Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 116 111
Rank change year-on-year -42 -5 -40
Contract jobs citing SAN 250 342 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 2.05% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 10.82% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 213 228
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.64% +0.71%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £289
90th Percentile £481 £488 £493
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 22
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £24.88 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.75% -33.22% +19.20%
10th Percentile £35.25 £15.83 £22.37
90th Percentile £47.95 £51.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% +6.93%

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 2955 3161 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 18.99% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1803 1910
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 219 244
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.70 £11.83
90th Percentile £46.10 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -36 93 £400 - 7
Hampshire -27 69 £400 +5.26% 4
Surrey -22 52 £423 -0.59% 1
Berkshire -35 48 £377 -11.29% 3
Buckinghamshire -17 30 £413 +35.25% 3
Oxfordshire +17 15 £310 +12.73% 1
West Sussex -3 14 £275 -24.66% 1
Home Counties +3 12 - -
Kent -5 4 £365 -12.84%
East Sussex -6 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 130 (52.00%) Windows
2 116 (46.40%) VMware
3 111 (44.40%) Linux
4 98 (39.20%) Microsoft
5 77 (30.80%) NAS
6 72 (28.80%) Red Hat
7 69 (27.60%) HP
8 67 (26.80%) Unix
9 66 (26.40%) Solaris
10 65 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 65 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (24.40%) NetApp
12 60 (24.00%) Oracle
12 60 (24.00%) Firewall
13 59 (23.60%) Active Directory
14 51 (20.40%) Windows Server
15 50 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
16 49 (19.60%) Security Cleared
17 46 (18.40%) Cisco
17 46 (18.40%) EMC
18 45 (18.00%) Brocade
18 45 (18.00%) Load Balancing
18 45 (18.00%) Data Centre
19 42 (16.80%) Finance
19 42 (16.80%) Migration
20 40 (16.00%) NetBackup
21 37 (14.80%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
22 35 (14.00%) Fibre Channel
23 34 (13.60%) ITIL

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 30 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.40%) WebSphere
3 18 (7.20%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.40%) IIS
5 9 (3.60%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.20%) SAS
7 7 (2.80%) Apache
7 7 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.60%) Documentum
10 4 (1.60%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.80%) JBoss
13 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.40%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.40%) Office 365
2 23 (9.20%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.60%) IaaS
3 9 (3.60%) PaaS
4 8 (3.20%) SaaS
5 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (30.80%) NAS
2 60 (24.00%) Firewall
3 35 (14.00%) Fibre Channel
4 22 (8.80%) DNS
4 22 (8.80%) WAN
5 21 (8.40%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.00%) LAN
7 10 (4.00%) DHCP
8 9 (3.60%) VPN
9 8 (3.20%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (3.20%) VoIP
10 7 (2.80%) Internet
11 6 (2.40%) SSH
12 5 (2.00%) FTP
12 5 (2.00%) Network Security
12 5 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.20%) FCoE
13 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.60%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.60%) Big Data
4 4 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.20%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.80%) Cloudera CDH
6 2 (0.80%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.80%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.60%) MSI
2 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.20%) Toad
3 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (16.80%) Finance
2 22 (8.80%) Legal
3 14 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.00%) Banking
5 9 (3.60%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (20.00%) Administrator
2 44 (17.60%) Architect
3 32 (12.80%) Systems Administrator
4 23 (9.20%) Technical Architect
5 21 (8.40%) NetApp Engineer
6 19 (7.60%) Consultant
7 18 (7.20%) Analyst
7 18 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (6.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (6.40%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.60%) Storage Administrator
11 13 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.20%) Solaris Administrator
11 13 (5.20%) Storage Engineer
11 13 (5.20%) Unix Administrator
12 12 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.80%) AIX Engineer
12 12 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.80%) Web Services
1 7 (2.80%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.80%) .NET
2 2 (0.80%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.40%) COM+
3 1 (0.40%) Flash
3 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.20%) Enterprise Storage
3 20 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.00%) Clustering
4 12 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.40%) Replication
6 10 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.60%) PKI
8 5 (2.00%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.20%) LPAR
10 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.80%) FMCG
11 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 130 (52.00%) Windows
2 111 (44.40%) Linux
3 67 (26.80%) Unix
4 66 (26.40%) Solaris
5 65 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (20.40%) Windows Server
7 37 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (12.80%) AIX
8 32 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.00%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.80%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.60%) Android
12 4 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.60%) CentOS
12 4 (1.60%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.20%) SUSE
13 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.00%) Load Balancing
2 42 (16.80%) Migration
3 34 (13.60%) ITIL
4 26 (10.40%) Performance Monitoring
5 24 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (9.20%) Service Delivery
7 22 (8.80%) High Availability
7 22 (8.80%) Network Design
8 16 (6.40%) PRINCE2
8 16 (6.40%) TOGAF
9 15 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 15 (6.00%) Use Case
10 14 (5.60%) Project Management
11 13 (5.20%) Change Management
11 13 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.80%) Data Protection
13 11 (4.40%) Information Security
14 10 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (4.00%) Business Continuity
14 10 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.00%) SQL
2 25 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 24 (9.60%) Korn
4 21 (8.40%) PowerShell
5 16 (6.40%) Perl
6 14 (5.60%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.20%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.20%) VBScript
8 2 (0.80%) AWK
8 2 (0.80%) Java
8 2 (0.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) C-shell
9 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (10.00%) MCSE
4 19 (7.60%) SC Cleared
5 17 (6.80%) CCNA
6 16 (6.40%) Degree
7 14 (5.60%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (2.80%) CISM
10 7 (2.80%) CISSP
10 7 (2.80%) SANS
11 6 (2.40%) CCNP
11 6 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.40%) RHCE
12 5 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (2.00%) MCITP
12 5 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.60%) QA
2 9 (3.60%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (23.60%) Active Directory
3 50 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (12.80%) vSphere
5 29 (11.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 28 (11.20%) Veritas File System
7 27 (10.80%) NFS
8 26 (10.40%) Hyper-V
9 17 (6.80%) Oracle Clusterware
10 15 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (5.20%) Xen
12 11 (4.40%) XenDesktop
13 10 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (4.00%) XenApp
13 10 (4.00%) XenServer
14 5 (2.00%) KVM
15 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
15 3 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (1.20%) Samba
15 3 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 23 (9.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 19 (7.60%) SCCM
4 16 (6.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (4.80%) Tivoli
6 10 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (4.00%) Puppet
6 10 (4.00%) SCOM
7 8 (3.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 6 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (2.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (2.40%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.00%) SnapMirror
9 5 (2.00%) SnapVault
10 4 (1.60%) Ansible
10 4 (1.60%) Nagios
11 3 (1.20%) EdgeSight
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 116 (46.40%) VMware
2 98 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 72 (28.80%) Red Hat
4 69 (27.60%) HP
5 61 (24.40%) NetApp
6 60 (24.00%) Oracle
7 46 (18.40%) Cisco
7 46 (18.40%) EMC
8 45 (18.00%) Brocade
9 33 (13.20%) Citrix
9 33 (13.20%) Veritas
10 28 (11.20%) Symantec
11 26 (10.40%) IBM
12 21 (8.40%) 3PAR
13 18 (7.20%) Sun
14 14 (5.60%) F5
15 8 (3.20%) CheckPoint
15 8 (3.20%) Dell
16 6 (2.40%) Lumension
17 5 (2.00%) Fortinet