Period
to 21 March 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 21 March 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 317 287 233
Rank change year-on-year -30 -54 -53
Contract jobs citing SAN 700 808 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.87% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.24% 6.60% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 539 610
England median daily rate £388 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% -3.80%
10th Percentile £239 £258 £235
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 21
England median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.51% -52.33% +56.36%
10th Percentile £14.65 £13.30 £21.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.20 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £44.59 £17.55 £43.00
% change year-on-year +154.04% -59.18% +56.36%

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 11,223 12,249 12,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.68% 13.19% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,871 7,607 7,652
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 655 670
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -11.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.03 £19.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.52% -11.40% -12.00%

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 21 March 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 21 March 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 21 March 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 -43 222 £425 - 83
South East +14 192 £375 -6.25% 59
North of England -22 120 £350 +2.87% 79
Midlands -38 76 £375 - 43
Yorkshire +44 73 £375 -11.76% 37
South West -3 63 £365 +4.29% 13
North West -21 37 £325 -13.33% 40
West Midlands -40 37 £375 - 27
East Midlands +5 36 £350 - 16
East of England -8 31 £300 -6.25% 10
North East -25 10 £429 +43.00% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 March 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.

1 452 (64.57%) Windows
2 447 (63.86%) VMware
3 294 (42.00%) Active Directory
4 276 (39.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 268 (38.29%) Microsoft
6 267 (38.14%) Windows Server
7 231 (33.00%) Cisco
8 196 (28.00%) Firewall
9 180 (25.71%) Data Centre
10 178 (25.43%) Linux
11 171 (24.43%) Office 365
12 169 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 163 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 156 (22.29%) SQL
15 155 (22.14%) PowerShell
16 147 (21.00%) ITIL
17 146 (20.86%) DNS
18 145 (20.71%) NetApp
19 142 (20.29%) WAN
20 135 (19.29%) LAN
20 135 (19.29%) NAS
21 133 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
21 133 (19.00%) SQL Server
22 130 (18.57%) Citrix
22 130 (18.57%) Hyper-V
23 129 (18.43%) Finance
24 125 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
25 124 (17.71%) SCCM
26 115 (16.43%) HP
27 112 (16.00%) Migration

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 85 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 70 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 67 (9.57%) Skype for Business
4 40 (5.71%) IIS
5 32 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (3.43%) Apache
8 9 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.00%) Confluence
10 7 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.29%) CMS
14 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 171 (24.43%) Office 365
2 169 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (6.00%) IaaS
5 30 (4.29%) PaaS
6 27 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (2.57%) SaaS
8 15 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.43%) Yammer
10 8 (1.14%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.14%) Akamai
13 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 196 (28.00%) Firewall
2 146 (20.86%) DNS
3 142 (20.29%) WAN
4 135 (19.29%) LAN
4 135 (19.29%) NAS
5 99 (14.14%) DHCP
6 98 (14.00%) VPN
7 92 (13.14%) TCP/IP
8 86 (12.29%) iSCSI
9 64 (9.14%) Cisco ASA
10 61 (8.71%) Fibre Channel
11 44 (6.29%) Skype
11 44 (6.29%) VoIP
12 41 (5.86%) Wireless
13 40 (5.71%) VLAN
14 39 (5.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (4.57%) Internet
16 31 (4.43%) BGP
16 31 (4.43%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (4.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.14%) Big Data
3 16 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.71%) MySQL
6 12 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.43%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.71%) DB2
14 4 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (2.43%) MSI
2 11 (1.57%) WiX
3 10 (1.43%) JIRA
4 5 (0.71%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.71%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Hudson
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.29%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 129 (18.43%) Finance
2 41 (5.86%) Banking
3 19 (2.71%) Law
4 14 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.00%) Advertising
8 5 (0.71%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Electronics
9 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Retail
10 2 (0.29%) International Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (19.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (11.57%) Architect
3 45 (6.43%) Analyst
4 40 (5.71%) Administrator
4 40 (5.71%) Consultant
4 40 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
5 38 (5.43%) Network Engineer
6 30 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 30 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
7 28 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (4.00%) Server Engineer
7 28 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
8 27 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
9 26 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
11 24 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 24 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 23 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.43%) Web Services
2 22 (3.14%) Middleware
3 21 (3.00%) .NET
4 10 (1.43%) LDAP
4 10 (1.43%) XML
5 9 (1.29%) HTML
6 8 (1.14%) Software Packaging
7 7 (1.00%) J2EE
8 6 (0.86%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.71%) Flash
9 5 (0.71%) JSON
9 5 (0.71%) WAP
10 4 (0.57%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.57%) Spring
10 4 (0.57%) XML Schema
11 3 (0.43%) SAML
11 3 (0.43%) XSLT
12 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 1 (0.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 180 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 66 (9.43%) Clustering
3 43 (6.14%) Replication
4 35 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.71%) Public Cloud
6 32 (4.57%) PKI
7 25 (3.57%) Fat Client
7 25 (3.57%) Thin Client
8 24 (3.43%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.00%) Private Cloud
10 19 (2.71%) EMC VNX
11 16 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
12 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.29%) HP StoreVirtual
13 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Licensing
14 8 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (1.00%) Blackberry
16 6 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 452 (64.57%) Windows
2 267 (38.14%) Windows Server
3 178 (25.43%) Linux
4 133 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 125 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (12.43%) Unix
7 68 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (8.14%) Windows 10
9 37 (5.29%) Solaris
10 33 (4.71%) Windows 7
11 24 (3.43%) Data ONTAP
12 23 (3.29%) AIX
13 18 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.43%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.29%) CentOS
16 8 (1.14%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.71%) Kali Linux
19 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
20 3 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (21.00%) ITIL
3 112 (16.00%) Migration
4 68 (9.71%) High Availability
5 64 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 64 (9.14%) Load Balancing
6 55 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (6.86%) Change Management
8 42 (6.00%) DevOps
9 38 (5.43%) Service Management
9 38 (5.43%) Storage Management
10 35 (5.00%) Data Protection
11 32 (4.57%) Server Virtualisation
12 30 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
13 29 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (3.71%) Mentoring
14 26 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
15 25 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 156 (22.29%) SQL
2 155 (22.14%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.57%) Bash Shell
4 36 (5.14%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.43%) Java
6 23 (3.29%) Perl
7 19 (2.71%) C
7 19 (2.71%) VB
8 18 (2.57%) Python
9 11 (1.57%) VBScript
10 10 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.29%) PHP
12 7 (1.00%) C#
12 7 (1.00%) Ruby
13 5 (0.71%) Lua
14 4 (0.57%) Korn
15 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.14%) C-shell
16 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 89 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 72 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 63 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (7.71%) MCSE
6 49 (7.00%) CCNP
7 42 (6.00%) CCNA
8 39 (5.57%) Degree
9 31 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.14%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.29%) MCSA
12 13 (1.86%) MCITP
13 12 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.43%) CCA
14 10 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.43%) SANS
15 8 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.00%) NCDA
17 6 (0.86%) CISSP
17 6 (0.86%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.29%) SLA
2 11 (1.57%) QA
3 4 (0.57%) GDPR
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.43%) PMO
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 294 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 276 (39.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (18.57%) Hyper-V
4 109 (15.57%) VMware ESXi
5 64 (9.14%) XenApp
6 49 (7.00%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (6.71%) vSphere
8 36 (5.14%) Virtual Servers
8 36 (5.14%) XenDesktop
9 33 (4.71%) NFS
10 24 (3.43%) XenServer
11 22 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (1.71%) Docker
13 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (1.57%) VMware NSX
15 8 (1.14%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.71%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.71%) vCloud
16 5 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 124 (17.71%) SCCM
2 68 (9.71%) NetBackup
3 54 (7.71%) SCOM
4 33 (4.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 31 (4.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 21 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (2.86%) vCenter Server
8 19 (2.71%) Failover Clustering
9 18 (2.57%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (2.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 17 (2.43%) SCOrch
11 15 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 14 (2.00%) WSUS
13 13 (1.86%) Puppet
14 12 (1.71%) Ansible
14 12 (1.71%) Nessus
14 12 (1.71%) QRadar
14 12 (1.71%) Tivoli
15 10 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 447 (63.86%) VMware
2 268 (38.29%) Microsoft
3 231 (33.00%) Cisco
4 145 (20.71%) NetApp
5 130 (18.57%) Citrix
6 115 (16.43%) HP
7 102 (14.57%) Dell
8 87 (12.43%) Oracle
9 84 (12.00%) EMC
10 72 (10.29%) IBM
11 59 (8.43%) CheckPoint
12 57 (8.14%) Red Hat
13 56 (8.00%) Veritas
14 47 (6.71%) Symantec
15 42 (6.00%) SolarWinds
16 35 (5.00%) McAfee
17 32 (4.57%) Google
18 29 (4.14%) Brocade
19 24 (3.43%) Juniper
20 23 (3.29%) F5