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 3 months to 29 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.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 59 81
Rank change year-on-year -81 +22  
Contract jobs citing SAN 112 302 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 3.23% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 14.75% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 212 130
Median daily rate £375 £380 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -3.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% +22.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -36.04% +43.33%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1490 2048 2020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.94% 21.92% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1141 982
Median daily rate £400 £353 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 105 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -23 47 £359 -3.04% 4
Surrey -51 25 £475 +18.75% 6
Berkshire +5 16 £450 +16.12% 10
West Sussex +1 8 £250 -31.74%
Kent +4 5 £313 -26.47%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 3 £425 - 1
East Sussex -1 1 £275 -15.38% 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 142 (52.59%) Linux
2 120 (44.44%) VMware
3 99 (36.67%) Unix
4 97 (35.93%) Windows
4 97 (35.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 90 (33.33%) NAS
6 88 (32.59%) Solaris
6 88 (32.59%) Red Hat
7 84 (31.11%) Cisco
7 84 (31.11%) Data Centre
8 70 (25.93%) Oracle
8 70 (25.93%) EMC
9 66 (24.44%) Security Cleared
10 64 (23.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 62 (22.96%) NetApp
12 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
13 59 (21.85%) Veritas
14 55 (20.37%) Active Directory
14 55 (20.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 53 (19.63%) vSphere
16 50 (18.52%) EMC VNX
17 47 (17.41%) SC Cleared
18 45 (16.67%) Firewall
19 44 (16.30%) EMC VMAX
19 44 (16.30%) Windows Server
20 41 (15.19%) Finance
20 41 (15.19%) ITIL
21 40 (14.81%) HP
22 39 (14.44%) SQL Server
22 39 (14.44%) High Availability

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 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.04%) Skype for Business
3 16 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.44%) Apache
6 9 (3.33%) JBoss
6 9 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.48%) IIS
8 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.11%) SAS
8 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.11%) Office 365
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (33.33%) NAS
2 45 (16.67%) Firewall
3 33 (12.22%) LAN
4 32 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (8.15%) WAN
6 21 (7.78%) IPsec
7 19 (7.04%) FTP
8 18 (6.67%) DNS
8 18 (6.67%) Skype
8 18 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 16 (5.93%) SSH
9 16 (5.93%) VoIP
9 16 (5.93%) VPN
10 15 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 15 (5.56%) MPLS
11 14 (5.19%) SSL
12 12 (4.44%) BGP
13 10 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.33%) VLAN
15 8 (2.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.07%) MySQL
3 7 (2.59%) DB2
4 6 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.48%) Big Data
5 4 (1.48%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.11%) MS Access
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 41 (15.19%) Finance
2 17 (6.30%) Legal
3 16 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.70%) Law
5 5 (1.85%) Local Government
6 4 (1.48%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (22.22%) Administrator
2 37 (13.70%) Unix Administrator
3 34 (12.59%) Storage Administrator
4 32 (11.85%) Systems Administrator
5 29 (10.74%) Architect
6 27 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 22 (8.15%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 21 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (6.30%) Consultant
10 17 (6.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 17 (6.30%) Solaris Administrator
11 15 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
12 14 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (4.81%) Network Engineer
14 12 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (4.44%) EMC Engineer
14 12 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
15 11 (4.07%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
15 11 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.56%) XML
2 9 (3.33%) Middleware
3 6 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.74%) Flash
4 2 (0.74%) J2EE
4 2 (0.74%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
4 2 (0.74%) YAML
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) JSF
5 1 (0.37%) LAMP
5 1 (0.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (31.11%) Data Centre
2 50 (18.52%) EMC VNX
3 44 (16.30%) EMC VMAX
4 36 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 32 (11.85%) Clustering
6 29 (10.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 18 (6.67%) Mainframe
8 14 (5.19%) Replication
9 12 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (3.33%) Computer Science
10 9 (3.33%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.96%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.48%) PKI
12 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.11%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.74%) AS400
14 2 (0.74%) CLARiiON
14 2 (0.74%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 142 (52.59%) Linux
2 99 (36.67%) Unix
3 97 (35.93%) Windows
4 88 (32.59%) Solaris
5 64 (23.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (16.30%) Windows Server
7 39 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (13.70%) AIX
9 25 (9.26%) Windows 7
10 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (5.56%) CentOS
12 7 (2.59%) HPUX
12 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.19%) ITIL
2 39 (14.44%) High Availability
3 35 (12.96%) Service Delivery
4 33 (12.22%) Change Control
5 31 (11.48%) Converged Infrastructure
5 31 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (10.00%) Change Management
7 21 (7.78%) Problem Management
8 16 (5.93%) Load Balancing
8 16 (5.93%) Project Management
9 15 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (5.19%) Capacity Management
10 14 (5.19%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.81%) Migration
11 13 (4.81%) Network Design
12 11 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (3.70%) IT Strategy
14 9 (3.33%) Process Improvement
14 9 (3.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.37%) Shell Script
2 23 (8.52%) SQL
3 21 (7.78%) PowerShell
4 17 (6.30%) VBScript
5 14 (5.19%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.81%) Korn
7 9 (3.33%) Perl
8 4 (1.48%) VB
9 3 (1.11%) PHP
10 2 (0.74%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.74%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (0.74%) Python
10 2 (0.74%) Ruby
11 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 66 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 47 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.41%) MCSA
5 18 (6.67%) Degree
6 16 (5.93%) MCITP
7 13 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.59%) CCNP
9 7 (2.59%) MCSE
9 7 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.85%) CCIE
10 5 (1.85%) CCNA
11 3 (1.11%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.74%) PMP
13 1 (0.37%) NCDA
13 1 (0.37%) NCIE
13 1 (0.37%) SANS
13 1 (0.37%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
1 4 (1.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.11%) PMO
2 3 (1.11%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (35.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (20.37%) Active Directory
3 53 (19.63%) vSphere
4 31 (11.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 31 (11.48%) Veritas File System
5 30 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 19 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (6.67%) NFS
8 14 (5.19%) vCloud
9 9 (3.33%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.33%) Oracle Clusterware
10 8 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (1.48%) Samba
11 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.48%) XenApp
12 3 (1.11%) Firmware
12 3 (1.11%) SRDF
13 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (20.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 28 (10.37%) NetBackup
3 17 (6.30%) Tivoli
4 15 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 14 (5.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (4.81%) Nagios
6 13 (4.81%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (4.07%) EMC Navisphere
7 11 (4.07%) Netcool
7 11 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.48%) SCCM
10 4 (1.48%) vRealize
11 3 (1.11%) Puppet
11 3 (1.11%) SCOM
11 3 (1.11%) Unicenter
11 3 (1.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 120 (44.44%) VMware
2 88 (32.59%) Red Hat
3 84 (31.11%) Cisco
4 70 (25.93%) EMC
4 70 (25.93%) Oracle
5 62 (22.96%) NetApp
6 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
7 59 (21.85%) Veritas
8 40 (14.81%) HP
9 35 (12.96%) Sun
10 31 (11.48%) IBM
11 23 (8.52%) Symantec
12 22 (8.15%) Citrix
13 21 (7.78%) Brocade
14 10 (3.70%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.33%) F5
16 7 (2.59%) CheckPoint
17 6 (2.22%) TIBCO
18 5 (1.85%) Dell
19 4 (1.48%) Juniper
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