Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 377 369
Rank change year-on-year +98 -8 -102
Contract jobs citing SAN 144 227 288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 5.37% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 159 232
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £263 £300 £313
90th Percentile £503 £575 £588
England median daily rate £370 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.20 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +110.73% -59.00%
10th Percentile £34.70 £36.88 £20.25
90th Percentile £44.40 £47.25 £30.65
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.63% +96.00% -35.25%

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 2,147 4,227 5,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.88% 10.43% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 2,869 3,882
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £219
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 168
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.15% +26.68% -15.54%
10th Percentile £16.63 £14.75 £12.93
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +69 22 £439 -2.56% 2
South London +41 12 £356 -20.83%
East London +55 8 £466 +77.52% 1
West London +32 1 £300 -41.46% 1
North London +15 1 £500 +29.03%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 106 (73.61%) Windows
2 92 (63.89%) VMware
3 76 (52.78%) Windows Server
4 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
5 62 (43.06%) Microsoft
6 59 (40.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 52 (36.11%) DNS
8 51 (35.42%) SQL Server
9 50 (34.72%) Cisco
10 41 (28.47%) Firewall
11 40 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (27.08%) SQL
12 39 (27.08%) Linux
13 38 (26.39%) DHCP
14 37 (25.69%) Azure
15 36 (25.00%) Hyper-V
15 36 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (24.31%) Office 365
16 35 (24.31%) HP
17 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
17 33 (22.92%) PowerShell
17 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (20.83%) ITIL
18 30 (20.83%) Citrix
19 29 (20.14%) EMC
19 29 (20.14%) Data Centre
20 28 (19.44%) XenApp
21 27 (18.75%) NAS
22 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
23 25 (17.36%) SCCM

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 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.89%) IIS
3 18 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.72%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.78%) Apache
7 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.69%) CMS
9 1 (0.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 37 (25.69%) Azure
2 35 (24.31%) Office 365
3 11 (7.64%) AWS
4 8 (5.56%) IaaS
5 5 (3.47%) PaaS
6 3 (2.08%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.69%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 52 (36.11%) DNS
2 41 (28.47%) Firewall
3 38 (26.39%) DHCP
4 27 (18.75%) NAS
5 25 (17.36%) LAN
6 21 (14.58%) NetScaler
7 17 (11.81%) WAN
8 11 (7.64%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (7.64%) TCP/IP
9 10 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (5.56%) Network Security
10 8 (5.56%) VoIP
10 8 (5.56%) VPN
11 7 (4.86%) iSCSI
12 6 (4.17%) MPLS
13 5 (3.47%) IPv4
14 4 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.78%) FTP
14 4 (2.78%) VLAN
14 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.39%) DB2
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) EDMS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Hudson
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Banking
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Law
4 3 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 2 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (9.72%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (4.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Technical Support
8 7 (4.86%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Senior IT Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Support Officer
9 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) LDAP
2 3 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) Kafka
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.14%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 13 (9.03%) Clustering
4 13 (9.03%) Replication
5 8 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.86%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.08%) CLARiiON
8 3 (2.08%) NHS
8 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.08%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.39%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.39%) PKI
10 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 106 (73.61%) Windows
2 76 (52.78%) Windows Server
3 40 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (27.08%) Linux
5 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (17.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 15 (10.42%) Unix
9 11 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (2.78%) Android
11 4 (2.78%) CentOS
11 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.78%) VMS
12 2 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (20.83%) ITIL
3 21 (14.58%) Migration
4 15 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (8.33%) High Availability
5 12 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 11 (7.64%) Data Protection
7 10 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.86%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.86%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.86%) Change Management
10 7 (4.86%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.86%) Server Management
11 6 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.17%) Network Management
11 6 (4.17%) Server Building
12 5 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.47%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.08%) SQL
2 33 (22.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.78%) C
5 3 (2.08%) Python
6 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.69%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (11.81%) MCSE
5 16 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (7.64%) MCSA
8 10 (6.94%) CCNA
8 10 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.47%) CCA
11 5 (3.47%) Degree
12 4 (2.78%) CCNP
13 3 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (2.08%) CISA
13 3 (2.08%) CISSP
13 3 (2.08%) CIW
13 3 (2.08%) VCP6
14 2 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.03%) SLA
2 6 (4.17%) GDPR
2 6 (4.17%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (4.17%) NCSC
3 2 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.39%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.69%) MiFID
4 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 59 (40.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 28 (19.44%) XenApp
5 24 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (11.81%) vSphere
7 14 (9.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 13 (9.03%) XenDesktop
9 12 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (4.17%) NFS
11 4 (2.78%) iptables
11 4 (2.78%) KVM
11 4 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (2.08%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.39%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.39%) Firmware
13 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.39%) Samba
13 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (17.36%) SCCM
2 10 (6.94%) WSUS
3 9 (6.25%) Puppet
3 9 (6.25%) SCOM
4 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (4.86%) AirWatch
5 7 (4.86%) Ansible
6 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.78%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.78%) yum
9 3 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (2.08%) Nagios
9 3 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.39%) Nessus
10 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (63.89%) VMware
2 62 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 50 (34.72%) Cisco
4 35 (24.31%) HP
5 30 (20.83%) Citrix
6 29 (20.14%) EMC
7 22 (15.28%) Dell
8 19 (13.19%) NetApp
9 12 (8.33%) 3PAR
9 12 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
9 12 (8.33%) Symantec
10 11 (7.64%) EqualLogic
11 10 (6.94%) Palo Alto
12 9 (6.25%) IBM
12 9 (6.25%) Ivanti
13 8 (5.56%) Red Hat
14 7 (4.86%) Brocade
15 6 (4.17%) Hitachi
15 6 (4.17%) Meraki
16 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds