Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 315 317
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -25
Contract jobs citing SAN 250 464 716
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.78% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 5.85% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 322 474
Median daily rate £425 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -1.94% -3.13%
10th Percentile £255 £264 £237
90th Percentile £575 £530 £559
UK median daily rate £446 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +14.42% +0.65% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 19
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +133.43%
10th Percentile £23.00 £22.00 £14.83
90th Percentile £64.50 £82.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £44.18
% change year-on-year +16.28% -2.67% +159.88%

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 4,514 7,931 11,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.70% 13.30% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,867 4,948 7,047
Median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £180 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 426 490
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +13.89% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.75 £48.30
Median hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +45.24% +16.67% -5.26%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 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 -7 88 £442 +7.80% 31
South East +50 52 £463 +23.33% 27
South West +91 37 £345 +1.47% 25
North of England -3 28 £464 +14.57% 28
Midlands +36 26 £400 +14.29% 20
East Midlands +28 14 £388 +28.10% 13
Yorkshire +25 14 £400 -5.88% 10
West Midlands +21 12 £463 +19.35% 7
North West -8 11 £464 +11.81% 17
East of England +52 10 £250 -23.08% 5
North East +27 3 £474 +26.38% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 144 (57.60%) Windows
2 142 (56.80%) VMware
3 97 (38.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (35.20%) Active Directory
5 87 (34.80%) Microsoft
6 80 (32.00%) Windows Server
7 79 (31.60%) Security Cleared
8 67 (26.80%) Azure
8 67 (26.80%) Cisco
9 63 (25.20%) Linux
10 58 (23.20%) DNS
11 53 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 51 (20.40%) HP
13 49 (19.60%) Data Centre
14 48 (19.20%) PowerShell
15 46 (18.40%) NAS
15 46 (18.40%) SC Cleared
16 44 (17.60%) Firewall
17 43 (17.20%) AWS
18 42 (16.80%) DHCP
19 41 (16.40%) ITIL
19 41 (16.40%) Hyper-V
20 40 (16.00%) Unix
20 40 (16.00%) Oracle
21 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
21 39 (15.60%) SQL
22 38 (15.20%) Citrix
23 36 (14.40%) WAN
23 36 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 35 (14.00%) Dell

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 18 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.00%) IIS
4 9 (3.60%) Apache
4 9 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.40%) JBoss
6 6 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.00%) Confluence
7 5 (2.00%) SAS
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.80%) Documentum
10 2 (0.80%) Drupal
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.80%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.80%) Azure
2 43 (17.20%) AWS
3 31 (12.40%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (6.40%) IaaS
6 13 (5.20%) GCP
7 9 (3.60%) PaaS
8 4 (1.60%) GitHub
8 4 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.60%) SaaS
9 3 (1.20%) Logic Apps
9 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.20%) DNS
2 46 (18.40%) NAS
3 44 (17.60%) Firewall
4 42 (16.80%) DHCP
5 36 (14.40%) WAN
6 33 (13.20%) LAN
7 29 (11.60%) Fibre Channel
8 20 (8.00%) TCP/IP
9 16 (6.40%) iSCSI
10 15 (6.00%) VLAN
11 10 (4.00%) VSAN
12 9 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (3.60%) VPN
13 8 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.80%) FTP
15 6 (2.40%) FCoE
15 6 (2.40%) Network Security
16 5 (2.00%) Ethernet
16 5 (2.00%) MPLS
16 5 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.00%) DB2
3 10 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.60%) HBase
6 4 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.20%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) Riak
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.80%) MS Access
8 2 (0.80%) ObjectStore
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.00%) JIRA
2 4 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 30 (12.00%) Finance
2 10 (4.00%) Banking
3 7 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.40%) Retail
5 5 (2.00%) Back Office
5 5 (2.00%) Front Office
5 5 (2.00%) Publishing
6 3 (1.20%) Military
7 2 (0.80%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.60%) Architect
3 23 (9.20%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (8.00%) Administrator
5 18 (7.20%) Storage Engineer
6 16 (6.40%) Consultant
7 15 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (5.60%) Network Engineer
9 12 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
10 11 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.00%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Analyst
12 9 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (3.20%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.40%) Middleware
2 4 (1.60%) LDAP
3 3 (1.20%) Java EE
3 3 (1.20%) JSON
3 3 (1.20%) SOAP
3 3 (1.20%) Web Services
3 3 (1.20%) XML
4 2 (0.80%) LAMP
5 1 (0.40%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.40%) ServiceStack
5 1 (0.40%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.40%) Spring
5 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.60%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.60%) Replication
4 9 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.20%) Clustering
5 8 (3.20%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.20%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.80%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (2.80%) HP StoreVirtual
6 7 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.40%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.40%) HP Storage
7 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.40%) PKI
7 6 (2.40%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.00%) AS400
8 5 (2.00%) CMDB
8 5 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.00%) iSeries
8 5 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 144 (57.60%) Windows
2 80 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 63 (25.20%) Linux
4 40 (16.00%) Unix
5 36 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (9.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (8.80%) Windows 10
9 16 (6.40%) Solaris
10 14 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (4.80%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (4.00%) AIX
13 9 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (2.80%) Apple iOS
15 5 (2.00%) CentOS
15 5 (2.00%) Ubuntu
15 5 (2.00%) VMS
15 5 (2.00%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.60%) SUSE
16 4 (1.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (16.40%) ITIL
3 33 (13.20%) Migration
4 27 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (8.40%) High Availability
6 19 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (7.20%) Project Management
8 17 (6.80%) Storage Management
9 14 (5.60%) Decision-Making
9 14 (5.60%) Problem Management
9 14 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (5.60%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.60%) Service Management
10 13 (5.20%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.80%) Data Protection
11 12 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (4.40%) Project Delivery
12 11 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (4.00%) Change Management
13 10 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.20%) PowerShell
2 39 (15.60%) SQL
3 14 (5.60%) Python
4 13 (5.20%) Shell Script
5 12 (4.80%) Perl
6 11 (4.40%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.60%) Java
8 8 (3.20%) C
8 8 (3.20%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.60%) AWK
10 3 (1.20%) Korn
10 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.20%) VBScript
11 2 (0.80%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.80%) sed
12 1 (0.40%) Erlang
12 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (31.60%) Security Cleared
2 46 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.00%) Degree
5 10 (4.00%) MCSE
6 9 (3.60%) MCSA
6 9 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.20%) CCNA
8 7 (2.80%) RHCE
8 7 (2.80%) RHCSA
9 6 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (2.40%) Linux+ Certification
10 5 (2.00%) CCNP
10 5 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.20%) HP AIS
11 3 (1.20%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.20%) MCITP
11 3 (1.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.40%) SLA
2 7 (2.80%) QA
3 5 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.60%) GDPR
4 4 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.60%) NCSC
4 4 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.20%) HL7
6 2 (0.80%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.80%) NIST
7 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (38.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (35.20%) Active Directory
3 41 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 31 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (7.60%) NFS
6 18 (7.20%) vSphere
7 17 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (4.40%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (3.60%) VMware Server
10 8 (3.20%) Docker
10 8 (3.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.80%) SRDF
12 6 (2.40%) KVM
12 6 (2.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (2.40%) Xen
13 5 (2.00%) DFS Replication
13 5 (2.00%) Firmware
13 5 (2.00%) PowerHA
14 4 (1.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (7.20%) NetBackup
1 18 (7.20%) SCCM
2 14 (5.60%) Ansible
3 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 13 (5.20%) WSUS
4 12 (4.80%) Puppet
4 12 (4.80%) Tivoli
5 10 (4.00%) BladeLogic
6 9 (3.60%) SCOM
6 9 (3.60%) Terraform
7 8 (3.20%) Kubernetes
7 8 (3.20%) SELinux
7 8 (3.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.40%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.40%) vRealize
8 6 (2.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 142 (56.80%) VMware
2 87 (34.80%) Microsoft
3 67 (26.80%) Cisco
4 51 (20.40%) HP
5 40 (16.00%) Oracle
6 38 (15.20%) Citrix
7 35 (14.00%) Dell
8 30 (12.00%) EMC
8 30 (12.00%) IBM
8 30 (12.00%) NetApp
9 26 (10.40%) Red Hat
10 21 (8.40%) 3PAR
10 21 (8.40%) Veritas
11 20 (8.00%) Veeam
12 15 (6.00%) Brocade
12 15 (6.00%) Juniper
12 15 (6.00%) SolarWinds
13 12 (4.80%) BMC
13 12 (4.80%) McAfee
14 10 (4.00%) Google