Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 271 202
Rank change year-on-year -85 -69 -54
Contract jobs citing SAN 280 418 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.98% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 8.50% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 256 449
London median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +8.97%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £287
90th Percentile £600 £575 £577
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
London median hourly rate £20.50 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.00% - +119.01%
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +44.23% -11.74%

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 5,558 4,917 6,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,259 4,124
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 136 102
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.67 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.28% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in London

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor 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 16 August 2018. 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 -49 55 £425 - 20
South London -35 22 £613 +68.97%
East London -13 9 £475 +31.03% 8
West London -31 6 £413 +13.40% 18
North London 0 2 £350 -30.00% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 190 (67.86%) VMware
2 167 (59.64%) Windows
3 127 (45.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 92 (32.86%) Active Directory
6 91 (32.50%) Cisco
6 91 (32.50%) Linux
7 87 (31.07%) NAS
8 86 (30.71%) Microsoft
9 85 (30.36%) Finance
10 77 (27.50%) ITIL
11 72 (25.71%) EMC
12 67 (23.93%) Data Centre
13 62 (22.14%) SQL Server
14 61 (21.79%) DNS
15 60 (21.43%) Firewall
16 59 (21.07%) Unix
16 59 (21.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 58 (20.71%) PowerShell
18 57 (20.36%) vSphere
18 57 (20.36%) SQL
18 57 (20.36%) Citrix
19 56 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
20 55 (19.64%) NetApp
21 54 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
21 54 (19.29%) Hyper-V
22 53 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 53 (18.93%) HP
23 50 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
24 47 (16.79%) Migration

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 45 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.71%) IIS
3 21 (7.50%) Apache
4 17 (6.07%) Skype for Business
5 16 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.64%) JBoss
6 13 (4.64%) OpenStack
6 13 (4.64%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.93%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.43%) Confluence
9 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (14.29%) Office 365
4 20 (7.14%) IaaS
5 13 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (4.64%) Serverless
6 7 (2.50%) PaaS
7 4 (1.43%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.07%) SaaS
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.36%) Akamai
10 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.36%) G Suite
10 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (31.07%) NAS
2 61 (21.79%) DNS
3 60 (21.43%) Firewall
4 41 (14.64%) VPN
5 38 (13.57%) DHCP
6 34 (12.14%) WAN
7 32 (11.43%) iSCSI
8 31 (11.07%) LAN
9 25 (8.93%) TCP/IP
10 18 (6.43%) MPLS
11 17 (6.07%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (5.36%) Skype
13 13 (4.64%) NetScaler
14 12 (4.29%) VSAN
15 10 (3.57%) SSL
15 10 (3.57%) Unified Communications
16 9 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (3.21%) Wireless
17 8 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.64%) DB2
3 12 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.71%) HBase
9 2 (0.71%) MySQL
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.36%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 10 (3.57%) JIRA
2 6 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 85 (30.36%) Finance
2 43 (15.36%) Banking
3 13 (4.64%) Investment Banking
3 13 (4.64%) Law
4 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Advertising
5 6 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.14%) Legal
6 5 (1.79%) Games
7 3 (1.07%) International Banking
7 3 (1.07%) Publishing
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (10.36%) Architect
3 26 (9.29%) Administrator
4 23 (8.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.14%) Consultant
7 17 (6.07%) VMware Engineer
8 15 (5.36%) Storage Engineer
9 14 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support
11 12 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.93%) DBA
13 10 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 9 (3.21%) Windows Administrator
14 9 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.29%) Middleware
2 16 (5.71%) .NET
3 12 (4.29%) J2EE
4 11 (3.93%) LDAP
5 7 (2.50%) JMS
5 7 (2.50%) Web Services
6 6 (2.14%) Java EE
6 6 (2.14%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (2.14%) Regular Expression
6 6 (2.14%) XML
7 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.07%) HTML
7 3 (1.07%) JSON
8 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.71%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.71%) SOAP
8 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.71%) XSLT
8 2 (0.71%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (23.93%) Data Centre
2 45 (16.07%) Clustering
3 36 (12.86%) Replication
4 22 (7.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.64%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.79%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.43%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.43%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.43%) LPAR
10 3 (1.07%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.71%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.71%) Fintech
11 2 (0.71%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.71%) Smart Home
11 2 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 167 (59.64%) Windows
2 98 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 91 (32.50%) Linux
4 59 (21.07%) Unix
5 54 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (11.07%) Solaris
9 19 (6.79%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.29%) Windows 7
11 10 (3.57%) AIX
12 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.07%) Android
17 2 (0.71%) SUSE
17 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.36%) VMS
18 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.50%) ITIL
2 59 (21.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 50 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 47 (16.79%) Migration
5 30 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
6 26 (9.29%) High Availability
7 24 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
8 22 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (7.50%) Storage Management
10 18 (6.43%) Application Virtualisation
10 18 (6.43%) DevOps
11 16 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.71%) Patch Management
12 15 (5.36%) Capacity Management
12 15 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (5.36%) Load Balancing
13 14 (5.00%) Service Management
14 13 (4.64%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (4.64%) Server Building
15 12 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.71%) PowerShell
2 57 (20.36%) SQL
3 22 (7.86%) Shell Script
4 14 (5.00%) C
5 13 (4.64%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.93%) Perl
6 11 (3.93%) Python
7 8 (2.86%) Java
8 7 (2.50%) Korn
9 6 (2.14%) VBScript
10 5 (1.79%) AWK
10 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.43%) C#
11 4 (1.43%) VB
12 2 (0.71%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.71%) Ruby
13 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (6.79%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.71%) MCSE
4 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.36%) CCNA
6 14 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.57%) CCNP
8 9 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.14%) CCIE
9 6 (2.14%) Degree
9 6 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.43%) MCSA
10 4 (1.43%) RHCE
10 4 (1.43%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.43%) RHCVA
11 3 (1.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.07%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.07%) CCSP
11 3 (1.07%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (45.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (32.86%) Active Directory
3 57 (20.36%) vSphere
4 54 (19.29%) Hyper-V
5 41 (14.64%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (10.00%) NFS
7 24 (8.57%) XenApp
8 16 (5.71%) XenDesktop
9 15 (5.36%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (4.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (4.29%) VMware NSX
12 11 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (3.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (2.50%) KVM
14 6 (2.14%) Veritas File System
15 5 (1.79%) Samba
16 4 (1.43%) Firmware
16 4 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 30 (10.71%) SCCM
2 28 (10.00%) Puppet
3 26 (9.29%) NetBackup
4 23 (8.21%) Ansible
5 22 (7.86%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (7.50%) SCOM
7 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (3.21%) WSUS
8 8 (2.86%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.50%) vCenter Server
10 6 (2.14%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.79%) SnapMirror
11 5 (1.79%) Terraform
12 4 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.43%) OpenView
12 4 (1.43%) SnapVault
12 4 (1.43%) yum
Vendors
1 190 (67.86%) VMware
2 91 (32.50%) Cisco
3 86 (30.71%) Microsoft
4 72 (25.71%) EMC
5 57 (20.36%) Citrix
6 55 (19.64%) NetApp
7 53 (18.93%) HP
8 43 (15.36%) Red Hat
9 38 (13.57%) IBM
10 37 (13.21%) Oracle
11 30 (10.71%) Dell
12 25 (8.93%) Ivanti
13 24 (8.57%) Veritas
14 23 (8.21%) Remedy
15 21 (7.50%) McAfee
16 19 (6.79%) Veeam
17 17 (6.07%) F5
18 16 (5.71%) ServiceNow
19 14 (5.00%) Hitachi
19 14 (5.00%) Symantec