Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 229 199
Rank change year-on-year -60 -30 -50
Contract jobs citing SAN 424 511 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 1.13% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 8.14% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 370 418
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £277 £268
90th Percentile £575 £594 £584
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 19
London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.52% -7.21%
10th Percentile £18.88 £31.60 £14.70
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% +6.93%

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 5439 6280 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.90% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4098 3871
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £220
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 176
London median hourly rate £19.74 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% -1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +6 87 £405 -4.71% 10
South London -25 20 £400 +5.26%
West London -15 13 £351 -29.04% 7
East London -17 5 £140 -56.92% 6
North London -9 3 £500 +122.22%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 258 (60.85%) Windows
2 244 (57.55%) VMware
3 187 (44.10%) Windows Server
4 172 (40.57%) Linux
5 160 (37.74%) Active Directory
6 153 (36.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 140 (33.02%) Firewall
8 136 (32.08%) Finance
9 122 (28.77%) Microsoft
10 120 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 114 (26.89%) Cisco
12 108 (25.47%) Data Centre
13 107 (25.24%) NAS
14 101 (23.82%) Migration
15 98 (23.11%) PowerShell
16 93 (21.93%) HP
17 91 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
18 86 (20.28%) EMC
18 86 (20.28%) WAN
19 85 (20.05%) Unix
20 84 (19.81%) Citrix
21 83 (19.58%) DNS
22 78 (18.40%) LAN
23 76 (17.92%) ITIL
24 72 (16.98%) Red Hat
24 72 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
24 72 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
25 71 (16.75%) Hyper-V
26 70 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
27 68 (16.04%) Banking

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 65 (15.33%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.43%) IIS
3 28 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.77%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (3.07%) Apache
9 12 (2.83%) Skype for Business
10 11 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (2.36%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.94%) Drupal
13 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.94%) WordPress
14 3 (0.71%) JBoss
15 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (12.50%) Office 365
4 13 (3.07%) IaaS
5 12 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.65%) PaaS
7 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.42%) SaaS
8 4 (0.94%) Akamai
8 4 (0.94%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.47%) G Suite
9 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 140 (33.02%) Firewall
2 107 (25.24%) NAS
3 86 (20.28%) WAN
4 83 (19.58%) DNS
5 78 (18.40%) LAN
6 67 (15.80%) DHCP
7 48 (11.32%) VPN
8 47 (11.08%) TCP/IP
9 27 (6.37%) iSCSI
9 27 (6.37%) VLAN
10 24 (5.66%) VoIP
11 23 (5.42%) Wireless
12 22 (5.19%) Internet
12 22 (5.19%) Network Security
13 20 (4.72%) Fibre Channel
13 20 (4.72%) LDAP
13 20 (4.72%) VSAN
14 19 (4.48%) SSL
15 17 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (3.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.49%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.18%) Big Data
7 5 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.18%) MySQL
8 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.47%) DataStage
10 2 (0.47%) DB2
10 2 (0.47%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 136 (32.08%) Finance
2 68 (16.04%) Banking
3 21 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.59%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.59%) Marketing
5 9 (2.12%) Electronics
6 7 (1.65%) Legal
7 6 (1.42%) Front Office
7 6 (1.42%) Law
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
9 4 (0.94%) Advertising
9 4 (0.94%) Automotive
9 4 (0.94%) German Language
9 4 (0.94%) Retail
10 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (11.79%) Systems Engineer
3 47 (11.08%) Administrator
4 34 (8.02%) Analyst
4 34 (8.02%) Unix Engineer
5 32 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
6 29 (6.84%) Storage Engineer
7 28 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
8 26 (6.13%) Server Engineer
9 25 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (5.90%) Unix Systems Engineer
10 23 (5.42%) Architect
11 21 (4.95%) Consultant
12 20 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
13 19 (4.48%) SAN Engineer
14 18 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (4.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 17 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
16 16 (3.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.59%) Web Services
2 10 (2.36%) Middleware
3 7 (1.65%) .NET
4 5 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.18%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.18%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.71%) Sensu
6 2 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.47%) JMS
6 2 (0.47%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.24%) Flash
7 1 (0.24%) JSON
7 1 (0.24%) LAMP
7 1 (0.24%) WAP
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 44 (10.38%) Replication
3 33 (7.78%) Clustering
4 30 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (4.25%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.54%) EMC VNX
7 14 (3.30%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (2.12%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.12%) PKI
8 9 (2.12%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.89%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.65%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.65%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.65%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.42%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 258 (60.85%) Windows
2 187 (44.10%) Windows Server
3 172 (40.57%) Linux
4 120 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (20.05%) Unix
7 64 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (14.39%) Solaris
9 49 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (10.85%) AIX
11 25 (5.90%) CentOS
12 15 (3.54%) Windows 10
12 15 (3.54%) Windows 7
13 13 (3.07%) SUSE
14 9 (2.12%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.42%) VMS
15 6 (1.42%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.82%) Migration
2 76 (17.92%) ITIL
3 59 (13.92%) DevOps
4 42 (9.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (8.96%) High Availability
6 36 (8.49%) Change Management
7 32 (7.55%) Open Source
8 30 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (6.84%) Project Management
10 26 (6.13%) Information Security
10 26 (6.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (5.66%) Load Balancing
12 22 (5.19%) Incident Management
13 21 (4.95%) SIEM
14 20 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (4.72%) Task Automation
14 20 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
15 19 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.11%) PowerShell
2 68 (16.04%) SQL
3 27 (6.37%) Bash Shell
4 24 (5.66%) Perl
5 23 (5.42%) Python
6 21 (4.95%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.83%) Ruby
8 9 (2.12%) VBScript
9 8 (1.89%) Korn
10 6 (1.42%) C
10 6 (1.42%) Java
11 3 (0.71%) C#
11 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.71%) VB
11 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.47%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (7.31%) MCSE
4 25 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (5.90%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.48%) CISSP
5 19 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (3.77%) CCNA
6 16 (3.77%) Degree
7 15 (3.54%) MCITP
8 14 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (3.07%) CCNP
10 11 (2.59%) CISA
10 11 (2.59%) CISM
11 10 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.89%) RHCE
13 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.42%) DBS Check
14 5 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.84%) SLA
2 21 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.25%) PCI DSS
4 13 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.42%) GDPR
5 6 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.18%) PMO
7 4 (0.94%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.94%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 160 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 153 (36.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (16.75%) Hyper-V
5 64 (15.09%) vSphere
6 26 (6.13%) NFS
7 20 (4.72%) XenApp
8 16 (3.77%) Samba
8 16 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (3.54%) DFS Replication
9 15 (3.54%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (2.59%) Docker
12 9 (2.12%) Firmware
13 7 (1.65%) SRDF
14 6 (1.42%) vCloud
14 6 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.42%) XenServer
15 5 (1.18%) ProxySG
15 5 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (11.56%) SCCM
2 48 (11.32%) Puppet
3 30 (7.08%) vCenter Server
4 29 (6.84%) NetBackup
4 29 (6.84%) SCOM
5 22 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.77%) Ansible
7 13 (3.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 12 (2.83%) WMI
9 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (2.36%) Nagios
10 10 (2.36%) Tivoli
10 10 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (2.36%) WSUS
11 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.65%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.65%) EMC TimeFinder
12 7 (1.65%) NetApp OnCommand
13 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 244 (57.55%) VMware
2 122 (28.77%) Microsoft
3 114 (26.89%) Cisco
4 93 (21.93%) HP
5 86 (20.28%) EMC
6 84 (19.81%) Citrix
7 72 (16.98%) Red Hat
8 67 (15.80%) NetApp
9 56 (13.21%) IBM
10 53 (12.50%) Oracle
11 41 (9.67%) Juniper
12 35 (8.25%) 3PAR
13 34 (8.02%) Dell
14 29 (6.84%) Brocade
15 27 (6.37%) SolarWinds
16 26 (6.13%) CheckPoint
17 20 (4.72%) Splunk
18 19 (4.48%) CommVault
18 19 (4.48%) Veritas
19 16 (3.77%) Symantec