Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 163 149
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing SAN 41 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.75% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 4.99% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 45
South West median daily rate £313 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% -6.15% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £251
90th Percentile £450 £409 £419
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £18.60
90th Percentile £42.50 - £27.80
England median hourly rate £20.58 £34.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -40.78% -8.55% +27.73%

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 769 801 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.04% 15.06% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 567
South West median daily rate £390 £365 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +4.14% -2.64%
10th Percentile £198 £193 £199
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 62
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +65.27%
10th Percentile £14.90 £13.93 £14.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +19 15 £425 +21.43% 4
Bristol -3 10 £313 +25.00% 9
Dorset -16 7 £250 -16.67% 7
Devon - 4 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 2 £288 - 5
Cornwall -10 1 £350 - 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
3 23 (56.10%) VMware
4 20 (48.78%) Hyper-V
5 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (43.90%) Windows Server
6 17 (41.46%) Citrix
6 17 (41.46%) DNS
7 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
8 12 (29.27%) Office 365
8 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
8 12 (29.27%) DHCP
8 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) HP
9 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.83%) NAS
9 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
9 11 (26.83%) Skype
10 10 (24.39%) Skype for Business
10 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
11 9 (21.95%) Linux
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco
12 8 (19.51%) IBM
12 8 (19.51%) Unix
12 8 (19.51%) Backup Exec
12 8 (19.51%) Firewall
12 8 (19.51%) WSUS
12 8 (19.51%) SCOM

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 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
1 10 (24.39%) Skype for Business
2 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.20%) IIS
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.44%) Apache
6 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Office 365
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) IaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) DNS
2 12 (29.27%) DHCP
3 11 (26.83%) NAS
3 11 (26.83%) Skype
4 8 (19.51%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) LAN
5 6 (14.63%) WAN
6 4 (9.76%) SSL
6 4 (9.76%) VoIP
7 3 (7.32%) DDNS
7 3 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (4.88%) Extranet
8 2 (4.88%) Intranet
8 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.44%) Internet
9 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.44%) SMS
9 1 (2.44%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.44%) OLAP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Military
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Designer
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Unix Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.88%) System Design Authority
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.76%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Windows Server
2 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.95%) Linux
5 8 (19.51%) Unix
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
2 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
2 6 (14.63%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
2 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.20%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Coaching
4 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.76%) Demand Management
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.32%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.88%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.32%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) MCITP
4 4 (9.76%) MCSA
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) GxP
2 2 (4.88%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (48.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.07%) Xen
4 6 (14.63%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (14.63%) XenApp
5 5 (12.20%) vSphere
6 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Backup Exec
1 8 (19.51%) SCOM
1 8 (19.51%) WSUS
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (12.20%) SCCM
4 2 (4.88%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (56.10%) VMware
3 17 (41.46%) Citrix
4 12 (29.27%) HP
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco
6 8 (19.51%) IBM
7 6 (14.63%) Dell
8 5 (12.20%) Veeam
9 4 (9.76%) Avaya
9 4 (9.76%) NetApp
9 4 (9.76%) Remedy
9 4 (9.76%) Sonus
10 3 (7.32%) Oracle
10 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.88%) Trend Micro
11 2 (4.88%) Veritas
11 2 (4.88%) Zscaler
12 1 (2.44%) arcserve
12 1 (2.44%) Brocade
12 1 (2.44%) Nimble Storage