Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 11 May 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > London
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 340 291 385
Rank change year-on-year -49 +94 -7
Contract jobs citing SAN 111 148 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.31% 6.38% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 106 153
10th Percentile £300 £289 £280
25th Percentile £385 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £450 £538
90th Percentile £713 £500 £575
England median daily rate £442 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +17.87% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
10th Percentile £50.50 £38.57 £36.88
25th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £41.34
Median hourly rate £61.75 £42.25 £43.20
Median % change year-on-year +46.15% -2.20% +110.73%
75th Percentile £76.19 £44.00 £46.45
90th Percentile £77.13 £47.91 £47.25
England median hourly rate £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% +117.86%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,089 2,320 4,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.93% 10.93% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,612 2,910
10th Percentile £300 £205 £220
25th Percentile £381 £338 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £568 £575
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 71 93
10th Percentile £13.55 £15.00 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.34 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +58.07% +33.56% +13.97%
75th Percentile £64.69 £47.67 £40.00
90th Percentile £76.08 £52.50 £47.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in London.

Daily rate trend for SAN in London

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in London over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in London.

Hourly rate trend for SAN in London

SAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAN in London over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SAN in London

SAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the London region over the 6 months to 11 May 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
Central London +23 22 £528 +20.30% 18
East London +17 8 £375 -16.67%
South London +35 5 - - 2
West London +24 2 £200 -33.33% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 56 (50.45%) VMware
2 55 (49.55%) Windows
3 48 (43.24%) NAS
4 40 (36.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (34.23%) Linux
5 38 (34.23%) Azure
6 35 (31.53%) Active Directory
7 34 (30.63%) Cisco
8 33 (29.73%) Migration
9 29 (26.13%) Data Centre
10 28 (25.23%) Finance
10 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
11 26 (23.42%) DNS
11 26 (23.42%) ITIL
11 26 (23.42%) Social Skills
12 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
12 24 (21.62%) DHCP
13 22 (19.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (19.82%) Project Delivery
14 21 (18.92%) AWS
14 21 (18.92%) Firewall
14 21 (18.92%) Dell
15 19 (17.12%) IBM
15 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
15 19 (17.12%) Unix
15 19 (17.12%) Microsoft 365
15 19 (17.12%) GCP
16 18 (16.22%) IaaS
16 18 (16.22%) Oracle
16 18 (16.22%) EMC

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) Confluence
3 7 (6.31%) Apache
3 7 (6.31%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.60%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.80%) Drupal
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.80%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.80%) WordPress
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.90%) SAS
7 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (34.23%) Azure
2 21 (18.92%) AWS
3 19 (17.12%) GCP
3 19 (17.12%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (16.22%) IaaS
5 6 (5.41%) GitHub
6 4 (3.60%) PaaS
7 3 (2.70%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.90%) Cohesity
9 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (43.24%) NAS
2 26 (23.42%) DNS
3 24 (21.62%) DHCP
4 21 (18.92%) Firewall
5 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
6 17 (15.32%) WAN
7 15 (13.51%) LAN
8 12 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (10.81%) FTP
9 11 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (9.91%) iSCSI
10 7 (6.31%) Multicast
10 7 (6.31%) VPN
11 5 (4.50%) FCoE
11 5 (4.50%) HTTP
11 5 (4.50%) SSL
12 4 (3.60%) TACACS
12 4 (3.60%) VLAN
12 4 (3.60%) VSAN
12 4 (3.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) DB2
3 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.60%) HBase
3 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) MySQL
5 2 (1.80%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) JIRA
2 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 26 (23.42%) Social Skills
3 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 11 (9.91%) Influencing Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.60%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.80%) Police
8 2 (1.80%) Publishing
8 2 (1.80%) Retail
9 1 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (14.41%) Architect
2 12 (10.81%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.91%) Consultant
3 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.91%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Administrator
5 8 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Storage Consultant
7 6 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) Middleware
2 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.90%) JSON
4 1 (0.90%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.13%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.41%) Replication
3 10 (9.01%) AS400
3 10 (9.01%) Clustering
3 10 (9.01%) iSeries
4 9 (8.11%) LPAR
5 8 (7.21%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.50%) CESG
6 5 (4.50%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.60%) NHS
7 4 (3.60%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.70%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.80%) CCTV
9 2 (1.80%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.80%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.55%) Windows
2 38 (34.23%) Linux
3 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.12%) Unix
5 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.81%) Apple iOS
6 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.21%) Solaris
9 7 (6.31%) AIX
9 7 (6.31%) Windows 10
9 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.60%) SUSE
11 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.80%) VMS
14 1 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.73%) Migration
2 26 (23.42%) ITIL
3 22 (19.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (19.82%) Project Delivery
4 16 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (13.51%) Project Management
6 13 (11.71%) PRINCE2
7 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.91%) Service Delivery
8 10 (9.01%) Business Continuity
8 10 (9.01%) Project Governance
9 9 (8.11%) Business Case
9 9 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.21%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (6.31%) High Availability
11 7 (6.31%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (6.31%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) Python
2 13 (11.71%) SQL
3 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
4 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.21%) Java
5 8 (7.21%) Perl
6 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) C
7 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.80%) AWK
8 2 (1.80%) sed
8 2 (1.80%) VBScript
9 1 (0.90%) C#
9 1 (0.90%) Korn
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
1 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.50%) CCNA
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.50%) PMP
3 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) MCSE
5 3 (2.70%) CCDA
5 3 (2.70%) CCNP
5 3 (2.70%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.70%) JNCIP
5 3 (2.70%) JNCIS
5 3 (2.70%) MCSA
6 2 (1.80%) MCP
6 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.90%) RHCE
7 1 (0.90%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) QA
2 8 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 40 (36.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (31.53%) Active Directory
3 16 (14.41%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (10.81%) NFS
5 11 (9.91%) vSphere
6 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
6 10 (9.01%) PowerHA
7 9 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (6.31%) KVM
8 7 (6.31%) Xen
9 5 (4.50%) Docker
9 5 (4.50%) Firmware
9 5 (4.50%) SRDF
10 3 (2.70%) ProxySG
10 3 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.70%) Veritas File System
10 3 (2.70%) XenApp
11 2 (1.80%) Postfix
11 2 (1.80%) qmail
11 2 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Puppet
2 12 (10.81%) Ansible
2 12 (10.81%) Terraform
3 11 (9.91%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.31%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.41%) BladeLogic
6 4 (3.60%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.80%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.80%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.80%) SELinux
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.80%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.80%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (50.45%) VMware
2 34 (30.63%) Cisco
3 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
4 21 (18.92%) Dell
5 19 (17.12%) IBM
6 18 (16.22%) EMC
6 18 (16.22%) Oracle
7 17 (15.32%) HP
7 17 (15.32%) NetApp
8 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
9 12 (10.81%) Citrix
9 12 (10.81%) F5
10 10 (9.01%) Brocade
10 10 (9.01%) Juniper
11 8 (7.21%) 3PAR
11 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
11 8 (7.21%) Google
12 7 (6.31%) BMC
12 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.31%) Sybase