The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 61 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAN 14 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.23% 0.51% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.33% 3.90% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £385 £435 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.49% +45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £423 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £447 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 60 77 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.57% 13.10% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 75
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £213 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -63.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Oxfordshire

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Oxfordshire

SAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxford +3 7 £385 -11.49% 1
Banbury - 4 £400 - 1
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
SAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 12 (75.00%) Linux
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) Unix
6 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) NetApp
6 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (37.50%) Nagios
6 6 (37.50%) Network Design
6 6 (37.50%) vSphere
6 6 (37.50%) Storage Virtualisation
7 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (31.25%) Puppet
7 5 (31.25%) 3PAR
7 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (31.25%) CentOS
7 5 (31.25%) Ruby
7 5 (31.25%) Symantec
7 5 (31.25%) Solaris
8 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Banking
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) NAS
8 4 (25.00%) DevOps

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Administrator
1 9 (56.25%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Server Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) CentOS
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Design
1 6 (37.50%) Storage Virtualisation
2 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
5 1 (6.25%) Server Building
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
1 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) RHCE
1 1 (6.25%) RHCSA
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Nagios
2 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (18.75%) Hyperic
4 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) NetApp
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) 3PAR
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas