Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 365 301 359
Rank change year-on-year -64 +58 -36
Contract jobs citing SAN 406 199 567
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.76% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 5.52% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 136 349
10th Percentile £250 £263 £231
25th Percentile £318 £313 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £403
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +0.63%
75th Percentile £520 £488 £488
90th Percentile £638 £538 £560
UK median daily rate £437 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +9.26% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 20
10th Percentile £24.50 £40.85 £18.96
25th Percentile £25.06 £41.50 £39.06
Median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% +95.00%
75th Percentile £62.44 £64.50 £82.50
90th Percentile £78.53 £65.70 "
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +20.00%

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 7,220 3,606 10,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.37% 13.69% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,659 2,287 6,725
10th Percentile £230 £204 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £630 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +9.94% +1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 168 505
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.70 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.31 £17.69 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.75 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.71% +33.68% +18.75%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year -29.13% +33.68% +25.00%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in England.

Daily rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in England

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in England

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -100 178 £494 +17.91% 36
South East -32 97 £437 -7.99% 25
Midlands -39 40 £326 -3.33% 33
South West -27 39 £295 -26.02% 16
North of England -66 26 £371 +5.86% 42
West Midlands -45 21 £345 +2.22% 19
East Midlands - 18 £320 - 14
North West -57 13 £375 +7.14% 24
North East -8 8 £160 - 3
East of England -46 8 £313 +13.64% 16
Yorkshire -43 5 £350 +7.69% 15
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 256 (63.05%) VMware
2 204 (50.25%) Windows
3 157 (38.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (32.51%) Active Directory
5 122 (30.05%) Azure
6 118 (29.06%) Linux
7 114 (28.08%) Windows Server
8 111 (27.34%) NAS
9 106 (26.11%) Microsoft
10 99 (24.38%) Cisco
11 93 (22.91%) HP
12 85 (20.94%) Security Cleared
13 76 (18.72%) Data Centre
14 73 (17.98%) SQL
15 72 (17.73%) Oracle
15 72 (17.73%) Microsoft 365
15 72 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 68 (16.75%) Dell
17 67 (16.50%) Migration
18 66 (16.26%) Firewall
18 66 (16.26%) WAN
19 65 (16.01%) DNS
19 65 (16.01%) Social Skills
20 61 (15.02%) EMC
21 59 (14.53%) SQL Server
21 59 (14.53%) Finance
22 58 (14.29%) Citrix
23 57 (14.04%) AWS
24 56 (13.79%) Red Hat
24 56 (13.79%) LAN

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 25 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.94%) Confluence
4 13 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (2.46%) Apache
7 8 (1.97%) Documentum
7 8 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.97%) IIS
7 8 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.74%) Site Server
11 2 (0.49%) CMS
11 2 (0.49%) JBoss
11 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.94%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.49%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 122 (30.05%) Azure
2 72 (17.73%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (14.04%) AWS
4 33 (8.13%) GCP
4 33 (8.13%) IaaS
5 24 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.20%) PaaS
7 12 (2.96%) GitHub
8 11 (2.71%) OneDrive
9 10 (2.46%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.97%) Mimecast
10 8 (1.97%) SaaS
11 6 (1.48%) Azure Storage
12 5 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.74%) Cohesity
14 3 (0.74%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.49%) Serverless
16 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 111 (27.34%) NAS
2 66 (16.26%) Firewall
2 66 (16.26%) WAN
3 65 (16.01%) DNS
4 56 (13.79%) LAN
5 46 (11.33%) TCP/IP
6 42 (10.34%) DHCP
7 34 (8.37%) VPN
8 23 (5.67%) iSCSI
9 22 (5.42%) Internet
10 20 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (4.68%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (3.94%) HTTP
13 16 (3.94%) NetScaler
14 15 (3.69%) VoIP
15 12 (2.96%) SSL
16 11 (2.71%) Network Security
17 10 (2.46%) Junos
17 10 (2.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.22%) DB2
4 9 (2.22%) MySQL
5 7 (1.72%) Big Data
5 7 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.23%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.99%) Riak
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (0.99%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (5.42%) JIRA
2 11 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.48%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.99%) MSI
6 2 (0.49%) Gradle
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) Emacs
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (16.01%) Social Skills
2 59 (14.53%) Finance
3 28 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 26 (6.40%) Banking
5 24 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 22 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.48%) Electronics
9 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.48%) Marketing
10 5 (1.23%) Back Office
11 4 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (0.99%) Local Government
12 3 (0.74%) Law
12 3 (0.74%) Police
13 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.49%) Military
13 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (16.75%) Architect
2 54 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (10.84%) Administrator
4 27 (6.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 27 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (6.40%) IT Engineer
6 23 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (5.42%) Consultant
7 22 (5.42%) Storage Engineer
8 21 (5.17%) Network Engineer
9 19 (4.68%) Analyst
10 18 (4.43%) Project Manager
11 17 (4.19%) Server Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
12 14 (3.45%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.96%) DBA
13 12 (2.96%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (2.46%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.68%) Web Services
2 15 (3.69%) Middleware
3 10 (2.46%) LDAP
4 8 (1.97%) Kafka
5 7 (1.72%) Flash
5 7 (1.72%) XML
6 6 (1.48%) JSON
7 5 (1.23%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 5 (1.23%) SAP Basis
7 5 (1.23%) SOAP
8 4 (0.99%) .NET
8 4 (0.99%) REST
9 3 (0.74%) LAMP
10 2 (0.49%) EDI
10 2 (0.49%) HTML
10 2 (0.49%) SAML
10 2 (0.49%) XSLT
11 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 76 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.13%) Replication
3 32 (7.88%) Clustering
4 16 (3.94%) PKI
5 14 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.96%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.71%) Cyberattack
7 11 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.46%) NHS
8 10 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 7 (1.72%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.48%) iPad
12 5 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 204 (50.25%) Windows
2 118 (29.06%) Linux
3 114 (28.08%) Windows Server
4 52 (12.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (11.58%) Unix
6 39 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (9.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 31 (7.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (5.67%) Windows 10
11 18 (4.43%) Solaris
12 10 (2.46%) CentOS
13 8 (1.97%) AIX
13 8 (1.97%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.48%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.99%) SUSE
17 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 67 (16.50%) Migration
3 52 (12.81%) ITIL
4 40 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (6.90%) DevOps
8 26 (6.40%) Configuration Management
8 26 (6.40%) Project Delivery
9 24 (5.91%) Identity Management
9 24 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (5.42%) Data Protection
10 22 (5.42%) Mentoring
11 21 (5.17%) High Availability
11 21 (5.17%) Project Management
11 21 (5.17%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.43%) Load Balancing
13 17 (4.19%) Architectural Design
13 17 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.94%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 73 (17.98%) SQL
2 54 (13.30%) PowerShell
3 37 (9.11%) Python
4 27 (6.65%) Bash Shell
5 23 (5.67%) Java
6 21 (5.17%) Perl
7 20 (4.93%) JavaScript
8 18 (4.43%) Ruby
9 17 (4.19%) PHP
10 12 (2.96%) VBScript
11 11 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.22%) VB
13 4 (0.99%) C#
13 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.74%) AWK
14 3 (0.74%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.74%) Korn
15 2 (0.49%) C
16 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 85 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.30%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.16%) MCSE
5 24 (5.91%) DV Cleared
6 20 (4.93%) Degree
7 18 (4.43%) CCNA
8 14 (3.45%) CCNP
8 14 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.22%) MCP
9 9 (2.22%) MCSA
10 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.72%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.23%) RHCE
13 4 (0.99%) CISSP
13 4 (0.99%) GIAC
13 4 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.40%) SLA
2 16 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (0.99%) HL7
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 22301
4 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.49%) NIST
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) IFRS
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 157 (38.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (32.51%) Active Directory
3 51 (12.56%) VMware ESXi
4 47 (11.58%) vSphere
5 37 (9.11%) Hyper-V
6 22 (5.42%) NFS
7 16 (3.94%) Docker
8 13 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (2.96%) XenApp
10 11 (2.71%) KVM
10 11 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (2.46%) SRDF
12 9 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (2.22%) Xen
13 8 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (1.97%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.72%) XenDesktop
15 6 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 55 (13.55%) SCCM
2 45 (11.08%) Ansible
3 34 (8.37%) Terraform
4 28 (6.90%) Puppet
5 26 (6.40%) NetBackup
6 19 (4.68%) vCenter Server
7 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (3.94%) Kubernetes
9 10 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.46%) WSUS
10 9 (2.22%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.97%) Nagios
11 8 (1.97%) PowerCLI
11 8 (1.97%) SCOM
11 8 (1.97%) vRealize
12 7 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.72%) SnapMirror
13 6 (1.48%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.48%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 256 (63.05%) VMware
2 106 (26.11%) Microsoft
3 99 (24.38%) Cisco
4 93 (22.91%) HP
5 72 (17.73%) Oracle
6 68 (16.75%) Dell
7 61 (15.02%) EMC
8 58 (14.29%) Citrix
9 56 (13.79%) Red Hat
10 55 (13.55%) NetApp
11 51 (12.56%) 3PAR
12 40 (9.85%) Veeam
13 33 (8.13%) Juniper
14 27 (6.65%) Nimble Storage
15 26 (6.40%) IBM
16 23 (5.67%) CheckPoint
17 20 (4.93%) CommVault
17 20 (4.93%) F5
17 20 (4.93%) SolarWinds
18 19 (4.68%) Brocade