Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 232 174
Rank change year-on-year -60 -58 -41
Contract jobs citing SAN 816 1,013 1,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.14% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 8.28% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 641 1,183
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £230 £260
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 30
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +50.75% -14.90%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £187.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £24.88
% change year-on-year +3.70% +35.68% -14.90%

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 12,578 12,232 15,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.76% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,718 7,379 9,506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 680 695
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -91 281 £456 +6.73% 72
South East -45 193 £425 +6.25% 30
North of England -9 166 £365 +4.29% 60
North West 0 83 £400 -4.19% 30
Midlands -30 79 £350 +7.69% 26
South West -17 52 £285 -18.57% 15
Yorkshire +6 51 £369 +5.36% 27
East of England -7 49 £375 +7.14% 13
West Midlands -21 49 £313 -10.71% 11
North East -14 32 £333 +2.31% 3
East Midlands -25 29 £370 +15.63% 15
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 505 (61.89%) Windows
2 487 (59.68%) VMware
3 331 (40.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 322 (39.46%) Active Directory
5 317 (38.85%) Windows Server
6 313 (38.36%) Microsoft
7 275 (33.70%) Linux
8 222 (27.21%) Unix
9 215 (26.35%) HP
10 211 (25.86%) NAS
11 207 (25.37%) Cisco
12 191 (23.41%) ITIL
13 189 (23.16%) Firewall
14 187 (22.92%) Citrix
15 173 (21.20%) Oracle
16 172 (21.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 169 (20.71%) Hyper-V
18 162 (19.85%) SQL Server
19 161 (19.73%) EMC
20 159 (19.49%) DNS
21 148 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
22 147 (18.01%) SQL
22 147 (18.01%) NetApp
23 145 (17.77%) Security Cleared
24 144 (17.65%) Finance
25 139 (17.03%) Migration
25 139 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
25 139 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
25 139 (17.03%) Data Centre
26 138 (16.91%) PowerShell

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
1 127 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 103 (12.62%) IIS
3 66 (8.09%) SharePoint
4 51 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 45 (5.51%) Apache
6 33 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 19 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (1.96%) OpenStack
12 15 (1.84%) JBoss
13 13 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (1.59%) Confluence
14 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.61%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.49%) SAS
16 3 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 139 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (14.95%) Office 365
3 101 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (5.27%) IaaS
5 24 (2.94%) PaaS
6 20 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.45%) SaaS
7 13 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.59%) Serverless
8 12 (1.47%) Yammer
9 8 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.61%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.49%) GitHub
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.25%) G Suite
13 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 211 (25.86%) NAS
2 189 (23.16%) Firewall
3 159 (19.49%) DNS
4 128 (15.69%) LAN
5 125 (15.32%) WAN
6 103 (12.62%) DHCP
7 96 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 72 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
9 63 (7.72%) VPN
10 60 (7.35%) iSCSI
11 44 (5.39%) Skype
12 42 (5.15%) NetScaler
13 40 (4.90%) VLAN
14 37 (4.53%) MPLS
15 29 (3.55%) Internet
16 26 (3.19%) Wireless
17 25 (3.06%) VoIP
18 22 (2.70%) DMZ
19 19 (2.33%) Network Security
20 18 (2.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.78%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.06%) DB2
4 18 (2.21%) MySQL
5 13 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 13 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.98%) QlikView
10 7 (0.86%) Big Data
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.74%) Ingres
12 5 (0.61%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.33%) JIRA
3 12 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.10%) GitLab
5 8 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.37%) CF BOSH
8 3 (0.37%) MSI
8 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
9 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.12%) Maven
10 1 (0.12%) Subversion
10 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 144 (17.65%) Finance
2 68 (8.33%) Banking
3 19 (2.33%) Legal
4 17 (2.08%) Law
5 15 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 15 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.47%) Retail
8 9 (1.10%) Military
9 7 (0.86%) Advertising
10 6 (0.74%) Games
11 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.61%) Marketing
12 4 (0.49%) Automotive
12 4 (0.49%) Back Office
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) International Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 138 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (12.38%) Architect
3 71 (8.70%) Administrator
4 60 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 58 (7.11%) Storage Engineer
6 55 (6.74%) Infrastructure Architect
7 45 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 43 (5.27%) Consultant
9 38 (4.66%) Analyst
10 36 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
11 35 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support
12 32 (3.92%) Project Manager
13 30 (3.68%) Server Engineer
14 29 (3.55%) Technical Architect
15 28 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
16 26 (3.19%) VMware Engineer
17 25 (3.06%) Network Engineer
17 25 (3.06%) Unix Administrator
18 22 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
19 21 (2.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.23%) Middleware
2 37 (4.53%) Web Services
3 23 (2.82%) LDAP
4 20 (2.45%) .NET
5 12 (1.47%) J2EE
6 11 (1.35%) HTML
7 10 (1.23%) XML
8 8 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (0.98%) Oracle Streams
9 7 (0.86%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.86%) JMS
10 6 (0.74%) Java EE
10 6 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
10 6 (0.74%) Regular Expression
11 5 (0.61%) Web Services Management
12 4 (0.49%) CSS
12 4 (0.49%) JSON
13 3 (0.37%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.37%) Node.js
13 3 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 110 (13.48%) Clustering
3 77 (9.44%) Replication
4 56 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (5.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 30 (3.68%) Fat Client
6 30 (3.68%) Thin Client
7 29 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 27 (3.31%) EMC VMAX
9 25 (3.06%) EMC VNX
9 25 (3.06%) PKI
10 24 (2.94%) Public Cloud
11 22 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (2.08%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.96%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.84%) Computer Science
15 14 (1.72%) HP Storage
15 14 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
16 13 (1.59%) Celerra
17 12 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 505 (61.89%) Windows
2 317 (38.85%) Windows Server
3 275 (33.70%) Linux
4 222 (27.21%) Unix
5 148 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 127 (15.56%) Solaris
8 120 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (9.07%) AIX
10 40 (4.90%) Windows 10
11 39 (4.78%) Windows 7
12 32 (3.92%) Windows XP
13 28 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (2.21%) CentOS
15 17 (2.08%) HPUX
16 11 (1.35%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 11 (1.35%) Windows NT
17 10 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (23.41%) ITIL
2 172 (21.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 139 (17.03%) Migration
4 95 (11.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (8.46%) Service Delivery
7 58 (7.11%) High Availability
8 53 (6.50%) Configuration Management
9 51 (6.25%) Project Management
10 47 (5.76%) DevOps
10 47 (5.76%) Load Balancing
11 43 (5.27%) Capacity Planning
12 42 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (5.02%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (4.90%) Storage Management
15 38 (4.66%) Network Design
16 36 (4.41%) Service Management
17 35 (4.29%) Problem Management
18 34 (4.17%) Data Protection
19 31 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.01%) SQL
2 138 (16.91%) PowerShell
3 43 (5.27%) Shell Script
4 38 (4.66%) Perl
5 28 (3.43%) Java
6 25 (3.06%) Python
7 24 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 24 (2.94%) C
8 19 (2.33%) Korn
9 15 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.72%) AWK
10 14 (1.72%) VB
11 13 (1.59%) C#
12 11 (1.35%) VBScript
13 9 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.98%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.74%) Ruby
16 3 (0.37%) sed
16 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 145 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 109 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 71 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (6.00%) MCSE
6 31 (3.80%) CCNA
7 30 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.94%) CCNP
8 24 (2.94%) Degree
9 19 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.96%) MCSA
11 14 (1.72%) CCIE
11 14 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.59%) ISEB
12 13 (1.59%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.35%) CCA
14 9 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.64%) SLA
2 15 (1.84%) GDPR
3 7 (0.86%) PMO
4 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) QA
5 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.25%) RMADS
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 331 (40.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 322 (39.46%) Active Directory
3 169 (20.71%) Hyper-V
4 123 (15.07%) vSphere
5 113 (13.85%) VMware ESXi
6 83 (10.17%) XenApp
7 49 (6.00%) NFS
8 42 (5.15%) XenDesktop
9 41 (5.02%) Virtual Servers
10 38 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 19 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
13 19 (2.33%) XenServer
14 15 (1.84%) Docker
14 15 (1.84%) Firmware
14 15 (1.84%) VMware NSX
15 14 (1.72%) DFS Replication
15 14 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
15 14 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 127 (15.56%) SCCM
2 73 (8.95%) NetBackup
3 59 (7.23%) SCOM
4 43 (5.27%) Puppet
5 40 (4.90%) Ansible
6 37 (4.53%) WSUS
7 34 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 34 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (3.55%) vCenter Server
9 27 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
10 23 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (2.57%) Backup Exec
11 21 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 16 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
13 15 (1.84%) Data Guard
14 14 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (1.72%) Tivoli
14 14 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 13 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 487 (59.68%) VMware
2 313 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 215 (26.35%) HP
4 207 (25.37%) Cisco
5 187 (22.92%) Citrix
6 173 (21.20%) Oracle
7 161 (19.73%) EMC
8 147 (18.01%) NetApp
9 115 (14.09%) Red Hat
10 111 (13.60%) IBM
11 69 (8.46%) Veritas
12 68 (8.33%) Dell
13 59 (7.23%) Brocade
14 54 (6.62%) McAfee
15 49 (6.00%) 3PAR
15 49 (6.00%) Sun
16 36 (4.41%) Ivanti
17 35 (4.29%) Symantec
18 34 (4.17%) Veeam
19 31 (3.80%) Remedy