Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 343 283 243
Rank change year-on-year -60 -40 -84
Contract jobs citing SAN 605 851 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.90% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 6.77% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 591 593
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £216 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
England median hourly rate £42.85 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.41% +0.91% -
10th Percentile £16.50 £20.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £187.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +1.82% -

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 10,707 12,579 12,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.68% 13.32% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,646 7,762 7,259
England median daily rate £429 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £201 £205 £210
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 700 694
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +6.95% -25.20%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.70 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.24% -21.75%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 -14 219 £475 +5.56% 68
South East -4 153 £375 -11.76% 54
South West +1 72 £338 - 34
North of England -50 70 £375 +7.14% 75
Midlands -24 46 £375 +2.74% 51
East of England +6 42 £380 +19.69% 21
North West -37 34 £275 -31.25% 43
Yorkshire +13 32 £425 +13.33% 25
West Midlands -18 25 £375 +7.14% 32
East Midlands +7 21 £338 -5.59% 19
North East -18 4 £161 -46.33% 7
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 401 (66.28%) Windows
2 372 (61.49%) VMware
3 290 (47.93%) Active Directory
4 270 (44.63%) Microsoft
5 237 (39.17%) Windows Server
6 229 (37.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 185 (30.58%) DNS
8 180 (29.75%) Cisco
9 163 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 161 (26.61%) Linux
11 159 (26.28%) Data Centre
12 158 (26.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 153 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 148 (24.46%) SQL
15 147 (24.30%) PowerShell
16 145 (23.97%) HP
17 135 (22.31%) Firewall
18 134 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 133 (21.98%) Hyper-V
20 130 (21.49%) NAS
21 128 (21.16%) Migration
21 128 (21.16%) WAN
21 128 (21.16%) ITIL
22 124 (20.50%) LAN
23 123 (20.33%) DHCP
23 123 (20.33%) VMware ESXi
24 119 (19.67%) SQL Server
25 118 (19.50%) Office 365
26 110 (18.18%) NetApp
27 109 (18.02%) Amazon AWS

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 86 (14.21%) MS Exchange
2 60 (9.92%) Skype for Business
3 56 (9.26%) IIS
3 56 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 29 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (4.30%) OpenStack
6 20 (3.31%) Apache
7 14 (2.31%) JBoss
8 7 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.83%) Commerce Server
10 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.50%) Confluence
11 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 163 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (19.50%) Office 365
3 109 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (7.11%) IaaS
5 36 (5.95%) PaaS
6 26 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (2.81%) OpenShift
8 15 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (2.31%) Azure Stack
10 12 (1.98%) GitHub
11 11 (1.82%) SaaS
12 10 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 10 (1.65%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.83%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.66%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.66%) Yammer
16 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 185 (30.58%) DNS
2 135 (22.31%) Firewall
3 130 (21.49%) NAS
4 128 (21.16%) WAN
5 124 (20.50%) LAN
6 123 (20.33%) DHCP
7 83 (13.72%) TCP/IP
8 59 (9.75%) VPN
9 47 (7.77%) iSCSI
10 44 (7.27%) Fibre Channel
11 39 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (5.95%) Skype
13 32 (5.29%) VLAN
14 27 (4.46%) Wireless
15 26 (4.30%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (4.30%) VoIP
16 24 (3.97%) WLAN
17 23 (3.80%) Reverse Proxy
18 22 (3.64%) Internet
19 15 (2.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (3.14%) MySQL
6 17 (2.81%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.48%) Big Data
8 14 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.65%) DB2
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2017
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.99%) Power BI
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.66%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.66%) Relational Database
16 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (3.14%) MSI
2 13 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.98%) WiX
4 5 (0.83%) JIRA
4 5 (0.83%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.33%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (17.02%) Finance
2 39 (6.45%) Banking
3 18 (2.98%) Publishing
4 16 (2.64%) Law
5 11 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.49%) Back Office
8 8 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.32%) Retail
9 4 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (13.06%) Architect
3 42 (6.94%) Administrator
4 39 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
5 38 (6.28%) Support Engineer
6 33 (5.45%) Storage Engineer
6 33 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
7 30 (4.96%) Server Engineer
8 29 (4.79%) Consultant
8 29 (4.79%) VMware Engineer
9 27 (4.46%) Technical Architect
10 26 (4.30%) Analyst
10 26 (4.30%) IT Engineer
10 26 (4.30%) IT Support
10 26 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
11 23 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (3.14%) Network Engineer
14 18 (2.98%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.13%) Middleware
2 18 (2.98%) LDAP
3 15 (2.48%) .NET
4 14 (2.31%) J2EE
5 13 (2.15%) Web Services
6 11 (1.82%) RESTful
6 11 (1.82%) Software Packaging
6 11 (1.82%) Swagger
7 6 (0.99%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.99%) HTML
8 4 (0.66%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.66%) Spring
9 3 (0.50%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.50%) XML
9 3 (0.50%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.33%) SAML
10 2 (0.33%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.17%) CSS
11 1 (0.17%) RSS
11 1 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 159 (26.28%) Data Centre
2 72 (11.90%) Clustering
3 66 (10.91%) Replication
4 36 (5.95%) Management Information System
5 32 (5.29%) Public Cloud
6 24 (3.97%) PKI
7 23 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 19 (3.14%) EMC VNX
9 18 (2.98%) EMC VMAX
10 13 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.82%) Blog
11 11 (1.82%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.82%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.16%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.99%) CMDB
14 6 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.83%) EMC Centera
15 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 401 (66.28%) Windows
2 237 (39.17%) Windows Server
3 161 (26.61%) Linux
4 153 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (16.53%) Unix
7 81 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (9.92%) Solaris
9 50 (8.26%) Windows 10
10 32 (5.29%) AIX
11 31 (5.12%) CentOS
12 27 (4.46%) Windows 7
13 19 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (2.48%) Data ONTAP
15 10 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.65%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.49%) SUSE
17 7 (1.16%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.83%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (26.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 128 (21.16%) ITIL
2 128 (21.16%) Migration
3 72 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 67 (11.07%) High Availability
5 58 (9.59%) DevOps
6 51 (8.43%) Load Balancing
7 49 (8.10%) Storage Management
8 48 (7.93%) Change Management
8 48 (7.93%) Configuration Management
9 46 (7.60%) Service Management
10 41 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 38 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (5.45%) Task Automation
14 31 (5.12%) Data Migration
15 30 (4.96%) Server Virtualisation
16 29 (4.79%) Data Protection
16 29 (4.79%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 148 (24.46%) SQL
2 147 (24.30%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.29%) Python
4 27 (4.46%) Java
5 22 (3.64%) VB
6 21 (3.47%) C
7 20 (3.31%) Perl
8 17 (2.81%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.64%) VBScript
10 12 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.49%) Korn
12 7 (1.16%) PHP
13 6 (0.99%) C#
13 6 (0.99%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.83%) C++
15 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.50%) Go
17 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 62 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (6.94%) MCSE
6 33 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 32 (5.29%) CCNP
8 29 (4.79%) CCNA
9 26 (4.30%) Degree
10 24 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.64%) MCSA
12 15 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.65%) MCITP
13 10 (1.65%) MCP
14 9 (1.49%) CCIE
14 9 (1.49%) CISSP
15 8 (1.32%) CCSP
16 5 (0.83%) ISEB
16 5 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.28%) SLA
2 8 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.16%) QA
4 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) PMO
6 2 (0.33%) GDPR
6 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 290 (47.93%) Active Directory
2 229 (37.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (21.98%) Hyper-V
4 123 (20.33%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (11.07%) vSphere
6 52 (8.60%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (5.79%) XenApp
8 34 (5.62%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (5.29%) Docker
10 23 (3.80%) VMware NSX
11 17 (2.81%) NFS
12 16 (2.64%) vCloud
12 16 (2.64%) XenDesktop
13 15 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.98%) Shibboleth
15 11 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (1.32%) ISA Server
17 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 108 (17.85%) SCCM
2 48 (7.93%) SCOM
3 45 (7.44%) Ansible
4 43 (7.11%) vCenter Server
5 41 (6.78%) NetBackup
6 40 (6.61%) Puppet
7 37 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 35 (5.79%) WSUS
9 26 (4.30%) Kubernetes
10 23 (3.80%) vRealize
11 22 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 22 (3.64%) vMotion
12 19 (3.14%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (2.98%) QRadar
13 18 (2.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 15 (2.48%) SCOrch
17 14 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 372 (61.49%) VMware
2 270 (44.63%) Microsoft
3 180 (29.75%) Cisco
4 145 (23.97%) HP
5 110 (18.18%) NetApp
6 86 (14.21%) Citrix
6 86 (14.21%) EMC
7 75 (12.40%) Dell
8 72 (11.90%) Red Hat
9 68 (11.24%) Oracle
10 57 (9.42%) IBM
11 39 (6.45%) Veritas
12 38 (6.28%) 3PAR
12 38 (6.28%) CheckPoint
13 37 (6.12%) Symantec
14 29 (4.79%) Brocade
15 25 (4.13%) SolarWinds
16 23 (3.80%) F5
17 22 (3.64%) ServiceNow
18 19 (3.14%) Juniper