Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 423 339 332
Rank change year-on-year -84 -7 +22
Contract jobs citing SAN 368 222 509
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 5.17% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 132 334
10th Percentile £209 £228 £263
25th Percentile £300 £324 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £441 £425 £375
Median % change year-on-year +3.82% +13.33% -3.23%
75th Percentile £538 £494 £450
90th Percentile £684 £524 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £442 £388
% change year-on-year +1.75% +14.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 25
10th Percentile £20.81 £27.95 £22.75
25th Percentile £21.25 £40.13 £31.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% -4.76% +19.32%
75th Percentile £25.88 £53.50 £82.50
90th Percentile £66.15 £64.50 -
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £50.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year -48.50% +2.56% +11.84%

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 7,786 4,291 8,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.29% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,175 2,728 5,571
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £320 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £429 £413
Median % change year-on-year +16.69% +3.88% -2.94%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £516
90th Percentile £700 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.67% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 220 470
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.94 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.62 £16.01 £15.31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £46.12 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.05 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.25
% change year-on-year -37.10% +64.59% +18.06%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -99 142 £475 +9.51% 58
South East -35 80 £475 +14.46% 34
North of England -46 39 £325 -25.71% 40
Midlands -52 39 £361 -9.69% 35
South West -57 34 £290 -17.14% 10
West Midlands -41 30 £300 -29.41% 23
Yorkshire -24 19 £220 -12.00% 15
North West -43 15 £394 -13.84% 15
East of England -43 14 £325 +27.45% 12
East Midlands -29 9 £400 +3.23% 12
North East +1 5 £150 -64.71% 10
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 203 (55.16%) Windows
2 193 (52.45%) VMware
3 129 (35.05%) Active Directory
4 119 (32.34%) Microsoft
5 110 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 108 (29.35%) Linux
7 105 (28.53%) Windows Server
8 101 (27.45%) Azure
9 92 (25.00%) Cisco
10 86 (23.37%) Data Centre
11 75 (20.38%) SQL
12 73 (19.84%) Citrix
13 72 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 69 (18.75%) Migration
14 69 (18.75%) NAS
15 68 (18.48%) Firewall
16 65 (17.66%) Finance
17 62 (16.85%) Microsoft 365
18 61 (16.58%) HP
19 59 (16.03%) LAN
20 58 (15.76%) WAN
21 56 (15.22%) Social Skills
22 55 (14.95%) Oracle
23 54 (14.67%) DNS
23 54 (14.67%) Security Cleared
24 52 (14.13%) EMC
24 52 (14.13%) SQL Server
24 52 (14.13%) ITIL
24 52 (14.13%) Unix
25 50 (13.59%) SCCM

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 24 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.26%) Apache
2 12 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.90%) nginx
5 7 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.63%) IIS
7 5 (1.36%) Confluence
8 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.82%) JBoss
9 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.54%) Site Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 101 (27.45%) Azure
2 62 (16.85%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (8.15%) AWS
4 23 (6.25%) IaaS
5 16 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.35%) GCP
6 7 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.63%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.63%) PaaS
7 6 (1.63%) Rubrik
8 5 (1.36%) GitHub
9 4 (1.09%) Nutanix
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Storage
10 3 (0.82%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.82%) SaaS
11 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.54%) Cohesity
11 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.75%) NAS
2 68 (18.48%) Firewall
3 59 (16.03%) LAN
4 58 (15.76%) WAN
5 54 (14.67%) DNS
6 42 (11.41%) DHCP
7 30 (8.15%) VPN
8 28 (7.61%) NetScaler
9 20 (5.43%) Junos
10 19 (5.16%) iSCSI
10 19 (5.16%) TCP/IP
11 16 (4.35%) SSL
11 16 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (4.08%) HTTP
13 14 (3.80%) Network Security
14 13 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (3.53%) MPLS
15 12 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.36%) Data Vault
6 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.36%) Riak
7 4 (1.09%) Big Data
7 4 (1.09%) MySQL
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (2.72%) JIRA
2 7 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.63%) Terragrunt
4 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.09%) AppScan
5 4 (1.09%) Burp Suite
5 4 (1.09%) MSI
6 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.54%) eggPlant
7 2 (0.54%) GCC
7 2 (0.54%) GitLab
7 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.27%) Emacs
8 1 (0.27%) Gradle
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (17.66%) Finance
2 56 (15.22%) Social Skills
3 42 (11.41%) Public Sector
4 21 (5.71%) Banking
5 19 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.80%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (2.72%) Back Office
8 10 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (1.90%) Legal
10 6 (1.63%) Local Government
11 5 (1.36%) Electronics
11 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.36%) Marketing
11 5 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.09%) Retail
13 3 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.54%) Advertising
14 2 (0.54%) Police
Job Titles
1 58 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.50%) Architect
3 33 (8.97%) Administrator
4 31 (8.42%) Analyst
4 31 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 18 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (4.62%) Server Engineer
7 16 (4.35%) Consultant
7 16 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 16 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
7 16 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (4.08%) Network Engineer
9 14 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.26%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.26%) LDAP
2 11 (2.99%) JSON
2 11 (2.99%) Web Services
2 11 (2.99%) XML
3 9 (2.45%) REST
3 9 (2.45%) SOAP
4 8 (2.17%) .NET
5 7 (1.90%) Middleware
6 5 (1.36%) FHIR
7 4 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.09%) Flash
7 4 (1.09%) Kafka
8 3 (0.82%) ADO
9 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.54%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.27%) ISPF
10 1 (0.27%) JSF
10 1 (0.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.37%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.88%) Replication
3 23 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 19 (5.16%) Clustering
5 16 (4.35%) NHS
6 14 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.99%) PKI
8 8 (2.17%) CCTV
8 8 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (2.17%) EMC VNX
9 7 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.90%) iPad
9 7 (1.90%) iPhone
10 6 (1.63%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) Symmetrix
13 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 203 (55.16%) Windows
2 108 (29.35%) Linux
3 105 (28.53%) Windows Server
4 52 (14.13%) Unix
5 39 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (7.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (7.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (6.52%) Windows 10
10 23 (6.25%) Solaris
11 15 (4.08%) AIX
12 8 (2.17%) SUSE
12 8 (2.17%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.90%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.63%) CentOS
15 4 (1.09%) VMS
16 3 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (18.75%) Migration
3 52 (14.13%) ITIL
4 39 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (7.61%) DevOps
5 28 (7.61%) Project Delivery
6 27 (7.34%) Change Management
7 24 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (5.98%) Load Balancing
9 21 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 20 (5.43%) Project Management
11 19 (5.16%) High Availability
11 19 (5.16%) Service Management
12 18 (4.89%) Change Control
12 18 (4.89%) Identity Management
12 18 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (4.35%) Data Protection
13 16 (4.35%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.08%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.38%) SQL
2 45 (12.23%) PowerShell
3 37 (10.05%) Python
4 21 (5.71%) Perl
5 19 (5.16%) Bash
6 18 (4.89%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.53%) Java
8 11 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.99%) PHP
9 10 (2.72%) VB
10 9 (2.45%) Ruby
10 9 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.17%) C#
11 8 (2.17%) Korn
12 6 (1.63%) VBScript
13 4 (1.09%) Erlang
14 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.27%) C
15 1 (0.27%) REXX
15 1 (0.27%) RPG
Qualifications
1 54 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (8.42%) MCSE
5 27 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (6.79%) Degree
7 18 (4.89%) CCNA
8 13 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.72%) JNCIA
10 9 (2.45%) MCSA
11 8 (2.17%) CCNP
11 8 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.36%) CCA
12 5 (1.36%) CISSP
12 5 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.36%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.36%) GIAC
12 5 (1.36%) MCITP
13 4 (1.09%) CEH
13 4 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.07%) SLA
2 10 (2.72%) QA
3 5 (1.36%) GDPR
3 5 (1.36%) HL7
4 4 (1.09%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (35.05%) Active Directory
2 110 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.51%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (6.79%) vSphere
7 19 (5.16%) XenApp
8 17 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (4.35%) NFS
10 12 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (2.72%) VMware NSX
11 10 (2.72%) XenDesktop
12 9 (2.45%) Firmware
13 8 (2.17%) Docker
13 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (1.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (13.59%) SCCM
2 39 (10.60%) Ansible
3 31 (8.42%) NetBackup
4 20 (5.43%) Terraform
5 17 (4.62%) Puppet
5 17 (4.62%) WSUS
6 12 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.26%) ZABBIX
7 11 (2.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.72%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.17%) SCOM
9 8 (2.17%) XenMobile
10 7 (1.90%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.90%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 193 (52.45%) VMware
2 119 (32.34%) Microsoft
3 92 (25.00%) Cisco
4 73 (19.84%) Citrix
5 61 (16.58%) HP
6 55 (14.95%) Oracle
7 52 (14.13%) EMC
8 48 (13.04%) Dell
9 43 (11.68%) Red Hat
10 37 (10.05%) Juniper
11 35 (9.51%) IBM
12 32 (8.70%) Veeam
13 30 (8.15%) CheckPoint
14 22 (5.98%) Veritas
15 20 (5.43%) F5
15 20 (5.43%) McAfee
15 20 (5.43%) NetApp
16 18 (4.89%) Brocade
17 17 (4.62%) 3PAR
17 17 (4.62%) SolarWinds