Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 292 380
Rank change year-on-year -115 +88 +20
Contract jobs citing SAN 176 79 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 5.03% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 51 140
10th Percentile £300 £290 £277
25th Percentile £400 £363 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.94% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £619 £494 £500
90th Percentile £738 £540 £558
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 8
10th Percentile " " £41.50
25th Percentile £24.50 " £41.60
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £47.25
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -51.32% +119.77%
75th Percentile £32.25 " £49.06
90th Percentile £73.50 " £50.00
England median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +12.22% -10.00% +124.72%

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 3,464 1,570 3,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.66% 11.15% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,377 1,070 2,690
10th Percentile £287 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £660
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 21 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £23.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.64% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £43.75 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +37.52%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -60 23 £463 +2.49% 19
South London +2 7 - -
North London - 4 £400 - 1
West London -18 2 £388 -3.13% 9
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 104 (59.09%) VMware
2 84 (47.73%) Windows
3 72 (40.91%) NAS
4 67 (38.07%) Azure
4 67 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 59 (33.52%) Active Directory
6 58 (32.95%) Linux
7 52 (29.55%) Oracle
8 49 (27.84%) Finance
9 42 (23.86%) Microsoft
10 41 (23.30%) Social Skills
11 40 (22.73%) HP
12 39 (22.16%) SQL Server
13 38 (21.59%) Dell
13 38 (21.59%) Cisco
13 38 (21.59%) Microsoft 365
13 38 (21.59%) Windows Server
14 36 (20.45%) SQL
14 36 (20.45%) DNS
15 34 (19.32%) EMC
15 34 (19.32%) Migration
15 34 (19.32%) Ansible
15 34 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
17 30 (17.05%) Firewall
18 29 (16.48%) GCP
18 29 (16.48%) AWS
19 28 (15.91%) NetApp
19 28 (15.91%) WAN
20 27 (15.34%) 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 16 (9.09%) Confluence
2 13 (7.39%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.55%) Apache
6 7 (3.98%) IIS
6 7 (3.98%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.57%) CICS
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.57%) nginx
8 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.95%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (3.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (38.07%) Azure
2 38 (21.59%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (16.48%) AWS
3 29 (16.48%) GCP
4 26 (14.77%) IaaS
5 16 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (7.39%) GitHub
7 10 (5.68%) PaaS
8 8 (4.55%) OpenShift
9 6 (3.41%) SaaS
10 5 (2.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (2.84%) Azure Storage
11 4 (2.27%) Cohesity
11 4 (2.27%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.70%) Google Workspace
12 3 (1.70%) OneDrive
13 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (1.14%) Serverless
14 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (40.91%) NAS
2 36 (20.45%) DNS
3 30 (17.05%) Firewall
4 28 (15.91%) WAN
5 27 (15.34%) DHCP
6 24 (13.64%) LAN
7 21 (11.93%) TCP/IP
8 17 (9.66%) iSCSI
9 16 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (7.39%) NetScaler
12 12 (6.82%) VPN
13 11 (6.25%) Junos
14 10 (5.68%) Internet
15 8 (4.55%) FCoE
15 8 (4.55%) Multicast
15 8 (4.55%) SSL
16 7 (3.98%) HTTP
17 6 (3.41%) Network Security
17 6 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.68%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.41%) Big Data
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.27%) DB2
6 4 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.27%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (1.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.14%) HBase
8 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.14%) Riak
9 1 (0.57%) Redis
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (11.36%) JIRA
2 9 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (3.98%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.14%) Gradle
6 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.57%) GitLab
6 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (27.84%) Finance
2 41 (23.30%) Social Skills
3 26 (14.77%) Banking
4 16 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.98%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (2.84%) Local Government
7 5 (2.84%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.70%) Law
9 3 (1.70%) Legal
10 2 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Electronics
11 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.57%) Marketing
11 1 (0.57%) Military
11 1 (0.57%) Police
11 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (23.30%) Architect
2 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.80%) Administrator
4 18 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (8.52%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Analyst
7 12 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.11%) DBA
10 9 (5.11%) IT Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Storage Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.55%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Consultant
12 7 (3.98%) Oracle DBA
12 7 (3.98%) SAN Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.09%) Web Services
2 14 (7.95%) Middleware
3 6 (3.41%) XML
4 5 (2.84%) JSON
4 5 (2.84%) LDAP
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (2.27%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.27%) REST
6 3 (1.70%) Flash
6 3 (1.70%) Kafka
6 3 (1.70%) SOAP
7 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.14%) HTML
7 2 (1.14%) XSLT
8 1 (0.57%) .NET
8 1 (0.57%) ISPF
8 1 (0.57%) JMS
8 1 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.36%) Replication
3 15 (8.52%) Clustering
4 10 (5.68%) Cyberattack
4 10 (5.68%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.11%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.55%) iPad
7 7 (3.98%) iPhone
7 7 (3.98%) Mainframe
8 6 (3.41%) PKI
8 6 (3.41%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.84%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.70%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (1.14%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 84 (47.73%) Windows
2 58 (32.95%) Linux
3 38 (21.59%) Windows Server
4 25 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (10.80%) Unix
5 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2019
6 16 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (6.82%) Solaris
9 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (3.98%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.27%) AIX
11 4 (2.27%) VMS
12 2 (1.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) Android
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 34 (19.32%) Migration
2 20 (11.36%) DevOps
2 20 (11.36%) ITIL
2 20 (11.36%) Mentoring
2 20 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 16 (9.09%) Product Roadmap
4 16 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (7.95%) Workflow
6 13 (7.39%) Use Case
7 12 (6.82%) Change Management
7 12 (6.82%) Identity Management
7 12 (6.82%) Information Security
8 10 (5.68%) Data Integration
8 10 (5.68%) High Availability
8 10 (5.68%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.45%) SQL
2 26 (14.77%) Python
3 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.36%) Java
5 19 (10.80%) Bash Shell
6 16 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.25%) PHP
8 9 (5.11%) Perl
8 9 (5.11%) Ruby
9 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.14%) C#
12 1 (0.57%) ALGOL
12 1 (0.57%) COBOL
12 1 (0.57%) REXX
12 1 (0.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (9.09%) MCSE
1 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.82%) Degree
4 10 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.11%) CCNA
6 7 (3.98%) MCP
7 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.84%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.27%) CISSP
8 4 (2.27%) GIAC
8 4 (2.27%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.57%) CCA
9 1 (0.57%) CCNP
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.57%) HND
9 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) QA
2 8 (4.55%) SLA
3 6 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.14%) GDPR
5 2 (1.14%) HL7
5 2 (1.14%) NIST
6 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (33.52%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.93%) vSphere
4 19 (10.80%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (10.23%) NFS
6 14 (7.95%) Hyper-V
7 12 (6.82%) Docker
8 9 (5.11%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (5.11%) Xen
9 8 (4.55%) SRDF
9 8 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (3.98%) KVM
10 7 (3.98%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.84%) XenApp
13 4 (2.27%) Firmware
13 4 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
16 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 34 (19.32%) Ansible
2 26 (14.77%) Puppet
3 25 (14.20%) Terraform
4 17 (9.66%) SCCM
5 11 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 9 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.11%) vCenter Server
7 8 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.55%) PowerCLI
7 8 (4.55%) WSUS
8 7 (3.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (3.41%) FortiGate
9 6 (3.41%) vRealize
9 6 (3.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 6 (3.41%) ZABBIX
10 4 (2.27%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.70%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 104 (59.09%) VMware
2 52 (29.55%) Oracle
3 42 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 40 (22.73%) HP
5 38 (21.59%) Cisco
5 38 (21.59%) Dell
6 34 (19.32%) EMC
7 28 (15.91%) NetApp
8 25 (14.20%) Red Hat
9 23 (13.07%) 3PAR
10 21 (11.93%) Citrix
10 21 (11.93%) Juniper
11 16 (9.09%) Veeam
12 14 (7.95%) Brocade
13 13 (7.39%) F5
14 11 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
14 11 (6.25%) SolarWinds
15 10 (5.68%) IBM
15 10 (5.68%) Veritas
16 9 (5.11%) Sybase