Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 60 91
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 -12
Contract jobs citing SAN 20 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.56% 2.63% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 10.40% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 9
Reading median daily rate £550 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £431 £350 £292
90th Percentile £606 £575 £483
Berkshire median daily rate £377 £425 £444
% change year-on-year -11.29% -4.23% +34.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% +207.69% +54.76%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 247 375 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.22% 25.25% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 164 200
Reading median daily rate £390 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 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 16 (80.00%) NAS
2 14 (70.00%) Unix
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
4 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) Xen
7 7 (35.00%) vSphere
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (30.00%) Degree
8 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (30.00%) Office 365
8 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) Firewall
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) MCSE
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) IIS
9 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (20.00%) Private Cloud

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 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.00%) SaaS
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) NAS
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Storage Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Architect
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Unix
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (15.00%) Change Control
2 3 (15.00%) Coaching
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Proactive Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Design
2 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 2 (10.00%) RHCE
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Xen
2 7 (35.00%) vSphere
3 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.00%) XenServer
6 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Intel
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 3 (15.00%) Sun
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec