Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 May 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 West
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 141 160
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 -16
Contract jobs citing SAN 74 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.23% 0.96% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 6.31% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 19
South West median daily rate £350 £338 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +14.41% -11.94%
10th Percentile £240 £218 £132
90th Percentile £570 £495 £383
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
England median hourly rate £44.10 £22.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year +96.00% -35.25% -17.26%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 909 777 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.10% 15.25% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 441 492
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £163 £204 £193
90th Percentile £543 £540 £512
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 62 72
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% -24.40% +20.00%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.05 £15.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £77.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year - +0.50% -20.40%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAN in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAN in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Wiltshire -40 22 £425 -1.16%
Bristol -12 18 £350 -10.26% 4
Gloucestershire -8 15 £675 +223.74%
Somerset - 8 £250 -
Dorset +2 5 £300 +20.00%
Devon +3 4 £175 -36.36%
Cornwall -3 1 £400 +14.29%
Avon - 1 £250 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 53 (71.62%) Windows
2 50 (67.57%) VMware
3 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
4 39 (52.70%) Cisco
5 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 28 (37.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (36.49%) DNS
7 26 (35.14%) Data Centre
7 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
8 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
8 25 (33.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (31.08%) LAN
11 22 (29.73%) WAN
11 22 (29.73%) Linux
12 20 (27.03%) Migration
13 19 (25.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
14 18 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (22.97%) SCCM
15 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
15 17 (22.97%) DHCP
15 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
16 16 (21.62%) Red Hat
16 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (20.27%) Service Management
18 14 (18.92%) Firewall
18 14 (18.92%) HP

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.51%) OpenStack
4 9 (12.16%) JBoss
5 8 (10.81%) IIS
6 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (8.11%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
9 3 (4.05%) Confluence
10 1 (1.35%) Apache
10 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (33.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (13.51%) IaaS
3 10 (13.51%) OpenShift
3 10 (13.51%) PaaS
4 9 (12.16%) Azure Stack
5 7 (9.46%) Office 365
6 5 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.49%) DNS
2 23 (31.08%) LAN
3 22 (29.73%) WAN
4 17 (22.97%) DHCP
5 14 (18.92%) Firewall
6 9 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (12.16%) NAS
7 8 (10.81%) Wireless
8 7 (9.46%) WLAN
9 5 (6.76%) BIG-IP
9 5 (6.76%) Skype
10 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.70%) Internet
10 2 (2.70%) VPN
10 2 (2.70%) VSAN
10 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.35%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (1.35%) eduroam
11 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) DB2
3 2 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.70%) Banking
1 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Architect
3 10 (13.51%) Technical Architect
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.70%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) Middleware
2 9 (12.16%) J2EE
3 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) SAML
4 1 (1.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (18.92%) Replication
3 8 (10.81%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.11%) PKI
5 5 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
6 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.35%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.35%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (71.62%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
3 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (29.73%) Linux
5 19 (25.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (18.92%) Unix
8 13 (17.57%) Solaris
9 10 (13.51%) CentOS
9 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.05%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (2.70%) AIX
13 1 (1.35%) Android
13 1 (1.35%) VMS
13 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (27.03%) Migration
3 15 (20.27%) Service Management
4 13 (17.57%) Load Balancing
5 11 (14.86%) Data Migration
5 11 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (14.86%) ITIL
6 10 (13.51%) Data Deduplication
6 10 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.81%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.81%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.46%) DevOps
8 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.11%) Matrix Management
10 5 (6.76%) Data Architecture
10 5 (6.76%) Network Management
10 5 (6.76%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) C
3 9 (12.16%) Java
4 6 (8.11%) Python
5 2 (2.70%) Go
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
3 15 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (16.22%) CCNA
5 11 (14.86%) CCNP
6 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (9.46%) MCSE
9 5 (6.76%) MCSA
10 4 (5.41%) Degree
10 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.35%) CCDP
11 1 (1.35%) CCIE
11 1 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.86%) Docker
5 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (9.46%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (5.41%) XenApp
8 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
8 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.70%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.70%) UAG
9 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) SCCM
2 11 (14.86%) Puppet
3 10 (13.51%) Ansible
3 10 (13.51%) Kubernetes
4 9 (12.16%) vRealize
5 8 (10.81%) SCOM
6 5 (6.76%) WSUS
7 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (4.05%) SnapMirror
8 3 (4.05%) SnapVault
8 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.35%) Nessus
10 1 (1.35%) Netcool
10 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) VMware
2 39 (52.70%) Cisco
3 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (21.62%) Red Hat
5 14 (18.92%) HP
6 9 (12.16%) Dell
6 9 (12.16%) Micro Focus
6 9 (12.16%) NetApp
6 9 (12.16%) ServiceNow
7 7 (9.46%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.46%) Citrix
8 6 (8.11%) F5
8 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.76%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
10 4 (5.41%) Veeam
11 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
11 3 (4.05%) IBM
11 3 (4.05%) Remedy
11 3 (4.05%) SAP