Period
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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 423 343 287
Rank change year-on-year -80 -56 +109
Contract jobs citing SAN 164 118 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.50% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 5.56% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 84 104
10th Percentile £313 £291 £293
25th Percentile £363 £379 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £480 £405
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% +18.52% -10.00%
75th Percentile £550 £584 £456
90th Percentile £613 £713 £509
England median daily rate £450 £428 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +14.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 8
10th Percentile - £50.50 £38.57
25th Percentile - £51.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £61.75 £42.25
Median % change year-on-year -61.28% +46.15% -2.20%
75th Percentile - £76.19 £44.00
90th Percentile £39.74 £77.13 £47.91
England median hourly rate £23.91 £50.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -52.18% +20.48% -3.94%

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 3,634 2,124 2,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.43% 8.93% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,524 1,472 1,547
10th Percentile £313 £300 £207
25th Percentile £450 £381 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £656 £575 £571
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.05% +3.15% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 19 65
10th Percentile £20.93 £13.70 £14.80
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.44 £18.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.66 £36.50
Median % change year-on-year -29.51% +36.04% +62.22%
75th Percentile £48.45 £64.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.05 £53.25
England median hourly rate £23.91 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.38% +20.00% +6.67%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -39 19 £431 -18.25% 5
South London -10 4 £400 - 4
West London -5 2 £300 +50.00% 1
East London -11 1 £325 -13.33% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 106 (64.63%) Windows
2 70 (42.68%) VMware
3 66 (40.24%) Cisco
4 57 (34.76%) HP
5 55 (33.54%) Windows Server
6 51 (31.10%) Azure
7 50 (30.49%) Finance
8 49 (29.88%) Active Directory
9 46 (28.05%) EMC
9 46 (28.05%) Microsoft
10 40 (24.39%) Linux
11 39 (23.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (23.78%) SCCM
12 34 (20.73%) Social Skills
13 33 (20.12%) Firewall
14 31 (18.90%) Citrix
14 31 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
15 30 (18.29%) Replication
16 28 (17.07%) Migration
17 27 (16.46%) SQL
17 27 (16.46%) Dell
17 27 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (15.85%) Avaya
18 26 (15.85%) Banking
18 26 (15.85%) NAS
19 25 (15.24%) NetApp
20 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
21 22 (13.41%) Clustering
21 22 (13.41%) High Availability
22 21 (12.80%) VMware ESXi

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 19 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.15%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.27%) Confluence
6 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.66%) IIS
6 6 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (3.05%) Apache
7 5 (3.05%) SAS
8 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.61%) Camunda
10 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Markit EDM
1 7 (4.27%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.10%) Azure
2 31 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.54%) IaaS
5 9 (5.49%) AWS
6 7 (4.27%) GCP
6 7 (4.27%) PaaS
6 7 (4.27%) Rubrik
6 7 (4.27%) SaaS
7 6 (3.66%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (3.66%) SoftLayer
8 4 (2.44%) Google Workspace
9 3 (1.83%) Nutanix
10 2 (1.22%) Cohesity
11 1 (0.61%) GitHub
11 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.12%) Firewall
2 26 (15.85%) NAS
3 20 (12.20%) DNS
4 14 (8.54%) DHCP
5 11 (6.71%) LAN
5 11 (6.71%) WAN
6 10 (6.10%) HTTP
7 8 (4.88%) NetScaler
7 8 (4.88%) Network Security
7 8 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.88%) Wireless
8 6 (3.66%) iSCSI
8 6 (3.66%) Junos
9 5 (3.05%) VLAN
9 5 (3.05%) VPN
10 3 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.83%) SD-WAN
10 3 (1.83%) SNMP
11 2 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.05%) Data Vault
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.22%) Riak
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.10%) JIRA
2 2 (1.22%) AppScan
2 2 (1.22%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.22%) GCC
3 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) GitLab
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (30.49%) Finance
2 34 (20.73%) Social Skills
3 26 (15.85%) Banking
4 6 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.44%) Legal
6 3 (1.83%) Advertising
6 3 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.22%) Electronics
7 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.22%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.22%) Retail
7 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 26 (15.85%) Analyst
2 22 (13.41%) Architect
2 22 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (11.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (9.15%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.54%) Administrator
5 14 (8.54%) Help Desk Support
6 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (6.71%) Storage Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) DBA
8 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Storage Administrator
9 8 (4.88%) Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Senior Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Sybase DBA
11 6 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.49%) Middleware
2 6 (3.66%) JSON
2 6 (3.66%) REST
2 6 (3.66%) SOAP
2 6 (3.66%) XML
3 5 (3.05%) ADO
4 2 (1.22%) .NET
4 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.22%) FHIR
4 2 (1.22%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.61%) Flash
5 1 (0.61%) Kafka
5 1 (0.61%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.61%) Spring
5 1 (0.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.29%) Replication
2 22 (13.41%) Clustering
3 21 (12.80%) Data Centre
3 21 (12.80%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.88%) Legacy Applications
6 7 (4.27%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.66%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.05%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.05%) BYOD
8 5 (3.05%) CCTV
8 5 (3.05%) iPad
8 5 (3.05%) iPhone
9 4 (2.44%) PKI
10 3 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (1.22%) CMDB
11 2 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (64.63%) Windows
2 55 (33.54%) Windows Server
3 40 (24.39%) Linux
4 16 (9.76%) Unix
5 14 (8.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (6.71%) Windows 10
7 10 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.05%) zOS
11 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.83%) Android
13 2 (1.22%) SUSE
13 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.61%) AIX
14 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.07%) Migration
2 27 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (13.41%) High Availability
4 21 (12.80%) Business Continuity
5 17 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (9.15%) Change Management
6 15 (9.15%) Project Delivery
7 13 (7.93%) Information Security
7 13 (7.93%) ITIL
7 13 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (6.71%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.10%) Agile
9 10 (6.10%) Asset Management
9 10 (6.10%) Operational Stability
9 10 (6.10%) Server Management
9 10 (6.10%) Storage Management
10 9 (5.49%) Service Management
10 9 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.49%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.46%) SQL
2 15 (9.15%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.71%) Python
4 9 (5.49%) Java
5 6 (3.66%) Korn
5 6 (3.66%) Perl
5 6 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.44%) Bash
7 2 (1.22%) C
7 2 (1.22%) C#
7 2 (1.22%) Erlang
7 2 (1.22%) Groovy
7 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) Go
8 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.93%) MCSE
3 10 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.49%) Degree
5 8 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.88%) JNCIA
5 8 (4.88%) MCSA
6 7 (4.27%) CCNA
7 6 (3.66%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.83%) CCA
10 3 (1.83%) CISSP
10 3 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.83%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.83%) GIAC
10 3 (1.83%) MCP
11 2 (1.22%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (1.22%) HL7
2 2 (1.22%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (29.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.80%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (10.37%) XenApp
5 16 (9.76%) vSphere
6 15 (9.15%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (6.10%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.49%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.05%) Firmware
10 4 (2.44%) NFS
11 3 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.83%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.61%) Docker
13 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (23.78%) SCCM
2 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (7.93%) Ansible
4 11 (6.71%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (5.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (4.88%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.27%) AirWatch
8 7 (4.27%) Control-M
8 7 (4.27%) WSUS
9 6 (3.66%) ZABBIX
10 5 (3.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (3.05%) vCenter Server
11 4 (2.44%) SCOM
11 4 (2.44%) SCOrch
11 4 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (2.44%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (1.83%) EMC VPLEX
13 2 (1.22%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 70 (42.68%) VMware
2 66 (40.24%) Cisco
3 57 (34.76%) HP
4 46 (28.05%) EMC
4 46 (28.05%) Microsoft
5 31 (18.90%) Citrix
6 27 (16.46%) Dell
7 26 (15.85%) Avaya
8 25 (15.24%) NetApp
9 21 (12.80%) Oracle
10 20 (12.20%) IBM
11 19 (11.59%) Veeam
12 14 (8.54%) Isilon
13 13 (7.93%) Red Hat
14 12 (7.32%) F5
15 11 (6.71%) SolarWinds
16 10 (6.10%) Intel
17 9 (5.49%) Brocade
17 9 (5.49%) CheckPoint
17 9 (5.49%) Juniper