Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VSAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAN over the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 826 782
Rank change year-on-year +98 -44 +71
Contract jobs citing VSAN 81 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.050% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 22
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.77%
10th Percentile £313 £395 £365
90th Percentile £594 £620 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

VSAN 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 10,631 12,558 12,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.47% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,529 7,703 7,308
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £207
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 694 675
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%

VSAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VSAN in England

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSAN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAN in England

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSAN in England over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSAN in England

VSAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAN in England

VSAN
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 VSAN within the England region over the 6 months to 22 August 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 +56 22 £400 -11.11% 3
South East +42 22 £425 +6.25% 1
South West -7 17 £550 - 4
North of England +39 15 £350 - 10
Yorkshire - 8 £345 - 9
North West +36 7 £438 - 1
East of England +27 4 £500 -9.09%
VSAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VSAN 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 VSAN.

1 79 (97.53%) VMware
2 58 (71.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (48.15%) VMware ESXi
3 39 (48.15%) VMware NSX
4 35 (43.21%) vCenter Server
5 32 (39.51%) vSphere
6 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
7 30 (37.04%) Windows
8 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
9 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 25 (30.86%) Linux
11 22 (27.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
13 20 (24.69%) vRealize
13 20 (24.69%) Dell
14 18 (22.22%) HP
14 18 (22.22%) IaaS
14 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
16 15 (18.52%) vCloud
17 14 (17.28%) Ansible
18 13 (16.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 13 (16.05%) Azure
18 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
19 12 (14.81%) Migration
19 12 (14.81%) DV Cleared
20 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
20 11 (13.58%) Firewall
20 11 (13.58%) ITIL
20 11 (13.58%) SAN

VSAN
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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.22%) IaaS
2 13 (16.05%) Azure
3 7 (8.64%) AWS
3 7 (8.64%) PaaS
4 6 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.94%) Office 365
6 2 (2.47%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.47%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.47%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.23%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) Firewall
1 11 (13.58%) SAN
2 8 (9.88%) DNS
3 7 (8.64%) VPN
4 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) NAS
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.17%) iSCSI
5 5 (6.17%) LAN
5 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.17%) WAN
6 3 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) JIRA
2 3 (3.70%) Hudson
2 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Consultant
2 17 (20.99%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) VMware Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) VMware Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Administrator
8 5 (6.17%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) LDAP
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) Flash
3 1 (1.23%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 6 (7.41%) EMC VMAX
3 6 (7.41%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Derivative
6 2 (2.47%) Equities
6 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.47%) Replication
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.23%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.23%) PKI
7 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Windows
2 25 (30.86%) Linux
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 13 (16.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.17%) SUSE
6 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.94%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.47%) HPUX
9 1 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.23%) VMS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (14.81%) Migration
3 11 (13.58%) ITIL
4 10 (12.35%) Virtual Environments
5 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Automation
6 7 (8.64%) Process Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) DevOps
7 5 (6.17%) High Availability
8 4 (4.94%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (4.94%) Disk Encryption
8 4 (4.94%) Password Management
8 4 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.94%) Service Management
8 4 (4.94%) Storage Management
8 4 (4.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.70%) ITSM
9 3 (3.70%) Project Delivery
9 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
2 8 (9.88%) Perl
3 7 (8.64%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
2 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (27.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) MCP
6 4 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.94%) VCAP
6 4 (4.94%) VCP6
7 1 (1.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (71.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (48.15%) VMware ESXi
2 39 (48.15%) VMware NSX
3 32 (39.51%) vSphere
4 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
5 15 (18.52%) vCloud
6 7 (8.64%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.17%) NFS
8 4 (4.94%) VMFS
9 3 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.47%) Docker
10 2 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (43.21%) vCenter Server
2 20 (24.69%) vRealize
3 14 (17.28%) Ansible
4 8 (9.88%) HP SIM
4 8 (9.88%) Puppet
5 5 (6.17%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (4.94%) vMotion
7 3 (3.70%) SCCM
8 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.23%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.23%) SCOM
9 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (97.53%) VMware
2 20 (24.69%) Dell
3 18 (22.22%) HP
4 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.58%) Red Hat
6 9 (11.11%) Citrix
6 9 (11.11%) Veeam
7 8 (9.88%) 3PAR
7 8 (9.88%) EMC
8 7 (8.64%) Cisco
9 6 (7.41%) Symantec
10 5 (6.17%) Brocade
10 5 (6.17%) Google
10 5 (6.17%) NetApp
11 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.47%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
11 2 (2.47%) Isilon
12 1 (1.23%) F5
12 1 (1.23%) Twitter