaris
15 3 (1.51%) VMS
15 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000
16 2 (1.01%) HPUX
16 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (17.59%) ITIL
3 32 (16.08%) Migration
4 23 (11.56%) Patch Management
5 22 (11.06%) High Availability
6 14 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.03%) Data Protection
7 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.03%) Asset Management
8 10 (5.03%) Network Design
9 9 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.52%) Change Management
10 8 (4.02%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.02%) Data Centre Operations
10 8 (4.02%) Decision-Making
10 8 (4.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (4.02%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.02%) Service Management
11 7 (3.52%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.59%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.03%) Python
3 11 (5.53%) SQL
4 8 (4.02%) C
5 7 (3.52%) Perl
6 6 (3.02%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.51%) Korn
8 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.01%) Ruby
8 2 (1.01%) VB
8 2 (1.01%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (29.15%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.05%) DV Cleared
3 18 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.04%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.02%) MCSA
6 8 (4.02%) MCSE
7 6 (3.02%) CCNA
8 3 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.01%) CISSP
9 2 (1.01%) MCP
9 2 (1.01%) RHCE
9 2 (1.01%) RHCT
9 2 (1.01%) SANS
10 1 (0.50%) CISM
10 1 (0.50%) LPIC
10 1 (0.50%) MCITP
10 1 (0.50%) OCP
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) Government Security Classifications
2 9 (4.52%) NCSC
2 9 (4.52%) SLA
3 7 (3.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.51%) GDPR
4 3 (1.51%) QA
5 2 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.01%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.50%) HL7
6 1 (0.50%) NIST
6 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 75 (37.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (16.08%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.06%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (11.06%) vSphere
6 20 (10.05%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (7.54%) XenApp
8 9 (4.52%) Firmware
8 9 (4.52%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.02%) NFS
10 7 (3.52%) Docker
11 6 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.01%) VMware NSX
14 3 (1.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.51%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.51%) VMware Server
15 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (11.56%) SCCM
2 17 (8.54%) WSUS
3 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (5.53%) Puppet
5 10 (5.03%) Ansible
6 9 (4.52%) SCOM
7 8 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (3.02%) NetBackup
9 6 (3.02%) Tivoli
9 6 (3.02%) vRealize
10 5 (2.51%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.51%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (2.51%) Nagios
10 5 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.51%) vCenter Server
11 4 (2.01%) Data Guard
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 112 (56.28%) VMware
2 60 (30.15%) Microsoft
3 58 (29.15%) Cisco
4 37 (18.59%) HP
5 34 (17.09%) Citrix
6 29 (14.57%) EMC
7 26 (13.07%) IBM
8 22 (11.06%) NetApp
9 19 (9.55%) SolarWinds
10 18 (9.05%) 3PAR
10 18 (9.05%) Brocade
11 17 (8.54%) Veeam
12 16 (8.04%) Dell
13 13 (6.53%) Symantec
14 12 (6.03%) Oracle
15 11 (5.53%) CheckPoint
15 11 (5.53%) Red Hat
16 10 (5.03%) Sophos
17 9 (4.52%) Hitachi
17 9 (4.52%) Palo Alto