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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 86 59
Rank change year-on-year -50 -27  
Contract jobs citing SAN 123 214 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 2.38% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.19% 12.31% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 150 146
Median daily rate £395 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £315 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 32
Median hourly rate £50.00 £31.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% -9.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.18% -32.14%  

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 1338 1738 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 19.33% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 958 880
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Buckinghamshire +2 33 £400 -4.76% 5
Hampshire -28 30 £380 -2.56% 7
Surrey -22 20 £438 +2.94% 8
Oxfordshire +6 14 £385 -11.49% 2
West Sussex +3 10 £363 -0.68%
Home Counties +2 7 - -
Berkshire -13 5 £269 -25.79% 6
Kent -4 3 £365 +11.45% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 121 (52.61%) Linux
2 102 (44.35%) VMware
3 85 (36.96%) Windows
3 85 (36.96%) Red Hat
4 79 (34.35%) NAS
5 76 (33.04%) Solaris
6 69 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 69 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 65 (28.26%) Unix
8 64 (27.83%) HP
9 63 (27.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 61 (26.52%) Oracle
11 59 (25.65%) Veritas
12 58 (25.22%) Active Directory
13 56 (24.35%) Data Centre
14 50 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 49 (21.30%) VMware ESXi
16 48 (20.87%) Windows Server
17 45 (19.57%) NetApp
17 45 (19.57%) EMC
18 44 (19.13%) SQL Server
18 44 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 43 (18.70%) Firewall
20 42 (18.26%) Cisco
21 39 (16.96%) ITIL
22 38 (16.52%) MS Exchange
23 37 (16.09%) Clustering
23 37 (16.09%) Finance
24 36 (15.65%) Citrix
25 33 (14.35%) NetBackup

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 38 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.96%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.78%) Apache
5 9 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.04%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.61%) IIS
7 6 (2.61%) JBoss
7 6 (2.61%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.74%) Documentum
8 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.87%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.78%) Office 365
2 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (34.35%) NAS
2 43 (18.70%) Firewall
3 18 (7.83%) Fibre Channel
4 17 (7.39%) DNS
4 17 (7.39%) WAN
5 12 (5.22%) IPsec
6 11 (4.78%) FTP
6 11 (4.78%) iSCSI
6 11 (4.78%) SSH
7 10 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (3.91%) DHCP
8 9 (3.91%) LAN
9 8 (3.48%) Skype
9 8 (3.48%) VoIP
10 6 (2.61%) BGP
11 5 (2.17%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.17%) Network Security
11 5 (2.17%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.74%) LDAP
12 4 (1.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.48%) DB2
3 7 (3.04%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.04%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.74%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (1.74%) MySQL
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.30%) Big Data
6 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.30%) MS Access
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 37 (16.09%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Banking
3 16 (6.96%) Legal
4 13 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Electronics
6 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) Local Government
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (24.78%) Administrator
2 37 (16.09%) Systems Administrator
3 33 (14.35%) Unix Administrator
4 26 (11.30%) Architect
5 24 (10.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 21 (9.13%) Storage Administrator
7 17 (7.39%) Consultant
8 16 (6.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (6.96%) Solaris Administrator
9 15 (6.52%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 14 (6.09%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) Linux Administrator
11 12 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) AIX Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) Technical Architect
13 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 10 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.91%) Analyst
14 9 (3.91%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.91%) XML
2 5 (2.17%) Flash
3 4 (1.74%) Web Services
4 2 (0.87%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.87%) YAML
5 1 (0.43%) JSF
5 1 (0.43%) LAMP
5 1 (0.43%) Middleware
5 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 37 (16.09%) Clustering
3 27 (11.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 18 (7.83%) EMC VNX
5 16 (6.96%) Replication
6 13 (5.65%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.22%) EMC VMAX
8 10 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.61%) IBM XIV
10 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.17%) LPAR
11 5 (2.17%) Mainframe
11 5 (2.17%) Smart Meter
12 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.87%) CESG
13 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (52.61%) Linux
2 85 (36.96%) Windows
3 76 (33.04%) Solaris
4 65 (28.26%) Unix
5 63 (27.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (20.87%) Windows Server
7 44 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (13.91%) AIX
9 25 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (7.83%) Windows 7
11 15 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (5.22%) CentOS
13 5 (2.17%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.74%) HPUX
14 4 (1.74%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.30%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.87%) zOS
17 1 (0.43%) Debian
17 1 (0.43%) SUSE
17 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.96%) ITIL
2 32 (13.91%) High Availability
3 31 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (11.74%) Migration
5 24 (10.43%) Change Control
5 24 (10.43%) Change Management
6 22 (9.57%) Service Delivery
7 21 (9.13%) Network Design
8 19 (8.26%) Load Balancing
9 18 (7.83%) Project Management
10 17 (7.39%) Problem Management
11 16 (6.96%) Server Building
12 14 (6.09%) DevOps
13 13 (5.65%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.22%) Capacity Management
14 12 (5.22%) Incident Management
14 12 (5.22%) Software Distribution
15 11 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (4.78%) Use Case
16 10 (4.35%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.43%) SQL
2 23 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 20 (8.70%) Korn
3 20 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 13 (5.65%) Perl
5 13 (5.65%) VBScript
6 7 (3.04%) Ruby
6 7 (3.04%) VB
7 4 (1.74%) Bourne shell
8 3 (1.30%) AWK
8 3 (1.30%) PHP
9 2 (0.87%) Python
10 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (10.43%) DV Cleared
4 22 (9.57%) SC Cleared
5 14 (6.09%) Degree
6 13 (5.65%) MCITP
7 10 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (3.91%) MCSA
8 9 (3.91%) MCSE
9 6 (2.61%) MCDBA
9 6 (2.61%) RHCE
10 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.74%) CCNA
11 4 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.74%) RHCSA
11 4 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.30%) CCDP
12 3 (1.30%) CCNP
12 3 (1.30%) OCA
12 3 (1.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) PMO
2 4 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.74%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (25.22%) Active Directory
3 49 (21.30%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (12.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 29 (12.61%) vSphere
5 27 (11.74%) Veritas File System
6 19 (8.26%) NFS
7 13 (5.65%) Oracle Clusterware
8 11 (4.78%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.74%) vCloud
11 4 (1.74%) XenApp
12 3 (1.30%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.30%) GlusterFS
12 3 (1.30%) SRDF
12 3 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (14.35%) NetBackup
2 29 (12.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 25 (10.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (7.83%) Red Hat Satellite
5 15 (6.52%) Nagios
5 15 (6.52%) Netcool
5 15 (6.52%) Tivoli
5 15 (6.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 14 (6.09%) SCCM
7 12 (5.22%) Puppet
8 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (4.78%) SCOM
9 10 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (3.48%) EMC Navisphere
10 8 (3.48%) vCenter Server
11 5 (2.17%) vRealize
12 4 (1.74%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 102 (44.35%) VMware
2 85 (36.96%) Red Hat
3 69 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 64 (27.83%) HP
5 61 (26.52%) Oracle
6 59 (25.65%) Veritas
7 45 (19.57%) EMC
7 45 (19.57%) NetApp
8 42 (18.26%) Cisco
9 36 (15.65%) Citrix
10 31 (13.48%) Sun
11 28 (12.17%) Brocade
12 27 (11.74%) Symantec
13 20 (8.70%) 3PAR
14 14 (6.09%) IBM
15 8 (3.48%) CheckPoint
16 7 (3.04%) Dell
16 7 (3.04%) StorageTek
17 6 (2.61%) Blue Coat
18 5 (2.17%) BMC
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