Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 237 195
Rank change year-on-year -69 -42 -35
Contract jobs citing SAN 797 1,023 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.11% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.37% 8.07% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 617 990
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +57.89% -13.64%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.87 £12.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £54.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.13 £23.75
% change year-on-year +42.22% +18.42% -13.64%

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 12,508 12,681 14,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.76% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,573 7,797 9,207
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 662 738
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.61 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.80 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.30% -15.70% +14.18%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -86 258 £450 +2.86% 101
South East -44 194 £411 +2.81% 49
North of England -3 168 £375 +14.50% 75
Yorkshire +32 74 £375 +20.00% 32
North West -8 72 £410 +6.49% 37
Midlands -52 72 £350 +5.66% 36
South West -13 57 £355 -16.47% 21
East of England -9 49 £388 +19.23% 14
West Midlands -38 39 £350 - 15
East Midlands -20 27 £338 +3.85% 21
North East -29 22 £375 +15.83% 6
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 507 (63.61%) Windows
2 491 (61.61%) VMware
3 334 (41.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 330 (41.41%) Active Directory
5 323 (40.53%) Windows Server
6 305 (38.27%) Microsoft
7 247 (30.99%) Linux
8 220 (27.60%) NAS
9 208 (26.10%) Cisco
10 200 (25.09%) Firewall
11 192 (24.09%) HP
12 187 (23.46%) Unix
13 169 (21.20%) ITIL
14 168 (21.08%) NetApp
15 167 (20.95%) Oracle
16 166 (20.83%) Hyper-V
17 164 (20.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 154 (19.32%) SQL Server
18 154 (19.32%) EMC
19 147 (18.44%) Finance
20 142 (17.82%) Citrix
20 142 (17.82%) DNS
21 141 (17.69%) SQL
22 135 (16.94%) WAN
22 135 (16.94%) Security Cleared
23 134 (16.81%) Data Centre
23 134 (16.81%) LAN
23 134 (16.81%) Migration
24 131 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
25 129 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 115 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 66 (8.28%) IIS
3 45 (5.65%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.52%) Apache
5 42 (5.27%) Skype for Business
6 24 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (2.89%) Tomcat
8 20 (2.51%) OpenStack
9 18 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.25%) JBoss
12 9 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.13%) Confluence
12 9 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.38%) CMS
14 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.38%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.38%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 131 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (15.81%) Office 365
3 110 (13.80%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (5.52%) IaaS
5 29 (3.64%) PaaS
6 16 (2.01%) SaaS
7 15 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.13%) Yammer
9 6 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.75%) Serverless
10 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.63%) GitHub
10 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 220 (27.60%) NAS
2 200 (25.09%) Firewall
3 142 (17.82%) DNS
4 135 (16.94%) WAN
5 134 (16.81%) LAN
6 99 (12.42%) TCP/IP
7 91 (11.42%) DHCP
8 73 (9.16%) Fibre Channel
9 72 (9.03%) iSCSI
10 57 (7.15%) VPN
11 40 (5.02%) VLAN
12 37 (4.64%) Wireless
13 34 (4.27%) Skype
14 29 (3.64%) MPLS
15 28 (3.51%) VoIP
16 27 (3.39%) Internet
17 25 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (3.01%) NetScaler
19 19 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 19 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.51%) Hadoop
4 18 (2.26%) MySQL
5 15 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.76%) DB2
7 13 (1.63%) Big Data
8 11 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.75%) Ingres
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.75%) QlikView
13 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (2.26%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.38%) JIRA
3 11 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.75%) MSI
6 5 (0.63%) GitLab
6 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.50%) Toad
8 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.38%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.25%) Ant
9 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.25%) Bower
9 2 (0.25%) Gradle
9 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.25%) Spinnaker
9 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (18.44%) Finance
2 55 (6.90%) Banking
3 27 (3.39%) Law
4 17 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.38%) Legal
8 8 (1.00%) Advertising
9 7 (0.88%) Retail
10 6 (0.75%) Military
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) International Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.50%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Local Government
12 3 (0.38%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) Games
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 98 (12.30%) Architect
3 66 (8.28%) Administrator
4 63 (7.90%) Storage Engineer
5 50 (6.27%) Infrastructure Architect
6 49 (6.15%) Analyst
7 43 (5.40%) Consultant
7 43 (5.40%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 27 (3.39%) Technical Architect
12 25 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support
12 25 (3.14%) Server Engineer
13 23 (2.89%) Network Engineer
13 23 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (2.51%) Infrastructure Manager
14 20 (2.51%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 19 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.54%) Middleware
2 32 (4.02%) Web Services
3 26 (3.26%) .NET
4 18 (2.26%) J2EE
4 18 (2.26%) LDAP
5 8 (1.00%) HTML
5 8 (1.00%) XML
6 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.75%) Java EE
7 6 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle Streams
8 5 (0.63%) Flash
8 5 (0.63%) JMS
8 5 (0.63%) JSON
9 4 (0.50%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.50%) LAMP
10 3 (0.38%) Node.js
10 3 (0.38%) Spring
10 3 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 134 (16.81%) Data Centre
2 109 (13.68%) Clustering
3 70 (8.78%) Replication
4 54 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (5.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 38 (4.77%) EMC VMAX
7 30 (3.76%) EMC VNX
8 26 (3.26%) Fat Client
8 26 (3.26%) Thin Client
9 24 (3.01%) Public Cloud
10 22 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
12 17 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (2.13%) PKI
13 16 (2.01%) HP Storage
13 16 (2.01%) HP StoreVirtual
14 15 (1.88%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.88%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.63%) Celerra
15 13 (1.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 507 (63.61%) Windows
2 323 (40.53%) Windows Server
3 247 (30.99%) Linux
4 187 (23.46%) Unix
5 129 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 115 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 106 (13.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 100 (12.55%) Solaris
9 61 (7.65%) AIX
10 44 (5.52%) Windows 10
11 39 (4.89%) Windows 7
12 27 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (3.14%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
15 16 (2.01%) CentOS
16 13 (1.63%) HPUX
17 10 (1.25%) Windows 2000
18 9 (1.13%) Windows NT
19 8 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 7 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.20%) ITIL
2 164 (20.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (16.81%) Migration
4 95 (11.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
6 57 (7.15%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (6.65%) High Availability
8 46 (5.77%) Data Protection
8 46 (5.77%) Storage Management
9 43 (5.40%) Project Management
10 42 (5.27%) Service Delivery
11 39 (4.89%) DevOps
11 39 (4.89%) Network Design
12 38 (4.77%) Configuration Management
13 35 (4.39%) Change Control
13 35 (4.39%) Load Balancing
14 34 (4.27%) Performance Management
15 31 (3.89%) Virtual Environments
16 30 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (3.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.69%) SQL
2 128 (16.06%) PowerShell
3 32 (4.02%) Perl
4 30 (3.76%) Shell Script
5 26 (3.26%) Python
6 25 (3.14%) Bash Shell
6 25 (3.14%) JavaScript
7 24 (3.01%) C
7 24 (3.01%) Java
8 14 (1.76%) VB
9 13 (1.63%) C#
10 9 (1.13%) VBScript
11 8 (1.00%) Korn
11 8 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.75%) Ruby
13 5 (0.63%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.38%) AWK
14 3 (0.38%) Groovy
14 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 135 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 100 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (6.78%) MCSE
6 34 (4.27%) DV Cleared
7 32 (4.02%) CCNA
7 32 (4.02%) Degree
8 26 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (2.76%) CCNP
10 17 (2.13%) MCSA
11 12 (1.51%) ISEB
11 12 (1.51%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (1.38%) CCIE
12 11 (1.38%) NCDA
12 11 (1.38%) NCIE
12 11 (1.38%) NCSIE
13 10 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.27%) SLA
2 14 (1.76%) GDPR
3 5 (0.63%) PMO
4 4 (0.50%) QA
5 3 (0.38%) COBIT
5 3 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.25%) RMADS
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 334 (41.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 330 (41.41%) Active Directory
3 166 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 103 (12.92%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (12.30%) vSphere
6 58 (7.28%) XenApp
7 51 (6.40%) NFS
8 38 (4.77%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (4.64%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 26 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (3.26%) XenDesktop
12 20 (2.51%) Firmware
13 17 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (1.88%) Docker
15 14 (1.76%) XenServer
16 12 (1.51%) DFS Replication
16 12 (1.51%) KVM
16 12 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 107 (13.43%) SCCM
2 69 (8.66%) NetBackup
3 45 (5.65%) SCOM
4 37 (4.64%) McAfee ePO
4 37 (4.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (4.02%) Puppet
6 30 (3.76%) Ansible
7 25 (3.14%) vCenter Server
7 25 (3.14%) WSUS
8 23 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (2.38%) Tivoli
10 16 (2.01%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.88%) Data Guard
11 15 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.51%) OpenView
13 12 (1.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 10 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (1.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 491 (61.61%) VMware
2 305 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 208 (26.10%) Cisco
4 192 (24.09%) HP
5 168 (21.08%) NetApp
6 167 (20.95%) Oracle
7 154 (19.32%) EMC
8 142 (17.82%) Citrix
9 110 (13.80%) IBM
10 82 (10.29%) Red Hat
11 68 (8.53%) Veritas
12 61 (7.65%) McAfee
13 59 (7.40%) Dell
14 49 (6.15%) 3PAR
14 49 (6.15%) Brocade
15 33 (4.14%) Veeam
16 26 (3.26%) Hitachi
17 25 (3.14%) Juniper
18 24 (3.01%) F5
18 24 (3.01%) Sun