Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 208 181
Rank change year-on-year +40 -27 -60
Contract jobs citing SAN 169 198 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 1.17% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 7.09% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 109 107
South East median daily rate £380 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £226 £300 £285
90th Percentile £535 £575 £520
England median daily rate £376 £383 £400
% change year-on-year -1.63% -4.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 4
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £41.50 £29.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.77% +42.72% +11.84%
10th Percentile £33.13 £22.50 £17.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.15 £39.75
England median hourly rate £51.25 £41.50 £18.11
% change year-on-year +23.49% +129.22% -30.37%

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 2,314 2,793 2,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.07% 16.49% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,496 1,567
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £182 £208 £172
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £413 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 121 154
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +33.33% -32.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £11.91
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +34 76 £473 +15.24% 24
Hampshire +20 67 £375 -1.32% 13
Berkshire +45 65 £525 +35.48% 8
West Sussex +32 16 £373 +14.62% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £465 -2.62% 7
East Sussex +14 5 £370 +10.78% 4
Surrey +20 3 £463 +2.78% 7
Kent +11 2 £218 - 10
Oxfordshire +20 1 - - 9
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 124 (73.37%) Windows
2 98 (57.99%) Microsoft
3 82 (48.52%) Security Cleared
4 80 (47.34%) VMware
5 78 (46.15%) Firewall
6 76 (44.97%) Active Directory
6 76 (44.97%) Azure
7 71 (42.01%) SC Cleared
8 70 (41.42%) DNS
9 62 (36.69%) Windows Server
10 60 (35.50%) PowerShell
11 56 (33.14%) NAS
11 56 (33.14%) TCP/IP
12 54 (31.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 52 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (30.18%) Office 365
14 51 (30.18%) VPN
15 49 (28.99%) SQL
16 47 (27.81%) SaaS
17 46 (27.22%) Reverse Proxy
18 44 (26.04%) IaaS
19 43 (25.44%) PaaS
19 43 (25.44%) Oracle
19 43 (25.44%) Internet
20 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Office
20 42 (24.85%) Replication
21 41 (24.26%) Web Services
22 36 (21.30%) Citrix
23 33 (19.53%) HP
23 33 (19.53%) Azure ExpressRoute

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 12 (7.10%) Skype for Business
2 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.14%) Apache Spark
4 7 (4.14%) Jupyter
4 7 (4.14%) SAS
5 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.18%) Confluence
7 1 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.59%) Documentum
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.59%) TPMS
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (44.97%) Azure
2 51 (30.18%) Office 365
3 47 (27.81%) SaaS
4 44 (26.04%) IaaS
5 43 (25.44%) PaaS
6 33 (19.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 17 (10.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (7.69%) AWS
9 8 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.18%) GitHub
11 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (46.15%) Firewall
2 70 (41.42%) DNS
3 56 (33.14%) NAS
3 56 (33.14%) TCP/IP
4 51 (30.18%) VPN
5 46 (27.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 43 (25.44%) Internet
7 23 (13.61%) WAN
8 18 (10.65%) LAN
9 14 (8.28%) DHCP
10 10 (5.92%) Skype
11 9 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (4.73%) VLAN
13 7 (4.14%) NetScaler
14 6 (3.55%) MPLS
15 5 (2.96%) BGP
15 5 (2.96%) iSCSI
16 4 (2.37%) IP Telephony
16 4 (2.37%) PBX
17 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database
3 13 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.14%) Apache Hive
6 7 (4.14%) Apache Zeppelin
6 7 (4.14%) Big Data
6 7 (4.14%) Data Lake
6 7 (4.14%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.14%) Impala
7 2 (1.18%) MySQL
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (2.96%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.18%) JIRA
3 2 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (0.59%) GCC
4 1 (0.59%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.37%) Back Office
5 3 (1.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (23.08%) Architect
2 27 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Azure Architect
4 16 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (7.10%) Coordinator
5 12 (7.10%) Storage Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Implementation Engineer
7 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.14%) Administrator
7 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) Consultant
8 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.26%) Web Services
2 14 (8.28%) Middleware
3 9 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (4.14%) Apache NiFi
4 7 (4.14%) Kafka
5 3 (1.78%) LDAP
6 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.85%) Replication
2 24 (14.20%) Data Centre
3 16 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (8.28%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (6.51%) Clustering
6 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Licensing
7 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.96%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (2.96%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.96%) PKI
8 5 (2.96%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.59%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 124 (73.37%) Windows
2 62 (36.69%) Windows Server
3 31 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (17.75%) Windows 10
5 24 (14.20%) Linux
5 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (4.73%) CentOS
8 6 (3.55%) AIX
9 5 (2.96%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (2.96%) Unix
10 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) SUSE
11 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 31 (18.34%) Information Security
2 31 (18.34%) SOA
3 30 (17.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (17.16%) Non-Functional Testing
5 28 (16.57%) Computer Science
6 24 (14.20%) ERP
7 22 (13.02%) Configuration Management
8 21 (12.43%) ITIL
9 20 (11.83%) Analytics
10 19 (11.24%) Migration
10 19 (11.24%) Re-Platforming
11 17 (10.06%) Identity Management
11 17 (10.06%) Project Delivery
12 15 (8.88%) Release Management
13 14 (8.28%) Project Management
14 13 (7.69%) Runbook
15 12 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (6.51%) Load Balancing
17 10 (5.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.50%) PowerShell
2 49 (28.99%) SQL
3 7 (4.14%) VB
3 7 (4.14%) VBScript
4 6 (3.55%) Java
5 5 (2.96%) C#
5 5 (2.96%) C++
6 4 (2.37%) C
6 4 (2.37%) Korn
7 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) Python
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (48.52%) Security Cleared
2 71 (42.01%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.75%) Degree
4 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.73%) MCSE
7 7 (4.14%) CCNA
7 7 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.14%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.96%) ISEB
8 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.78%) CCNP
10 2 (1.18%) APMP
10 2 (1.18%) CCIP
10 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.18%) MCSA
10 2 (1.18%) NCDA
10 2 (1.18%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) QA
2 8 (4.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.78%) GDPR
5 2 (1.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (44.97%) Active Directory
2 52 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.61%) XenApp
4 20 (11.83%) Hyper-V
5 17 (10.06%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.28%) vSphere
7 11 (6.51%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (6.51%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.96%) Firmware
11 5 (2.96%) vCloud
11 5 (2.96%) VMware NSX
12 4 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.78%) NFS
13 3 (1.78%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 24 (14.20%) SCCM
2 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (9.47%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (8.28%) SCOM
5 10 (5.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (5.33%) NetBackup
6 9 (5.33%) vCenter Server
7 7 (4.14%) Oozie
8 5 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.96%) vMotion
9 4 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (57.99%) Microsoft
2 80 (47.34%) VMware
3 43 (25.44%) Oracle
4 36 (21.30%) Citrix
5 33 (19.53%) HP
6 31 (18.34%) Cisco
7 21 (12.43%) EMC
8 19 (11.24%) IBM
8 19 (11.24%) NetApp
8 19 (11.24%) Workday
9 14 (8.28%) 3PAR
10 13 (7.69%) Dell
11 10 (5.92%) Red Hat
12 9 (5.33%) Brocade
13 7 (4.14%) CheckPoint
13 7 (4.14%) Cloudera
13 7 (4.14%) Hortonworks
13 7 (4.14%) StreamSets
14 6 (3.55%) F5
14 6 (3.55%) SolarWinds