Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 180 215
Rank change year-on-year +50 +35 -55
Contract jobs citing SAN 39 169 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.24% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 6.90% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 90 102
Median daily rate £475 £386 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.98% -6.08% +2.81%
10th Percentile £322 £223 £310
90th Percentile £562 £530 £575
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +190.91% -26.67%
10th Percentile £31.35 £41.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £36.80 £82.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +42.86% -6.67%

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 712 2,448 2,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.68% 17.89% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 1,367 1,423
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £215 £202 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +73.91% +29.58%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.50 £12.74
90th Percentile £59.03 £82.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +40.00% +6.95%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +38 21 £490 +30.67% 4
Thames Valley +61 11 £428 -10.00% 4
Berkshire +41 6 - - 1
Surrey +84 5 £419 -1.47% 4
Buckinghamshire +44 5 £428 -8.06% 1
West Sussex +34 2 £423 +13.42%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 20 (51.28%) VMware
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Linux
4 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (25.64%) WAN
5 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (23.08%) IBM
6 9 (23.08%) Citrix
6 9 (23.08%) LAN
6 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco
8 7 (17.95%) DNS
8 7 (17.95%) Firmware
8 7 (17.95%) Oracle
8 7 (17.95%) NAS
8 7 (17.95%) Azure
8 7 (17.95%) Brocade
8 7 (17.95%) vSphere
8 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.38%) AIX
9 6 (15.38%) ITIL
9 6 (15.38%) NetApp
9 6 (15.38%) NFS
10 5 (12.82%) DHCP
10 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (12.82%) Dell

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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Azure
2 3 (7.69%) AWS
2 3 (7.69%) IaaS
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Datadog
3 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) WAN
2 9 (23.08%) LAN
3 7 (17.95%) DNS
3 7 (17.95%) NAS
4 5 (12.82%) DHCP
4 5 (12.82%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (12.82%) iSCSI
5 4 (10.26%) Firewall
6 2 (5.13%) Internet
6 2 (5.13%) IPsec
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.56%) Broadband
7 1 (2.56%) DSL
7 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.56%) GPRS
7 1 (2.56%) GSM
7 1 (2.56%) Intranet
7 1 (2.56%) SSL
7 1 (2.56%) UMTS
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) DB2
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (12.82%) DBA
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SAN Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) SAN Storage Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) IBM Storwize
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) AIX
3 5 (12.82%) Unix
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Architectural Design
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Measurement
5 3 (7.69%) Server Management
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
6 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
1 3 (7.69%) Perl
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.69%) Python
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) OCP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (17.95%) Firmware
4 7 (17.95%) vSphere
5 6 (15.38%) NFS
6 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
7 4 (10.26%) Docker
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
8 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (7.69%) VMware NSX
8 3 (7.69%) XenApp
9 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
9 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
10 1 (2.56%) KVM
10 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
1 4 (10.26%) vRealize
2 3 (7.69%) Data Guard
2 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (7.69%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.13%) Ansible
3 2 (5.13%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) VMware
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) IBM
4 8 (20.51%) Cisco
5 7 (17.95%) Brocade
5 7 (17.95%) Oracle
6 6 (15.38%) NetApp
7 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 5 (12.82%) EMC
7 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.69%) HP
9 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.13%) BMC
9 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
9 2 (5.13%) Lotus
9 2 (5.13%) McAfee
9 2 (5.13%) Sun
9 2 (5.13%) Sybase