The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.20% 1.55% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 10.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £365 £328 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -32.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 48 50 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.12% 15.48% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 29
Median daily rate £375 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £145 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Kent

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Kent

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Kent

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £365 -
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SAN.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Hitachi
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) MySQL
6 1 (11.11%) Shell Script

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Hardware Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Hitachi