The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 62 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAN 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 1.14% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 4.67% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -7.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £24.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.63% -28.92%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 214 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.49% 24.29% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 108 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +12.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in Reading

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for SAN.

1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (20.00%) NCDA
3 1 (20.00%) NCIE
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) vMotion

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) Data Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) NCDA
1 1 (20.00%) NCIE
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas