Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 209 200
Rank change year-on-year -50 -9 -75
Contract jobs citing SAN 909 1,103 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.23% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 8.12% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 743 802
England median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +4.73%
10th Percentile £256 £233 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £385
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 66
England median hourly rate £19.38 £50.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.24% +80.18% -5.53%
10th Percentile £13.35 £18.50 £14.28
90th Percentile £40.58 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -55.00% +81.82% -6.38%

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 12,609 13,589 13,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.14% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,845 8,294 8,142
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 671 859
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 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
London -93 350 £425 -1.73% 116
South East -68 199 £400 +2.56% 60
Midlands +55 132 £350 +7.69% 48
North of England -14 119 £350 +6.06% 64
West Midlands +43 73 £360 +10.77% 28
East of England +2 68 £325 -16.13% 25
North West +6 61 £375 +3.38% 32
East Midlands +26 59 £350 +3.70% 20
South West -2 41 £425 +32.81% 19
Yorkshire +3 38 £375 +15.38% 19
North East +24 20 £328 +2.34% 13
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 535 (58.86%) Windows
2 471 (51.82%) VMware
3 337 (37.07%) Linux
4 327 (35.97%) Active Directory
5 318 (34.98%) Microsoft
6 304 (33.44%) Windows Server
7 300 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 239 (26.29%) HP
9 236 (25.96%) Cisco
9 236 (25.96%) NAS
10 226 (24.86%) Firewall
11 186 (20.46%) Finance
12 183 (20.13%) Citrix
12 183 (20.13%) Unix
13 182 (20.02%) Data Centre
14 181 (19.91%) ITIL
15 175 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 173 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
17 172 (18.92%) SQL Server
18 170 (18.70%) DNS
18 170 (18.70%) WAN
19 164 (18.04%) NetApp
20 163 (17.93%) EMC
21 159 (17.49%) Red Hat
22 149 (16.39%) MS Exchange
22 149 (16.39%) Hyper-V
23 147 (16.17%) Oracle
24 146 (16.06%) Solaris
24 146 (16.06%) LAN
25 144 (15.84%) SQL

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
1 149 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 78 (8.58%) SharePoint
3 73 (8.03%) IIS
4 47 (5.17%) Skype for Business
5 43 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (4.07%) Apache
7 36 (3.96%) Tomcat
8 29 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (2.42%) OpenStack
10 21 (2.31%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.76%) JBoss
11 16 (1.76%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
14 11 (1.21%) SAS
15 10 (1.10%) iPlanet
16 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (10.67%) Office 365
3 91 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.42%) IaaS
6 20 (2.20%) PaaS
7 18 (1.98%) SaaS
8 11 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.66%) Serverless
11 5 (0.55%) Akamai
11 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.33%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 236 (25.96%) NAS
2 226 (24.86%) Firewall
3 170 (18.70%) DNS
3 170 (18.70%) WAN
4 146 (16.06%) LAN
5 131 (14.41%) DHCP
6 104 (11.44%) TCP/IP
7 81 (8.91%) VPN
8 71 (7.81%) Fibre Channel
9 57 (6.27%) iSCSI
10 49 (5.39%) VoIP
11 46 (5.06%) Internet
12 43 (4.73%) VLAN
13 34 (3.74%) SSL
14 31 (3.41%) Wireless
15 30 (3.30%) MPLS
16 29 (3.19%) Network Security
17 26 (2.86%) Skype
18 25 (2.75%) LDAP
19 20 (2.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.39%) Oracle Database
3 31 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.32%) DB2
7 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.21%) MySQL
8 11 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.66%) DataStage
11 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.55%) Big Data
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.55%) MSI
1 5 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.33%) Toad
4 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) GoCD
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 186 (20.46%) Finance
2 65 (7.15%) Banking
3 34 (3.74%) Legal
4 27 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.32%) Retail
6 10 (1.10%) French Language
6 10 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.99%) Law
7 9 (0.99%) Marketing
8 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.77%) Back Office
10 6 (0.66%) Local Government
11 5 (0.55%) Advertising
12 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 4 (0.44%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) German Language
13 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.33%) Front Office
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (15.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (11.11%) Administrator
3 93 (10.23%) Architect
4 71 (7.81%) Storage Engineer
5 68 (7.48%) Analyst
6 59 (6.49%) Consultant
7 55 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
8 47 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
9 45 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 43 (4.73%) Support Engineer
11 40 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 40 (4.40%) Server Engineer
12 38 (4.18%) Unix Engineer
13 37 (4.07%) Infrastructure Support
14 35 (3.85%) Network Engineer
15 33 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
15 33 (3.63%) Technical Architect
16 32 (3.52%) DBA
16 32 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
17 31 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.42%) Middleware
2 18 (1.98%) Web Services
3 14 (1.54%) X-Windows
4 12 (1.32%) .NET
5 11 (1.21%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.88%) J2EE
7 6 (0.66%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.33%) Flash
8 3 (0.33%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.22%) JMS
9 2 (0.22%) LAMP
9 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.22%) SAML
9 2 (0.22%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.11%) JSON
10 1 (0.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 182 (20.02%) Data Centre
2 94 (10.34%) Replication
3 83 (9.13%) Clustering
4 53 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.74%) EMC VNX
7 28 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 27 (2.97%) EMC VMAX
9 25 (2.75%) PKI
10 20 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 19 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (2.09%) HP Storage
12 18 (1.98%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.76%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.54%) Computer Science
15 12 (1.32%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.21%) EMC VNXe
17 10 (1.10%) Fat Client
17 10 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 535 (58.86%) Windows
2 337 (37.07%) Linux
3 304 (33.44%) Windows Server
4 183 (20.13%) Unix
5 175 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 173 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (16.06%) Solaris
8 135 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 104 (11.44%) AIX
10 90 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (5.83%) Windows 7
12 34 (3.74%) SUSE
13 31 (3.41%) CentOS
14 30 (3.30%) Windows 10
15 18 (1.98%) HPUX
16 16 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (1.43%) Windows 8
18 12 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
19 9 (0.99%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (19.91%) ITIL
2 121 (13.31%) Migration
3 98 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 82 (9.02%) Load Balancing
5 76 (8.36%) High Availability
6 61 (6.71%) Change Management
7 55 (6.05%) Information Security
8 52 (5.72%) DevOps
9 51 (5.61%) Project Management
10 47 (5.17%) Service Delivery
11 46 (5.06%) Change Control
12 45 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 43 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
13 43 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
14 42 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (4.62%) SIEM
15 40 (4.40%) Open Source
15 40 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
16 37 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
16 37 (4.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (15.84%) SQL
2 142 (15.62%) PowerShell
3 71 (7.81%) Shell Script
4 55 (6.05%) Bash Shell
5 51 (5.61%) Perl
6 38 (4.18%) Python
7 31 (3.41%) Korn
8 20 (2.20%) VBScript
9 14 (1.54%) Ruby
10 7 (0.77%) C-shell
10 7 (0.77%) Java
10 7 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.66%) C
11 6 (0.66%) VB
12 3 (0.33%) C#
12 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.11%) C++
14 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 134 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 108 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (9.13%) SC Cleared
4 77 (8.47%) MCSE
5 64 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 43 (4.73%) CCNA
8 40 (4.40%) Degree
9 37 (4.07%) CISSP
10 36 (3.96%) MCSA
11 30 (3.30%) CCNP
12 22 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (2.20%) CISM
13 20 (2.20%) SANS
14 18 (1.98%) DV Cleared
15 16 (1.76%) MCITP
16 12 (1.32%) CISA
17 10 (1.10%) CCIE
17 10 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.39%) SLA
2 44 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.32%) GDPR
6 11 (1.21%) QA
7 8 (0.88%) PMO
8 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.55%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.44%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.33%) GCP
12 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 327 (35.97%) Active Directory
2 300 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (16.39%) Hyper-V
4 125 (13.75%) VMware ESXi
5 123 (13.53%) vSphere
6 55 (6.05%) XenApp
7 49 (5.39%) NFS
8 33 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (3.41%) XenDesktop
10 25 (2.75%) Samba
11 23 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 21 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 20 (2.20%) Docker
13 20 (2.20%) Firmware
13 20 (2.20%) Terminal Services
14 18 (1.98%) Veritas File System
14 18 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.65%) Oracle Clusterware
15 15 (1.65%) Xen
15 15 (1.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 105 (11.55%) NetBackup
2 97 (10.67%) SCCM
3 62 (6.82%) SCOM
4 56 (6.16%) Puppet
5 44 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 42 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 36 (3.96%) vCenter Server
8 34 (3.74%) Backup Exec
8 34 (3.74%) WSUS
9 27 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
10 26 (2.86%) Tivoli
11 25 (2.75%) HP Data Protector
11 25 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (2.53%) Ansible
14 19 (2.09%) BladeLogic
15 17 (1.87%) EMC VPLEX
15 17 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
16 13 (1.43%) WMI
17 12 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 471 (51.82%) VMware
2 318 (34.98%) Microsoft
3 239 (26.29%) HP
4 236 (25.96%) Cisco
5 183 (20.13%) Citrix
6 164 (18.04%) NetApp
7 163 (17.93%) EMC
8 159 (17.49%) Red Hat
9 147 (16.17%) Oracle
10 105 (11.55%) IBM
11 84 (9.24%) Veritas
12 77 (8.47%) 3PAR
13 76 (8.36%) Brocade
14 69 (7.59%) Dell
15 63 (6.93%) Symantec
16 55 (6.05%) Juniper
17 47 (5.17%) SolarWinds
18 36 (3.96%) Sun
19 35 (3.85%) CheckPoint
19 35 (3.85%) CommVault