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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 53 64
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs citing SAN 3 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.46% 2.78% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 9.24% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 6
Median daily rate £463 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year -7.28% +0.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  

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 144 303 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.85% 30.03% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAN in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in Reading

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (84.62%) NetApp
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco
3 19 (73.08%) Linux
4 18 (69.23%) IBM
4 18 (69.23%) VMware
5 16 (61.54%) Unix
5 16 (61.54%) Windows
5 16 (61.54%) EMC
5 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (57.69%) Mainframe
6 15 (57.69%) AIX
6 15 (57.69%) Solaris
7 14 (53.85%) Shell Script
7 14 (53.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 14 (53.85%) EMC VNX
7 14 (53.85%) EMC VMAX
8 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 12 (46.15%) Law
9 12 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (23.08%) Finance
11 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
11 5 (19.23%) IT Strategy
12 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 3 (11.54%) Veritas
13 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
13 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
14 2 (7.69%) Clustering
14 2 (7.69%) Firmware
14 2 (7.69%) Citrix

SAN
Top Related 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (46.15%) Law
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Storage Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Storage Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) IBM Storage Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Storage Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Storage Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Mainframe
2 14 (53.85%) EMC VMAX
2 14 (53.85%) EMC VNX
2 14 (53.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) AS400
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.85%) iSeries
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Unix
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) AIX
3 15 (57.69%) Solaris
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) IT Strategy
2 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) SDLC
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) NCDA
1 1 (3.85%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) NetApp
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco
3 18 (69.23%) IBM
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 16 (61.54%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
6 3 (11.54%) Veritas
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) SAP