Period
to 13 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 208 200
Rank change year-on-year +70 -8 -36
Contract jobs citing SAN 47 163 194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.11% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 6.34% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 101 110
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £300
90th Percentile £552 £525 £576
England median daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +61.62% +13.14%
England median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +69.81% -33.75%

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 887 2,570 2,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.68% 17.52% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,503 1,352
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £181 £210 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 133 151
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.12 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.37% +2.53% +40.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +10.50%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAN in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAN in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAN in the South East

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAN in the South East.

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 6 months to 13 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +57 27 £485 +31.90% 1
Surrey +71 9 £463 +15.63% 6
Thames Valley +52 8 £413 -12.70% 10
Berkshire +43 3 £363 -23.68% 3
West Sussex +23 3 £423 +9.03% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £375 -20.21% 3
Oxfordshire +47 2 £475 - 4
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 21 (44.68%) VMware
1 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (34.04%) Linux
3 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.79%) Windows
6 12 (25.53%) IBM
6 12 (25.53%) Firmware
6 12 (25.53%) Brocade
7 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (23.40%) LAN
7 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) AIX
8 10 (21.28%) Azure
9 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
9 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (17.02%) IBM Storwize
10 8 (17.02%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (17.02%) Clustering
11 7 (14.89%) Oracle
11 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.89%) Citrix
12 6 (12.77%) Tivoli
12 6 (12.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco
12 6 (12.77%) Firewall
12 6 (12.77%) Windows Server

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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Office 365
3 3 (6.38%) IaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.13%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) LAN
1 11 (23.40%) WAN
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) Internet
3 4 (8.51%) IPsec
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
5 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.26%) NAS
5 2 (4.26%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) Broadband
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) DSL
6 1 (2.13%) Intranet
6 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Skype
6 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.13%) DB2
5 1 (2.13%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) ClearCase
1 4 (8.51%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.13%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Police
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Storage Specialist
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Administrator
3 5 (10.64%) SAN Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) SAN Storage Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) DBA
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Clustering
1 8 (17.02%) IBM Storwize
2 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.26%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.13%) e-Health
6 1 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.13%) LIMS
6 1 (2.13%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) PACS
6 1 (2.13%) Tandem
6 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) Windows
3 10 (21.28%) AIX
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Unix
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) CentOS
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Identity Management
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Architectural Design
4 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.38%) High Availability
4 3 (6.38%) Project Delivery
4 3 (6.38%) Storage Management
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (4.26%) Information Security
5 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.26%) Server Management
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Korn
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) VB
2 4 (8.51%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) AWK
3 2 (4.26%) Bourne shell
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) RHCE
5 2 (4.26%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) GIAC
6 1 (2.13%) GSEC
6 1 (2.13%) OCP
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) HL7
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) Firmware
3 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (17.02%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (12.77%) vSphere
7 5 (10.64%) Terminal Server
8 3 (6.38%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (6.38%) XenApp
9 2 (4.26%) Docker
9 2 (4.26%) Samba
9 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
10 1 (2.13%) KVM
10 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
1 6 (12.77%) Tivoli
1 6 (12.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (8.51%) WSUS
4 3 (6.38%) Data Guard
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (6.38%) SCOM
4 3 (6.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.26%) Ansible
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (4.26%) yum
6 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.13%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) VMware
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.53%) Brocade
3 12 (25.53%) IBM
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) McAfee
7 4 (8.51%) Lotus
7 4 (8.51%) Veritas
8 3 (6.38%) EMC
8 3 (6.38%) HP
8 3 (6.38%) Symantec
9 2 (4.26%) Centrify
9 2 (4.26%) CommVault
9 2 (4.26%) CyberArk
9 2 (4.26%) Sun
9 2 (4.26%) Sybase
10 1 (2.13%) Zscaler