Period
to 20 November 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 325 322 237
Rank change year-on-year -3 -85 -39
Contract jobs citing SAN 573 743 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.78% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 5.95% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 440 644
England median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £238 £262 £252
90th Percentile £538 £575 £546
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 20
England median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +61.90% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20.73 £15.38 £13.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £187.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year +11.25% +56.10% +5.13%

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 10,230 12,495 12,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 13.14% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,205 7,568 7,922
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £189
90th Percentile £603 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 573 674
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.95% -17.50%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.26 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -19.15%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +46 176 £425 -1.16% 71
South East +30 174 £375 -3.85% 51
North of England -23 89 £375 - 93
South West -2 58 £425 +30.77% 19
North West +4 49 £363 -12.65% 52
Midlands -3 41 £350 - 30
West Midlands +32 32 £388 +10.71% 17
Yorkshire -11 32 £368 +1.38% 34
East of England +21 29 £375 - 22
East Midlands +4 9 £275 -21.43% 13
North East +17 8 £375 -9.09% 7
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 409 (71.38%) Windows
2 326 (56.89%) VMware
3 278 (48.52%) Microsoft
4 264 (46.07%) Active Directory
5 247 (43.11%) Windows Server
6 202 (35.25%) DNS
7 197 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 196 (34.21%) Azure
9 158 (27.57%) Firewall
10 157 (27.40%) Security Cleared
11 148 (25.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 146 (25.48%) PowerShell
12 146 (25.48%) Cisco
12 146 (25.48%) HP
13 143 (24.96%) Linux
14 142 (24.78%) NAS
15 136 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 135 (23.56%) Office 365
17 131 (22.86%) SQL
18 130 (22.69%) SC Cleared
19 127 (22.16%) DHCP
20 118 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
21 112 (19.55%) Hyper-V
21 112 (19.55%) EMC
22 108 (18.85%) ITIL
23 104 (18.15%) SCCM
24 103 (17.98%) TCP/IP
24 103 (17.98%) Migration
25 102 (17.80%) Disaster Recovery
26 101 (17.63%) VPN

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 84 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 44 (7.68%) Skype for Business
3 33 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (5.58%) IIS
5 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.40%) SAS
7 7 (1.22%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.22%) Confluence
7 7 (1.22%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.70%) Documentum
9 4 (0.70%) JBoss
10 3 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.52%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Apache
11 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 196 (34.21%) Azure
2 135 (23.56%) Office 365
3 75 (13.09%) AWS
4 64 (11.17%) IaaS
5 59 (10.30%) PaaS
6 54 (9.42%) SaaS
7 34 (5.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 23 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.92%) GCP
10 8 (1.40%) GitHub
11 6 (1.05%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.70%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 202 (35.25%) DNS
2 158 (27.57%) Firewall
3 142 (24.78%) NAS
4 127 (22.16%) DHCP
5 103 (17.98%) TCP/IP
6 101 (17.63%) VPN
7 82 (14.31%) LAN
7 82 (14.31%) WAN
8 49 (8.55%) Internet
9 47 (8.20%) Reverse Proxy
10 33 (5.76%) Skype
11 30 (5.24%) iSCSI
12 28 (4.89%) Fibre Channel
13 25 (4.36%) VLAN
14 21 (3.66%) MPLS
14 21 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (3.49%) Wireless
16 19 (3.32%) NetScaler
17 18 (3.14%) VoIP
18 15 (2.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.84%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (2.27%) Big Data
4 13 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.22%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.22%) Apache Zeppelin
8 7 (1.22%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.22%) Impala
8 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.05%) MySQL
10 5 (0.87%) DB2
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.40%) JIRA
4 5 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.52%) MSI
5 3 (0.52%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.35%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.35%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.35%) WiX
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.17%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.17%) GCC
7 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (13.96%) Finance
2 25 (4.36%) Banking
3 20 (3.49%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.44%) Retail
5 12 (2.09%) Back Office
6 10 (1.75%) Publishing
6 10 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.22%) Legal
8 6 (1.05%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (21.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (12.39%) Architect
3 52 (9.08%) Storage Engineer
4 40 (6.98%) Administrator
4 40 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 38 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
6 31 (5.41%) Consultant
6 31 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
7 27 (4.71%) Server Engineer
8 25 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (4.01%) Analyst
10 21 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (3.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.49%) IT Engineer
12 19 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (2.97%) Azure Architect
14 17 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.85%) Web Services
2 23 (4.01%) Middleware
3 11 (1.92%) LDAP
4 10 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (1.22%) Apache NiFi
5 7 (1.22%) Kafka
6 5 (0.87%) .NET
6 5 (0.87%) RESTful
6 5 (0.87%) Swagger
7 4 (0.70%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.70%) Django
7 4 (0.70%) J2EE
8 3 (0.52%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.52%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.35%) SAML
9 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.17%) cXML
10 1 (0.17%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.17%) LAMP
10 1 (0.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 89 (15.53%) Replication
3 73 (12.74%) Clustering
4 33 (5.76%) EMC VNX
5 31 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (4.54%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.84%) EMC VMAX
8 20 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.97%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.92%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.57%) Celerra
11 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Licensing
12 8 (1.40%) CLARiiON
12 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.22%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 409 (71.38%) Windows
2 247 (43.11%) Windows Server
3 143 (24.96%) Linux
4 136 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (13.09%) Unix
7 64 (11.17%) Windows 10
8 61 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (6.46%) Solaris
10 25 (4.36%) CentOS
10 25 (4.36%) Windows 7
10 25 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.62%) AIX
12 13 (2.27%) SUSE
13 11 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.87%) HPUX
16 4 (0.70%) VMS
16 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (25.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 108 (18.85%) ITIL
3 103 (17.98%) Migration
4 102 (17.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (7.85%) Information Security
7 44 (7.68%) Configuration Management
8 40 (6.98%) Change Management
9 39 (6.81%) Project Management
10 36 (6.28%) Computer Science
10 36 (6.28%) DevOps
11 33 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (5.76%) SOA
12 32 (5.58%) Problem Management
13 30 (5.24%) Capacity Management
14 29 (5.06%) Non-Functional Testing
14 29 (5.06%) Storage Management
15 28 (4.89%) High Availability
16 27 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
17 26 (4.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 146 (25.48%) PowerShell
2 131 (22.86%) SQL
3 21 (3.66%) Python
4 18 (3.14%) C
5 16 (2.79%) Java
6 14 (2.44%) VBScript
7 13 (2.27%) Perl
8 11 (1.92%) VB
9 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.05%) C#
10 6 (1.05%) Korn
10 6 (1.05%) PHP
10 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.87%) C++
12 4 (0.70%) Go
12 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.52%) Ruby
14 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 130 (22.69%) SC Cleared
3 63 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (7.68%) Degree
5 41 (7.16%) MCSE
6 29 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (4.71%) DV Cleared
9 25 (4.36%) CCNA
10 23 (4.01%) MCSA
11 18 (3.14%) CCNP
12 17 (2.97%) MCP
13 15 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.40%) CCA
15 8 (1.40%) CISSP
16 7 (1.22%) CCDA
16 7 (1.22%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.22%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.63%) SLA
2 12 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.09%) QA
3 8 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.22%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (1.05%) GDPR
6 5 (0.87%) NCSC
7 3 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.52%) NIST
8 2 (0.35%) COBIT
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.35%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.17%) HL7
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) MiFID
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 264 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 197 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (19.55%) Hyper-V
4 99 (17.28%) VMware ESXi
5 66 (11.52%) vSphere
6 40 (6.98%) XenApp
7 35 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (5.76%) XenDesktop
9 20 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (3.32%) Docker
10 19 (3.32%) Firmware
11 18 (3.14%) NFS
12 11 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (1.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 104 (18.15%) SCCM
2 56 (9.77%) NetBackup
3 46 (8.03%) SCOM
4 44 (7.68%) vCenter Server
5 28 (4.89%) Ansible
5 28 (4.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 25 (4.36%) Puppet
7 23 (4.01%) WSUS
8 21 (3.66%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (2.79%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (2.62%) vRealize
11 12 (2.09%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (1.75%) vMotion
14 9 (1.57%) DatAdvantage
14 9 (1.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 326 (56.89%) VMware
2 278 (48.52%) Microsoft
3 146 (25.48%) Cisco
3 146 (25.48%) HP
4 112 (19.55%) EMC
5 89 (15.53%) Citrix
6 86 (15.01%) NetApp
7 83 (14.49%) Oracle
8 67 (11.69%) Dell
9 56 (9.77%) IBM
10 52 (9.08%) Brocade
11 44 (7.68%) Red Hat
12 40 (6.98%) Veritas
13 39 (6.81%) 3PAR
14 37 (6.46%) Symantec
15 25 (4.36%) Hitachi
16 24 (4.19%) SolarWinds
17 21 (3.66%) CheckPoint
18 19 (3.32%) McAfee
18 19 (3.32%) Workday