Period
to 7 June 2020

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 7 June 2020 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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 536 723 823
Rank change year-on-year +187 +100 -33
Contract jobs citing VSAN 32 82 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.099% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.78% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 60 31
Median daily rate £456 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.12% +19.44% -5.76%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £285
90th Percentile £519 £638 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £525 £428
% change year-on-year -19.05% +22.59% -10.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 5,277 10,471 12,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 12.65% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,074 6,499 7,582
Median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £210 £208
90th Percentile £636 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 473 668
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% +0.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.57 £19.44
% change year-on-year +45.83% +5.83% -5.17%

VSAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VSAN in England

VSAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VSAN in England.

Daily rate trend for VSAN in England

VSAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VSAN in England over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VSAN in England

VSAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VSAN in England.

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 7 June 2020. 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
North of England +95 11 £325 -33.33% 3
South East +107 9 £481 -16.30% 6
North West +60 8 £325 -33.33% 2
South West +53 5 £513 -14.58%
London +150 4 £383 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £288 -
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +56 1 - -
North East - 1 £500 - 1
VSAN
UK

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (81.25%) vSphere
3 22 (68.75%) VMware NSX
4 16 (50.00%) vCenter Server
4 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) vRealize
6 7 (21.88%) AWS
6 7 (21.88%) High Availability
6 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (15.63%) Public Sector
8 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) vCloud
8 5 (15.63%) Linux
8 5 (15.63%) Python
9 4 (12.50%) NFS
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) Firewall
9 4 (12.50%) Local Government
9 4 (12.50%) vMotion
9 4 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
9 4 (12.50%) SCCM
9 4 (12.50%) PowerShell

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 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
3 3 (9.38%) Office 365
4 2 (6.25%) PaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
1 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Skype
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.63%) Public Sector
2 4 (12.50%) Local Government
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) VMware Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Python Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Senior VMware Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
3 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) High Availability
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.38%) DevOps
2 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Power Management
3 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.25%) Storage Management
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.13%) Data Security
4 1 (3.13%) Line Management
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) VCAP
5 1 (3.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) NCSC
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 26 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 26 (81.25%) vSphere
2 22 (68.75%) VMware NSX
3 16 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (15.63%) vCloud
6 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 4 (12.50%) NFS
6 4 (12.50%) VMFS
7 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 10 (31.25%) vRealize
3 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 4 (12.50%) vMotion
4 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) Avamar
5 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.13%) SCOM
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (3.13%) Terraform
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Veeam
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) CommVault
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Gemalto
5 1 (3.13%) Isilon
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec