Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 243 202
Rank change year-on-year -100 -41 -14
Contract jobs citing SAN 723 1,041 1,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 1.10% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 8.03% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 633 887
England median daily rate £385 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £235
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 31
England median hourly rate £41.50 £19.38 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.14% -25.46% -3.70%
10th Percentile £14.74 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £54.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £23.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year +72.04% -13.08% -0.93%

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 12,542 12,962 14,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 13.64% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,630 8,047 8,747
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 652 729
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -115 220 £400 -5.88% 63
South East -32 194 £386 -3.44% 47
North of England -10 152 £375 +13.64% 53
Yorkshire +30 88 £369 +1.72% 21
Midlands -66 72 £350 - 40
North West -27 52 £400 +14.29% 28
South West -31 50 £300 -29.41% 16
East of England -33 35 £325 -2.99% 14
West Midlands -55 33 £350 - 20
East Midlands -34 30 £350 - 20
North East -39 12 £429 +32.00% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 489 (67.63%) Windows
2 460 (63.62%) VMware
3 311 (43.02%) Windows Server
4 299 (41.36%) Active Directory
5 289 (39.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 275 (38.04%) Microsoft
7 226 (31.26%) Linux
8 202 (27.94%) Firewall
9 199 (27.52%) Cisco
10 198 (27.39%) NAS
11 158 (21.85%) HP
12 155 (21.44%) NetApp
13 147 (20.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 142 (19.64%) Data Centre
15 140 (19.36%) SQL
16 139 (19.23%) WAN
17 138 (19.09%) LAN
18 137 (18.95%) Unix
19 136 (18.81%) Citrix
20 135 (18.67%) Oracle
20 135 (18.67%) Office 365
21 133 (18.40%) Hyper-V
21 133 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
21 133 (18.40%) Finance
22 132 (18.26%) Migration
23 130 (17.98%) SQL Server
23 130 (17.98%) DNS
24 127 (17.57%) PowerShell
25 123 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
26 121 (16.74%) ITIL

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 96 (13.28%) MS Exchange
2 43 (5.95%) IIS
3 40 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 36 (4.98%) Skype for Business
5 35 (4.84%) Apache
6 20 (2.77%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.07%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.38%) JBoss
9 10 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.24%) Confluence
10 9 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.41%) GemFire
13 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.28%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 135 (18.67%) Office 365
2 133 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (6.22%) IaaS
5 32 (4.43%) PaaS
6 20 (2.77%) SaaS
7 14 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.97%) Yammer
10 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.69%) GitHub
12 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 202 (27.94%) Firewall
2 198 (27.39%) NAS
3 139 (19.23%) WAN
4 138 (19.09%) LAN
5 130 (17.98%) DNS
6 94 (13.00%) TCP/IP
7 75 (10.37%) DHCP
8 72 (9.96%) iSCSI
9 67 (9.27%) VPN
10 51 (7.05%) Fibre Channel
11 40 (5.53%) VLAN
12 37 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (4.56%) Wireless
14 32 (4.43%) VoIP
15 29 (4.01%) Internet
16 28 (3.87%) Skype
17 25 (3.46%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (2.90%) BGP
19 19 (2.63%) NetScaler
19 19 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.77%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.80%) Big Data
7 12 (1.66%) MySQL
8 9 (1.24%) DB2
8 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) Ingres
11 4 (0.55%) MS Access
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (1.38%) JIRA
4 9 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.97%) MSI
7 5 (0.69%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.69%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.55%) GitLab
8 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.55%) Toad
8 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.41%) CF BOSH
10 2 (0.28%) Ant
10 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.28%) Bower
10 2 (0.28%) Gradle
10 2 (0.28%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 133 (18.40%) Finance
2 39 (5.39%) Banking
3 27 (3.73%) Law
4 15 (2.07%) Financial Institution
4 15 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.11%) Legal
6 7 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.83%) Advertising
7 6 (0.83%) Military
7 6 (0.83%) Publishing
8 5 (0.69%) Retail
9 3 (0.41%) Local Government
9 3 (0.41%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 96 (13.28%) Architect
3 59 (8.16%) Administrator
4 49 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 46 (6.36%) Storage Engineer
6 43 (5.95%) Analyst
7 41 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (5.53%) Consultant
9 34 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 29 (4.01%) Network Engineer
10 29 (4.01%) Support Engineer
11 26 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support
11 26 (3.60%) Technical Architect
12 25 (3.46%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.46%) Server Engineer
13 23 (3.18%) VMware Engineer
14 22 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 19 (2.63%) NetBackup Engineer
15 19 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
15 19 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (9.13%) Middleware
2 33 (4.56%) Web Services
3 14 (1.94%) LDAP
4 12 (1.66%) .NET
5 8 (1.11%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.11%) XML
6 7 (0.97%) J2EE
6 7 (0.97%) JSON
7 6 (0.83%) Flash
7 6 (0.83%) HTML
7 6 (0.83%) Java EE
7 6 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.69%) JMS
9 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.55%) LAMP
10 3 (0.41%) Node.js
10 3 (0.41%) SAML
10 3 (0.41%) Spring
10 3 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 3 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 142 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 86 (11.89%) Clustering
3 50 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.09%) Replication
5 24 (3.32%) Fat Client
5 24 (3.32%) Thin Client
6 21 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.77%) EMC VMAX
7 20 (2.77%) EMC VNX
7 20 (2.77%) Enterprise Storage
7 20 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.49%) PKI
10 13 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.24%) HP StoreVirtual
13 8 (1.11%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.97%) IBM Storwize
14 7 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 489 (67.63%) Windows
2 311 (43.02%) Windows Server
3 226 (31.26%) Linux
4 137 (18.95%) Unix
5 123 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (12.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (9.82%) Solaris
9 50 (6.92%) Windows 10
10 47 (6.50%) AIX
11 39 (5.39%) Windows 7
12 23 (3.18%) Data ONTAP
13 22 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (2.90%) Windows XP
15 16 (2.21%) CentOS
16 11 (1.52%) Ubuntu
17 8 (1.11%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.97%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 5 (0.69%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (20.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 132 (18.26%) Migration
3 121 (16.74%) ITIL
4 80 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 65 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (6.50%) Data Protection
7 47 (6.50%) High Availability
8 38 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 38 (5.26%) Network Design
9 37 (5.12%) Change Control
9 37 (5.12%) Storage Management
10 35 (4.84%) DevOps
11 33 (4.56%) Project Management
12 32 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
13 31 (4.29%) Configuration Management
14 29 (4.01%) Patch Management
14 29 (4.01%) Service Delivery
15 28 (3.87%) Server Management
16 26 (3.60%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (19.36%) SQL
2 127 (17.57%) PowerShell
3 44 (6.09%) Bash Shell
4 36 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.29%) Python
6 30 (4.15%) Java
7 29 (4.01%) Perl
8 24 (3.32%) C
9 22 (3.04%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.35%) C#
11 16 (2.21%) VB
12 13 (1.80%) Ruby
13 7 (0.97%) Korn
14 6 (0.83%) VBScript
15 5 (0.69%) Lua
16 3 (0.41%) Groovy
17 2 (0.28%) AWK
17 2 (0.28%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 99 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 67 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (7.33%) MCSE
6 36 (4.98%) Degree
7 30 (4.15%) CCNA
7 30 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 25 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (3.32%) CCNP
10 14 (1.94%) MCSA
11 11 (1.52%) NCDA
11 11 (1.52%) NCIE
11 11 (1.52%) NCSIE
12 10 (1.38%) ISEB
12 10 (1.38%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.11%) CCA
14 8 (1.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.18%) SLA
2 6 (0.83%) GDPR
3 5 (0.69%) QA
4 3 (0.41%) COBIT
4 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.41%) PMO
5 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 299 (41.36%) Active Directory
2 289 (39.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (18.40%) Hyper-V
4 85 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 84 (11.62%) vSphere
6 66 (9.13%) XenApp
7 41 (5.67%) NFS
8 38 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (4.98%) XenDesktop
10 26 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (2.90%) Firmware
13 19 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 18 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (2.35%) XenServer
16 14 (1.94%) Docker
17 12 (1.66%) KVM
18 10 (1.38%) DFS Replication
18 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 114 (15.77%) SCCM
2 75 (10.37%) NetBackup
3 43 (5.95%) SCOM
4 37 (5.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (4.56%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (3.04%) Ansible
6 22 (3.04%) Puppet
6 22 (3.04%) vCenter Server
7 18 (2.49%) WSUS
8 17 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (2.07%) Data Guard
10 14 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (1.80%) OpenView
11 13 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (1.52%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.38%) Nagios
13 10 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 460 (63.62%) VMware
2 275 (38.04%) Microsoft
3 199 (27.52%) Cisco
4 158 (21.85%) HP
5 155 (21.44%) NetApp
6 136 (18.81%) Citrix
7 135 (18.67%) Oracle
8 109 (15.08%) IBM
9 99 (13.69%) EMC
10 72 (9.96%) Veritas
11 68 (9.41%) Red Hat
12 60 (8.30%) Dell
13 45 (6.22%) McAfee
14 38 (5.26%) Brocade
15 35 (4.84%) 3PAR
16 31 (4.29%) CheckPoint
16 31 (4.29%) Google
17 26 (3.60%) SolarWinds
18 25 (3.46%) Juniper
19 24 (3.32%) Veeam