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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 187 131
Rank change year-on-year -44 -56  
Contract jobs citing SAN 197 287 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.96% 1.32% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.78% 9.53% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 217 276
Median daily rate £450 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 19
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2244 3010 3113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.89% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 2047 2008
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +16.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 30 £475 +1.76% 12
New Malden - 6 - - 1
Brentford - 2 £470 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £615 -
Uxbridge -6 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 £325 -
Chessington - 1 £425 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 215 (58.58%) Windows
2 198 (53.95%) VMware
3 143 (38.96%) Linux
4 132 (35.97%) Windows Server
5 128 (34.88%) Active Directory
6 120 (32.70%) Firewall
7 118 (32.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 106 (28.88%) Finance
9 99 (26.98%) Microsoft
10 98 (26.70%) Cisco
11 95 (25.89%) Data Centre
12 89 (24.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (23.16%) NAS
14 82 (22.34%) Unix
15 81 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 80 (21.80%) Solaris
16 80 (21.80%) Migration
17 79 (21.53%) PowerShell
18 78 (21.25%) Citrix
19 76 (20.71%) HP
20 75 (20.44%) DNS
20 75 (20.44%) Hyper-V
21 66 (17.98%) SQL Server
22 63 (17.17%) WAN
23 60 (16.35%) LAN
23 60 (16.35%) Banking
23 60 (16.35%) DevOps
24 59 (16.08%) SCCM
25 57 (15.53%) NetApp
26 56 (15.26%) DHCP

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 52 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.99%) Skype for Business
5 20 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.54%) IIS
7 9 (2.45%) Apache
8 7 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.54%) SAS
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.36%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (11.44%) Office 365
4 15 (4.09%) IaaS
5 9 (2.45%) SaaS
6 7 (1.91%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.09%) PaaS
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (32.70%) Firewall
2 85 (23.16%) NAS
3 75 (20.44%) DNS
4 63 (17.17%) WAN
5 60 (16.35%) LAN
6 56 (15.26%) DHCP
7 42 (11.44%) TCP/IP
8 39 (10.63%) VPN
9 32 (8.72%) iSCSI
10 23 (6.27%) LDAP
11 20 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (4.63%) HTTP
13 15 (4.09%) Internet
13 15 (4.09%) Wireless
14 13 (3.54%) Network Security
15 12 (3.27%) SMTP
16 11 (3.00%) VLAN
16 11 (3.00%) VoIP
16 11 (3.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.18%) DB2
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.63%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.36%) Big Data
7 5 (1.36%) MySQL
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.82%) Informix
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.82%) QlikView
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.27%) GoCD
General
1 106 (28.88%) Finance
2 60 (16.35%) Banking
3 13 (3.54%) Legal
3 13 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.72%) Law
5 9 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.45%) Retail
6 8 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.91%) Marketing
7 7 (1.91%) Publishing
8 6 (1.63%) Electronics
8 6 (1.63%) Front Office
9 4 (1.09%) Back Office
9 4 (1.09%) Billing
9 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (15.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.53%) Administrator
3 45 (12.26%) Analyst
4 36 (9.81%) Unix Engineer
5 34 (9.26%) Architect
6 29 (7.90%) Systems Engineer
7 24 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (4.90%) Linux Administrator
11 17 (4.63%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.63%) Unix Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.63%) VMware Engineer
12 16 (4.36%) Support Analyst
12 16 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (4.09%) Network Engineer
13 15 (4.09%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.54%) Consultant
14 13 (3.54%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.00%) Web Services
2 8 (2.18%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.91%) Middleware
4 5 (1.36%) LAMP
4 5 (1.36%) Moose
5 3 (0.82%) .NET
5 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.82%) EDI
5 3 (0.82%) REST
5 3 (0.82%) Sensu
5 3 (0.82%) WAP
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) libvirt
7 1 (0.27%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.27%) XML
7 1 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (25.89%) Data Centre
2 47 (12.81%) Clustering
3 28 (7.63%) Replication
4 26 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.54%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (2.45%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.63%) Derivative
9 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.36%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.36%) PKI
11 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 215 (58.58%) Windows
2 143 (38.96%) Linux
3 132 (35.97%) Windows Server
4 89 (24.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (22.34%) Unix
6 81 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (21.80%) Solaris
8 55 (14.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (10.90%) AIX
10 36 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (7.36%) Windows 7
12 24 (6.54%) Windows 10
13 15 (4.09%) CentOS
14 13 (3.54%) SUSE
15 8 (2.18%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.63%) VMS
17 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.36%) Windows Vista
18 4 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.80%) Migration
2 60 (16.35%) DevOps
3 48 (13.08%) ITIL
4 36 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.45%) Project Management
7 19 (5.18%) High Availability
7 19 (5.18%) Virtual Environments
8 18 (4.90%) Server Building
9 17 (4.63%) Change Management
9 17 (4.63%) Configuration Management
10 16 (4.36%) Server Virtualisation
10 16 (4.36%) Task Automation
11 14 (3.81%) Network Management
11 14 (3.81%) PRINCE2
12 13 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.54%) Web Operations
13 12 (3.27%) Load Balancing
14 11 (3.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.53%) PowerShell
2 50 (13.62%) SQL
3 35 (9.54%) Perl
4 28 (7.63%) Bash Shell
5 27 (7.36%) Shell Script
6 23 (6.27%) Python
7 18 (4.90%) Korn
8 14 (3.81%) Java
9 12 (3.27%) C#
10 5 (1.36%) C
10 5 (1.36%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.09%) Ruby
11 4 (1.09%) VBScript
12 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.90%) MCSE
5 27 (7.36%) CCNA
6 24 (6.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (5.18%) CCNP
8 11 (3.00%) Degree
9 8 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.91%) CCDA
10 7 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (1.91%) JNCIA
10 7 (1.91%) JNCIP
10 7 (1.91%) JNCIS
11 6 (1.63%) CCIE
11 6 (1.63%) MCITP
11 6 (1.63%) VCP6
12 5 (1.36%) CCSP
12 5 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.63%) SLA
2 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) BS25999
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) GPG13
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) SAS 70
System Software
1 128 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 118 (32.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (20.44%) Hyper-V
4 45 (12.26%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (9.26%) vSphere
6 28 (7.63%) XenApp
7 25 (6.81%) XenDesktop
8 22 (5.99%) NFS
9 15 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.45%) DFS Replication
10 9 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (2.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (2.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (1.91%) GPFS
12 7 (1.91%) SRDF
13 5 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.36%) vCloud
14 4 (1.09%) KVM
14 4 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (16.08%) SCCM
2 54 (14.71%) Puppet
3 37 (10.08%) NetBackup
4 29 (7.90%) vCenter Server
5 24 (6.54%) SCOM
6 17 (4.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (3.27%) Ansible
8 12 (3.27%) Nagios
8 12 (3.27%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (3.27%) WMI
9 9 (2.45%) Salt
10 8 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.18%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.91%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.91%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.63%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 198 (53.95%) VMware
2 99 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 98 (26.70%) Cisco
4 78 (21.25%) Citrix
5 76 (20.71%) HP
6 57 (15.53%) NetApp
7 56 (15.26%) Oracle
8 53 (14.44%) EMC
8 53 (14.44%) IBM
9 49 (13.35%) Red Hat
10 25 (6.81%) Dell
11 23 (6.27%) Veritas
12 22 (5.99%) Symantec
13 20 (5.45%) 3PAR
13 20 (5.45%) Brocade
14 18 (4.90%) CheckPoint
14 18 (4.90%) Palo Alto
15 17 (4.63%) Fortinet
16 15 (4.09%) Juniper
17 14 (3.81%) Sophos
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