Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 350 259 387
Rank change year-on-year -91 +128 -9
Contract jobs citing SAN 177 119 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.76% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 6.90% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 85 148
10th Percentile £300 £274 £318
25th Percentile £379 £350 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £400 £475
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -
75th Percentile £638 £475 £556
90th Percentile £738 £539 £575
England median daily rate £429 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.21% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
10th Percentile £25.40 £41.20 £38.63
25th Percentile £38.00 £41.88 £41.51
Median hourly rate £51.00 £43.00 £44.10
Median % change year-on-year +18.60% -2.49% +115.12%
75th Percentile £76.13 " £47.81
90th Percentile £76.95 " £49.13
England median hourly rate £51.00 £43.00 £43.20
% change year-on-year +18.60% -0.46% +94.16%

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 2,833 1,724 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.41% 10.94% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,921 1,203 2,856
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £660
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 105
10th Percentile £12.95 £14.95 £13.93
25th Percentile £16.28 £24.63 £18.48
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £44.80
90th Percentile £68.20 £52.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
% change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -16 29 £485 +7.78% 9
East London +7 8 £375 -16.67% 5
South London +20 4 - - 1
West London - 2 £388 - 6
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 99 (55.93%) VMware
2 83 (46.89%) NAS
3 78 (44.07%) Windows
4 69 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 66 (37.29%) Azure
6 61 (34.46%) Linux
7 54 (30.51%) Finance
8 52 (29.38%) Active Directory
9 49 (27.68%) Cisco
10 46 (25.99%) Social Skills
11 41 (23.16%) Oracle
12 40 (22.60%) HP
13 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
14 37 (20.90%) AWS
15 36 (20.34%) Migration
16 35 (19.77%) Data Centre
17 34 (19.21%) GCP
17 34 (19.21%) Dell
18 33 (18.64%) EMC
18 33 (18.64%) NetApp
18 33 (18.64%) ITIL
18 33 (18.64%) DNS
19 32 (18.08%) SQL Server
19 32 (18.08%) Firewall
19 32 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
20 30 (16.95%) WAN
21 29 (16.38%) Banking
21 29 (16.38%) IaaS
21 29 (16.38%) Terraform

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 17 (9.60%) Confluence
2 16 (9.04%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.21%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.21%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (3.95%) Apache
5 7 (3.95%) IIS
6 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) CICS
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 66 (37.29%) Azure
2 37 (20.90%) AWS
3 34 (19.21%) GCP
4 29 (16.38%) IaaS
5 26 (14.69%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (8.47%) GitHub
7 13 (7.34%) PaaS
8 8 (4.52%) OpenShift
9 6 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.39%) SaaS
10 4 (2.26%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (1.69%) Azure Storage
11 3 (1.69%) Cohesity
11 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.13%) Serverless
13 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.56%) Apigee
13 1 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 83 (46.89%) NAS
2 33 (18.64%) DNS
3 32 (18.08%) Firewall
4 30 (16.95%) WAN
5 27 (15.25%) TCP/IP
6 26 (14.69%) DHCP
7 25 (14.12%) LAN
8 22 (12.43%) Fibre Channel
9 21 (11.86%) iSCSI
10 20 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (7.91%) Multicast
12 11 (6.21%) FCoE
13 10 (5.65%) FTP
13 10 (5.65%) HTTP
14 9 (5.08%) Internet
14 9 (5.08%) VPN
15 8 (4.52%) NetScaler
16 7 (3.95%) Network Security
16 7 (3.95%) VSAN
17 6 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.34%) DB2
3 12 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.39%) Big Data
6 6 (3.39%) HBase
7 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.26%) Sybase IQ
9 2 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.13%) ObjectStore
9 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.13%) Riak
10 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.56%) Ingres
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (11.86%) JIRA
2 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.21%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.56%) Gradle
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 46 (25.99%) Social Skills
3 29 (16.38%) Banking
4 8 (4.52%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.82%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.69%) Police
8 2 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Retail
8 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (25.42%) Architect
2 19 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (9.60%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (8.47%) Administrator
6 14 (7.91%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.78%) Network Engineer
7 12 (6.78%) VMware Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.65%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.08%) Consultant
10 9 (5.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) DBA
11 8 (4.52%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.95%) Storage Consultant
13 6 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) IT Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.12%) Middleware
2 14 (7.91%) Web Services
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (2.82%) XML
4 4 (2.26%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.26%) JSON
5 3 (1.69%) Kafka
5 3 (1.69%) LDAP
5 3 (1.69%) SOAP
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
6 2 (1.13%) XSLT
7 1 (0.56%) .NET
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.56%) Flash
7 1 (0.56%) JMS
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.77%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.12%) Replication
3 19 (10.73%) Clustering
4 10 (5.65%) AS400
4 10 (5.65%) iSeries
4 10 (5.65%) Public Cloud
5 9 (5.08%) Cyberattack
5 9 (5.08%) LPAR
6 7 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.95%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.82%) CESG
7 5 (2.82%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.26%) PKI
8 4 (2.26%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.69%) CCTV
9 3 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.69%) iPad
9 3 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.07%) Windows
2 61 (34.46%) Linux
3 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
4 21 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (11.30%) Unix
6 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (7.91%) Solaris
7 14 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (5.65%) Apple iOS
10 10 (5.65%) Windows 10
11 7 (3.95%) AIX
11 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.82%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.26%) SUSE
14 3 (1.69%) CentOS
14 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.13%) VMS
16 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.34%) Migration
2 33 (18.64%) ITIL
3 32 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (13.56%) Project Delivery
5 22 (12.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (12.43%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (9.04%) Mentoring
7 16 (9.04%) PRINCE2
8 15 (8.47%) DevOps
8 15 (8.47%) Product Roadmap
8 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.91%) Business Continuity
9 14 (7.91%) Project Management
10 12 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.21%) Data Protection
11 11 (6.21%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (6.21%) Identity Management
11 11 (6.21%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) SQL
2 26 (14.69%) Python
3 22 (12.43%) Java
4 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.60%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.21%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.65%) Perl
8 9 (5.08%) PHP
9 8 (4.52%) Ruby
10 4 (2.26%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.56%) ALGOL
13 1 (0.56%) C
13 1 (0.56%) C#
13 1 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.78%) Degree
3 11 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.08%) CCNA
4 9 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.08%) MCSE
5 7 (3.95%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.39%) MCP
7 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.82%) PMP
8 4 (2.26%) CISSP
8 4 (2.26%) GIAC
8 4 (2.26%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.69%) CCDA
9 3 (1.69%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.69%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.17%) QA
2 13 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.21%) SLA
4 3 (1.69%) ISO 22301
5 2 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.13%) HL7
5 2 (1.13%) NIST
5 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (29.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.86%) NFS
4 18 (10.17%) vSphere
5 17 (9.60%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.04%) Hyper-V
7 14 (7.91%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (7.34%) Docker
9 12 (6.78%) SRDF
10 11 (6.21%) KVM
10 11 (6.21%) Xen
11 10 (5.65%) PowerHA
12 6 (3.39%) Firmware
13 4 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.69%) ProxySG
14 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.69%) XenApp
15 2 (1.13%) Veritas File System
15 2 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (16.38%) Terraform
2 27 (15.25%) Ansible
3 24 (13.56%) Puppet
4 18 (10.17%) Kubernetes
5 11 (6.21%) NetBackup
6 10 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (5.08%) SCCM
8 8 (4.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (3.95%) vCenter Server
9 7 (3.95%) WSUS
10 6 (3.39%) PowerCLI
11 5 (2.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (2.82%) FortiGate
11 5 (2.82%) vRealize
12 4 (2.26%) BladeLogic
12 4 (2.26%) Data Guard
13 3 (1.69%) DatAdvantage
13 3 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
13 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (55.93%) VMware
2 49 (27.68%) Cisco
3 41 (23.16%) Oracle
4 40 (22.60%) HP
5 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
6 34 (19.21%) Dell
7 33 (18.64%) EMC
7 33 (18.64%) NetApp
8 23 (12.99%) 3PAR
8 23 (12.99%) IBM
9 22 (12.43%) Red Hat
10 19 (10.73%) Juniper
11 16 (9.04%) Brocade
11 16 (9.04%) F5
11 16 (9.04%) Google
12 14 (7.91%) Sybase
13 13 (7.34%) Citrix
14 12 (6.78%) CheckPoint
15 10 (5.65%) SolarWinds
15 10 (5.65%) Veritas