Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 406 352
Rank change year-on-year +88 -54 -88
Contract jobs citing SAN 170 221 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 4.86% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 161 217
London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £266
90th Percentile £500 £575 £575
England median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
London median hourly rate £42.76 £45.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% +127.85% -60.50%
10th Percentile £37.12 £25.50 £16.98
90th Percentile £49.38 £144.50 £23.13
England median hourly rate £42.76 £45.00 £18.11
% change year-on-year -4.98% +148.55% -45.96%

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 3,072 4,549 5,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.90% 10.50% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,108 3,091 3,657
London median daily rate £440 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £191 £205 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 106 152
London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.40% +0.05%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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 +54 37 £425 -1.16% 15
South London +35 12 £356 -18.57% 3
East London +62 8 £466 - 7
West London +26 4 £275 -45.00% 10
North London +18 2 £375 -4.76%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 133 (78.24%) Windows
2 105 (61.76%) VMware
3 90 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 86 (50.59%) Microsoft
5 73 (42.94%) Active Directory
6 68 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 58 (34.12%) DNS
8 56 (32.94%) SQL Server
9 55 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 54 (31.76%) Cisco
11 50 (29.41%) DHCP
11 50 (29.41%) Azure
12 48 (28.24%) Office 365
13 47 (27.65%) SQL
14 43 (25.29%) Linux
15 40 (23.53%) MS Exchange
15 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 39 (22.94%) SCCM
17 38 (22.35%) PowerShell
17 38 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (21.76%) Firewall
19 36 (21.18%) LAN
20 34 (20.00%) Migration
21 33 (19.41%) ITIL
22 32 (18.82%) HP
22 32 (18.82%) NAS
22 32 (18.82%) VMware ESXi
23 31 (18.24%) Hyper-V
24 30 (17.65%) VPN
25 29 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification

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 40 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.12%) SharePoint
3 18 (10.59%) IIS
4 10 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.53%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.76%) Confluence
7 3 (1.76%) Documentum
8 2 (1.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.41%) Azure
2 48 (28.24%) Office 365
3 27 (15.88%) AWS
4 7 (4.12%) IaaS
5 4 (2.35%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.76%) PaaS
7 2 (1.18%) GCP
7 2 (1.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.59%) Boomi
8 1 (0.59%) G Suite
8 1 (0.59%) GitHub
8 1 (0.59%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Slack
8 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (34.12%) DNS
2 50 (29.41%) DHCP
3 37 (21.76%) Firewall
4 36 (21.18%) LAN
5 32 (18.82%) NAS
6 30 (17.65%) VPN
7 28 (16.47%) WAN
8 17 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (8.82%) VoIP
10 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
11 12 (7.06%) MPLS
12 11 (6.47%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (5.88%) NetScaler
14 8 (4.71%) VLAN
15 7 (4.12%) iSCSI
15 7 (4.12%) Skype
16 6 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (3.53%) HTTP
16 6 (3.53%) Wireless
17 5 (2.94%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (6.47%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.18%) DB2
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.59%) EDMS
10 1 (0.59%) MySQL
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.59%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) JIRA
1 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (17.06%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Law
4 3 (1.76%) Legal
4 3 (1.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (7.65%) Consultant
2 13 (7.65%) Network Engineer
2 13 (7.65%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.47%) Administrator
4 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (5.29%) Analyst
5 9 (5.29%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.12%) Architect
7 7 (4.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 7 (4.12%) IT Support
7 7 (4.12%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (4.12%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (3.53%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (3.53%) DBA
8 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.53%) IT Engineer
9 5 (2.94%) Active Directory Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (2.35%) LDAP
2 3 (1.76%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.18%) JSON
4 1 (0.59%) .NET
4 1 (0.59%) EDI
4 1 (0.59%) FFmpeg
4 1 (0.59%) Kafka
4 1 (0.59%) SAML
4 1 (0.59%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
4 1 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.06%) Replication
2 26 (15.29%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.47%) Clustering
3 11 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.29%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.35%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (2.35%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.35%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.18%) PKI
9 2 (1.18%) User Experience
10 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 133 (78.24%) Windows
2 90 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 43 (25.29%) Linux
4 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.59%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.47%) Unix
9 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.12%) VMS
10 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.53%) Android
12 4 (2.35%) CentOS
12 4 (2.35%) SUSE
12 4 (2.35%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.76%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.18%) Solaris
14 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (20.00%) Migration
3 33 (19.41%) ITIL
4 17 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (6.47%) Capacity Management
6 11 (6.47%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.47%) High Availability
6 11 (6.47%) Project Management
6 11 (6.47%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (5.88%) DevOps
8 9 (5.29%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.29%) Change Management
9 8 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.71%) Data Protection
9 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.12%) IT Strategy
10 7 (4.12%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.12%) Network Architecture
10 7 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.65%) SQL
2 38 (22.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.76%) C
5 3 (1.76%) Python
6 2 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 24 (14.12%) MCSE
4 19 (11.18%) MCSA
4 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
5 17 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (9.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (8.24%) Degree
8 12 (7.06%) CCA
9 10 (5.88%) CCNA
9 10 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (3.53%) CCNP
13 4 (2.35%) CCDA
13 4 (2.35%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.35%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.35%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.76%) CISM
14 3 (1.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) GDPR
3 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (2.35%) NCSC
5 3 (1.76%) NIST
5 3 (1.76%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.59%) PMO
7 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (42.94%) Active Directory
2 68 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.82%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (18.24%) Hyper-V
5 22 (12.94%) vSphere
6 18 (10.59%) XenDesktop
7 15 (8.82%) XenApp
8 7 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.94%) KVM
9 5 (2.94%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.35%) iptables
11 3 (1.76%) Firmware
11 3 (1.76%) NFS
11 3 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.76%) Xen
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (22.94%) SCCM
2 10 (5.88%) WSUS
3 9 (5.29%) Puppet
4 8 (4.71%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (4.12%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.12%) SCOM
6 6 (3.53%) AirWatch
6 6 (3.53%) Ansible
7 5 (2.94%) DatAdvantage
7 5 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (2.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.35%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.35%) yum
9 3 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.76%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 105 (61.76%) VMware
2 86 (50.59%) Microsoft
3 54 (31.76%) Cisco
4 32 (18.82%) HP
5 26 (15.29%) Citrix
6 25 (14.71%) EMC
7 21 (12.35%) Dell
8 15 (8.82%) NetApp
9 13 (7.65%) Oracle
10 12 (7.06%) Symantec
11 11 (6.47%) 3PAR
12 10 (5.88%) Brocade
12 10 (5.88%) Red Hat
13 9 (5.29%) Hitachi
13 9 (5.29%) Meraki
13 9 (5.29%) Veritas
14 8 (4.71%) Juniper
14 8 (4.71%) McAfee
14 8 (4.71%) SolarWinds
15 7 (4.12%) Avaya