Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 344 299
Rank change year-on-year +34 -45 -68
Contract jobs citing SAN 425 675 809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.77% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 6.06% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 452 552
Median daily rate £375 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.54% -2.81% +3.23%
10th Percentile £264 £240 £255
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £384 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -1.60% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £20.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +117.86% -51.40%
10th Percentile £24.20 £23.86 £13.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £35.25
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £20.48
% change year-on-year -7.78% +119.78% -51.82%

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 7,423 11,138 12,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 12.64% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,415 6,894 7,635
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 498 662
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £50.80 £48.98 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.09
% change year-on-year +20.32% -2.04% -11.21%

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 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 +90 167 £400 -5.88% 46
North of England +60 102 £400 +6.67% 24
South East +14 81 £400 +6.67% 38
North West +65 67 £405 +15.71% 15
Yorkshire +16 30 £425 +13.33% 4
Midlands +20 29 £363 -3.33% 25
South West -12 24 £338 -3.57% 21
East of England +19 20 £325 +8.33% 12
West Midlands +46 19 £389 +3.67% 21
East Midlands +12 10 £303 -13.57% 4
North East +28 5 £375 -12.59% 5
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 304 (71.53%) Windows
2 264 (62.12%) VMware
3 203 (47.76%) Active Directory
4 201 (47.29%) Windows Server
5 195 (45.88%) Microsoft
6 160 (37.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 139 (32.71%) Azure
8 135 (31.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 130 (30.59%) DNS
10 122 (28.71%) Cisco
11 110 (25.88%) Security Cleared
12 109 (25.65%) SQL Server
13 104 (24.47%) SQL
14 103 (24.24%) Firewall
15 102 (24.00%) Office 365
16 101 (23.76%) DHCP
17 96 (22.59%) PowerShell
18 95 (22.35%) SC Cleared
18 95 (22.35%) Linux
18 95 (22.35%) EMC
19 94 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 90 (21.18%) SCCM
21 86 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
22 84 (19.76%) Citrix
23 78 (18.35%) HP
23 78 (18.35%) Hyper-V
24 74 (17.41%) Migration
24 74 (17.41%) Data Centre
25 73 (17.18%) ITIL
25 73 (17.18%) NAS

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 69 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 33 (7.76%) IIS
4 25 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.94%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.35%) Confluence
7 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.41%) Apache
9 5 (1.18%) Anypoint
9 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.18%) Mule
10 4 (0.94%) Documentum
11 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.47%) nginx
12 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 139 (32.71%) Azure
2 102 (24.00%) Office 365
3 64 (15.06%) AWS
4 34 (8.00%) IaaS
5 23 (5.41%) PaaS
6 17 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (4.00%) SaaS
7 13 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (2.82%) GCP
9 8 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.94%) GitHub
12 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.47%) Datadog
13 2 (0.47%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.47%) Yammer
14 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 130 (30.59%) DNS
2 103 (24.24%) Firewall
3 101 (23.76%) DHCP
4 73 (17.18%) NAS
5 69 (16.24%) LAN
6 65 (15.29%) WAN
7 40 (9.41%) VPN
8 37 (8.71%) TCP/IP
9 29 (6.82%) NetScaler
10 24 (5.65%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (4.71%) MPLS
11 20 (4.71%) VoIP
11 20 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (4.24%) iSCSI
12 18 (4.24%) Skype
12 18 (4.24%) VLAN
13 13 (3.06%) BGP
14 12 (2.82%) Internet
14 12 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (2.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (25.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.65%) MySQL
5 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.94%) DB2
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) EDMS
9 1 (0.24%) OLTP
9 1 (0.24%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.94%) JIRA
3 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.47%) GitLab
6 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.24%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.24%) GCC
6 1 (0.24%) Hudson
6 1 (0.24%) MSI
6 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 45 (10.59%) Finance
2 18 (4.24%) Public Sector
3 13 (3.06%) Banking
4 10 (2.35%) Local Government
5 8 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.18%) Law
6 5 (1.18%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.71%) Legal
7 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Military
8 2 (0.47%) Police
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (24.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (8.24%) Storage Engineer
3 29 (6.82%) Architect
3 29 (6.82%) Consultant
3 29 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 24 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
5 22 (5.18%) Infrastructure Architect
6 21 (4.94%) Administrator
6 21 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (4.47%) Server Engineer
8 18 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.24%) Network Engineer
8 18 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
9 17 (4.00%) IT Engineer
10 16 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
11 15 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 13 (3.06%) Analyst
13 13 (3.06%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.82%) Web Services
2 6 (1.41%) Middleware
2 6 (1.41%) RAML
3 4 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (0.94%) LDAP
4 2 (0.47%) .NET
4 2 (0.47%) JSON
4 2 (0.47%) Node.js
4 2 (0.47%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) Kafka
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.24%) XML
5 1 (0.24%) XSLT
5 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.41%) Data Centre
2 47 (11.06%) Replication
3 34 (8.00%) Clustering
3 34 (8.00%) EMC VNX
4 27 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.06%) EMC VMAX
6 12 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.59%) CLARiiON
8 10 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (2.35%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.12%) Celerra
9 9 (2.12%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.12%) HP StoreVirtual
9 9 (2.12%) PKI
9 9 (2.12%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 6 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 304 (71.53%) Windows
2 201 (47.29%) Windows Server
3 95 (22.35%) Linux
4 94 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (16.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (10.82%) Windows 10
8 44 (10.35%) Unix
9 25 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.00%) Windows 7
12 16 (3.76%) Solaris
13 10 (2.35%) AIX
14 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.41%) Android
15 6 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.41%) VMS
16 5 (1.18%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (31.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (17.41%) Migration
3 73 (17.18%) ITIL
4 39 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (6.35%) DevOps
5 27 (6.35%) High Availability
6 26 (6.12%) Change Management
7 25 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (5.41%) Patch Management
10 21 (4.94%) Problem Management
10 21 (4.94%) Server Management
11 19 (4.47%) Capacity Management
12 17 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (4.00%) Information Security
12 17 (4.00%) Network Management
12 17 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (3.76%) Incident Management
13 16 (3.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (24.47%) SQL
2 96 (22.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.59%) VBScript
4 8 (1.88%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.88%) Python
5 5 (1.18%) Java
5 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.94%) Ruby
7 3 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) C
8 2 (0.47%) Go
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 110 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 95 (22.35%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.24%) MCSE
5 24 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (5.41%) MCSA
7 22 (5.18%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (4.47%) Degree
9 19 (4.47%) DV Cleared
10 18 (4.24%) CCNA
11 15 (3.53%) CCNP
12 14 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.59%) CCA
14 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (1.18%) CCIE
16 4 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
16 4 (0.94%) CISSP
16 4 (0.94%) MCP
17 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.29%) SLA
2 7 (1.65%) GDPR
2 7 (1.65%) Government Security Classifications
2 7 (1.65%) NCSC
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.47%) MiFID
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.24%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 203 (47.76%) Active Directory
2 160 (37.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (18.35%) Hyper-V
4 64 (15.06%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (11.53%) XenApp
6 42 (9.88%) vSphere
7 31 (7.29%) XenDesktop
8 26 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (3.06%) Firmware
11 11 (2.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (2.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.88%) NFS
13 8 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.88%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (1.65%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 90 (21.18%) SCCM
2 46 (10.82%) NetBackup
3 42 (9.88%) SCOM
4 28 (6.59%) WSUS
5 24 (5.65%) Puppet
6 18 (4.24%) Ansible
7 17 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (3.29%) vCenter Server
10 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.82%) vRealize
11 11 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (2.35%) AirWatch
12 10 (2.35%) Terraform
13 9 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (1.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 264 (62.12%) VMware
2 195 (45.88%) Microsoft
3 122 (28.71%) Cisco
4 95 (22.35%) EMC
5 84 (19.76%) Citrix
6 78 (18.35%) HP
7 72 (16.94%) NetApp
8 51 (12.00%) Brocade
9 50 (11.76%) Dell
10 40 (9.41%) Oracle
11 34 (8.00%) IBM
12 25 (5.88%) Symantec
13 24 (5.65%) Red Hat
14 21 (4.94%) Ivanti
15 20 (4.71%) 3PAR
15 20 (4.71%) Veeam
16 18 (4.24%) EqualLogic
16 18 (4.24%) Hitachi
16 18 (4.24%) McAfee
17 16 (3.76%) Meraki