Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 351 310 347
Rank change year-on-year -41 +37 -48
Contract jobs citing SAN 318 314 612
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 6.06% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 219 402
10th Percentile £285 £264 £231
25th Percentile £357 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £520 £475 £495
90th Percentile £682 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 15
10th Percentile £18.41 £25.00 £22.36
25th Percentile £43.81 £26.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% +80.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £42.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £76.13 £43.00 "
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £41.50 £42.85
% change year-on-year +20.48% -3.15% +92.58%

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 5,586 5,181 10,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.39% 13.28% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,610 3,228 6,625
10th Percentile £235 £200 £209
25th Percentile £350 £322 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £430 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 238 466
10th Percentile £12.24 £13.47 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.53
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £19.57
Median % change year-on-year +14.63% +4.75% +0.36%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £51.98 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +6.16%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -83 134 £500 +25.00% 32
South East +31 85 £413 -5.71% 23
North of England -17 35 £400 - 32
South West +18 23 £338 +0.75% 15
Midlands -4 23 £375 +7.14% 24
North West -23 15 £375 - 19
Yorkshire +1 14 £500 +11.11% 12
East Midlands +11 11 £375 +22.95% 10
West Midlands -12 11 £363 +3.57% 14
East of England +5 9 £325 +18.18% 7
North East - 6 £388 - 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 199 (62.58%) VMware
2 171 (53.77%) Windows
3 136 (42.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (34.28%) Active Directory
5 105 (33.02%) Windows Server
6 93 (29.25%) Security Cleared
7 92 (28.93%) Linux
8 91 (28.62%) NAS
9 85 (26.73%) Microsoft
10 75 (23.58%) Cisco
10 75 (23.58%) Azure
11 73 (22.96%) Social Skills
12 64 (20.13%) HP
13 62 (19.50%) ITIL
14 60 (18.87%) DNS
15 57 (17.92%) NetApp
16 55 (17.30%) EMC
16 55 (17.30%) SC Cleared
16 55 (17.30%) Data Centre
17 54 (16.98%) PowerShell
18 53 (16.67%) Migration
19 51 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 49 (15.41%) Finance
20 49 (15.41%) SQL
21 47 (14.78%) WAN
22 45 (14.15%) VMware ESXi
23 44 (13.84%) Microsoft 365
24 43 (13.52%) Dell
24 43 (13.52%) TCP/IP
24 43 (13.52%) Firewall

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 17 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.03%) Confluence
2 16 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.46%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.52%) Apache
6 8 (2.52%) Documentum
7 5 (1.57%) IIS
8 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.63%) Drupal
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.63%) Site Server
9 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.63%) WordPress
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.31%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 75 (23.58%) Azure
2 44 (13.84%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (12.58%) AWS
4 29 (9.12%) GCP
5 22 (6.92%) IaaS
6 14 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (3.46%) GitHub
8 7 (2.20%) PaaS
9 6 (1.89%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.57%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.57%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.57%) SaaS
11 2 (0.63%) Cohesity
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.31%) Azure Storage
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (28.62%) NAS
2 60 (18.87%) DNS
3 47 (14.78%) WAN
4 43 (13.52%) Firewall
4 43 (13.52%) TCP/IP
5 41 (12.89%) LAN
6 37 (11.64%) DHCP
7 27 (8.49%) Fibre Channel
8 21 (6.60%) VPN
9 20 (6.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (5.97%) iSCSI
11 13 (4.09%) Multicast
11 13 (4.09%) VoIP
12 12 (3.77%) VSAN
13 11 (3.46%) FCoE
13 11 (3.46%) FTP
13 11 (3.46%) HTTP
14 9 (2.83%) VLAN
15 8 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.46%) DB2
4 9 (2.83%) MySQL
5 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.57%) HBase
6 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.94%) Riak
7 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.63%) ObjectStore
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (5.35%) JIRA
2 11 (3.46%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.94%) Hudson
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.31%) GitLab
5 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 73 (22.96%) Social Skills
2 49 (15.41%) Finance
3 23 (7.23%) Banking
4 17 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.14%) Influencing Skills
5 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.20%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.94%) Police
10 2 (0.63%) Military
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
10 2 (0.63%) Retail
10 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (17.92%) Architect
2 37 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (10.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 25 (7.86%) Administrator
5 24 (7.55%) Network Engineer
6 21 (6.60%) IT Engineer
7 19 (5.97%) Storage Engineer
8 18 (5.66%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.40%) Consultant
11 13 (4.09%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.77%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.46%) Storage Administrator
13 11 (3.46%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.46%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.14%) Wintel Engineer
15 9 (2.83%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.23%) Middleware
2 7 (2.20%) LDAP
2 7 (2.20%) Web Services
3 6 (1.89%) Flash
4 5 (1.57%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.57%) JSON
4 5 (1.57%) XML
5 3 (0.94%) LAMP
5 3 (0.94%) SOAP
6 2 (0.63%) .NET
6 2 (0.63%) EDI
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) SAML
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.31%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.31%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.49%) Clustering
3 22 (6.92%) Replication
4 16 (5.03%) PKI
5 14 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (4.09%) Private Cloud
7 11 (3.46%) Public Cloud
8 10 (3.14%) AS400
8 10 (3.14%) iSeries
8 10 (3.14%) LPAR
9 9 (2.83%) HP Storage
10 8 (2.52%) EMC VNX
11 7 (2.20%) EMC VMAX
11 7 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.89%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.89%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.89%) NHS
13 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 171 (53.77%) Windows
2 105 (33.02%) Windows Server
3 92 (28.93%) Linux
4 40 (12.58%) Unix
5 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (9.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (7.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (5.66%) Solaris
10 13 (4.09%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.77%) AIX
11 12 (3.77%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.52%) CentOS
12 8 (2.52%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (2.20%) SUSE
14 6 (1.89%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.57%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.50%) ITIL
2 53 (16.67%) Migration
3 51 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (8.49%) Project Delivery
8 23 (7.23%) Project Management
9 21 (6.60%) Configuration Management
9 21 (6.60%) Service Delivery
10 20 (6.29%) Storage Management
11 19 (5.97%) PRINCE2
12 18 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (5.35%) Business Continuity
14 16 (5.03%) Data Protection
15 15 (4.72%) High Availability
16 14 (4.40%) Capacity Management
16 14 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
17 13 (4.09%) DevOps
18 12 (3.77%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 49 (15.41%) SQL
3 28 (8.81%) Python
4 18 (5.66%) Java
5 16 (5.03%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.09%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.09%) Perl
7 11 (3.46%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.52%) VBScript
9 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.26%) Korn
11 3 (0.94%) AWK
11 3 (0.94%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.94%) C
11 3 (0.94%) C#
12 2 (0.63%) PHP
12 2 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) ABAP
13 1 (0.31%) ALGOL
13 1 (0.31%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 93 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.81%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.66%) Degree
5 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.77%) MCSE
8 10 (3.14%) CCNA
8 10 (3.14%) CCNP
9 9 (2.83%) MCSA
10 8 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.89%) MCP
12 6 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.57%) CISSP
13 5 (1.57%) PMP
13 5 (1.57%) RHCE
14 4 (1.26%) GIAC
14 4 (1.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.86%) SLA
2 17 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.03%) QA
4 3 (0.94%) HL7
5 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.63%) GDPR
5 2 (0.63%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.63%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
System Software
1 136 (42.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (34.28%) Active Directory
3 45 (14.15%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 38 (11.95%) vSphere
6 23 (7.23%) NFS
7 15 (4.72%) SRDF
8 11 (3.46%) KVM
9 10 (3.14%) PowerHA
9 10 (3.14%) Xen
10 9 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (2.52%) Docker
12 7 (2.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.89%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.89%) XenApp
14 5 (1.57%) XenDesktop
15 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (9.75%) SCCM
2 26 (8.18%) Ansible
3 23 (7.23%) NetBackup
4 22 (6.92%) Puppet
5 21 (6.60%) Terraform
6 15 (4.72%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.14%) HP Data Protector
7 10 (3.14%) SCOM
7 10 (3.14%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (2.52%) BladeLogic
9 8 (2.52%) SnapMirror
10 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (2.20%) Nagios
10 7 (2.20%) WSUS
11 6 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.89%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 199 (62.58%) VMware
2 85 (26.73%) Microsoft
3 75 (23.58%) Cisco
4 64 (20.13%) HP
5 57 (17.92%) NetApp
6 55 (17.30%) EMC
7 43 (13.52%) Dell
8 38 (11.95%) Oracle
9 36 (11.32%) Citrix
9 36 (11.32%) Red Hat
10 35 (11.01%) IBM
11 28 (8.81%) 3PAR
12 23 (7.23%) Veritas
13 21 (6.60%) Veeam
14 19 (5.97%) Brocade
15 18 (5.66%) Juniper
16 17 (5.35%) McAfee
17 16 (5.03%) SolarWinds
18 15 (4.72%) F5
18 15 (4.72%) Google