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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 152 107
Rank change year-on-year -64 -45  
Contract jobs citing SAN 515 834 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.68% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 10.59% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 594 617
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.88 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.56% -19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.50 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5971 7879 7392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 15.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4865 4238
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 364 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -43 207 £450 +8.43% 69
South East -50 123 £395 +1.28% 30
North West +22 47 £450 +5.88% 20
South West +4 31 £300 -25.00% 11
East of England -16 31 £320 -24.70% 10
West Midlands +24 22 £350 +13.82% 8
North East -3 21 £330 +4.76% 6
East Midlands +2 20 £288 -4.16% 6
Yorkshire -5 18 £348 -13.12% 18
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 484 (53.01%) Windows
2 454 (49.73%) VMware
3 339 (37.13%) Linux
4 290 (31.76%) Active Directory
5 289 (31.65%) Windows Server
6 279 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 266 (29.13%) Microsoft
8 248 (27.16%) Cisco
9 245 (26.83%) HP
10 240 (26.29%) Data Centre
11 227 (24.86%) NAS
12 220 (24.10%) Firewall
13 199 (21.80%) Unix
14 193 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 187 (20.48%) Solaris
16 181 (19.82%) Finance
17 180 (19.72%) Migration
17 180 (19.72%) EMC
17 180 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
18 178 (19.50%) Citrix
19 170 (18.62%) SQL Server
20 155 (16.98%) NetApp
21 154 (16.87%) Oracle
22 152 (16.65%) Red Hat
23 149 (16.32%) ITIL
23 149 (16.32%) Security Cleared
24 146 (15.99%) MS Exchange
25 141 (15.44%) Hyper-V
26 134 (14.68%) PowerShell
27 133 (14.57%) DNS

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
1 146 (15.99%) MS Exchange
2 70 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (4.82%) IIS
4 44 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 35 (3.83%) Apache
5 35 (3.83%) Skype for Business
6 25 (2.74%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.63%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.97%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.42%) JBoss
10 12 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.55%) iPlanet
13 5 (0.55%) Live Communications Server
13 5 (0.55%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 39 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.44%) Maximo
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (8.21%) Office 365
4 17 (1.86%) IaaS
5 11 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.10%) SaaS
7 8 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.66%) PaaS
9 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.33%) Dropbox
10 3 (0.33%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.22%) G Suite
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.11%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 227 (24.86%) NAS
2 220 (24.10%) Firewall
3 133 (14.57%) DNS
4 126 (13.80%) WAN
5 118 (12.92%) LAN
6 91 (9.97%) DHCP
7 80 (8.76%) Fibre Channel
8 63 (6.90%) TCP/IP
9 61 (6.68%) iSCSI
10 47 (5.15%) VPN
11 42 (4.60%) LDAP
12 34 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (3.18%) Network Security
14 27 (2.96%) VoIP
14 27 (2.96%) Wireless
15 26 (2.85%) Internet
16 25 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
17 23 (2.52%) VLAN
18 19 (2.08%) IPsec
19 18 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 26 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (2.08%) DB2
6 18 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.75%) MySQL
7 16 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.88%) Big Data
14 6 (0.66%) MS Access
15 4 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) MSI
4 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) GoCD
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 181 (19.82%) Finance
2 87 (9.53%) Banking
3 36 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.61%) Legal
5 18 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.42%) Local Government
8 12 (1.31%) Electronics
8 12 (1.31%) Marketing
8 12 (1.31%) Retail
9 11 (1.20%) Law
10 9 (0.99%) Back Office
10 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.88%) Front Office
12 7 (0.77%) Publishing
13 5 (0.55%) Billing
13 5 (0.55%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (14.02%) Administrator
2 108 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 94 (10.30%) Architect
4 84 (9.20%) Analyst
5 67 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
6 48 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 44 (4.82%) Unix Administrator
7 44 (4.82%) Unix Engineer
8 43 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
8 43 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
9 41 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 39 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 38 (4.16%) Consultant
11 38 (4.16%) Windows Engineer
12 37 (4.05%) Server Engineer
12 37 (4.05%) Technical Architect
13 35 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
13 35 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 35 (3.83%) Storage Engineer
14 33 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.08%) Web Services
2 14 (1.53%) Middleware
3 11 (1.20%) XML
4 9 (0.99%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.77%) Flash
5 7 (0.77%) LAMP
6 5 (0.55%) .NET
6 5 (0.55%) J2EE
6 5 (0.55%) Moose
7 4 (0.44%) WAP
8 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.33%) EDI
8 3 (0.33%) REST
8 3 (0.33%) SAML
8 3 (0.33%) Sensu
9 2 (0.22%) Java SE
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.22%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 240 (26.29%) Data Centre
2 120 (13.14%) Clustering
3 67 (7.34%) Replication
4 55 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 33 (3.61%) EMC VNX
7 30 (3.29%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.19%) EMC VMAX
10 18 (1.97%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.64%) Mainframe
12 14 (1.53%) Fixed Income
13 13 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 12 (1.31%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.20%) PKI
16 10 (1.10%) HP Storage
17 9 (0.99%) CLARiiON
17 9 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
18 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 484 (53.01%) Windows
2 339 (37.13%) Linux
3 289 (31.65%) Windows Server
4 199 (21.80%) Unix
5 193 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 187 (20.48%) Solaris
7 180 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 125 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (12.05%) AIX
10 90 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (7.56%) Windows 7
12 40 (4.38%) Windows 10
13 30 (3.29%) CentOS
14 25 (2.74%) SUSE
15 19 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
16 18 (1.97%) HPUX
17 10 (1.10%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.10%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.88%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.72%) Migration
2 149 (16.32%) ITIL
3 99 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 79 (8.65%) DevOps
5 72 (7.89%) High Availability
6 66 (7.23%) Change Management
7 60 (6.57%) Project Management
8 46 (5.04%) Load Balancing
9 44 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
10 42 (4.60%) Problem Management
11 40 (4.38%) Change Control
11 40 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 39 (4.27%) Server Building
13 38 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (3.94%) Data Migration
14 36 (3.94%) Network Design
15 35 (3.83%) Configuration Management
16 32 (3.50%) Incident Management
17 31 (3.40%) Server Virtualisation
18 28 (3.07%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 134 (14.68%) PowerShell
2 122 (13.36%) SQL
3 58 (6.35%) Perl
3 58 (6.35%) Shell Script
4 51 (5.59%) Bash Shell
5 42 (4.60%) Korn
6 28 (3.07%) Python
7 22 (2.41%) VBScript
8 20 (2.19%) Java
9 14 (1.53%) Ruby
10 11 (1.20%) C#
11 9 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.88%) C
12 8 (0.88%) VB
13 5 (0.55%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.55%) PHP
14 4 (0.44%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.44%) C-shell
15 3 (0.33%) AWK
15 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 97 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 77 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (5.70%) MCSE
5 51 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (4.71%) CCNA
7 41 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 37 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (3.72%) Degree
10 27 (2.96%) CCNP
11 26 (2.85%) MCITP
12 19 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (1.97%) MCSA
14 11 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.99%) JNCIA
16 8 (0.88%) CCDA
16 8 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.88%) JNCIP
16 8 (0.88%) JNCIS
16 8 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.05%) SLA
2 17 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.99%) PMO
3 9 (0.99%) QA
4 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) BS25999
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
7 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 290 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 279 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (15.44%) Hyper-V
4 121 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (9.75%) vSphere
6 49 (5.37%) NFS
7 46 (5.04%) XenApp
8 40 (4.38%) XenDesktop
9 39 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 38 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (3.29%) Veritas File System
12 26 (2.85%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 18 (1.97%) SRDF
15 14 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
17 12 (1.31%) DFS Replication
17 12 (1.31%) KVM
18 11 (1.20%) Firmware
18 11 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 103 (11.28%) SCCM
2 98 (10.73%) NetBackup
3 76 (8.32%) Puppet
4 54 (5.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 49 (5.37%) SCOM
6 48 (5.26%) vCenter Server
7 44 (4.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 30 (3.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 30 (3.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 29 (3.18%) Nagios
9 29 (3.18%) WSUS
10 27 (2.96%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.96%) Tivoli
11 25 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
12 24 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 21 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (2.08%) Ansible
16 18 (1.97%) Netcool
17 17 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 454 (49.73%) VMware
2 266 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 248 (27.16%) Cisco
4 245 (26.83%) HP
5 180 (19.72%) EMC
6 178 (19.50%) Citrix
7 155 (16.98%) NetApp
8 154 (16.87%) Oracle
9 152 (16.65%) Red Hat
10 110 (12.05%) Veritas
11 101 (11.06%) Brocade
11 101 (11.06%) IBM
12 82 (8.98%) 3PAR
13 72 (7.89%) Symantec
14 62 (6.79%) Dell
15 51 (5.59%) Sun
16 36 (3.94%) Veeam
17 29 (3.18%) Juniper
18 26 (2.85%) CheckPoint
19 23 (2.52%) McAfee
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