Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 194 125
Rank change year-on-year -2 -69 -2
Contract jobs citing SAN 196 201 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 1.21% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 6.96% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 92 169
South East median daily rate £380 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £279
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
England median daily rate £386 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.44% +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £29.08 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.32% -41.85% +25.00%
10th Percentile £29.88 £17.25 £25.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.75 £52.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £20.66 £43.00
% change year-on-year +108.18% -51.97% +50.88%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,657 2,887 2,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.59% 17.40% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,413 1,551 1,746
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £161 £231
90th Percentile £575 £563 £544
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 147 197
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -22.22% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.61 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.55 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.29% -16.89% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +11 75 £410 +8.32% 23
Hampshire -18 67 £373 -6.88% 14
Berkshire -11 35 £399 +5.77% 10
Buckinghamshire +34 32 £478 -4.50% 8
Surrey -33 24 £450 +16.13% 17
West Sussex -1 19 £325 +8.33% 6
Oxfordshire +26 8 £388 +27.05% 5
East Sussex -2 7 £334 -25.78% 1
Kent +15 2 £475 - 7
Middlesex - 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 132 (67.35%) Windows
2 115 (58.67%) VMware
3 103 (52.55%) Microsoft
4 101 (51.53%) Active Directory
5 87 (44.39%) Windows Server
6 84 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 78 (39.80%) Firewall
8 64 (32.65%) Office 365
9 60 (30.61%) Citrix
10 59 (30.10%) DNS
11 53 (27.04%) WAN
11 53 (27.04%) ITIL
11 53 (27.04%) NetApp
12 52 (26.53%) NAS
13 49 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 49 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 48 (24.49%) LAN
14 48 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 47 (23.98%) SCCM
16 46 (23.47%) Hyper-V
17 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
18 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (22.45%) iSCSI
18 44 (22.45%) Data Centre
19 41 (20.92%) VPN
19 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared
20 40 (20.41%) HP
21 39 (19.90%) Cisco
22 38 (19.39%) DHCP
23 36 (18.37%) SQL

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.78%) SharePoint
3 19 (9.69%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.57%) IIS
6 6 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.55%) Apache
7 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.53%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.02%) CMS
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.51%) GemFire
11 1 (0.51%) JBoss
11 1 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (32.65%) Office 365
2 49 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (6.63%) Yammer
6 12 (6.12%) IaaS
7 11 (5.61%) PaaS
7 11 (5.61%) SaaS
8 7 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.53%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.51%) GitHub
11 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (39.80%) Firewall
2 59 (30.10%) DNS
3 53 (27.04%) WAN
4 52 (26.53%) NAS
5 48 (24.49%) LAN
6 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
7 44 (22.45%) iSCSI
8 41 (20.92%) VPN
9 38 (19.39%) DHCP
10 22 (11.22%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (10.71%) Internet
11 21 (10.71%) VoIP
12 19 (9.69%) NetScaler
12 19 (9.69%) VLAN
13 17 (8.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (8.67%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (7.65%) Skype
15 14 (7.14%) FCoE
15 14 (7.14%) HSRP
15 14 (7.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.53%) DB2
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.51%) MS Access
9 1 (0.51%) MySQL
9 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.51%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) MSI
2 4 (2.04%) Toad
3 3 (1.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.02%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.51%) Ant
5 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.51%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.51%) Bower
5 1 (0.51%) GitLab
5 1 (0.51%) Gradle
5 1 (0.51%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.51%) Spinnaker
General
1 26 (13.27%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Law
3 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.53%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (13.27%) Architect
3 18 (9.18%) Storage Engineer
4 17 (8.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (8.67%) Network Engineer
5 15 (7.65%) Project Engineer
6 12 (6.12%) Consultant
7 11 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.06%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Technical Manager
12 5 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
12 5 (2.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.65%) Web Services
2 4 (2.04%) Middleware
2 4 (2.04%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.04%) WAP
3 3 (1.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.51%) OAuth
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services Management
4 1 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 25 (12.76%) Clustering
2 25 (12.76%) PKI
3 20 (10.20%) Fat Client
3 20 (10.20%) Thin Client
4 18 (9.18%) Replication
5 15 (7.65%) Public Cloud
6 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.59%) EMC VNX
7 9 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Licensing
8 8 (4.08%) Private Cloud
9 6 (3.06%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (2.04%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.53%) HP Storage
12 3 (1.53%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 132 (67.35%) Windows
2 87 (44.39%) Windows Server
3 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (16.33%) Windows 10
5 27 (13.78%) Linux
6 25 (12.76%) Unix
6 25 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (8.67%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.61%) AIX
8 11 (5.61%) Data ONTAP
8 11 (5.61%) Solaris
9 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.04%) ITIL
2 48 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (14.80%) Migration
5 27 (13.78%) High Availability
6 21 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 19 (9.69%) Project Management
8 17 (8.67%) Application Packaging
9 16 (8.16%) Data Protection
10 15 (7.65%) Change Control
11 14 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (6.12%) Server Management
13 11 (5.61%) Service Management
13 11 (5.61%) Storage Management
14 10 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (5.10%) Workflow
15 9 (4.59%) Software Licensing
16 8 (4.08%) Change Management
16 8 (4.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 36 (18.37%) SQL
3 9 (4.59%) VB
4 8 (4.08%) Perl
5 7 (3.57%) Java
6 6 (3.06%) C#
7 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.02%) C
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) C-shell
9 1 (0.51%) Groovy
9 1 (0.51%) Korn
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (9.69%) CCNP
5 17 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (7.65%) DV Cleared
7 12 (6.12%) MCSE
8 11 (5.61%) NCDA
9 10 (5.10%) NCIE
9 10 (5.10%) NCSIE
10 9 (4.59%) CCA
10 9 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (4.08%) CCNA
11 8 (4.08%) Degree
12 6 (3.06%) ISEB
12 6 (3.06%) ISTQB
12 6 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (2.55%) CCENT
13 5 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) SLA
3 3 (1.53%) COBIT
4 2 (1.02%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (51.53%) Active Directory
2 84 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (23.47%) Hyper-V
4 30 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (15.31%) XenApp
5 27 (13.78%) vSphere
5 27 (13.78%) XenDesktop
6 22 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (8.67%) XenServer
8 10 (5.10%) DFS Replication
8 10 (5.10%) NFS
9 7 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (2.55%) Firmware
11 5 (2.55%) KVM
12 4 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.02%) Samba
13 2 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.51%) Docker
14 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 47 (23.98%) SCCM
2 24 (12.24%) McAfee ePO
3 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (8.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 15 (7.65%) SCOM
6 9 (4.59%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.06%) HP ALM
7 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (2.04%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.04%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.53%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.53%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.53%) WSUS
11 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.02%) PaperCut
11 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 115 (58.67%) VMware
2 103 (52.55%) Microsoft
3 60 (30.61%) Citrix
4 53 (27.04%) NetApp
5 40 (20.41%) HP
6 39 (19.90%) Cisco
7 35 (17.86%) Oracle
8 31 (15.82%) McAfee
9 29 (14.80%) Dell
10 22 (11.22%) SolarWinds
11 19 (9.69%) CheckPoint
12 14 (7.14%) EMC
12 14 (7.14%) IBM
12 14 (7.14%) Sony
13 13 (6.63%) 3PAR
13 13 (6.63%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.59%) CommVault
15 8 (4.08%) Juniper
16 6 (3.06%) Brocade
16 6 (3.06%) Google