Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 137 152
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -15
Contract jobs citing SAN 51 68 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.07% 8.21% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 46
South West median daily rate £425 £315 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% +17.76% -23.57%
10th Percentile £244 £167 £175
90th Percentile £488 £389 £394
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £20.50 £63.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.71% -67.84% +131.82%
10th Percentile £41.75 £18.75 £33.13
90th Percentile £57.25 £22.65 £97.38
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 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 840 828 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.84% 14.48% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 488 460
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £171 £164 £180
90th Percentile £538 £533 £513
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 76
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.20 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.15 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Bristol -28 19 £435 +39.20% 2
Dorset - 12 £425 - 3
Wiltshire -1 10 £425 -9.33%
Gloucestershire +17 5 £300 +41.18%
Devon - 2 £188 - 3
Somerset -4 1 £575 +139.58% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 20 (39.22%) Windows
1 20 (39.22%) VMware
1 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
2 17 (33.33%) NAS
3 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
4 14 (27.45%) Cisco
5 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
5 13 (25.49%) Unix
5 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
6 12 (23.53%) EMC
7 11 (21.57%) HP
7 11 (21.57%) Linux
8 10 (19.61%) SQL
8 10 (19.61%) vSphere
8 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
9 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (17.65%) ITIL
9 9 (17.65%) Citrix
9 9 (17.65%) Veritas
9 9 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 9 (17.65%) Firewall
9 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (15.69%) Replication
10 8 (15.69%) Migration
10 8 (15.69%) IBM
10 8 (15.69%) LAN
10 8 (15.69%) Oracle
10 8 (15.69%) SQL Server

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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.96%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) NAS
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) LAN
4 6 (11.76%) DNS
4 6 (11.76%) WAN
5 5 (9.80%) DHCP
6 4 (7.84%) Skype
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.88%) Intranet
7 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.88%) VLAN
7 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.92%) Extranet
8 2 (3.92%) WLAN
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.96%) Internet
9 1 (1.96%) LDAP
9 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.96%) VoIP
9 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) VLDB
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Back Office
3 3 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Administrator
2 9 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (13.73%) Data Centre Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Migration Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Migration Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Unix Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) COM
2 1 (1.96%) J2EE
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.69%) Replication
3 5 (9.80%) Clustering
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.88%) EMC VNX
5 3 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.88%) VAX
6 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Unix
3 11 (21.57%) Linux
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) HPUX
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
1 9 (17.65%) Service Delivery
1 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
2 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Contingency Planning
4 4 (7.84%) High Availability
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
4 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.84%) Security Hardening
4 4 (7.84%) Service Management
4 4 (7.84%) Task Automation
5 3 (5.88%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.88%) MODAF
5 3 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.92%) ArchiMate
6 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) C-shell
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) vSphere
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.73%) Xen
5 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.84%) Firmware
7 2 (3.92%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.92%) XenApp
8 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.96%) KVM
8 1 (1.96%) Samba
8 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.84%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.88%) SCCM
3 3 (5.88%) vRealize
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
4 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.96%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.96%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.96%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) VMware
2 14 (27.45%) Cisco
3 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
4 12 (23.53%) EMC
5 11 (21.57%) HP
6 9 (17.65%) Citrix
6 9 (17.65%) Veritas
7 8 (15.69%) IBM
7 8 (15.69%) Oracle
8 7 (13.73%) Brocade
8 7 (13.73%) Hitachi
8 7 (13.73%) NetApp
9 4 (7.84%) Remedy
9 4 (7.84%) Sun
10 3 (5.88%) McAfee
11 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.92%) Dell
12 1 (1.96%) F5
12 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.96%) Lumension