Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 192 178
Rank change year-on-year -42 -14 -54
Contract jobs citing SAN 1059 1346 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 9.03% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 932 938
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £252 £239 £250
90th Percentile £546 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 93
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.38 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.75 £14.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £24.38 £27.25
% change year-on-year +5.13% -10.55% +9.00%

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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -68 415 £425 - 40
South East -41 247 £400 +2.56% 16
North of England -23 151 £340 +4.62% 19
Midlands +62 129 £350 +9.38% 15
East of England -13 79 £325 -27.78% 7
East Midlands +30 67 £350 +12.00% 5
West Midlands +43 62 £333 +3.91% 10
North West -7 58 £350 -11.39% 12
South West -7 50 £425 +34.92% 5
North East +3 48 £324 +4.44% 1
Yorkshire -8 45 £363 +9.85% 6
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 626 (59.11%) Windows
2 532 (50.24%) VMware
3 418 (39.47%) Linux
4 365 (34.47%) Windows Server
5 353 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 336 (31.73%) Microsoft
7 323 (30.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 291 (27.48%) Cisco
9 288 (27.20%) HP
10 287 (27.10%) Firewall
11 274 (25.87%) NAS
12 245 (23.14%) Data Centre
13 239 (22.57%) Unix
14 224 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 216 (20.40%) Finance
16 202 (19.07%) EMC
17 196 (18.51%) Solaris
18 195 (18.41%) WAN
19 191 (18.04%) ITIL
20 189 (17.85%) Red Hat
21 187 (17.66%) Security Cleared
22 185 (17.47%) Citrix
23 184 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
24 182 (17.19%) Migration
25 180 (17.00%) SQL Server
26 179 (16.90%) MS Exchange
26 179 (16.90%) NetApp
27 178 (16.81%) Hyper-V
28 176 (16.62%) Oracle
29 169 (15.96%) 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
1 179 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 81 (7.65%) SharePoint
3 71 (6.70%) IIS
4 61 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (4.53%) Tomcat
6 46 (4.34%) Apache
7 38 (3.59%) Skype for Business
8 30 (2.83%) OpenStack
9 27 (2.55%) WebSphere
10 26 (2.46%) JBoss
11 21 (1.98%) WebLogic
12 19 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
13 18 (1.70%) iPlanet
14 17 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
16 14 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (1.13%) MQSeries
18 11 (1.04%) SAS
18 11 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 53 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.094%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 123 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (10.58%) Office 365
3 100 (9.44%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.27%) IaaS
6 21 (1.98%) PaaS
7 18 (1.70%) SaaS
8 15 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.57%) Serverless
11 4 (0.38%) Akamai
11 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.38%) G Suite
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.094%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.094%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 287 (27.10%) Firewall
2 274 (25.87%) NAS
3 195 (18.41%) WAN
4 169 (15.96%) DNS
5 161 (15.20%) LAN
6 129 (12.18%) DHCP
7 112 (10.58%) TCP/IP
8 102 (9.63%) Fibre Channel
9 77 (7.27%) VPN
10 62 (5.85%) iSCSI
11 48 (4.53%) VLAN
12 44 (4.15%) VoIP
13 41 (3.87%) Wireless
14 33 (3.12%) LDAP
15 31 (2.93%) Internet
15 31 (2.93%) SSL
16 29 (2.74%) Network Security
17 27 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (2.17%) MPLS
18 23 (2.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.57%) Oracle Database
3 40 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (1.51%) MySQL
6 16 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (1.13%) DB2
9 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.94%) Big Data
11 9 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.76%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.57%) DataStage
15 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.57%) MSI
3 5 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.28%) Toad
6 2 (0.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.094%) GoCD
7 1 (0.094%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 216 (20.40%) Finance
2 88 (8.31%) Banking
3 36 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.31%) Legal
5 17 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.23%) Marketing
8 11 (1.04%) Back Office
8 11 (1.04%) Retail
9 10 (0.94%) Law
10 9 (0.85%) Electronics
11 7 (0.66%) Front Office
11 7 (0.66%) Local Government
12 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.57%) French Language
13 5 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.38%) Advertising
14 4 (0.38%) German Language
15 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 125 (11.80%) Administrator
3 98 (9.25%) Architect
4 90 (8.50%) Analyst
5 75 (7.08%) Storage Engineer
6 74 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
7 67 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
8 60 (5.67%) Consultant
8 60 (5.67%) Unix Engineer
9 52 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 51 (4.82%) Support Engineer
11 49 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 49 (4.63%) Server Engineer
12 43 (4.06%) Network Engineer
12 43 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
13 42 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
14 41 (3.87%) Technical Architect
15 40 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
16 38 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support
17 36 (3.40%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.17%) Middleware
2 20 (1.89%) Web Services
3 16 (1.51%) J2EE
4 11 (1.04%) .NET
4 11 (1.04%) X-Windows
5 9 (0.85%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.57%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.28%) Flash
7 3 (0.28%) Sensu
8 2 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.19%) JMS
8 2 (0.19%) LAMP
8 2 (0.19%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.19%) SAML
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.094%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.094%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 245 (23.14%) Data Centre
2 106 (10.01%) Replication
3 94 (8.88%) Clustering
4 66 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 34 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.12%) EMC VNX
8 27 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.55%) HP Storage
9 26 (2.46%) PKI
10 24 (2.27%) EMC VMAX
11 20 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 17 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.51%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.51%) Thin Client
14 15 (1.42%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 626 (59.11%) Windows
2 418 (39.47%) Linux
3 365 (34.47%) Windows Server
4 239 (22.57%) Unix
5 224 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (18.51%) Solaris
7 184 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 149 (14.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 146 (13.79%) AIX
10 99 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (4.72%) SUSE
12 45 (4.25%) Windows 7
13 38 (3.59%) Windows 10
14 34 (3.21%) CentOS
15 28 (2.64%) HPUX
16 16 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (1.13%) Windows 8
18 11 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (1.04%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (18.04%) ITIL
2 182 (17.19%) Migration
3 102 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 98 (9.25%) Load Balancing
5 90 (8.50%) High Availability
6 78 (7.37%) DevOps
7 64 (6.04%) Change Management
8 60 (5.67%) Project Management
9 57 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 53 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
11 51 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 49 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
14 40 (3.78%) Open Source
15 38 (3.59%) Information Security
15 38 (3.59%) Network Design
16 37 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
17 36 (3.40%) Incident Management
17 36 (3.40%) Server Virtualisation
18 34 (3.21%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 161 (15.20%) PowerShell
2 153 (14.45%) SQL
3 78 (7.37%) Shell Script
4 64 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 62 (5.85%) Perl
6 49 (4.63%) Korn
7 33 (3.12%) Python
8 20 (1.89%) VBScript
9 14 (1.32%) C-shell
9 14 (1.32%) Ruby
10 12 (1.13%) Java
11 6 (0.57%) C
12 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.28%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.28%) C#
13 3 (0.28%) VB
13 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.19%) C++
14 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 111 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 110 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (7.74%) MCSE
5 71 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (4.91%) CCNA
7 49 (4.63%) Degree
8 48 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (2.93%) CCNP
10 28 (2.64%) MCSA
11 26 (2.46%) DV Cleared
12 25 (2.36%) CISSP
12 25 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (2.17%) MCITP
14 19 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.61%) CISM
16 14 (1.32%) RHCE
17 12 (1.13%) SANS
18 11 (1.04%) CISA
18 11 (1.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.63%) SLA
2 36 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (0.94%) QA
6 7 (0.66%) GDPR
7 6 (0.57%) PMO
7 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.38%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.19%) GCP
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.094%) COBIT
10 1 (0.094%) GMP
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.094%) RMADS
System Software
1 353 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 323 (30.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (16.81%) Hyper-V
4 157 (14.83%) VMware ESXi
5 129 (12.18%) vSphere
6 58 (5.48%) NFS
7 49 (4.63%) XenApp
8 36 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (3.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 33 (3.12%) XenDesktop
10 31 (2.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 30 (2.83%) Samba
12 28 (2.64%) Veritas File System
13 23 (2.17%) KVM
14 22 (2.08%) Xen
15 21 (1.98%) DFS Replication
16 19 (1.79%) Docker
16 19 (1.79%) Firmware
16 19 (1.79%) Oracle Clusterware
17 17 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 135 (12.75%) NetBackup
2 112 (10.58%) SCCM
3 82 (7.74%) Puppet
4 66 (6.23%) SCOM
5 64 (6.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 49 (4.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 49 (4.63%) vCenter Server
7 46 (4.34%) Backup Exec
8 44 (4.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 38 (3.59%) WSUS
10 37 (3.49%) HP Data Protector
11 32 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 28 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (2.55%) Ansible
13 27 (2.55%) Tivoli
14 20 (1.89%) Nagios
14 20 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 16 (1.51%) BladeLogic
16 14 (1.32%) EMC VPLEX
16 14 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 532 (50.24%) VMware
2 336 (31.73%) Microsoft
3 291 (27.48%) Cisco
4 288 (27.20%) HP
5 202 (19.07%) EMC
6 189 (17.85%) Red Hat
7 185 (17.47%) Citrix
8 179 (16.90%) NetApp
9 176 (16.62%) Oracle
10 133 (12.56%) IBM
11 112 (10.58%) Brocade
12 109 (10.29%) Veritas
13 91 (8.59%) Symantec
14 88 (8.31%) 3PAR
15 73 (6.89%) Dell
16 61 (5.76%) Juniper
17 54 (5.10%) Sun
18 46 (4.34%) Veeam
19 42 (3.97%) F5
19 42 (3.97%) SolarWinds