Period
to 17 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 316 330 289
Rank change year-on-year +14 -41 -55
Contract jobs citing SAN 467 716 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 6.24% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 447 543
England median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £525 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £400
% change year-on-year - -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 17
England median hourly rate £44.02 £45.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +148.55% -45.96%
10th Percentile £22.00 £14.74 £13.30
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.25 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.59 £17.55
% change year-on-year -5.81% +154.04% -47.60%

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 8,304 11,475 12,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 12.83% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,061 6,969 7,626
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £613 £596
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 491 632
England median hourly rate £20.98 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.87% -6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.10% -9.30%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 +79 167 £400 -5.33% 52
South East +4 110 £375 - 52
North of England +27 106 £378 +4.14% 73
North West +53 69 £415 +14.48% 49
Midlands +27 35 £375 +1.35% 41
South West -16 32 £350 -6.67% 27
Yorkshire -1 29 £360 +2.86% 14
West Midlands +42 24 £388 -4.32% 27
East of England +21 15 £325 - 22
East Midlands +21 11 £300 -11.11% 14
North East +16 8 £375 -6.72% 10
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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.

1 340 (72.81%) Windows
2 280 (59.96%) VMware
3 218 (46.68%) Microsoft
4 210 (44.97%) Windows Server
5 208 (44.54%) Active Directory
6 167 (35.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 167 (35.76%) Azure
7 150 (32.12%) DNS
8 142 (30.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 129 (27.62%) Cisco
10 126 (26.98%) Office 365
11 120 (25.70%) Firewall
12 118 (25.27%) Security Cleared
13 113 (24.20%) SQL
14 109 (23.34%) PowerShell
15 105 (22.48%) Linux
16 103 (22.06%) DHCP
17 102 (21.84%) SC Cleared
18 101 (21.63%) NAS
18 101 (21.63%) SQL Server
19 100 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
20 97 (20.77%) SCCM
21 94 (20.13%) EMC
22 90 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
23 89 (19.06%) Migration
24 88 (18.84%) Citrix
25 87 (18.63%) Data Centre
26 82 (17.56%) ITIL
27 81 (17.34%) HP
28 80 (17.13%) Hyper-V

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 70 (14.99%) MS Exchange
2 47 (10.06%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.42%) Skype for Business
4 28 (6.00%) IIS
5 18 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.71%) Confluence
7 7 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.28%) Apache
9 4 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.86%) Documentum
9 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.86%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.86%) SAS
10 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.43%) nginx
11 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.21%) Mule
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 167 (35.76%) Azure
2 126 (26.98%) Office 365
3 74 (15.85%) AWS
4 49 (10.49%) IaaS
5 35 (7.49%) PaaS
6 34 (7.28%) SaaS
7 22 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (3.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.71%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.28%) GCP
11 6 (1.28%) GitHub
12 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.86%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.43%) Datadog
13 2 (0.43%) G Suite
13 2 (0.43%) Trello
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (32.12%) DNS
2 120 (25.70%) Firewall
3 103 (22.06%) DHCP
4 101 (21.63%) NAS
5 67 (14.35%) LAN
5 67 (14.35%) VPN
6 63 (13.49%) WAN
7 53 (11.35%) TCP/IP
8 30 (6.42%) Fibre Channel
9 27 (5.78%) Skype
10 26 (5.57%) NetScaler
10 26 (5.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 25 (5.35%) MPLS
11 25 (5.35%) VoIP
12 24 (5.14%) Internet
13 23 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (4.50%) iSCSI
14 21 (4.50%) VLAN
15 19 (4.07%) Wireless
16 15 (3.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.93%) MySQL
7 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.86%) Apache Zeppelin
10 4 (0.86%) Big Data
10 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.86%) Impala
10 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.93%) JIRA
2 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.64%) Subversion
4 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.43%) GitLab
6 1 (0.21%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.21%) GCC
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (11.35%) Finance
2 16 (3.43%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.21%) Banking
4 11 (2.36%) Retail
5 10 (2.14%) Local Government
5 10 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.07%) Publishing
7 4 (0.86%) Law
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Police
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (9.21%) Architect
3 39 (8.35%) Storage Engineer
4 33 (7.07%) Consultant
5 30 (6.42%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (5.14%) Administrator
7 23 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
7 23 (4.93%) Network Engineer
7 23 (4.93%) VMware Engineer
8 19 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
10 16 (3.43%) Citrix Engineer
10 16 (3.43%) Server Engineer
11 15 (3.21%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) Analyst
12 14 (3.00%) IT Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.78%) Web Services
2 11 (2.36%) Middleware
3 7 (1.50%) LDAP
4 5 (1.07%) Kafka
5 4 (0.86%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.64%) .NET
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.43%) JSON
7 2 (0.43%) Node.js
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.21%) Django
8 1 (0.21%) EDI
8 1 (0.21%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.21%) RAML
8 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.21%) SAML
8 1 (0.21%) ServiceStack
8 1 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 62 (13.28%) Replication
3 35 (7.49%) Clustering
4 30 (6.42%) EMC VNX
5 21 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.21%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (2.36%) EMC VMAX
11 11 (2.36%) Private Cloud
12 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.14%) PKI
13 9 (1.93%) Celerra
13 9 (1.93%) CLARiiON
14 8 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 340 (72.81%) Windows
2 210 (44.97%) Windows Server
3 105 (22.48%) Linux
4 100 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 42 (8.99%) Unix
8 29 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.28%) Windows 7
10 19 (4.07%) Solaris
11 11 (2.36%) CentOS
11 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.71%) AIX
12 8 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.50%) VMS
14 6 (1.28%) Android
15 5 (1.07%) SUSE
16 4 (0.86%) HPUX
16 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (30.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 89 (19.06%) Migration
3 82 (17.56%) ITIL
4 61 (13.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (6.64%) Configuration Management
7 30 (6.42%) Change Management
8 29 (6.21%) DevOps
9 26 (5.57%) High Availability
10 24 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (5.14%) Information Security
11 23 (4.93%) Problem Management
11 23 (4.93%) Project Delivery
11 23 (4.93%) Project Management
12 22 (4.71%) Capacity Management
13 21 (4.50%) PRINCE2
14 20 (4.28%) Computer Science
14 20 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (4.28%) SOA
15 18 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (24.20%) SQL
2 109 (23.34%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.36%) Python
4 10 (2.14%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.93%) VBScript
6 8 (1.71%) C
7 6 (1.28%) Java
8 5 (1.07%) Ruby
8 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.64%) Go
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 102 (21.84%) SC Cleared
3 54 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.92%) MCSE
5 34 (7.28%) Degree
6 26 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.35%) Citrix Certification
8 24 (5.14%) MCSA
9 22 (4.71%) CCNA
10 20 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (4.07%) DV Cleared
12 14 (3.00%) CCNP
13 13 (2.78%) CCA
14 9 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.86%) CCDA
17 4 (0.86%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.86%) JNCIP
17 4 (0.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.64%) SLA
2 9 (1.93%) GDPR
2 9 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (0.86%) NCSC
3 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.86%) QA
4 3 (0.64%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.43%) MiFID
5 2 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 208 (44.54%) Active Directory
2 167 (35.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (17.13%) Hyper-V
4 74 (15.85%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (10.06%) vSphere
6 44 (9.42%) XenApp
7 40 (8.57%) XenDesktop
8 26 (5.57%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (2.78%) Firmware
11 11 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 9 (1.93%) NFS
13 8 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (1.50%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.50%) iptables
14 7 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 97 (20.77%) SCCM
2 54 (11.56%) NetBackup
3 47 (10.06%) SCOM
4 27 (5.78%) WSUS
5 21 (4.50%) Puppet
5 21 (4.50%) vCenter Server
6 19 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (3.21%) Ansible
8 15 (3.21%) vRealize
9 14 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (2.57%) Backup Exec
12 10 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (1.93%) Terraform
14 8 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (1.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 280 (59.96%) VMware
2 218 (46.68%) Microsoft
3 129 (27.62%) Cisco
4 94 (20.13%) EMC
5 88 (18.84%) Citrix
6 81 (17.34%) HP
7 77 (16.49%) NetApp
8 51 (10.92%) Dell
8 51 (10.92%) Oracle
9 47 (10.06%) Brocade
10 34 (7.28%) IBM
11 27 (5.78%) 3PAR
11 27 (5.78%) Symantec
12 25 (5.35%) Red Hat
13 22 (4.71%) Hitachi
13 22 (4.71%) Ivanti
13 22 (4.71%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.71%) Veritas
14 20 (4.28%) McAfee
15 17 (3.64%) Meraki