Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 265 222
Rank change year-on-year -65 -43 -74
Contract jobs citing SAN 316 408 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.67% 0.99% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 7.74% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 288 340
London median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £297
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
England median daily rate £400 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
London median hourly rate £19.75 £50.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.50% +92.31% +9.47%
10th Percentile £16.98 £31.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £23.13 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.11 £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -45.96% +21.82% -7.56%

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 5,306 5,273 5,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.30% 12.76% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,667 3,504 3,579
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 151 146
London median hourly rate £19.32 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% -1.12% +19.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%

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 21 February 2018.

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
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 February 2018. 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 -45 67 £450 +5.88% 27
South London -40 15 £400 +23.08% 2
West London -37 9 £340 -31.31% 20
East London -17 5 £140 -58.52% 7
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 198 (62.66%) VMware
2 182 (57.59%) Windows
3 134 (42.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (39.24%) Linux
5 123 (38.92%) Active Directory
6 113 (35.76%) Windows Server
7 97 (30.70%) Finance
8 96 (30.38%) Cisco
9 94 (29.75%) Microsoft
10 87 (27.53%) Firewall
11 86 (27.22%) DNS
12 84 (26.58%) NAS
13 78 (24.68%) Data Centre
14 74 (23.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 71 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (21.84%) DHCP
16 69 (21.84%) ITIL
17 68 (21.52%) PowerShell
18 64 (20.25%) HP
18 64 (20.25%) Red Hat
19 63 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 62 (19.62%) WAN
21 60 (18.99%) NetApp
21 60 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
22 58 (18.35%) LAN
23 55 (17.41%) Citrix
24 54 (17.09%) EMC
24 54 (17.09%) VMware ESXi
25 52 (16.46%) Hyper-V
25 52 (16.46%) vSphere

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 32 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.23%) IIS
3 18 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.80%) Apache
5 12 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.80%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.48%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.16%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.27%) Drupal
9 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.27%) WordPress
10 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.95%) JBoss
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.63%) Confluence
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (9.49%) Office 365
4 14 (4.43%) IaaS
5 8 (2.53%) PaaS
6 5 (1.58%) Akamai
6 5 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.58%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.95%) SaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (27.53%) Firewall
2 86 (27.22%) DNS
3 84 (26.58%) NAS
4 69 (21.84%) DHCP
5 62 (19.62%) WAN
6 58 (18.35%) LAN
7 44 (13.92%) VPN
8 40 (12.66%) TCP/IP
9 32 (10.13%) VoIP
10 26 (8.23%) Internet
11 20 (6.33%) MPLS
12 19 (6.01%) Network Security
13 18 (5.70%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (5.70%) Wireless
14 17 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (4.75%) iSCSI
15 15 (4.75%) SSL
15 15 (4.75%) VLAN
16 12 (3.80%) BGP
17 11 (3.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.01%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.95%) DB2
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.63%) DataStage
7 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
8 1 (0.32%) OLTP
8 1 (0.32%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) MSI
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 97 (30.70%) Finance
2 38 (12.03%) Banking
3 10 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.22%) Legal
6 4 (1.27%) Automotive
6 4 (1.27%) Back Office
6 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.27%) French Language
6 4 (1.27%) German Language
6 4 (1.27%) Law
6 4 (1.27%) Retail
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (10.76%) Administrator
3 26 (8.23%) Storage Engineer
4 22 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
5 20 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (5.70%) Analyst
6 18 (5.70%) Architect
6 18 (5.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (5.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 18 (5.70%) Network Engineer
6 18 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
7 17 (5.38%) DBA
7 17 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (5.06%) Consultant
8 16 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.06%) Server Engineer
9 15 (4.75%) SAN Engineer
10 13 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
10 13 (4.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 13 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.11%) LDAP
2 8 (2.53%) .NET
2 8 (2.53%) Web Services
3 7 (2.22%) X-Windows
4 5 (1.58%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.27%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.95%) REST
7 2 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.63%) JMS
7 2 (0.63%) Middleware
7 2 (0.63%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.32%) CSS
8 1 (0.32%) Flash
8 1 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.32%) SOAP
8 1 (0.32%) WinForms
8 1 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (24.68%) Data Centre
2 40 (12.66%) Replication
3 27 (8.54%) Clustering
4 22 (6.96%) Management Information System
5 20 (6.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (5.06%) EMC VMAX
7 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.16%) EMC VNX
9 9 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.53%) Private Cloud
11 7 (2.22%) EMC Centera
11 7 (2.22%) EMC VNXe
12 5 (1.58%) PKI
13 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.63%) CLARiiON
15 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 182 (57.59%) Windows
2 124 (39.24%) Linux
3 113 (35.76%) Windows Server
4 74 (23.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (19.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (11.71%) Unix
8 31 (9.81%) Solaris
8 31 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (8.23%) CentOS
10 22 (6.96%) AIX
11 13 (4.11%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.85%) Data ONTAP
13 8 (2.53%) Windows 2000
14 7 (2.22%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.58%) SUSE
15 5 (1.58%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.58%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.95%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.84%) ITIL
2 49 (15.51%) Change Management
3 45 (14.24%) Migration
4 36 (11.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (10.76%) Information Security
6 32 (10.13%) Open Source
7 30 (9.49%) DevOps
7 30 (9.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
9 25 (7.91%) High Availability
9 25 (7.91%) SIEM
10 24 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (7.28%) Load Balancing
12 20 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (6.33%) Investment Management
12 20 (6.33%) Mobile Device Management
12 20 (6.33%) Patch Management
13 18 (5.70%) Change Control
13 18 (5.70%) Configuration Management
14 17 (5.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.52%) PowerShell
2 48 (15.19%) SQL
3 30 (9.49%) Bash Shell
4 23 (7.28%) Python
5 21 (6.65%) Perl
6 20 (6.33%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.11%) Ruby
8 7 (2.22%) VBScript
9 6 (1.90%) C
10 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.95%) C#
11 3 (0.95%) VB
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) Korn
13 1 (0.32%) Java
13 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.01%) CISSP
2 19 (6.01%) MCSE
3 16 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (4.75%) CCNP
4 15 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.43%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.80%) CISM
7 10 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.85%) CISA
8 9 (2.85%) MCITP
9 7 (2.22%) Degree
9 7 (2.22%) RHCE
10 6 (1.90%) MCSA
10 6 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.90%) VCP5
11 4 (1.27%) CISMP
11 4 (1.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (6.01%) SLA
3 18 (5.70%) PCI DSS
4 14 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (2.53%) PMO
6 6 (1.90%) GDPR
7 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.95%) QA
8 3 (0.95%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.63%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 134 (42.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (38.92%) Active Directory
3 54 (17.09%) VMware ESXi
4 52 (16.46%) Hyper-V
4 52 (16.46%) vSphere
5 17 (5.38%) XenApp
6 16 (5.06%) Samba
7 14 (4.43%) XenDesktop
8 13 (4.11%) Docker
9 12 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (3.48%) NFS
11 10 (3.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (2.53%) Firmware
13 7 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (2.22%) ProxySG
13 7 (2.22%) SRDF
13 7 (2.22%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.22%) vCloud
14 6 (1.90%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (9.18%) SCCM
2 25 (7.91%) Puppet
3 22 (6.96%) NetBackup
4 18 (5.70%) SCOM
5 17 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (4.75%) WMI
7 13 (4.11%) Ansible
7 13 (4.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (4.11%) Tivoli
8 11 (3.48%) EMC VPLEX
9 10 (3.16%) vCenter Server
9 10 (3.16%) WSUS
10 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 9 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (2.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (2.22%) EMC TimeFinder
11 7 (2.22%) NetApp OnCommand
12 6 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (1.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 198 (62.66%) VMware
2 96 (30.38%) Cisco
3 94 (29.75%) Microsoft
4 64 (20.25%) HP
4 64 (20.25%) Red Hat
5 60 (18.99%) NetApp
6 55 (17.41%) Citrix
7 54 (17.09%) EMC
8 32 (10.13%) IBM
9 30 (9.49%) Oracle
10 29 (9.18%) Brocade
11 28 (8.86%) Juniper
12 25 (7.91%) SolarWinds
13 22 (6.96%) 3PAR
13 22 (6.96%) CheckPoint
13 22 (6.96%) Splunk
14 20 (6.33%) Dell
15 19 (6.01%) Veritas
16 15 (4.75%) CommVault
16 15 (4.75%) Veeam