Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 315 403
Rank change year-on-year -22 +88 -28
Contract jobs citing SAN 85 169 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 5.63% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 124 169
Median daily rate £434 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% -2.47% -
10th Percentile £280 £300 £278
90th Percentile £655 £504 £575
England median daily rate £425 £383 £388
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.29% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £42.76 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.21% +26.70% +70.89%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% +148.55%

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 1,867 3,004 4,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.38% 10.88% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 2,125 3,157
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £256 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £642 £650
England median daily rate £430 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 82 101
Median hourly rate £29.98 £19.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.77% -10.23% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.13 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £48.75 £47.09
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -7.69%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 17 £429 +0.82% 8
East London +27 6 £401 -10.83%
West London +39 4 £400 +46.79% 1
South London +39 2 - - 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 38 (44.71%) VMware
3 34 (40.00%) Azure
4 27 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
5 25 (29.41%) NAS
6 24 (28.24%) DNS
7 23 (27.06%) DHCP
8 22 (25.88%) Cisco
8 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
8 22 (25.88%) Migration
8 22 (25.88%) Windows Server
9 20 (23.53%) HP
9 20 (23.53%) Linux
10 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
10 19 (22.35%) AWS
11 17 (20.00%) Finance
11 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
12 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (18.82%) ITIL
12 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (17.65%) Firewall
13 15 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (16.47%) IaaS
15 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
15 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.12%) Oracle

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 10 (11.76%) IIS
2 9 (10.59%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.88%) Apache
5 5 (5.88%) Confluence
6 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.53%) JBoss
7 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.35%) Drupal
8 2 (2.35%) Joomla!
8 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.35%) WordPress
9 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.00%) Azure
2 19 (22.35%) AWS
3 14 (16.47%) IaaS
4 12 (14.12%) GCP
5 11 (12.94%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (8.24%) PaaS
7 4 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (4.71%) GitHub
7 4 (4.71%) SaaS
8 3 (3.53%) Logic Apps
8 3 (3.53%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.41%) NAS
2 24 (28.24%) DNS
3 23 (27.06%) DHCP
4 15 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
4 15 (17.65%) Firewall
5 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.59%) LAN
6 9 (10.59%) WAN
7 8 (9.41%) iSCSI
8 7 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (5.88%) FCoE
9 5 (5.88%) FTP
10 4 (4.71%) IPv4
10 4 (4.71%) Multicast
10 4 (4.71%) VSAN
11 3 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.53%) SSL
11 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) DB2
2 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.71%) HBase
2 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.94%) Storage Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Architect
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Backup Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) NetApp Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (2.35%) LDAP
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.24%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.06%) Replication
5 5 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (4.71%) AS400
6 4 (4.71%) iSeries
6 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.53%) Cloud Native
7 3 (3.53%) Clustering
7 3 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.53%) LPAR
7 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.35%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.35%) NHS
9 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.18%) PKI
9 1 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Windows Server
3 20 (23.53%) Linux
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 9 (10.59%) Unix
7 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.88%) AIX
8 5 (5.88%) Solaris
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.35%) VMS
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.18%) CentOS
12 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Migration
2 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (18.82%) ITIL
4 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (10.59%) High Availability
5 9 (10.59%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (9.41%) Patch Management
6 8 (9.41%) Project Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.24%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (8.24%) Data Protection
7 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.24%) Workflow
8 6 (7.06%) Business Continuity
8 6 (7.06%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) Bash Shell
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.41%) Python
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
5 5 (5.88%) Java
5 5 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) AWK
6 2 (2.35%) C
6 2 (2.35%) sed
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.18%) Korn
7 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) CCA
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) RHCE
5 1 (1.18%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (4.71%) NCSC
3 3 (3.53%) QA
3 3 (3.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
1 27 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.94%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (10.59%) vSphere
5 8 (9.41%) NFS
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (8.24%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (7.06%) KVM
7 6 (7.06%) Xen
8 4 (4.71%) Docker
8 4 (4.71%) Firmware
8 4 (4.71%) PowerHA
8 4 (4.71%) SRDF
9 3 (3.53%) DFS Replication
9 3 (3.53%) ProxySG
9 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.35%) Postfix
10 2 (2.35%) qmail
10 2 (2.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Puppet
2 9 (10.59%) Terraform
3 8 (9.41%) Ansible
4 7 (8.24%) WSUS
5 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.06%) SCCM
6 5 (5.88%) BladeLogic
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
7 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.71%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.53%) PowerCLI
8 3 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) VMware
2 22 (25.88%) Cisco
2 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.53%) HP
4 12 (14.12%) Oracle
5 11 (12.94%) EMC
5 11 (12.94%) NetApp
6 10 (11.76%) Citrix
6 10 (11.76%) Dell
6 10 (11.76%) IBM
7 9 (10.59%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.06%) BMC
8 6 (7.06%) Brocade
9 5 (5.88%) F5
9 5 (5.88%) Google
9 5 (5.88%) Sybase
9 5 (5.88%) Symantec
10 4 (4.71%) Lumension
10 4 (4.71%) MuleSoft
10 4 (4.71%) Veeam