Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 402 295 232
Rank change year-on-year -107 -63 -32
Contract jobs citing SAN 234 414 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.88% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 7.72% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 250 372
London median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £258 £275
90th Percentile £603 £575 £595
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - +127.53%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.93% +42.11% -13.64%

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 5,142 5,362 6,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.11% 11.44% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,524 3,629 4,068
London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 149 141
London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.70 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.46 £48.01 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

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 16 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 6 months to 16 November 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 -56 45 £419 +3.40% 24
West London -11 7 £408 +16.01% 17
South London -29 5 £625 +47.06% 1
North London -6 2 £363 -27.50% 1
East London -26 2 £488 +248.21% 10
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 167 (71.37%) VMware
2 147 (62.82%) Windows
3 105 (44.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (37.61%) Windows Server
5 84 (35.90%) Active Directory
6 78 (33.33%) Linux
7 74 (31.62%) Microsoft
8 63 (26.92%) Cisco
8 63 (26.92%) Finance
9 62 (26.50%) NAS
10 58 (24.79%) ITIL
11 56 (23.93%) SQL Server
11 56 (23.93%) Data Centre
12 53 (22.65%) EMC
13 50 (21.37%) Firewall
14 48 (20.51%) Unix
15 47 (20.09%) NetApp
15 47 (20.09%) Office 365
15 47 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 46 (19.66%) SQL
17 45 (19.23%) DNS
17 45 (19.23%) Hyper-V
18 43 (18.38%) HP
19 42 (17.95%) Citrix
19 42 (17.95%) Clustering
20 41 (17.52%) Migration
20 41 (17.52%) Oracle
20 41 (17.52%) PowerShell
20 41 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
21 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012

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 36 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.11%) IIS
3 23 (9.83%) Apache
4 12 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.85%) JBoss
6 9 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.56%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.71%) Confluence
10 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.09%) Office 365
2 41 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.27%) IaaS
5 4 (1.71%) PaaS
6 3 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.28%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.43%) Akamai
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (26.50%) NAS
2 50 (21.37%) Firewall
3 45 (19.23%) DNS
4 33 (14.10%) WAN
5 30 (12.82%) LAN
6 23 (9.83%) VPN
7 21 (8.97%) DHCP
7 21 (8.97%) iSCSI
8 15 (6.41%) TCP/IP
9 13 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (5.13%) Wireless
11 9 (3.85%) Skype
11 9 (3.85%) SSL
12 7 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (2.99%) Internet
12 7 (2.99%) SNMP
13 6 (2.56%) MPLS
13 6 (2.56%) VLAN
13 6 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.41%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.71%) Big Data
6 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.28%) MySQL
7 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.85%) DB2
8 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.71%) JIRA
4 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.43%) WinDbg
General
1 63 (26.92%) Finance
2 34 (14.53%) Banking
3 13 (5.56%) Law
4 12 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.99%) Legal
5 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.71%) Advertising
7 3 (1.28%) International Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.11%) Administrator
3 21 (8.97%) Architect
4 20 (8.55%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (6.41%) Consultant
6 14 (5.98%) Analyst
7 13 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (4.70%) VMware Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Designer
10 10 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Solutions Designer
11 9 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.68%) Middleware
2 23 (9.83%) .NET
3 18 (7.69%) J2EE
4 7 (2.99%) LDAP
5 6 (2.56%) Java EE
5 6 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (2.14%) JMS
6 5 (2.14%) JSON
7 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.71%) Web Services
8 3 (1.28%) XML
9 2 (0.85%) SAML
10 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.43%) Flash
10 1 (0.43%) HTML
10 1 (0.43%) SOAP
10 1 (0.43%) WCF
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (23.93%) Data Centre
2 42 (17.95%) Clustering
3 16 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (3.42%) HP StoreVirtual
6 7 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.99%) Replication
6 7 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.56%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.14%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.71%) LPAR
9 4 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.28%) Tandem
10 3 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 147 (62.82%) Windows
2 88 (37.61%) Windows Server
3 78 (33.33%) Linux
4 48 (20.51%) Unix
5 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (12.39%) Solaris
8 27 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.98%) Windows 10
10 13 (5.56%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.14%) AIX
12 5 (2.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.71%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.28%) SUSE
15 2 (0.85%) Android
15 2 (0.85%) CentOS
15 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.79%) ITIL
2 47 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (17.52%) Migration
4 28 (11.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 20 (8.55%) High Availability
8 16 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (6.84%) Storage Management
9 15 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (5.98%) Decision-Making
11 13 (5.56%) Data Protection
12 12 (5.13%) Application Virtualisation
12 12 (5.13%) TOGAF
13 11 (4.70%) Change Control
13 11 (4.70%) DevOps
13 11 (4.70%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.66%) SQL
2 41 (17.52%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.41%) Bash Shell
4 14 (5.98%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.27%) C
5 10 (4.27%) Perl
5 10 (4.27%) Python
6 5 (2.14%) Java
7 4 (1.71%) C#
7 4 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.71%) VB
8 3 (1.28%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.43%) R
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (7.26%) MCSE
3 12 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (4.70%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.42%) CCNA
6 8 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.56%) CCIE
8 5 (2.14%) Degree
9 4 (1.71%) CCNP
9 4 (1.71%) RHCE
9 4 (1.71%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.71%) RHCVA
10 3 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (1.28%) CCIE Service Provider
10 3 (1.28%) CCSP
10 3 (1.28%) MCSA
10 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.85%) GDPR
3 2 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (44.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (35.90%) Active Directory
3 45 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 30 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (12.82%) vSphere
5 17 (7.26%) NFS
6 16 (6.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 16 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (6.84%) XenApp
7 8 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.14%) KVM
9 5 (2.14%) XenServer
10 4 (1.71%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.71%) Docker
10 4 (1.71%) RHEV
10 4 (1.71%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.71%) vCloud
10 4 (1.71%) Veritas File System
10 4 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (11.97%) SCCM
2 22 (9.40%) NetBackup
3 15 (6.41%) Puppet
4 14 (5.98%) SCOM
5 12 (5.13%) Ansible
6 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (4.70%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.42%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.56%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.14%) OpenView
9 5 (2.14%) Terraform
9 5 (2.14%) WSUS
10 4 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.71%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.71%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 167 (71.37%) VMware
2 74 (31.62%) Microsoft
3 63 (26.92%) Cisco
4 53 (22.65%) EMC
5 47 (20.09%) NetApp
6 43 (18.38%) HP
7 42 (17.95%) Citrix
8 41 (17.52%) Oracle
9 35 (14.96%) IBM
10 26 (11.11%) Red Hat
11 24 (10.26%) Dell
12 20 (8.55%) Veritas
13 18 (7.69%) McAfee
14 15 (6.41%) SAP
15 12 (5.13%) Ivanti
16 11 (4.70%) CheckPoint
16 11 (4.70%) Hitachi
16 11 (4.70%) Juniper
17 10 (4.27%) Brocade
17 10 (4.27%) ServiceNow