Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 265 196
Rank change year-on-year -91 -69 -53
Contract jobs citing SAN 292 379 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.96% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 8.01% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 262 408
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £277 £268
90th Percentile £580 £599 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
London median hourly rate £20.50 £50.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.00% +48.15% +47.83%
10th Percentile £20.25 £19.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £30.65 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% -28.57% +28.33%

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 5,563 4,731 5,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.18% 11.93% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,846 3,169 3,699
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 138 111
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 20 May 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
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 20 May 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 -72 60 £450 +1.41% 30
South London -32 25 £475 +46.15% 8
West London -34 12 £340 -17.58% 11
East London -15 11 £475 -5.00% 5
North London +2 1 £375 -25.00%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 197 (67.47%) VMware
2 157 (53.77%) Windows
3 129 (44.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (34.59%) Active Directory
5 98 (33.56%) Finance
6 91 (31.16%) Cisco
7 90 (30.82%) Windows Server
8 85 (29.11%) Linux
9 84 (28.77%) NAS
10 82 (28.08%) Microsoft
11 77 (26.37%) ITIL
12 71 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (23.63%) DNS
14 67 (22.95%) Data Centre
15 61 (20.89%) EMC
15 61 (20.89%) PowerShell
16 59 (20.21%) vSphere
17 58 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
18 55 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
18 55 (18.84%) HP
19 54 (18.49%) DHCP
19 54 (18.49%) Citrix
19 54 (18.49%) NetApp
20 53 (18.15%) VMware ESXi
21 52 (17.81%) Firewall
22 50 (17.12%) VPN
23 47 (16.10%) SQL
24 46 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
25 45 (15.41%) Unix
25 45 (15.41%) Red Hat

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 35 (11.99%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.19%) IIS
3 17 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.45%) OpenStack
6 13 (4.45%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.05%) Apache
7 6 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.71%) JBoss
8 5 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (9.25%) Office 365
4 22 (7.53%) IaaS
5 13 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (4.45%) Serverless
6 9 (3.08%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.68%) SaaS
9 2 (0.68%) Yammer
10 1 (0.34%) Akamai
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.34%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (28.77%) NAS
2 69 (23.63%) DNS
3 54 (18.49%) DHCP
4 52 (17.81%) Firewall
5 50 (17.12%) VPN
6 30 (10.27%) iSCSI
6 30 (10.27%) WAN
7 28 (9.59%) TCP/IP
8 26 (8.90%) LAN
8 26 (8.90%) MPLS
9 18 (6.16%) VSAN
10 17 (5.82%) NetScaler
11 15 (5.14%) VoIP
12 14 (4.79%) Internet
13 13 (4.45%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (4.11%) Skype
15 11 (3.77%) BGP
15 11 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (3.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.45%) DB2
3 11 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.68%) HBase
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Big Data
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (33.56%) Finance
2 42 (14.38%) Banking
3 11 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.71%) Advertising
7 4 (1.37%) Back Office
7 4 (1.37%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) French Language
8 3 (1.03%) Games
8 3 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) International Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (9.25%) Administrator
3 23 (7.88%) Architect
4 22 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (7.19%) DBA
5 21 (7.19%) Storage Engineer
6 20 (6.85%) Consultant
6 20 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.51%) Infrastructure Support
8 17 (5.82%) VMware Engineer
9 13 (4.45%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (4.45%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.77%) Analyst
11 11 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.77%) LDAP
2 8 (2.74%) Middleware
2 8 (2.74%) Web Services
3 6 (2.05%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.71%) .NET
4 5 (1.71%) X-Windows
5 4 (1.37%) HTML
6 3 (1.03%) J2EE
6 3 (1.03%) REST
6 3 (1.03%) XML
7 2 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.68%) JMS
7 2 (0.68%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.68%) SOAP
7 2 (0.68%) XSLT
8 1 (0.34%) Flash
8 1 (0.34%) JSON
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Streams
8 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 43 (14.73%) Replication
3 27 (9.25%) Clustering
4 14 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.11%) EMC VMAX
6 12 (4.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (4.11%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.03%) EMC Centera
11 3 (1.03%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.03%) EMC VNXe
11 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.68%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 157 (53.77%) Windows
2 90 (30.82%) Windows Server
3 85 (29.11%) Linux
4 71 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (15.41%) Unix
7 44 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (8.90%) Solaris
9 17 (5.82%) Windows 10
10 15 (5.14%) AIX
11 13 (4.45%) Windows 7
11 13 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.74%) CentOS
13 6 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.71%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.68%) Android
16 2 (0.68%) CatOS
16 2 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.37%) ITIL
2 44 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 44 (15.07%) Migration
3 31 (10.62%) Change Management
4 25 (8.56%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (7.53%) Virtual Environments
6 19 (6.51%) Capacity Management
6 19 (6.51%) Configuration Management
6 19 (6.51%) DevOps
6 19 (6.51%) Load Balancing
7 18 (6.16%) High Availability
8 17 (5.82%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (5.82%) Information Security
9 16 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (5.48%) Change Control
9 16 (5.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (5.14%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.79%) Application Virtualisation
11 14 (4.79%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.89%) PowerShell
2 47 (16.10%) SQL
3 16 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 15 (5.14%) Perl
5 13 (4.45%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.45%) C
6 12 (4.11%) Python
7 7 (2.40%) Korn
8 6 (2.05%) Java
8 6 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.05%) VBScript
9 5 (1.71%) AWK
9 5 (1.71%) VB
10 3 (1.03%) Ruby
11 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.34%) C#
12 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (5.48%) CCNP
5 13 (4.45%) CCNA
5 13 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (4.45%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.11%) MCSE
7 7 (2.40%) CISSP
7 7 (2.40%) Degree
8 6 (2.05%) CISM
8 6 (2.05%) MCSA
9 5 (1.71%) VCP5
10 3 (1.03%) CCDP
10 3 (1.03%) CCIE
10 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.03%) MCITP
11 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.62%) SLA
2 11 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.37%) PMO
6 2 (0.68%) QA
6 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.34%) SAS 70
System Software
1 129 (44.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (34.59%) Active Directory
3 59 (20.21%) vSphere
4 53 (18.15%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (12.67%) Hyper-V
6 28 (9.59%) XenApp
7 22 (7.53%) XenDesktop
8 20 (6.85%) NFS
9 14 (4.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (4.11%) VMware NSX
11 10 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (3.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 9 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (1.71%) Docker
14 5 (1.71%) SRDF
14 5 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (1.37%) KVM
15 4 (1.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (8.90%) Puppet
2 19 (6.51%) SCCM
3 17 (5.82%) Ansible
3 17 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.48%) SCOM
5 13 (4.45%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.42%) vCenter Server
7 9 (3.08%) WSUS
8 8 (2.74%) EMC VPLEX
8 8 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.40%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.71%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.71%) vRealize
12 4 (1.37%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (1.37%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.37%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 197 (67.47%) VMware
2 91 (31.16%) Cisco
3 82 (28.08%) Microsoft
4 61 (20.89%) EMC
5 55 (18.84%) HP
6 54 (18.49%) Citrix
6 54 (18.49%) NetApp
7 45 (15.41%) Red Hat
8 29 (9.93%) IBM
9 28 (9.59%) Dell
10 24 (8.22%) Oracle
11 23 (7.88%) Remedy
12 22 (7.53%) Ivanti
13 18 (6.16%) Veeam
14 17 (5.82%) F5
15 16 (5.48%) Brocade
16 15 (5.14%) CheckPoint
16 15 (5.14%) McAfee
16 15 (5.14%) Veritas
17 14 (4.79%) 3PAR