Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > London
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 381 439
Rank change year-on-year +71 +58 -146
Contract jobs citing SAN 80 169 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 4.47% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 127 145
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £244 £267 £302
90th Percentile £563 £556 £588
England median daily rate £425 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +10.39% -0.65% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.58% +35.71% -30.00%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £51.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.15% +28.13% +106.40%

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 1,729 3,783 4,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.67% 10.92% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,083 2,554 3,393
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £263 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +5.42% -2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 105 133
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -9.21% +20.16%
10th Percentile £22.75 £14.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £70.00 £50.00 £54.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +52.46% +14.79% +7.17%

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 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
Central London +108 25 £450 +5.88% 7
South London +43 4 £450 +21.62% 5
West London +59 2 £400 +53.85% 5
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 41 (51.25%) VMware
3 40 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 34 (42.50%) DNS
5 31 (38.75%) Windows Server
6 28 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (33.75%) DHCP
8 25 (31.25%) Azure
9 24 (30.00%) Cisco
10 23 (28.75%) HP
10 23 (28.75%) Firewall
11 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
11 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (26.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (26.25%) ITIL
13 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 20 (25.00%) Patch Management
14 19 (23.75%) Windows 10
14 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
15 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
15 17 (21.25%) Citrix
15 17 (21.25%) Finance
15 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2016
16 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 16 (20.00%) SolarWinds
17 15 (18.75%) Migration
17 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
19 13 (16.25%) IIS

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 13 (16.25%) IIS
1 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) JBoss
5 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) Liferay
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
6 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (31.25%) Azure
2 13 (16.25%) AWS
3 12 (15.00%) Office 365
4 6 (7.50%) IaaS
4 6 (7.50%) PaaS
4 6 (7.50%) SaaS
5 5 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.75%) Logic Apps
6 3 (3.75%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.50%) Datadog
8 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (42.50%) DNS
2 27 (33.75%) DHCP
3 23 (28.75%) Firewall
4 8 (10.00%) SSL
4 8 (10.00%) VLAN
5 7 (8.75%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (8.75%) IPv4
5 7 (8.75%) VPN
6 6 (7.50%) HTTP
6 6 (7.50%) NAS
6 6 (7.50%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.25%) LAN
7 5 (6.25%) SNMP
7 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.25%) WAN
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (5.00%) Network Security
8 4 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) Maven
2 4 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) International Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) Technical Support
4 6 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Support Officer
4 6 (7.50%) Technical Support Officer
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Check Point Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (5.00%) NetApp Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) LDAP
2 4 (5.00%) YAML
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) LAMP
4 1 (1.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 10 (12.50%) HP StoreVirtual
4 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Clustering
5 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.75%) Replication
5 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.25%) CCTV
7 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.25%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) Windows Server
3 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (23.75%) Windows 10
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (12.50%) Linux
7 6 (7.50%) CentOS
7 6 (7.50%) Debian
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.50%) Unix
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 21 (26.25%) ITIL
2 20 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 15 (18.75%) Migration
4 12 (15.00%) High Availability
5 11 (13.75%) Data Protection
6 10 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.25%) Asset Management
7 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.75%) DevOps
10 6 (7.50%) Business Continuity
10 6 (7.50%) Network Design
11 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
11 5 (6.25%) Network Management
12 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.00%) Log Aggregation
12 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.50%) Python
3 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 2 (2.50%) C
5 2 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.75%) MCSA
7 2 (2.50%) CISSP
7 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.25%) CCA
8 1 (1.25%) CISM
8 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.25%) MCITP
8 1 (1.25%) MCP
8 1 (1.25%) NCDA
8 1 (1.25%) RHCE
8 1 (1.25%) RHCT
8 1 (1.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
2 9 (11.25%) NCSC
3 7 (8.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (13.75%) XenApp
6 10 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (7.50%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.25%) vSphere
9 4 (5.00%) NFS
10 2 (2.50%) DFS Replication
10 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.25%) Docker
11 1 (1.25%) Microcode
11 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.25%) oVirt
11 1 (1.25%) UAG
11 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
1 10 (12.50%) WSUS
2 8 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (8.75%) Puppet
4 4 (5.00%) Ansible
4 4 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.75%) Nagios
5 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.75%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.75%) SCOM
5 3 (3.75%) vRealize
6 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.50%) Terraform
6 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) VMware
2 24 (30.00%) Cisco
3 23 (28.75%) HP
4 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 17 (21.25%) Citrix
6 16 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 13 (16.25%) NetApp
8 11 (13.75%) EMC
9 10 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 10 (12.50%) Sophos
9 10 (12.50%) Symantec
10 8 (10.00%) Ivanti
11 7 (8.75%) Lumension
12 6 (7.50%) 3PAR
12 6 (7.50%) Dell
12 6 (7.50%) Hitachi
12 6 (7.50%) Meraki
13 5 (6.25%) Bloomberg
13 5 (6.25%) Fortinet
13 5 (6.25%) IBM