Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 156 119
Rank change year-on-year -49 -37 -5
Contract jobs citing SAN 199 251 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.49% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 8.58% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 126 216
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £309 £293 £275
90th Percentile £575 £479 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +57.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £20.00 £35.25 £15.15
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.95 £26.30
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +33.33% +42.11% -13.64%

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 2,796 2,925 3,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.70% 17.34% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,590 1,790
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £226
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 158 210
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.93% -30.04% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +5 74 £431 +7.81% 15
Hampshire -18 72 £390 -2.50% 13
Buckinghamshire +24 34 £450 +7.14% 7
Berkshire -22 30 £393 +4.11% 5
Surrey -48 28 £438 +2.94% 4
West Sussex -10 14 £325 -1.14% 5
Oxfordshire +17 10 £455 +46.61% 3
East Sussex -4 7 £334 -24.94% 1
Kent +1 3 - - 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 127 (63.82%) Windows
2 126 (63.32%) VMware
3 108 (54.27%) Microsoft
4 88 (44.22%) Active Directory
5 87 (43.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 86 (43.22%) Windows Server
7 67 (33.67%) HP
7 67 (33.67%) Firewall
8 65 (32.66%) Oracle
9 61 (30.65%) NetApp
10 56 (28.14%) Citrix
11 51 (25.63%) Unix
11 51 (25.63%) Linux
12 48 (24.12%) NAS
13 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
13 47 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (23.62%) SQL Server
14 44 (22.11%) WAN
15 43 (21.61%) SQL
15 43 (21.61%) ITIL
16 41 (20.60%) LAN
17 40 (20.10%) Hyper-V
18 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
18 38 (19.10%) Office 365
18 38 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 37 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (18.59%) Finance
20 35 (17.59%) DNS
21 34 (17.09%) PowerShell
22 33 (16.58%) vSphere

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 24 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.53%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.52%) IIS
5 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.02%) Apache
6 6 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.01%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.51%) GemFire
9 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.01%) CMS
11 1 (0.50%) CICS
11 1 (0.50%) Confluence
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.10%) Office 365
2 37 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.55%) IaaS
4 20 (10.05%) PaaS
5 17 (8.54%) SaaS
6 16 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (3.02%) Yammer
9 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.51%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.01%) GitHub
10 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.01%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 67 (33.67%) Firewall
2 48 (24.12%) NAS
3 44 (22.11%) WAN
4 41 (20.60%) LAN
5 35 (17.59%) DNS
6 33 (16.58%) TCP/IP
7 29 (14.57%) iSCSI
8 25 (12.56%) DHCP
9 18 (9.05%) VPN
10 14 (7.04%) Internet
11 13 (6.53%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (6.53%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (6.03%) VoIP
13 10 (5.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (4.52%) Skype
14 9 (4.52%) Wireless
15 8 (4.02%) BGP
15 8 (4.02%) NetScaler
15 8 (4.02%) VLAN
16 7 (3.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.54%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.02%) DB2
4 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MSI
1 5 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.01%) Toad
3 3 (1.51%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Ant
4 2 (1.01%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.01%) Bower
4 2 (1.01%) Gradle
4 2 (1.01%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.01%) Maven
4 2 (1.01%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.50%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) GitLab
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 37 (18.59%) Finance
2 14 (7.04%) Law
3 12 (6.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.51%) Military
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (18.09%) Architect
2 33 (16.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (14.07%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (9.55%) Storage Engineer
5 16 (8.04%) Consultant
6 15 (7.54%) Project Engineer
7 11 (5.53%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.53%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.03%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (3.52%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (3.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.02%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Technical Manager
12 6 (3.02%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.54%) Middleware
2 10 (5.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.01%) HTML
3 2 (1.01%) LDAP
3 2 (1.01%) Web Services Management
4 1 (0.50%) OAuth
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) SAML
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) Spring
4 1 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.04%) Clustering
4 12 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.53%) PKI
5 11 (5.53%) Replication
6 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.52%) Fat Client
6 9 (4.52%) Thin Client
7 7 (3.52%) EMC VNX
8 6 (3.02%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.51%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (2.01%) HP Storage
10 4 (2.01%) IBM Storwize
10 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 127 (63.82%) Windows
2 86 (43.22%) Windows Server
3 51 (25.63%) Linux
3 51 (25.63%) Unix
4 47 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (16.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (14.07%) Solaris
8 26 (13.07%) AIX
8 26 (13.07%) Windows 10
9 16 (8.04%) Windows 7
10 15 (7.54%) Windows XP
11 11 (5.53%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.01%) CentOS
12 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.01%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.50%) HPUX
14 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.61%) ITIL
2 38 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (10.05%) Data Protection
4 20 (10.05%) Migration
4 20 (10.05%) Project Management
5 17 (8.54%) Network Design
6 16 (8.04%) High Availability
7 15 (7.54%) Performance Management
8 13 (6.53%) Application Packaging
8 13 (6.53%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.53%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.03%) Workflow
10 11 (5.53%) Business Continuity
10 11 (5.53%) Change Control
11 10 (5.03%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.03%) Information Security
11 10 (5.03%) Server Management
11 10 (5.03%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) SQL
2 34 (17.09%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.53%) Java
4 12 (6.03%) Perl
4 12 (6.03%) VB
5 9 (4.52%) C#
6 4 (2.01%) Korn
6 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.51%) AWK
7 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.51%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.51%) C
7 3 (1.51%) Groovy
7 3 (1.51%) Python
8 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) COBOL
9 1 (0.50%) C-shell
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.04%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.53%) Degree
5 11 (5.53%) ISEB
5 11 (5.53%) ISTQB
5 11 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.53%) NCDA
5 11 (5.53%) NCIE
5 11 (5.53%) NCSIE
6 10 (5.03%) MCSE
7 9 (4.52%) CCNP
8 8 (4.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.02%) CCA
11 5 (2.51%) CCNA
12 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) QA
2 3 (1.51%) COBIT
2 3 (1.51%) GDPR
2 3 (1.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 87 (43.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (20.10%) Hyper-V
4 33 (16.58%) vSphere
5 30 (15.08%) XenApp
6 22 (11.06%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (10.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (8.04%) XenDesktop
9 15 (7.54%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (6.53%) NFS
11 8 (4.02%) Firmware
11 8 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (3.52%) DFS Replication
12 7 (3.52%) XenServer
13 5 (2.51%) KVM
13 5 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.51%) GlusterFS
15 2 (1.01%) Docker
15 2 (1.01%) Samba
15 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (15.58%) SCCM
2 25 (12.56%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (7.04%) Data Guard
3 14 (7.04%) NetBackup
4 12 (6.03%) SCOM
5 9 (4.52%) HP ALM
5 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (3.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.51%) WSUS
8 4 (2.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.01%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 126 (63.32%) VMware
2 108 (54.27%) Microsoft
3 67 (33.67%) HP
4 65 (32.66%) Oracle
5 61 (30.65%) NetApp
6 56 (28.14%) Citrix
7 30 (15.08%) Cisco
8 27 (13.57%) Red Hat
9 26 (13.07%) IBM
9 26 (13.07%) McAfee
10 24 (12.06%) 3PAR
11 20 (10.05%) EMC
12 19 (9.55%) Dell
13 15 (7.54%) Brocade
13 15 (7.54%) SolarWinds
14 14 (7.04%) Sony
15 12 (6.03%) CheckPoint
16 11 (5.53%) Veritas
17 8 (4.02%) Nimble Storage
18 7 (3.52%) Juniper