Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 379 366 275
Rank change year-on-year -13 -91 -77
Contract jobs citing SAN 216 297 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.64% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 5.24% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 222 246
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £276
90th Percentile £575 £599 £575
England median daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
London median hourly rate £43.20 £20.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.73% -59.00% -
10th Percentile £36.88 £20.25 £20.53
90th Percentile £47.25 £29.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £42.85 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +53.04% +1.82% -

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 4,211 5,667 4,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.33% 12.19% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,835 3,927 3,228
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £216 £208 £236
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 167 137
London median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -5.46% +1.95%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.75% +7.01% -25.24%

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 21 July 2019.

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
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 21 July 2019. 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 +20 67 £475 +14.46% 21
West London +31 13 £513 +24.24% 12
South London +9 3 - - 6
North London -2 1 £375 - 2
East London -2 1 £263 -44.74% 5
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 154 (71.30%) Windows
2 133 (61.57%) VMware
3 115 (53.24%) Active Directory
4 110 (50.93%) Microsoft
5 96 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 74 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 74 (34.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 72 (33.33%) Linux
8 70 (32.41%) PowerShell
9 67 (31.02%) SQL
9 67 (31.02%) DNS
9 67 (31.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 66 (30.56%) Migration
11 64 (29.63%) Finance
12 63 (29.17%) Data Centre
13 60 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
14 58 (26.85%) Cisco
15 55 (25.46%) SQL Server
16 54 (25.00%) Office 365
16 54 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
18 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (23.61%) Firewall
18 51 (23.61%) DHCP
19 50 (23.15%) NAS
20 49 (22.69%) HP
21 43 (19.91%) WAN
22 40 (18.52%) SCCM
23 38 (17.59%) LAN
24 37 (17.13%) 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 31 (14.35%) IIS
2 30 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 23 (10.65%) Skype for Business
4 19 (8.80%) SharePoint
5 17 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (6.02%) Apache
6 13 (6.02%) OpenStack
7 9 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.93%) JBoss
8 2 (0.93%) SAS
8 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.46%) Confluence
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 21 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 74 (34.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (25.00%) Office 365
3 52 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (9.72%) IaaS
5 20 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (8.33%) PaaS
7 6 (2.78%) GitHub
7 6 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.78%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.78%) SaaS
8 3 (1.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.93%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.46%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (31.02%) DNS
2 51 (23.61%) DHCP
2 51 (23.61%) Firewall
3 50 (23.15%) NAS
4 43 (19.91%) WAN
5 38 (17.59%) LAN
6 25 (11.57%) VPN
7 21 (9.72%) TCP/IP
8 17 (7.87%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (6.48%) iSCSI
9 14 (6.48%) WLAN
10 13 (6.02%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (5.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (5.09%) Skype
12 10 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (4.63%) VLAN
13 9 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
14 5 (2.31%) Kerberos
14 5 (2.31%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (2.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.46%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (10.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 17 (7.87%) MySQL
5 10 (4.63%) Big Data
6 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.70%) DB2
7 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.78%) Power BI
9 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (7.87%) MSI
2 11 (5.09%) WiX
3 6 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) Hudson
4 1 (0.46%) WinDbg
General
1 64 (29.63%) Finance
2 25 (11.57%) Banking
3 16 (7.41%) Law
4 9 (4.17%) Publishing
5 6 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.39%) Retail
8 2 (0.93%) French Language
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.89%) Architect
3 17 (7.87%) Server Engineer
4 15 (6.94%) Administrator
4 15 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (6.48%) Analyst
5 14 (6.48%) IT Engineer
5 14 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.09%) Consultant
7 11 (5.09%) DBA
7 11 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.63%) SQL DBA
8 10 (4.63%) Storage Engineer
9 9 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) Migration Architect
10 8 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.48%) .NET
2 11 (5.09%) Software Packaging
3 6 (2.78%) RESTful
3 6 (2.78%) Swagger
4 5 (2.31%) LDAP
5 4 (1.85%) Middleware
5 4 (1.85%) Spring
6 3 (1.39%) HTML
6 3 (1.39%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.39%) Web Services
6 3 (1.39%) XML
6 3 (1.39%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.93%) J2EE
8 1 (0.46%) CSS
8 1 (0.46%) JSON
8 1 (0.46%) LAMP
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.46%) RSS
8 1 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 25 (11.57%) Clustering
3 24 (11.11%) Replication
4 17 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
5 15 (6.94%) Private Cloud
6 13 (6.02%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.78%) Blog
9 4 (1.85%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.39%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 154 (71.30%) Windows
2 96 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 72 (33.33%) Linux
4 54 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (15.28%) Unix
7 28 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.87%) Solaris
9 11 (5.09%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.63%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.78%) AIX
12 5 (2.31%) CentOS
12 5 (2.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.39%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.46%) Android
16 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (30.56%) Migration
3 34 (15.74%) High Availability
4 29 (13.43%) Storage Management
5 28 (12.96%) ITIL
6 27 (12.50%) DevOps
7 24 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (9.26%) Task Automation
10 18 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (7.87%) Data Protection
11 17 (7.87%) Load Balancing
12 16 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (7.41%) Configuration Management
13 15 (6.94%) BCP
13 15 (6.94%) Server Virtualisation
14 14 (6.48%) Information Security
15 13 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
16 12 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (32.41%) PowerShell
2 67 (31.02%) SQL
3 14 (6.48%) Python
3 14 (6.48%) VB
4 10 (4.63%) Perl
5 8 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.31%) Java
7 4 (1.85%) C
7 4 (1.85%) PHP
7 4 (1.85%) VBScript
8 3 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) C#
9 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.02%) MCSE
3 10 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (4.17%) Degree
5 7 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.85%) CCSP
6 4 (1.85%) CISSP
6 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.39%) CCIE
7 3 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (1.39%) CCIE Service Provider
7 3 (1.39%) CISM
7 3 (1.39%) MCITP
7 3 (1.39%) MCSA
7 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) CCA
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.93%) PMO
3 2 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 115 (53.24%) Active Directory
2 74 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (17.13%) Hyper-V
5 19 (8.80%) vSphere
6 16 (7.41%) Docker
6 16 (7.41%) VMware NSX
6 16 (7.41%) XenApp
7 15 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (5.56%) Shibboleth
9 11 (5.09%) vCloud
10 8 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (3.24%) NFS
11 7 (3.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (3.24%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.39%) Cronacle
13 3 (1.39%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (18.52%) SCCM
2 21 (9.72%) SCOM
3 20 (9.26%) Ansible
4 19 (8.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (7.87%) WSUS
6 16 (7.41%) NetBackup
6 16 (7.41%) Puppet
7 14 (6.48%) QRadar
7 14 (6.48%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (6.02%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (6.02%) vCenter Server
8 13 (6.02%) vMotion
9 11 (5.09%) Kubernetes
9 11 (5.09%) SCOrch
10 10 (4.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (2.78%) SCVMM
12 5 (2.31%) Backup Exec
12 5 (2.31%) DatAdvantage
12 5 (2.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 133 (61.57%) VMware
2 110 (50.93%) Microsoft
3 58 (26.85%) Cisco
4 49 (22.69%) HP
5 37 (17.13%) EMC
6 36 (16.67%) NetApp
7 30 (13.89%) Oracle
8 29 (13.43%) Dell
9 26 (12.04%) Citrix
10 24 (11.11%) Red Hat
11 19 (8.80%) Veritas
12 16 (7.41%) Nimble Storage
13 15 (6.94%) 3PAR
13 15 (6.94%) Symantec
14 13 (6.02%) CheckPoint
14 13 (6.02%) F5
15 12 (5.56%) IBM
16 10 (4.63%) Juniper
17 9 (4.17%) Brocade
17 9 (4.17%) Sony