Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 244 160
Rank change year-on-year -45 -84 -39
Contract jobs citing SAN 817 900 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.07% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 7.68% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 582 1,125
England median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 39
England median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -28.57% +28.33%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.03 £14.22
90th Percentile £45.63 £50.00 £55.15
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% -28.57% +28.33%

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 12,220 11,725 14,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 13.98% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,522 7,135 8,950
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £221
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 673 639
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.93% -23.81% +22.09%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -78 295 £450 - 79
South East -55 177 £420 +8.39% 47
North of England +18 170 £363 -3.33% 66
North West +4 89 £400 -5.88% 33
Midlands -13 83 £375 +15.38% 26
West Midlands -6 55 £350 - 9
South West +10 52 £338 +12.50% 16
North East +28 45 £305 -1.77% 6
East of England -11 42 £318 -0.78% 19
Yorkshire -25 36 £375 +3.45% 27
East Midlands -14 30 £375 +22.45% 17
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 483 (59.12%) VMware
2 472 (57.77%) Windows
3 337 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 322 (39.41%) Active Directory
5 304 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 299 (36.60%) Windows Server
7 229 (28.03%) Linux
8 222 (27.17%) Cisco
9 212 (25.95%) ITIL
10 206 (25.21%) HP
11 192 (23.50%) Citrix
12 184 (22.52%) Unix
13 182 (22.28%) NAS
14 178 (21.79%) DNS
14 178 (21.79%) Firewall
15 171 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 162 (19.83%) EMC
17 155 (18.97%) Hyper-V
18 153 (18.73%) Finance
19 151 (18.48%) Data Centre
20 148 (18.12%) SQL Server
21 146 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
22 144 (17.63%) Security Cleared
23 141 (17.26%) PowerShell
23 141 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
23 141 (17.26%) NetApp
24 133 (16.28%) SQL
24 133 (16.28%) vSphere
25 132 (16.16%) DHCP
26 131 (16.03%) WAN

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
1 123 (15.06%) MS Exchange
2 116 (14.20%) IIS
3 78 (9.55%) SharePoint
4 57 (6.98%) Skype for Business
5 35 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (3.92%) Apache
6 32 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.10%) Confluence
10 9 (1.10%) SAS
10 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.98%) JBoss
12 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.24%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 146 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (14.93%) Office 365
3 94 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (4.53%) IaaS
5 20 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (1.96%) PaaS
7 13 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.59%) Serverless
8 10 (1.22%) Yammer
9 8 (0.98%) SaaS
10 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.24%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 182 (22.28%) NAS
2 178 (21.79%) DNS
2 178 (21.79%) Firewall
3 132 (16.16%) DHCP
4 131 (16.03%) WAN
5 122 (14.93%) LAN
6 82 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 73 (8.94%) VPN
8 60 (7.34%) Fibre Channel
9 55 (6.73%) NetScaler
10 51 (6.24%) iSCSI
11 48 (5.88%) MPLS
12 47 (5.75%) Skype
13 38 (4.65%) VLAN
14 29 (3.55%) Internet
14 29 (3.55%) VoIP
15 23 (2.82%) Wireless
16 22 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (2.45%) FTP
18 19 (2.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.28%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.57%) DB2
4 20 (2.45%) MySQL
5 14 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.98%) QlikView
8 8 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.73%) SAP HANA
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (1.84%) JIRA
2 10 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.61%) GitLab
4 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.37%) MSI
5 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Hudson
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 153 (18.73%) Finance
2 65 (7.96%) Banking
3 20 (2.45%) Legal
4 17 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.47%) Retail
7 7 (0.86%) Back Office
8 6 (0.73%) Advertising
8 6 (0.73%) Games
8 6 (0.73%) Law
8 6 (0.73%) Military
9 4 (0.49%) Local Government
10 3 (0.37%) Automotive
10 3 (0.37%) French Language
10 3 (0.37%) International Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.37%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (12.48%) Architect
3 66 (8.08%) Administrator
4 63 (7.71%) Support Engineer
5 53 (6.49%) Storage Engineer
6 48 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 47 (5.75%) Consultant
8 41 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 41 (5.02%) Analyst
9 37 (4.53%) Infrastructure Support
10 33 (4.04%) Server Engineer
11 31 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
12 30 (3.67%) DBA
12 30 (3.67%) Technical Architect
13 28 (3.43%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (2.94%) Network Engineer
16 22 (2.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
16 22 (2.69%) VMware Engineer
17 21 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.04%) Middleware
2 30 (3.67%) Web Services
3 17 (2.08%) .NET
3 17 (2.08%) LDAP
4 11 (1.35%) HTML
4 11 (1.35%) J2EE
5 8 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 8 (0.98%) Oracle Streams
5 8 (0.98%) XML
6 6 (0.73%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.61%) CSS
7 5 (0.61%) REST
7 5 (0.61%) Web Services Management
8 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.37%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.37%) Flash
9 3 (0.37%) SOAP
9 3 (0.37%) Spring
10 2 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.48%) Data Centre
2 88 (10.77%) Clustering
3 77 (9.42%) Replication
4 51 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (5.02%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.77%) Enterprise Storage
7 31 (3.79%) EMC VMAX
8 24 (2.94%) PKI
9 22 (2.69%) EMC VNX
9 22 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.45%) Public Cloud
11 18 (2.20%) Fat Client
11 18 (2.20%) Private Cloud
11 18 (2.20%) Thin Client
12 17 (2.08%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.71%) Celerra
14 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.59%) HP Storage
15 12 (1.47%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 472 (57.77%) Windows
2 299 (36.60%) Windows Server
3 229 (28.03%) Linux
4 184 (22.52%) Unix
5 171 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 110 (13.46%) Solaris
8 99 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 61 (7.47%) AIX
10 36 (4.41%) Windows 7
11 32 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (3.43%) Windows 10
13 22 (2.69%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.96%) HPUX
15 11 (1.35%) CentOS
16 10 (1.22%) SUSE
17 9 (1.10%) Windows 2000
17 9 (1.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 9 (1.10%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (25.95%) ITIL
2 130 (15.91%) Migration
3 96 (11.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 75 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (8.69%) Service Delivery
6 62 (7.59%) Project Management
7 50 (6.12%) High Availability
7 50 (6.12%) Load Balancing
8 46 (5.63%) Configuration Management
9 45 (5.51%) Change Management
10 42 (5.14%) Problem Management
11 41 (5.02%) Capacity Management
12 40 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (4.90%) DevOps
13 39 (4.77%) Capacity Planning
14 38 (4.65%) Business Continuity
15 33 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
16 30 (3.67%) Network Design
16 30 (3.67%) Performance Monitoring
16 30 (3.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.26%) PowerShell
2 133 (16.28%) SQL
3 44 (5.39%) Perl
4 32 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 25 (3.06%) Python
6 22 (2.69%) C
7 19 (2.33%) Java
7 19 (2.33%) Korn
8 18 (2.20%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.84%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.84%) VBScript
10 14 (1.71%) AWK
11 12 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.86%) Bourne shell
13 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.49%) sed
14 4 (0.49%) VB
15 3 (0.37%) C#
15 3 (0.37%) Ruby
16 2 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 144 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 109 (13.34%) SC Cleared
3 66 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (5.88%) MCSE
6 39 (4.77%) Degree
7 34 (4.16%) CCNP
8 33 (4.04%) CCNA
9 29 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 22 (2.69%) MCSA
12 17 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.84%) CISSP
14 14 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.59%) SANS
16 11 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (1.22%) CCIE
17 10 (1.22%) MCITP
18 8 (0.98%) CCA
18 8 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.61%) SLA
2 17 (2.08%) GDPR
3 9 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.86%) PMO
5 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.49%) QA
8 3 (0.37%) GxP
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.24%) RMADS
9 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 337 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 322 (39.41%) Active Directory
3 155 (18.97%) Hyper-V
4 133 (16.28%) vSphere
5 119 (14.57%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (11.51%) XenApp
7 59 (7.22%) XenDesktop
8 37 (4.53%) NFS
9 32 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (2.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 17 (2.08%) VMware NSX
14 15 (1.84%) DFS Replication
14 15 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (1.84%) XenServer
15 13 (1.59%) Xen
16 12 (1.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 12 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
17 11 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 113 (13.83%) SCCM
2 58 (7.10%) NetBackup
3 56 (6.85%) SCOM
4 40 (4.90%) WSUS
5 39 (4.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (4.53%) Puppet
7 30 (3.67%) Ansible
8 27 (3.30%) vCenter Server
9 26 (3.18%) Backup Exec
10 23 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
13 18 (2.20%) HP Data Protector
13 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
16 12 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 11 (1.35%) Data Guard
17 11 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
17 11 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 483 (59.12%) VMware
2 304 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 222 (27.17%) Cisco
4 206 (25.21%) HP
5 192 (23.50%) Citrix
6 162 (19.83%) EMC
7 141 (17.26%) NetApp
8 129 (15.79%) Oracle
9 106 (12.97%) Red Hat
10 91 (11.14%) IBM
11 66 (8.08%) Dell
12 57 (6.98%) Veritas
13 56 (6.85%) Brocade
14 52 (6.36%) Ivanti
15 50 (6.12%) Sun
16 43 (5.26%) 3PAR
17 42 (5.14%) McAfee
18 39 (4.77%) Symantec
19 38 (4.65%) SAP
19 38 (4.65%) SolarWinds