Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 298 343 295
Rank change year-on-year +45 -48 -60
Contract jobs citing SAN 249 595 834
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.72% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 5.56% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 382 566
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £385 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -9.41% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.20 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +63.02% -18.46%
10th Percentile £31.00 £17.39 £20.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £187.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +34.92% +14.55%

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 4,180 10,706 12,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 12.89% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,436 6,627 7,725
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £636 £610 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 501 702
Median hourly rate £34.90 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.49% +17.50% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.37% +17.95% +5.26%

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 6 August 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 +123 119 £393 -17.37% 37
South East +67 48 £475 +19.87% 21
North of England +81 39 £450 +20.00% 23
North West +66 23 £450 +55.17% 17
East of England +66 16 £275 -27.15% 7
Yorkshire +57 16 £468 +16.88% 2
South West +24 14 £413 +10.00% 10
Midlands +62 9 £350 -6.67% 15
West Midlands +56 8 £350 -6.67% 10
East Midlands +46 1 £350 -9.68% 5
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 152 (61.04%) Windows
2 145 (58.23%) VMware
3 115 (46.18%) Active Directory
4 95 (38.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 92 (36.95%) Windows Server
6 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
7 71 (28.51%) Cisco
8 69 (27.71%) DNS
9 65 (26.10%) Security Cleared
10 63 (25.30%) Azure
11 61 (24.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 56 (22.49%) Citrix
13 54 (21.69%) DHCP
13 54 (21.69%) Linux
13 54 (21.69%) SC Cleared
14 53 (21.29%) Firewall
15 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 50 (20.08%) ITIL
16 50 (20.08%) EMC
17 47 (18.88%) HP
17 47 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 46 (18.47%) Hyper-V
18 46 (18.47%) SQL Server
19 45 (18.07%) WAN
19 45 (18.07%) Windows Server 2016
20 43 (17.27%) Office 365
21 42 (16.87%) PowerShell
21 42 (16.87%) LAN
22 41 (16.47%) Data Centre
23 40 (16.06%) MS Exchange

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 40 (16.06%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.23%) IIS
4 15 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.02%) Confluence
5 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.01%) Anypoint
6 5 (2.01%) Apache
6 5 (2.01%) Mule
7 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.40%) Liferay
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.30%) Azure
2 43 (17.27%) Office 365
3 24 (9.64%) AWS
4 14 (5.62%) IaaS
5 10 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.61%) GCP
6 9 (3.61%) PaaS
7 8 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.41%) SaaS
9 3 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.40%) Datadog
10 1 (0.40%) G Suite
10 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (27.71%) DNS
2 54 (21.69%) DHCP
3 53 (21.29%) Firewall
4 45 (18.07%) WAN
5 42 (16.87%) LAN
6 22 (8.84%) NAS
7 20 (8.03%) NetScaler
8 14 (5.62%) VLAN
9 13 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (5.22%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.42%) iSCSI
10 11 (4.42%) Network Security
10 11 (4.42%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (4.02%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.21%) IPv4
12 8 (3.21%) SSL
12 8 (3.21%) Structured Cabling
12 8 (3.21%) VPN
13 7 (2.81%) Internet
14 6 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.20%) MySQL
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.80%) DB2
6 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.01%) JIRA
4 4 (1.61%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.61%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.61%) Maven
4 4 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.40%) Hudson
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 37 (14.86%) Finance
2 11 (4.42%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.41%) Banking
3 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Legal
5 3 (1.20%) Automotive
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.20%) Law
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) International Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 48 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (7.23%) Analyst
4 17 (6.83%) Storage Engineer
5 15 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (5.62%) Architect
7 13 (5.22%) Consultant
7 13 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.22%) Storage Specialist
8 12 (4.82%) IT Engineer
8 12 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (4.42%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.02%) Administrator
11 9 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.61%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (3.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (3.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.81%) LDAP
2 6 (2.41%) RAML
3 4 (1.61%) YAML
4 3 (1.20%) LAMP
5 2 (0.80%) Flash
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.40%) HTML
6 1 (0.40%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 30 (12.05%) Clustering
3 25 (10.04%) Management Information System
4 24 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (7.23%) Replication
6 12 (4.82%) EMC VMAX
7 11 (4.42%) EMC VNX
7 11 (4.42%) HP StoreVirtual
8 10 (4.02%) IBM Storwize
9 8 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (2.81%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (2.81%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.01%) Blackberry
11 5 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.61%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.61%) NHS
12 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.20%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 152 (61.04%) Windows
2 92 (36.95%) Windows Server
3 54 (21.69%) Linux
4 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (18.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (13.65%) Windows 10
8 21 (8.43%) Unix
9 12 (4.82%) AIX
10 9 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.21%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (2.81%) CentOS
13 5 (2.01%) Debian
14 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.61%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.80%) Solaris
15 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (20.08%) ITIL
3 34 (13.65%) Migration
4 27 (10.84%) Patch Management
5 21 (8.43%) High Availability
6 19 (7.63%) Change Management
7 16 (6.43%) Data Protection
8 15 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (6.02%) Information Security
8 15 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (5.62%) Asset Management
9 14 (5.62%) DevOps
9 14 (5.62%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.22%) Server Management
11 12 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (4.42%) Service Management
13 10 (4.02%) Capacity Management
13 10 (4.02%) Network Management
13 10 (4.02%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 30 (12.05%) SQL
3 9 (3.61%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.81%) Python
5 6 (2.41%) C
6 5 (2.01%) Korn
6 5 (2.01%) Perl
6 5 (2.01%) VBScript
7 4 (1.61%) VB
8 3 (1.20%) PHP
9 2 (0.80%) AWK
9 2 (0.80%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (26.10%) Security Cleared
2 54 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (6.43%) DV Cleared
6 16 (6.43%) MCSE
7 14 (5.62%) CCNA
8 11 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.21%) CCNP
10 7 (2.81%) Degree
10 7 (2.81%) MCSA
11 6 (2.41%) CISSP
12 4 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.61%) MCP
12 4 (1.61%) RHCE
13 3 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (1.20%) CISA
13 3 (1.20%) CIW
13 3 (1.20%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) SLA
2 10 (4.02%) Government Security Classifications
2 10 (4.02%) NCSC
3 5 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.80%) GDPR
5 2 (0.80%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.40%) HL7
6 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 115 (46.18%) Active Directory
2 95 (38.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.47%) Hyper-V
4 37 (14.86%) XenApp
5 30 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (11.65%) vSphere
7 26 (10.44%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (6.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 15 (6.02%) Firmware
9 14 (5.62%) XenDesktop
10 8 (3.21%) NFS
10 8 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (2.01%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.61%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.61%) Samba
14 3 (1.20%) Docker
14 3 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (13.65%) SCCM
2 17 (6.83%) Puppet
3 16 (6.43%) Ansible
3 16 (6.43%) SCOM
4 14 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (5.62%) WSUS
5 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 12 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (4.42%) NetBackup
7 11 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (4.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (3.61%) Tivoli
10 8 (3.21%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (2.41%) AirWatch
11 6 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.01%) Nagios
12 5 (2.01%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.01%) vRealize
12 5 (2.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 145 (58.23%) VMware
2 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
3 71 (28.51%) Cisco
4 56 (22.49%) Citrix
5 50 (20.08%) EMC
6 47 (18.88%) HP
7 31 (12.45%) IBM
8 29 (11.65%) NetApp
9 28 (11.24%) Brocade
10 25 (10.04%) Dell
11 17 (6.83%) Palo Alto
11 17 (6.83%) SolarWinds
11 17 (6.83%) Symantec
12 15 (6.02%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.22%) Oracle
14 12 (4.82%) EqualLogic
14 12 (4.82%) Nimble Storage
14 12 (4.82%) Sophos
15 11 (4.42%) Hitachi
16 10 (4.02%) McAfee