Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 622 436 730
Rank change year-on-year -186 +294 +93
Contract jobs citing VSAN 93 42 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.17% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 58
10th Percentile £297 £316 £313
25th Percentile £363 £441 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £500 £444
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +12.68% -1.39%
75th Percentile £526 £556 £550
90th Percentile £626 £600 £582
UK median daily rate £436 £463 £431
% change year-on-year -5.73% +7.25% -4.17%

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 7,175 3,587 10,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 13.72% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,629 2,281 6,728
10th Percentile £231 £204 £200
25th Percentile £358 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £657 £630 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 167 503
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.60 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.16% +32.63% +20.30%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.75 £24.13
% change year-on-year -29.13% +31.61% +26.97%

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 18 September 2021.

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 18 September 2021. 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
South East -64 51 £425 -15.00% 7
London -193 11 £400 -15.79% 5
South West -39 10 £575 +9.52%
North of England -79 6 £368 -26.50% 10
East of England -42 4 £275 -59.85% 4
North West - 4 £330 - 3
West Midlands -53 3 £225 -30.77% 3
Midlands -68 3 £225 -30.77% 3
North East -15 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 6
VSAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 93 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (83.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (58.06%) vSphere
4 51 (54.84%) vCenter Server
5 46 (49.46%) Security Cleared
5 46 (49.46%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (49.46%) Windows
6 44 (47.31%) VMware NSX
7 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
8 39 (41.94%) Data Centre
9 37 (39.78%) vRealize
9 37 (39.78%) Dell
10 33 (35.48%) Social Skills
11 30 (32.26%) ITIL
12 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
13 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
14 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
15 23 (24.73%) Windows Server
16 22 (23.66%) XML
16 22 (23.66%) Configuration Management
17 21 (22.58%) HP
17 21 (22.58%) Cisco
17 21 (22.58%) JSON
17 21 (22.58%) Firewall
18 19 (20.43%) Linux
18 19 (20.43%) Virtual Machines
18 19 (20.43%) Ansible
18 19 (20.43%) Storage Management
19 16 (17.20%) PowerCLI
20 15 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 4 (4.30%) Confluence
2 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.15%) IIS
2 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Azure
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (3.23%) AWS
3 3 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) IaaS
4 2 (2.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.08%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) Firewall
2 9 (9.68%) Network Security
3 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 8 (8.60%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (8.60%) WAN
4 7 (7.53%) SAN
5 6 (6.45%) DHCP
6 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.30%) LAN
7 4 (4.30%) NAS
7 4 (4.30%) Wireless
8 3 (3.23%) Skype
8 3 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (2.15%) 4G
9 2 (2.15%) 5G
9 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.15%) FCAPS
9 2 (2.15%) SD-WAN
9 2 (2.15%) VLAN
10 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.15%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Bitbucket
1 4 (4.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 33 (35.48%) Social Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Public Sector
3 10 (10.75%) Finance
4 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Military
7 2 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 25 (26.88%) VMware Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Consultant
5 9 (9.68%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.15%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.15%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (2.15%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) XML
2 21 (22.58%) JSON
3 4 (4.30%) Flash
4 2 (2.15%) JSF
5 1 (1.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) ARM Templates
5 1 (1.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.53%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (7.53%) Replication
4 6 (6.45%) Clustering
4 6 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.23%) PKI
7 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 46 (49.46%) Windows
2 23 (24.73%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.43%) Linux
4 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.38%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.15%) AIX
7 2 (2.15%) Unix
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.08%) CentOS
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) ITIL
2 22 (23.66%) Configuration Management
3 19 (20.43%) Storage Management
4 15 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (12.90%) Data Protection
5 12 (12.90%) SIEM
6 9 (9.68%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (9.68%) Network Design
7 6 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.45%) Service Management
8 5 (5.38%) Project Management
8 5 (5.38%) Security Hardening
9 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.30%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.30%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.30%) Server Management
10 3 (3.23%) Critical Thinking
10 3 (3.23%) NsoIT
10 3 (3.23%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) Python
3 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (49.46%) Security Cleared
2 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) CCNA
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.15%) VCAP
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) NCSC
3 2 (2.15%) GDPR
4 1 (1.08%) Def Stans
System Software
1 78 (83.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (58.06%) vSphere
3 46 (49.46%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (47.31%) VMware NSX
5 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
6 19 (20.43%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (13.98%) Hyper-V
8 11 (11.83%) vCloud
9 5 (5.38%) Docker
10 4 (4.30%) XenApp
11 2 (2.15%) HDFS
11 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.15%) VMFS
12 1 (1.08%) Ceph
12 1 (1.08%) Firmware
12 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (54.84%) vCenter Server
2 37 (39.78%) vRealize
3 19 (20.43%) Ansible
4 16 (17.20%) PowerCLI
5 11 (11.83%) Kubernetes
5 11 (11.83%) SCVMM
6 7 (7.53%) SCCM
7 5 (5.38%) WSUS
8 4 (4.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (3.23%) Terraform
9 3 (3.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 2 (2.15%) Puppet
10 2 (2.15%) SCOM
10 2 (2.15%) SCOrch
11 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (39.78%) Dell
3 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
4 21 (22.58%) Cisco
4 21 (22.58%) HP
5 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.68%) Ericsson
5 9 (9.68%) F5
6 8 (8.60%) Juniper
6 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.45%) Citrix
7 6 (6.45%) Veeam
8 4 (4.30%) Atlassian
8 4 (4.30%) EMC
9 3 (3.23%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.15%) Intel
10 2 (2.15%) NetApp
11 1 (1.08%) Nokia